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Chenrezik: For the Benefit of All Beings

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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.

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Ngondro for Our Current Day

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The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa compiled a condensed ngondro text especially for those who wish to complete their preliminary practices in the context of busy work lives. It was published earlier as a seperate ebook: Brief Recitations for the Four Preliminary Practices.

In this succinct teaching presented in 2006 by the Gyalwang Karmapa in Bodhgaya, India, he guides students through the details of the visualizations of Refuge, Vajrasattva purification, and Mandala offerings.

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A Collection of Commentaries on the Four-Session Guru Yoga

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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 Fifth Shamar Könchok Yenlak and the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje along with the more well-known commentaries by Karma Chakme, Karmay Khenchen Rinchen Dargye, and the Fifteenth Karmapa Khakhyap Dorje. These texts give clear guidance that, when accompanied by instruction from a qualified master, will help practitioners develop the profound realization of devotion mahamudra.

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The Seven Points of Mind Training

ཐེག་པ་ཆེན་པོའི་གདམས་ངག་བློ་སྦྱོང་དོན་བདུན་མ།

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Though from beginningless samsara, all beings have assiduously chased after outer objects to procure happiness and remove suffering, these hopes remain unfulfilled. Knowing that one’s mind is the real source of all happiness and suffering, the Buddha taught countless means to tame one’s mind. With the Mind Training instructions, one uses any and all tribulations as means to gather the accumulations and remove obscurations. Merely adopting these mental attitudes allows one to use negativities for enrichment. They are pith instructions of the Mahayana.

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The Ganges Mahamudra

ཕྱག་ཆེན་གངྒཱ་མ།

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The glorious Naropa was an eminent scholar who had consummated his understanding of the oceans of inner and outer philosophical tenets. Still, with no concern for his body or life, he endured intense hardships in order to receive introduction to the naked nature of mind, free of obscurations, which is the basis for all of samsara and nirvana. This pleased his master, Jetsun Tilopa, who sang him a song of mahamudra, an introduction to the essence of mind itself. This song became known as The Ganges Mahamudra (ཕྱག་ཆེན་གངྒཱ་མ།) and should be cherished by all beings who wish to avoid suffering and obtain happiness. This is the version of the root text referenced by Shamar Konchok Yenlak in his commentary on the text.

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The Practice of Chöd

རྨི་ལམ་ལུང་བསྟན་གྱི་བསྟབ་པ་ཚིགས་བཅད་འདོན་བདེ་བར་བཀོད་པ་བཞུགས་སོ།

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The Practice of Chöd — Simple Veces from a Prophecy in a Dream features the most concise and, at the same time, the most popular sadhana of Chöd used for daily recitation in the Karma Kamtsang tradition. It was composed by Karma Chakme (who called himself Raga Asya) – a famous, prolific student of the 6th Shamarpa Chökyi Wangchuk – and, as the title suggests, it first appeared to him as a prophecy in a dream.

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Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art

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Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art: Image, Pilgrimage, Practice, organized by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center of Vassar College in 2015, was the first transcultural exhibition in America solely devoted to the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. The accompanying catalogue, written by Karen Lucic, traces the story of this important figure, who emerged from ancient India to become a venerated deity throughout Asia. As one who leads others to enlightenment, this bodhisattva exemplifies limitless compassion, a fundamental ideal in Mahayana Buddhism. The beautifully illustrated catalogue features over sixty Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese representations of Avalokiteshvara.

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On the Four Noble Truths

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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 teaching is both accessible to beginners and informative to long-standing practitioners.

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The Very Secret and Swift Path

མར་མི་དྭགས་གསུམ་བླ་སྒྲུབ་ཚོགས་མཆོད་བཅས་ཤིན་ཏུ་བསྡུས་པ་གསང་ཆེན་མྱུར་ལམ། །མར་མི་དྭགས་གསུམ་གྱི་བླ་སྒྲུབ་བྱང་ཆོག་བཞུགས་སོ། །

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A Concise Guru Yoga and Ganachakra of Marpa, Milarepa, and Gampopa composed by Lama Tashi Norbu. Together with Inscription Ritual for the Guru Yoga of Marpa, Milarepa, and Gampopa composed by Kyodrak Khenpo Ghawang. With an appendix of additional prayers.

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Calling the Lama from Afar

བླ་མ་རྒྱང་འབོད་ཀྱི་གསོལ་འདེབས་མོས་གུས་སྙིང་གི་གཟེར་འདེབས། །

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Calling the Lama from Afar: A Supplication That Pierces the Heart with Devotion (བླ་མ་རྒྱང་འབོད་ཀྱི་གསོལ་འདེབས་མོས་གུས་སྙིང་གི་གཟེར་འདེབས།) was composed by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye (1813-1899) as a supplication to the lamas of the non-sectarian (rimé) tradition of Dharma that arose in Tibet. The long poem speaks of seeing the positive qualities of those superior to us and of looking into our own faults. Since the text can evoke a special, deep feeling, it is recited by many faithful disciples living in the East and West.

