Dharma King: The Life of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa in Images

Produced under the direction of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Dharma King: The Life of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa in Images pays homage to this exceptional spiritual leader who led one of Tibetan Buddhism’s foremost lineages into modernity. 

Produced under the direct guidance of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Dharma King: The Life of the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa in Images commemorates the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa’s contribution to the practice and study of Buddhism around the world, as ...

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Karmapa 900 Years, Third Edition E-Book

This beautiful volume of text and photos celebrates the 900th anniversary of the Karmapa Lineage, founded by the First Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa in 1110. “May this 900th anniversary likewise bring people together, no matter where they live in the world, on a shared spiritual journey.” -His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

May this 900th anniversary likewise bring people together, no matter where they live in the world, on a shared spiritual journey. I aspire that you Dharma brothers and ...

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Amrita of Eloquence: A Biography of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

A luminous portrait of the life of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, one of the Kagyu lineage’s most beloved and revered teachers. Lama Karma Drodhul describes Khenpo Rinpoche and his life with lyrical beauty, devotion, affection, and humor. . .

Amrita of Eloquence is beautifully written by Lama Karma Drodhul (Rinpoche’s nephew and disciple), and elegantly translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso, with a foreword by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, and prefaces by the Ninth Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche and the Ninth Khenchen Thrangu ...

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Asanga’s Abhidharmasamuccaya

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche’s commentary on one of Asanga’s most essential and also most psychologically oriented works, providing a framework as well as a general pattern about how a practitioner should follow the path, develop him or herself, and finally attain buddhahood.

The Abhidharmasamuccaya belongs to the mahayana tradition of Buddhism. The mahayana has two philosophical schools: the Madhyamaka (school of the middle way) and Yogacara (practitioners of yoga). The founder of the Yogacara, Asanga, composed many texts and prominent among them is The Abhidharmasamuccaya.

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche presents ...

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Bardo: Interval of Possibility

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s exceptionally clear and lucid commentary on “Aspiration for the Bardo” by Chokyi Wangchuk, describes the true nature of the bardo. “If you examine it, you will see that there is no beginning or end, and therefore there can be no in-between.”

It is a rare and invaluable blessing to come into contact with these profound teachings. Rather than live our lives in anxiety, fear, and denial of death’s inevitability, we can take confidence and make this life meaningful by preparing for ...

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Celebrating Karmapa: Remembering His Kindness

Contains photos, teachings, and interviews covering the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa’s remarkable visit to Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, New Jersey KTC, Kunzang Palchen Ling, and Kagyu Thubten Choling in Wappingers Falls, NY. 

The book contains photos, teachings, and interviews celebrating the Gyalwang Karmapa’s return to his North American seat in upstate New York, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, and the affiliate centers: Karme Ling Retreat Center, and New Jersey Karma Thegsum Choling. The Karmapa’s visits to Kunzang Palchen Ling, and Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery are also ...

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Ceremony of Offering to the Gurus, Composed by the Glorious Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

A carefully constructed compilation of selected Gurupujas from many different traditions, composed by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, for the Kagyu Monlam held annually in Bodhgaya, India.

Ceremony of Offering to the Gurus is a carefully constructed compilation of selected Gurupujas from many different traditions, composed by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, for the Kagyu Monlam held annually in Bodhgaya, India.

This volume include extracts from the Pangkong Chagyapa Sutra, which was the earliest dharma to reach Tibet; the Bodhicharyavatara by Shantideva; ...

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Chariot of the Fortunate: The Life of the First Yongey Mingyur Dorje

A fantastic, outrageous, and beautiful biography of the First Yongey Mingyur Dorje, written by Je Tukyi Dorje & Surmang Tendzin Rinpoche, describes the visionary inner life of this great treasure revealer showing us his wisdom, kindness, and extraordinary abilities.

This book includes a brief biography of Mingyur Dorje by Jamgon Kongtrul the Great, extracted from his Lives of the Hundred Treasure-Revealers, and the biography of Mingyur Dorje called Chariot of the Fortunate. The latter was begun by Dzigar Tukyi Dorje, and completed by ...

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Chenrezik: For the Benefit of All Beings / En beneficio de todos los seres

This profound teaching by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche inaugurates a new bilingual collection dedicated to offering clear and concise instructions on core practices from great masters of the Karma Kagyu lineage.

Chenrezik: For the Benefit of All Beings inaugurates a new bilingual collection dedicated to offering clear and concise instructions on core practices from great masters of the Karma Kagyu lineage. Produced under the guidance of the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Seeds of Awakening/Semillas del Despertar brings essential teachings of Tibetan Buddhism ...

