All eBooks in English Language

• 72 •

Featured image for “Aspirations to End Adversity”

Aspirations to End Adversity

EPUB PDF

This book is a compilation of prayers selected by the Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje specifically for the Aspirations to End Adversity program of online prayers held in January, 2021. These prayers are to remove adversity and obstacles for all beings and particularly for dharma practitioners.

This prayer book is the product of extensive research and consideration by the Gyalwang Karmapa, and we hope that it will inspire faith and enthusiasm among its readers.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “Siddhas of Ga”

Siddhas of Ga

EPUB PDF

A Bouquet of Utpalas: Brief accounts of the lives of siddhas of Ga whom my guru actually met or whose stories he heard from trustworthy sources, set forth here as medicine to restore faith.
Most of the holy beings whose lives are recounted here began as ordinary people like us, and were not recognized emanations of buddhas or bodhisattvas. This book clearly demonstrates that we can, through diligence, achieve the same result. 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.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “Amrita of Eloquence”

Amrita of Eloquence

A Biography of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

PDF

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 Rinpoche. Originally composed by Lama Karma Drodhul at the request of the abbot of Thrangu Monastery, Lodroe Nyima Rinpoche, for Thrangu Monastery in East Tibet. Though it is composed in the traditional style of Tibetan spiritual biographies, it is nonetheless completely accessible to modern readers. The importance of such biographies cannot be overestimated: studying the life of one’s guru gives rise to spontaneous devotion and that leads to awakening.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “Prayers for a Time of Pandemic”

Prayers for a Time of Pandemic

Compiled and Introduced by the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

EPUB PDF

Beginning in the spring of 2020, the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the entire world. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost, and severe lockdowns were instituted, prohibiting people from gathering or traveling. At that time, the Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje led a hundred thousand people all over the world in seven days of webcast prayers for the pandemic to subside. This book contains the selection of prayers specially compiled by the Gyalwang Karmapa for these webcasts, along with transcriptions of the talks he gave in Tibetan, English, and Chinese, counseling his students on how to think and act.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “Bardo: Interval of Possibility”
Featured image for “Finding Genuine Practice”

Finding Genuine Practice

The Eight Verses of Training the Mind

EPUB KINDLE PDF   Apple Books

The Gyalwang Karmapa has taught Geshe Langri Thangpa’s Eight Verses of Training the Mind on several occasions. Though short, this text gets to the core of Mahayana practice, and each time he teaches it, he emphasizes different themes. In this particular teaching, he stressed how we need to bring our practice to bear on the difficulties that face us in our life and our dharma practice — an issue that all practitioners must face if their practice is to be effective.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “Jewels from the Treasury”

Jewels from the Treasury

ཆོས་མངོན་པ་མཛོད་དང་། དེའི་འགྲེལ་པ་གཞོན་ནུ་རྣམ་རོལ།

EPUB KINDLE PDF

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 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje’s clear and concise explanation of it, Youthful Play, translated by David Karma Choephel.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “Nurturing Compassion”

Nurturing Compassion

Teachings from the First Visit to Europe

PDF

In this series of teachings given during his first-ever visit to Europe, His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, provided a stunning demonstration of what it means to live and teach with an open heart. The Karmapa shared his own life experiences and the feelings they awakened in him, reflecting on his own process of finding meaning in life. Even though he was addressing massive audiences in convention centres, the youthful Buddhist leader spoke as if conversing with close friends. The result is heart-based and comes direct with the freshness of experience.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “A Deep Blue Stream. A Sadhana of Medicine Buddha”

A Deep Blue Stream. A Sadhana of Medicine Buddha

དགོངས་གཏེར་ཐུགས་ཀྱི་ཀློང་གསལ་གྱི་ཟུར་རྒྱན་གནམ་ཆོས་ཉིད་ནས་ཟུར་དུ་བསྒྲིགས་པ་སྨན་བླའི་ཆོ་ག་བཻཌཱུརྱའི་ཆུ་རྒྱུན།