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Freedom through Meditation

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Uniquely attuned to our present world, the Karmapa gives clear and wise teachings on key issues of our times—the environment, social responsibility, and working with our emotional afflictions. He brings a fresh perspective on how to meditate and encourages us to take the path of compassion, engaging in actions that benefit others.

The book is based on teachings His Holiness gave during his first historic visit to Canada in May and June 2017.

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Parting from the Four Attachments

ཞེན་པ་བཞི་བྲལ།

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Parting from the Four Attachments presents the quintessential mind training teaching of the Sakya tradition. In December 2014, during the 32nd Kagyu Monlam in Bodhgaya, the 4th Jamgön Kongtrul Rinpoche taught this based on the well-known commentary composed by Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen. It was the very first public teaching gave by Jamgön Kontrul Rinpoche and was published in a book in 2015.

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The Blazing Jewel

དཔལ་ཀརྨ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་ལ་བརྟེན་པའི་ཐུན་བཞིའི་བླ་མའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར་གྱི་བཤད་པ་ནོར་བུ་འབར་བ་ཞེས་བྱ་བ་བཞུགས་སོ།

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The Blazing Jewel combines detailed instructions for The Four-Session Guru Yoga practice along with a word-by-word commentary on the prayer. It is, therefore, a unique and deeply beneficial contribution to the literature on this quintessential practice of the Karma Kagyu. All practitioners of this text are sure to benefit from the clear and insightful explanations contained within.

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The Long Soliloquy

བདག་ཉིད་ཆེན་པོ་སྐྱེས་མཆོག་པུ་ཏོ་བའི་ཆིག་ལབ་རིང་མོ།

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Geshe Potowa’s “Long Soliloquy” is a truly unique text on mind-training. Down-to-earth and based on first-hand experience, it presents an honest and insightful commentary on life and Dharma practice at that time, which is as relevant and valid for Buddhist practitioners in the 21st century as it was then.

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The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment

བྱང་ཆུབ་ལམ་སྒྲོན་གྱི་འགྲེལ་པ་སྣང་བ་རབ་གསལ།

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Atisha Dimpamkara’s “Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment” is a foundational text of the Kadampa school and a classic of Tibetan Buddhism revered by all the lineages. It presents a brief overview of the entire Buddhist path of both sutra and tantra practice. Here it is presented in a new translation along with a commentary by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye that explains its main points clearly, concisely, and completely.

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Brief Recitations for the Four Preliminary Practices

སྔོན་འགྲོ་བཞི་སྦྱོར་གྱི་ངག་འདོན་མདོར་བསྡུས་བཞུགས་སོ།

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The ebook of Brief Recitations for the Four Preliminary Practices contains the shorter practice text—in Tibetan with English phonetics and translation—of the special preliminary practices for mahamudra meditation (ngöndro) compiled by the Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje in 2006. Also available instructions for this ngondro practices: Ngondro for Our Current Day

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The Kagyu Monlam Book

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Though the Kagyu Monlam belongs fully to the contemporary world, its roots lie in 15th-century Tibet, where the 7th Karmapa, Chödrak Gyatso, established the tradition of great prayer gatherings. They were based on a text that he compiled, called the Twenty-Branch Monlam. With his nonsectarian vision, the present 17th Karmapa has expanded The Kagyu Monlam Book to include prayers from all Tibetan traditions, and in particular, all Kagyu schools as well as many daily practices, such as supplications to Guru Rinpoche, the 21 Praises of Tara, and prayers for rebirth in the pure realm of Amitabha.

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The Four-Session Guru Yoga

ཐུན་བཞིའི་བླ་མའི་རྣལ་འབྱོར།

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The Four-Session Guru Yoga by the Eighth Karmapa Mikyö Dorje is a short yet powerful practice for developing the realization of devotion mahamudra. As it is one of the principal practices of the Karma Kagyu school, many monastic and lay practitioners recite this text daily. This new translation has been prepared under the guidance of the Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje for the occasion of the 34th Kagyu Monlam.

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Chenrezik: For the Benefit of All Beings

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Sadhana of Chenrezik

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Ngondro for Our Current Day

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A Collection of Commentaries on the Four-Session Guru Yoga

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The Seven Points of Mind Training

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The Ganges Mahamudra

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The Practice of Chöd

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Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art

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On the Four Noble Truths

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Taking Refuge

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The Very Secret and Swift Path

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Calling the Lama from Afar

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Freedom through Meditation

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Parting from the Four Attachments

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The Blazing Jewel

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སྣང་མཛད་ཉི་མའི་དཀྱིལ་འཁོར། • The Illuminating Orb of the Sun • 光明日輪

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The Long Soliloquy

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The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment

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བདེ་ཆེན་གྱི་གར་མཁན། • Dancer of Great Bliss • 大樂舞者

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གཞུང་ལུགས་ཀྱི་རོལ་མཚོ། • Ocean of Philosophy • 經教大海

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མཐོང་རྒྱུན་གྱི་བང་མཛོད། • Transmission by Seeing • 見傳寶藏

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Brief Recitations for the Four Preliminary Practices

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The Kagyu Monlam Book

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The Four-Session Guru Yoga