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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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.

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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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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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