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Two new translations of parts of Songs of Milarepa

Here are two new free translations of parts of Songs of Milarepa from the Tibetan Padma Karpo Translation Commitee. The first is A Song of Milarepa – Milarepa and the Geshe In Drin, a song about the approach of the Kadampa geshe who is stuck at the level of words and the approach of the yogi […]

Unending Auspiciousness – The Sutra of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels

I just received a mail from  The Tibetan Padma Karpo Translation Committee announcing the publishing of a major translation. The Sutra of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels is compilation of the Buddha’s teachings called “the recollections”. The recollections are widely used throughout all Buddhist traditions as a way of remembering the Three Jewels and deepening faith […]

Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior by Shantideva

Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior(sPyod-‘jug, Bodhisattvacharya-avatara) by Shantideva is text translated from Tibetan by Alexander Berzin, 2005. It was composed by the teacher Shantideva (first half of the eighth century C. E.). It was translated into Tibetan,edited, and settled upon from a Kashmiri manuscript by the learned Indian master Sarvajna-deva and the editor-translator monk Peltseg (early ninth […]

SELECTIONS FROM THE BONPO BOOK OF THE DEAD Collected and translated by John Myrdhin Reynolds

Selections form the Bonpo Book of the Dead. The selected translations from the Bonpo tradition of Dzogchen presented here are parts of the translating of all the relevant Tibetan texts from the Zhang -zhung Nyan-gyud collection. From the translators foreword: “In these commentaries which I provide to the translations, I elaborate upon the view of Dzogchen in […]

Mirror of Wisdom – Teachings on Emptiness – by Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen

Mirror of Wisdom with the subtitle ‘Teachings on Emptiness’ is Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen commentaries on the emptiness section of ‘Mind Training Like the Rays of the Sun’ and ‘The Heart Sutra’. The subject of emptiness is very profound. Here, Geshe-la gives us clear and extensive instructions on the topic so that we may come to understand and […]

The Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra by Dalai Lama and Alexander Berzin

The Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra by Dalai Lama and Alexander Berzin presents contains two brilliant commentaries by the Dalai Lama. Berzin’s overview of mahamudra discusses the relation of mind, appearances and reality and offers practical techniques for overcoming problems due to excessive worry, anxiety and disturbing thought. This treasury of practical instruction contains extensive teachings on […]

Freedom Through Understanding by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Freedom Through Understanding by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche is based on a seminar held during their first trip to Europe. They offered a weekend seminar based on their famous month-long Kopan meditation courses. Preceded by Lama Yeshe’s lecture on meditation at Kensington Town Hall, these teachings at Royal Holloway College, Surrey, encompass the […]

Dawn of Enlightenment – LAMDRE

Dawn of Enlightenment consists of introductory talks given by Lama Choedak to prepare students for Lamdre. These teachings are prized by students and masters of all Tibetan traditions, and this book will interest all students of Tibetan Buddhism, especially those aspiring to take higher initiations. Dawn of Enlightenment is a unique work which describes the actual teachings […]

Rainbow Painting – A Collection of Miscellaneous Aspects of Development and Completion

Rainbow Painting – A Collection of Miscellaneous Aspects of Development and Completion - contains instruction given  by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Among the books contents you will find, in general, the story of how Buddha Shakyamuni appeared in our world and out of boundless compassion imparted the precious Dharma of Statement and Realization to flourish here. The book has chapters on Buddhist […]

Teachings on Chöd by Garchen Rinpoche

Chod means “cutting through” (often translated as: “cutting through dualism“) in Tibetan- severing erroneous concepts about the world of appearances and all illusions regarding the existence of a personal self. The practice of chod is an advanced skillful method that enables practitioners to become free of clinging to false notions and beliefs regarding inherent existence of appearances […]

The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation by Padma Sambhava

The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation or, the Method of Realizing Nirvana Through Knowing the Mind is the last of four books in the Tibetan series, where The Tibetan Book of the Dead, is the first book of the series which describes Buddhist philosophy, psychology and metaphysics. The second book in the series is […]

A Collection Of Studies On The Tibetan Bon Tradition

The ‘Bon’ religious tradition of Tibet is often misunderstood as just another branch or sect of Buddhism. The historical predominance of Buddhism in all aspects of Tibetan political and social culture since the seventh century is responsible for such misconceptions. ‘Bonpos’, the followers of Bon religion had to endure centuries of persecution and social and […]

The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism by Lama Thubten Yeshe

The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism by Lama Thubten Yeshe consists of three teachings. The first one, “The Three Principal Aspects of the Path,” was given in France in 1982, during an sponsored tour of Europe by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Just before His Holiness’s scheduled teachings at Institut Vajra Yogini, His Holiness manifested illness […]

Bardo Teachings – Zhi-Kro and Ngöndro Practice

Bardo teachings are about the continuity and ongoing nature of mind and experience. These instructions relate directly to everyday life as well as death. Bardo is a Tibetan word and it describes the primary transitions through the various levels of experience constituting the process of embodiment and reincarnation. Bardo teachings are about the continuity and […]

The Tree of Enlightenment by Dr Peter Della Santina

For twenty-five years Peter Della Santina has been a student of H.H. Sakya Trizin, leader of the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism and of eminent abets of the Sakya Tradition. He has practiced Buddhist meditation and has completed a number of retreats. He has published several books and articles in academic journals. Here is his […]

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by SOGYAL RINPOCHE. From the foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama: “As a Buddhist, I view death as a normal process, a reality that I accept will occur as long as I remain in this earthly existence. Knowing that I cannot escape it, I see no point […]

The Tibetan Book of the Dead – Annie Shapiro’s guide

The Tibetan Book of the Dead is actually a manual for the living. It details the journey each soul must make ofter death as reported back by meditators who used their lives to journey on other planes and bring back information about how reality is constructed. What can we expect after death? The Tibetan Book […]

Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo the Great (1820-92)

The life of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo the Great (1820-92) by Alak Zenkar Rinpoche. Jamyang Khyentse was born in the region of Yaru Khyungchen Drak in Dilgo in Derge, East Tibet, on the fifth day of the sixth Tibetan month of the Iron Dragon year during the fourteenth sexagenary cycle. His father was Rinchen Namgyal, a […]

Dzogchen: Illuminating the Excellent Path to Omniscience

Illuminating the Excellent Path to Omniscience. Notes on the Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. This is a guide to the stages of the daily practice of the Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro. “To begin with, at dawn when it is time to get up, your root master appears in the sky before you in the […]

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