EPUB PDF

A Sadhana of Medicine Buddha Compiled from the Luminous Expanse of Mind Treasures, Found within the Sky Dharma This practice of Medicine Buddha comes from the mind treasures of the terton Namchö Mingyur Dorje (1645–1667) and belongs to his Sky Dharma (namchö) treasury. It was Karma Chakmé (1616–1678) who compiled the present practice from these texts. It comes from these two master’s combined Dharma and is filled with their blessing. The text is concise while encompassing all that is needed to bring spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. As other yidam deity practices, it can lead to full awakening.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “Chariot of the Fortunate”

Chariot of the Fortunate

The Life of the First Yongey Mingyur Dorje

EPUB PDF

This ebook includes a brief biography of Mingyur Dorje by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye, extracted from his The Hundred Tertöns (གཏེར་སྟོན་བརྒྱ་རྩའི་རྣམ་ཐར།), and the biography of Mingyur Dorje called Chariot of the Fortunate. The latter was begun by Dzigar Tukyi Dorje and completed by Surmang Tendzin Rinpoche. Its first ebook edition was enriched with an up-to-date biography of the current Seventh Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and information about his activities and centers worldwide.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “A Guru Yoga of the 16th Lord, Rigpe Dorje”

A Guru Yoga of the 16th Lord, Rigpe Dorje

རྗེ་བཅུ་དྲུག་པ་རིག་པའི་རྡོ་རྗེའི་བླ་མའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར་སྐུ་བཞིའི་མྱུ་གུ་སྐྱེད་བྱེད་བདུད་རྩིའི་ཆར་རྒྱུན།
With Recitation by the Seventeenth Karmapa

EPUB 🎧 MOBI PDF

The Continuous Rain of Nectar that Nurtures the Sprouting of the Four Kayas: A Guru Yoga of the Sixteenth Lord, Rigpe Dorje. As the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa wrote in the foreword to the commentary on the guru yoga by H.E. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche, The Means to Attain the Four Kayas: “This guru yoga of the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, is special and of particular significance because it was composed by the Sixteenth Karmapa himself, and to this day it remains as the daily guru yoga practice for many of his students.”

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “The Means to Attain the Four Kayas”

The Means to Attain the Four Kayas

སྐུ་བཞིའི་གོ་འཕང་འཐོབ་བྱེད། །

EPUB KINDLE PDF

The Means to Attain the Four Kayas is H.E. Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche’s commentary on A Guru Yoga of the 16th Lord, Rigpe Dorje (སྐུ་བཞིའི་མྱུ་གུ་སྐྱེད་བྱེད་བདུད་རྩིའི་ཆར་རྒྱུན།). As the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa wrote in his foreword: “Because Rinpoche received the transmission of this guru yoga and the practice instructions directly from the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa himself, his commentary is authoritative and of great value.”

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “The Seventy-Two Exhortations”

The Seventy-Two Exhortations

ཁ་རག་སྒོམ་ཆུང་གིས་མཛད་པའི་བློ་སྦྱོང་ཨང་ཡིག་བདུན་ཅུ་རྩ་གཉིས་པ་ཞེས་བྱ་བ་བཞུགས་སོ། །

EPUB PDF   Apple Books   “Google

Teachings on mind training are pith instructions on practicing bodhichitta and taming one’s own being. Mind Training: The Seventy-Two Exhortations is an experiential teaching by Kharak Gomchung on taking suffering as the path and recognizing and abandoning one’s own faults. It advises us on the stages of the path, refuge and bodhichitta, and how to engage in meditation and post-meditation. These are points that all individuals who want the calm of peace and happiness must know and certainly must put into practice.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “The Daily Practice of White Tara”

