The Lives of the Karmapas

In honor of the Karmapa 900 celebration, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche taught the biographies of the sixteen Karmapas, which he completed in September, 2012. Rinpoche transmits his deep devotion for each of the Karmapa reincarnations as he describes the events of their lives and their remarkable achievements. This two-volume book will be available in 2017.

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche taught the biographies of the Karmapas that he began in 2010 and completed in 2012. Rinpoche transmits his deep devotion for each of the Karmapa ...

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Milarepa: Tibet’s Supreme Yogi, A Play in Six Acts

In this original play, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, made full use of the genre of theater to bring Milarepa’s suffering and spiritual transformation to life, allowing the audience to connect with Milarepa’s life in new and vivid ways.

His Holiness transmitted the entire life of Milarepa in a single, magnificent evening, a world-class theatrical event, for which 20,000 people turned out to view a play of Milarepa’s life created by His Holiness and performed ...

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Gentle Strength: Opening the Heart with Tonglen

Lama Kathy Wesley shows how we can use our everyday experiences of joy and pain as a means for practice. When we study and practice the teachings of lojong, especially the practice of tonglen meditation, we will always have time to practice, because lojong uses our everyday life as a basis.

When we study and practice the teachings of lojong, “mind training” including the practice of tonglen, “sending and receiving” meditation, we will always have time to practice, because lojong uses our everyday mind, our everyday experiences, ...

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Opening the Eyes of the Buddha

This book illuminates the dramatic life story of artist Tinley Chöjor (1935–2008). The scope of Tinley’s artistic career is formidable, spanning more than six decades across four countries and encompassing most of the major sites of Tibetan Buddhism.

KTD Publications is happy to announce the forthcoming publication of the first comprehensive book on Tibetan monastic architectural painting and decorative art in the “eri” tradition of Central Tibet. The book illuminates the dramatic life story of ...

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Chöd: The Garden of All Joy

Chöd: The Garden of All Joy, as taught at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) in 2016 by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, is a part of the “Seeds of Awakening/ Semillas del Despertar” series, which is dedicated to offering clear and concise instructions on core practices from great masters of the Karma Kagyu lineage in English and Spanish.

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche offers instructions on the practice of Severance or Chöd, which essentially is how to achieve buddhahood through offering the flesh and blood of your body ...

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Establishing Validity

Within the Tibetan tradition, the most highly regarded proof of rebirth is Dharmakirti’s long treatment of it in the chapter “Establishing Validity” from his Commentary on Validity, which is presented in this book along with the Seventh Karmapa Chodrak Gyatso’s commentary on it from “The Ocean of Literature on Logic.”

Establishing Validity: The First Chapter of Karmapa Chödrak Gyatso’s Ocean of Literature on Logic
and the Corresponding Chapter from Dharmakīrti’s Commentary on Validity
Chos-grags-rgya-mtsho, Karma-pa VII, 1454–1506. Tshad ma kun las btus pa sde bdun
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Monlam Prayer Books (New Edition)

The Gyalwang Karmapa has added new texts to this latest edition so that it now includes prayers from all of the Kagyu lineages and major Tibetan Buddhist traditions. One advantage of the new edition is that now one single volume contains all the revised texts that were previously divided into two volumes, a main book and a supplement.

This year will see revised editions of the Monlam Prayer Books in eight languages: English, Chinese, Polish, French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Korean.  One of ...

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Shower of Blessings: Guru Rinpoche Guruyoga

Based on a seminar he gave at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Lama Yeshe Gyamtso’s commentary explains the meaning and practice of this guruyoga which is connected with Guru Rinpoche, Guru Padmasambhava, also called Padmakara.

Shower of Blessings is a guruyoga practice connected with Guru Rinpoche, Guru Padmasambhava, also called Padmakara. The practice was composed by Khenchen Mipham (1846-1912), a great master of the Nyingma tradition who also had great influence on the Karma Kagyu tradition. He spent several years of his life at Thrangu ...

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Taking Refuge: A Teaching on Entering the Buddhist Path

Based on two teachings by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, this book is intended to give a basic understanding of taking refuge to those who are new to the Buddhist path, and to bring greater understanding to those already acquainted with it.

Taking Refuge is based on two teachings by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche: “The Meaning of Refuge” given at Chicago Karma Thegsum Choling (KTC) in January 1981, translated by Ngödup Tsering Burkhart, and “A Teaching on Refuge” given at KTD Monastery in April ...

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The Torch of True Meaning

Anyone who wishes to practice the ngöndro of the Kagyu lineage and in particular the Karma Kagyu lineage should first read this text carefully and internalize its meaning. They will then have a stable ground for the practice of mahamudra. This is not just the correct way to practice, but also the most beneficial. -17th Gyalwang Karmapa. . .

Includes ngondro recitation, Tibetan, English, and transliteration; Published by KTD Publications, Woodstock, New York and Kagyu Monlam, Bodhgaya, India

This new translation of the ...

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Traveling the Path of Compassion

Known for his clear and direct teaching style, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa radiates the brilliance of his heritage, evidenced here in his commentary on the Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva, which connects this revered text with our daily lives and our deepest aspirations.

The Thirty-Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva is one of the most beloved texts in Tibet. Rich in imagery, it distills the essentials for practice into a few pages and gives them into our hands. Its author, Ngülchu Thogme Zangpo, was a great scholar ...

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Treasury of Eloquence: The Songs of Barway Dorje

A collection of songs and instructions composed by the great treasure revealer and visionary teacher Barway Dorje (1836-1918). Included in this collection are songs expressing Barway Dorje’s devotion to his gurus, songs explaining how to meditate on the mind’s nature, and songs of advice on the practice of Buddhism in general.

Songs of realization composed by great Buddhist teachers of India and Tibet are a tremendous source of inspiration for all Buddhists and all who practice meditation.

Tukyi Dorje (Dorje Drakpo Trinley Dupa Tsal)

The vidyadhara Tukyi Dorje or Dorje Drakpo Trinley Dupa Tsal was an emanation of the dharma king Trisong Detsen. He was recognized as the fourth rebirth of the lord of siddhas Sonam Gyamtso and enthroned at his seat, Dzigar Tashi Choling Monastery. He offered the fruits of his crown to the omniscient Eighth Situpa Chokyi Jungne and received the name Kagyu Trinley Nampar Gyalwe De. He received countless profound dharma teachings from the Eighth Situpa, the omniscient Drukchen, the master ...

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