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Compassion NOW!

From a teaching by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, “Compassion NOW!” exhorts us to translate compassionate feeling into positive action in the world. We accomplish this through the mahayana practice of mind training, which the Karmapa discusses here with great clarity and insight.

Compassion is the root of all Buddhist practices, but too often compassionate feeling is left inactive. Compassion NOW! exhorts us to translate compassionate feeling into positive action in the world. From a teaching given in India in 2010, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa asserts that having compassion for oneself ...

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A Collection of Commentaries on The Four-Session Guru Yoga

Namo Guru
In a meditation hut or cave, on a comfortable seat,
Sit properly in the posture of the seven points of Vairochana
Except renunciation, weariness, and devotion,
Utterly cast away all other thoughts.
The Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje

Guru yoga is essential for the realization of mahamudra, and in the Karma Kagyu lineage, the primary guru yoga practiced is the Four-Session Guru Yoga by the Eighth Karmapa Mikyö Dorje. This volume presents newly rediscovered instructions for this practice by the ...

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The Dalai Lama in Woodstock: Celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace

This little book commemorating His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to the Town of Woodstock, on the United Nations International Day of Peace, September 21, 2006, will serve as a reminder to the people of Woodstock, and their friends and neighbors, about the importance of the universal values of love, compassion, and warm heartedness. 

This beautiful little book commemorates His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visit to the town of Woodstock, New York, on the United Nations International Day of Peace, ...

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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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The First Karmapa: The Life and Teachings of Dusum Khyenpa

Compiled by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, this first English translation of the teachings and biographies of the First Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa enables contemporary readers to fully receive the transmission of this peerless spiritual being, who brought perfect benefit to himself and others.

Nine hundred years ago, the First Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa, inspired his disciples through his teachings and through the example of his life. This first English translation of his teachings and biographies, with ...

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The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

Gampopa’s Four Dharmas is closely related to his masterpiece: “Jewel Ornament of Liberation”. This commentary by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche explains how the four Dharmas relate to the development of the individual on the path of liberation, from confusion to wisdom.

Gampopa’s Four Dharmas is closely related to his masterpiece: Jewel Ornament of Liberation. This commentary by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche explains how the four Dharmas relate to the development of the individual on the path of liberation, from confusion to wisdom.

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Four-Session Guru Yoga

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche teaches The Four-Session Guru Yoga, composed by the Eighth Karmapa Mikyo Dorje, from a commentary by Karma Chakme Rinpoche. This special edition includes the actual sadhana of Four-Session Guru Yoga by Mikyo Dorje and a CD with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche chanting the sadhana.

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche teaches the Four-Session Guru Yoga, composed by the Eighth Karmapa Mikyo Dorje, from a commentary by Karma Chakme Rinpoche. This special edition includes the actual sadhana of Four-Session Guru Yoga by Mikyo Dorje and ...

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A Garland of Jewels: The Eight Great Bodhisattvas

A collection of stories about the eight great bodhisattvas gathered together and edited by the Buddhist teacher Mipham Namgyal (1846-1912), one of the greatest teachers in Tibet of his time. His writings remain the basis for much of the study conducted by his own tradition, the Nyingma school of Buddhism, and by other traditions such as the Karma Kagyu.

This book is a translation of a collection of stories about the eight great bodhisattvas. These stories are all taken from sutras and ...

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A Harmonious Path for Buddhist Communities Advice on Keeping Amiable Relations Within a Dharma Center

In clear and precise language, Khenpo Sherap Phuntsok lays out the difficulties that may arise while living in Dharma centers, as well as possible solutions. People who participate in Dharma groups have unique challenges but also profound resources to deal with any problems that may arise.

Living and working closely together, people who participate in Dharma groups have unique challenges and also profound resources to deal with any problems that may arise. In clear and classic language, Khenpo Sherap Phuntsok lays out the difficulties and their solutions. Born ...

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Heart of the Dharma: Mind Training for Beginners

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche explains clearly and simply how to use the practice of mind training and tonglen meditation to transform our habitual selfishness into the compassionate altruism necessary to bring happiness to ourselves and others.

These oral instructions on mind training from the Mahayana that the glorious Lord Atisha passed down have been explained in many different ways, but the best of them all is the master Ja Chekawa’s commentary in seven points. In order that beginners can easily understand the meaning of ...