The Daily Practice of White Tara

ཀུན་མཁྱེན་ཏཱའི་སི་ཏུ་བསྟན་པའི་ཉིན་བྱེད་ཀྱིས་མཛད་པའི་སྒྲོལ་དཀར་རྒྱུན་ཁྱེར་བཞུགས།

EPUB PDF

The Daily Practice of White Tara was composed by the 8th Tai Situ, Chökyi Jungné (1700-1774). Famous under the name Situ Penchen, he was a great Buddhist master, scholar, and polymath, gifted as a brilliant painter, writer, publisher, grammarian, and medical innovator. Within the Karma Kamtsang tradition, this beautiful daily practice of White Tara is the most beloved.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “The Hundred Tertöns: A Garland of Beryl”

The Hundred Tertöns: A Garland of Beryl

གཏེར་སྟོན་བརྒྱ་རྩའི་རྣམ་ཐར།

EPUB PDF

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 seminal work of Tibetan Buddhist history, The Hundred Tertons for the first time available in English translation was printed by KTD Publications in 2012 and now is available in electronic edition.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “A Garland of Jewels: The Eight Great Bodhisattvas”

A Garland of Jewels: The Eight Great Bodhisattvas

བྱང་སེམས་ཉེ་སྲས་བརྒྱད་ཀྱི་རྟོགས་བརྗོད་ནོར་བུའི་ཕྲེང་བ།

EPUB PDF

A Garland of Jewels: The Eight Great Bodhisattvas is a collection of stories about the eight great bodhisattvas. These stories are all taken from sutras and tantras taught by the Buddha, such as the Avatamsaka and the Lotus Sutras. They were collected and edited by the great Buddhist teacher Mipham Namgyal (1846-1912).

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “Verses for Celebrating Birthdays”
Featured image for “Shower of Blessings with Commentary”

Shower of Blessings with Commentary

EPUB PDF

Based on a seminar he gave at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Lama Yeshe Gyamtso’s commentary explains the meaning and practice of Shower of Blessings: A Guruyoga Based on the Seven-Line Prayer, composed by Jamgön Mipham (1846-1912) and connected with Guru Rinpoche, Guru Padmasambhava, also called Padmakara. Published in print by KTD Publications in 2015 the book features the root text and explanations. The whole practice text of the guruyoga with tsok offering in pecha format is also published as a separate ebook in the link shown above.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “Shower of Blessings”

Shower of Blessings

ཚིག་བདུན་གསོལ་འདེབས་དང་འབྲེལ་བའི་བླ་མའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར་བྱིན་རླབས་ཆར་འབེབས།

EPUB PDF

Shower of Blessings is a guruyoga practice and tsok offering connected with Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava, 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. The Shower of Blessings is a simple liturgy, which can be easily performed even by students who have little experience with Tibetan liturgy practices. It is recommended for those students who wish to observe the 10th day of the Tibetan lunar calendar.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “Compassion NOW!”

Compassion NOW!

EPUB PDF

Compassion NOW! exhorts us to translate compassionate feeling into positive action in the world. From a teaching given in India in 2010, the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa asserts that having compassion for oneself is a necessary starting point. From there we can expand compassion to include those beings with whom we have a close connection, and from there expand it even further to develop immeasurable compassion for all sentient beings. We accomplish this through the mahayana practice of mind training, which the Karmapa discusses here with great clarity and insight. An overview of the vajrayana method of meditation on Chenrezik, the bodhisattva of compassion, is also included.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “The First Karmapa”
Featured image for “The Torch of True Meaning”

The Torch of True Meaning

ཕྱག་ཆེན་སྔོན་འགྲོ་བཞི་སྦྱོར་དང་དངོས་གཞིའི་ཁྲིད་རིམ་མདོར་བསྡུས་ངེས་དོན་སྒྲོན་མེ།

EPUB PDF

This new translation of the classic text, The Torch of True Meaning, by the great master and scholar Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye gives clear and concise instructions on the preliminary and main practices of mahamudra meditation. But it does not only teach mahamudra: this book describes vividly what is necessary for any meditation practice. It is presented here in a new translation that includes the previously unpublished final chapter of Jamgön Kongtrul’s work, a brief yet inspiring description of the actual practice of mahamudra.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “The Chariot that Travels the Noble Path”