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The Hundred Tertons: A Garland of Beryl

Jamgon Kongtrul’s history of the visionary men and women who have continuously renewed the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition of Padmasambhava, this book, translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso, includes biographies of Padmasambhava, his twenty-five disciples, Longchenpa, Jikme Lingpa, Chokgyur Lingpa, and many others.

The Hundred Tertons is Jamgon Kongtrul’s history of the visionary men and women who have, again and again, renewed the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition of Padmasambhava. Kongtrul’s book includes biographies of Padmasambhava, his twenty-five disciples, Longchenpa, Jikme Lingpa, Chokgyur Lingpa, and many others. Considered a ...

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The Influence of Yogacara on Mahamudra 

An interesting look at how Yogacara philosophy influenced tantra and mahamudra, by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche. Developed by Asanga and Vasubandhu as a reaction to over-theorization, Yogacara emphasizes that everything comes back to one’s own practice and to one’s own experience.

A unique and interesting look at how Yogacara philosophy influenced tantra and mahamudra. Developed by Asanga and Vasubandhu as a reaction to over-theorization, Yogacara emphasizes that everything comes back to one’s own practice and to ...

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Jewels from the Treasury: Vasubandhu’s Verses on the Treasury of Abhidharma and the Commentary Youthful Play

This book contains a translation of one of the greatest presentations of abhidharma in any tradition: “Vasubandhu’s Verses on the Treasury of Abhidharma,” along with the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje’s

clear and concise explanation of it, “Youthful Play,” translated by David Karma Choephel.

Though the abhidharma is recognized as one of the major topics of the Buddhist teachings, up until now there have been few translations of any of the great texts on it available in a Western language. This book contains a ...

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The Kagyu Monlam Books

A compilation for recitation, composed by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, for the annual Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya, India. A rich source of Buddhist prayers from several major Tibetan traditions. In Tibetan with English and transliteration. Co-published with Altruism Press, India

The Kagyu Monlam Books: 1st and 2nd Edition, plus the Supplement, a compilation for recitation, composed by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, for the annual monlam in Bodhgaya, India. This is a rich source of Buddhist prayers from the major Tibetan ...

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Karma Chakme’s Mountain Dharma: Volume One

The Sixteenth Karmapa’s wish that Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche present Karma Chakme’s Mountain Dharma to Western students was realized from 1999 to 2003 at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra in Woodstock, New York, and has resulted in KTD Publication’s multi-volume presentation of these teachings–the first Mountain Dharma commentary ever published in English.

Front cover painting of Karma Chakme by Wendy Harding; Back cover photograph of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche by Seichi Tsutsumi

Volume One contains a namthar of Karma Chakme Rinpoche; and covers foundational teachings that include the ...

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Karma Chakme’s Mountain Dharma: Volume Two

Volume Two examines the complete path of Mahamudra from initial experience to full realization. There is emphasis on how to conduct a proper retreat, including the use of geomancy in determining the appropriate site, the longevity practices of White Tara and Tseringma, chod practice, and how to use compassion as protection from fear and danger.

Karma Chakme’s Mountain Dharma was taught by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at KTD from 1999 to 2003 and is presented here in a four-volume set. (The fifth volume comprised of restricted ...

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Karma Chakme’s Mountain Dharma: Volume Three

Volume Three opens with concise bardo teachings as well as instructions on benefiting people in the bardo state. The book continues with instructions and advice for the practitioner including protecting oneself from potential threats with loving-kindness and compassion; purifying obscurations through invoking wisdom deities; learning the signs that arise during practice, etc.

Karma Chakme’s Mountain Dharma was taught by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at KTD from 1999 to 2003 and is presented here in a four-volume set. (The fifth volume comprised of restricted chapters was ...

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Karma Chakme’s Mountain Dharma: Volume Four

Volume Four explores the conduct and lifestyle that create an appropriate framework for Dharma; how to relate to the sangha; incorporating insights on how to benefit others through the traditions of scholarship and realization; and includes a comprehensive exploration of the phenomenon of death.

Karma Chakme’s Mountain Dharma was taught by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at KTD from 1999 to 2003 and is presented here in a four-volume set. (The fifth volume comprised of restricted chapters was taught seperately at Karme Ling Three-Year-Retreat Center and is ...

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Ngondro for Our Current Day

In response to the needs of his international Dharma students, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje compiled this condensed practice text especially for those who wish to complete their preliminary practices in the context of busy work lives. His Holiness’s teachings bring life and feeling to the actual practice of the preliminaries.

In this succinct teaching presented in 2006 by His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa in Bodhgaya, India, students are guided through a shortened version of the preliminaries for mahamudra ...

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Nyima Tashi: Songs and Instructions of the First Traleg Kyabgon

A short collection of the songs and teachings of the first Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, Nyima Tashi with a foreword by the Ninth Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche. In essence, the Traleg Kyabgon is the bodhisattva Vajrapani, the personification of the power of all buddhas.

This book is a translation of a short collection of the songs and teachings of the first Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, Nyima Tashi. In essence, the Traleg Kyabgon is the bodhisattva Vajrapani, the personification of the power of all buddhas. The title Kyabgon, “Refuge ...

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Ocean of Certainty

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche’s commentary on the sixteenth-century work Pith Instructions of “Coemergent Wisdom, Entitled the Profound Essence of the Ocean of Certainty”, by the Ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje, provides meditators with an overview of the path leading to the realization of mahamudra, the self-liberated and all-encompassing nature of reality.

Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche’s commentary on the sixteenth-century work Pith Instructions of Coemergent Wisdom, Entitled the Profound Essence of the Ocean of Certainty, by the Ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje, provides meditators with an overview ...

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On the Four Noble Truths

Lama Yeshe Gyamtso gives an elegant presentation of the four noble truths, introducing several aspects of the Buddhist outlook, including the four seals, which are connected to the truth of suffering; the four mindfulnesses, which are the means through which you begin to abandon the cause of suffering; the four views, which are primarily views of cessation; and the four reliances, which are how to find a practical path.

The four noble truths were the Buddha’s first statement to his first ...

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Precious Essence, The Inner Autobiography of Terchen Barway Dorje

Translation of a rare handwritten edition of the biography of the first Barway Dorje. He was a precious revealer of treasure and the rebirth of Nupchen Sangye Yeshe, one of Guru Padma’s twenty-five disciples. Barway Dorje appeared in Tibet during the nineteenth century, and was praised and respected by the many holy beings of his time as an authentic treasure revealer.

“In the vast ocean of buddha nature
The little fish of mind itself, with the golden eyes of awareness,
Flaps the six ...

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The Quintessence of the Union of Mahamudra and Dzokchen

This book by Karma Chakme Rinpoche contains the quintessence — the purest, most concentrated form — of the union of Mahamudra and Dzokchen. Composed of eight songs, the text is a masterful synthesis of poetry and dharma that describes the complete path to enlightenment.

The text, which is composed of eight songs, presents the quintessence of both mahamudra and dzokchen while celebrating their fundamental unity. Written in Karma Chakme’s unique style of extreme simplicity and great profundity, it makes what is normally ...

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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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Siddhas of Ga

Beautifully recorded by Lama Karma Drodhul, these are stories of siddhas that Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche actually knew. Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche once remarked that there is nothing like these accounts of Siddhas of Ga.

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche strongly encouraged Lama Karma Drodhul to request Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche to tell the stories of accomplished tantric practitioners (siddhas) from Kham, Eastern Tibet.

Beautifully recorded by Lama Karma Drodhul, these are stories of siddhas that Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche actually ...

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Single Sufficient Virtue

This set of instructions contains, within a very few pages, the quintessence of all of the Buddha’s teachings. Written by the previous Kyapje Kalu Rinpoche, Karma Rangjung Kunkhyab, it explains how our minds, whether active or still, are always the actual three bodies of buddhahood, and how recognition of this is the key to liberation.

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
“Although our minds may appear to us as deluded and filled with turbulent thoughts, underneath the turbulence the mind is the trikaya, the three ...

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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.

True Nature An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude

Combining beautifully handwritten notes with watercolor-and-pencil drawings, author and calligrapher Barbara Bash captures exquisite moments of magic in the natural environment: a dragonfly’s brief pause, a surprised deer in tall grass, a lumbering skunk’s visit, the woods at twilight.

Celebrating the new, expanded edition of True Nature — the Second Edition features sixteen pages of drawing exercises, utilizing the principles of heaven, earth, and humanity in a fresh approach to nature journaling.

In this new and expanded edition, artist and writer Barbara Bash has ...

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The Vajra Garland: The Lotus Garden Treasure

The two biographies translated here are treasures revealed by Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Taye, who was an emanation of the translator Vairochana, the subject of the second of the two biographies. Vairochana was a disciple of Guru Padmasambhava, the subject of the first biography. The purpose of these biographies is to inspire the reader.

The two biographies translated here are treasures revealed by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, who was an emanation of the translator Vairochana, the subject of the second of the ...

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