The Chariot that Travels the Noble Path

སྒྲུབ་བརྒྱུད་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་ཕྲེང་བ་ཀརྨ་ཀཾ་ཚང་རྟོགས་པའི་དོན་རྒྱུད་ལས་བྱུང་བའི་གསུང་དྲི་མ་མེད་པ་རྣམས་བཀོད་ནས་ཞལ་འདོན་རྒྱུན་ཁྱེར་གྱི་རིམ་པ་འཕགས་ལམ་འགྲོད་པའི་ཤིང་རྟ།

EPUB KINDLE PDF

The Chariot that Travels the Noble Path is  the standard practice text for the mahamudra preliminaries in the Karma Kamtsang tradition, composed by the Ninth Gyalwang Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje. Presented here is a new edition prepared by the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, who wrote a new lineage supplication and made other edits in the guru yoga practice to bring it closer to the original sources. The commentary for the ngondro practices featured in this ebook is published seperately as The Torch of True Meaning. Ngondro for Our Current Day also gives instructions on the short ngondro practice by the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa. Though the visualizations are slightly different, the general principals are the same as for this practice.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “Chenrezik: For the Benefit of All Beings”

Chenrezik: For the Benefit of All Beings

EPUB PDF

One of the most highly revered living masters of the Karma Kagyu lineage, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche offers here a detailed explanation of the Chenrezik practice, based on For the Benefit of All Beings as Vast as the Sky (Drodon khakhyabma), a text composed by Thangtong Gyalpo. Drawing on decades of experience guiding Western students and with the sparkling clarity that is so typical of his teachings, in this book Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche offers students all that they need to plant their own seeds of awakening.

ད་དུང་བལྟ་ཀློག • Read More • 閱讀更多
Featured image for “Aspirations to End Adversity”

Aspirations to End Adversity

Featured image for “Siddhas of Ga”

Siddhas of Ga

Featured image for “Amrita of Eloquence”

Amrita of Eloquence

Featured image for “Prayers for a Time of Pandemic”

Prayers for a Time of Pandemic

Featured image for “Bardo: Interval of Possibility”

Bardo: Interval of Possibility

Featured image for “Finding Genuine Practice”

Finding Genuine Practice

Featured image for “Jewels from the Treasury”

Jewels from the Treasury

Featured image for “Nurturing Compassion”

Nurturing Compassion

Featured image for “A Deep Blue Stream. A Sadhana of Medicine Buddha”

A Deep Blue Stream. A Sadhana of Medicine Buddha

Featured image for “Chariot of the Fortunate”

Chariot of the Fortunate

Featured image for “A Guru Yoga of the 16th Lord, Rigpe Dorje”

A Guru Yoga of the 16th Lord, Rigpe Dorje

Featured image for “The Means to Attain the Four Kayas”

The Means to Attain the Four Kayas

Featured image for “The Seventy-Two Exhortations”

The Seventy-Two Exhortations

Featured image for “The Daily Practice of White Tara”

The Daily Practice of White Tara

Featured image for “The Hundred Tertöns: A Garland of Beryl”

The Hundred Tertöns: A Garland of Beryl

Featured image for “A Garland of Jewels: The Eight Great Bodhisattvas”

A Garland of Jewels: The Eight Great Bodhisattvas

Featured image for “Verses for Celebrating Birthdays”

Verses for Celebrating Birthdays

Featured image for “Shower of Blessings with Commentary”

Shower of Blessings with Commentary

Featured image for “Shower of Blessings”

Shower of Blessings

Featured image for “Compassion NOW!”

Compassion NOW!

Featured image for “The First Karmapa”

The First Karmapa

Featured image for “The Torch of True Meaning”

The Torch of True Meaning

Featured image for “The Chariot that Travels the Noble Path”

The Chariot that Travels the Noble Path

Featured image for “Chenrezik: For the Benefit of All Beings”

Chenrezik: For the Benefit of All Beings