BOOKS by Thrangu Rinpoche

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ALL 64 PDFs OF THRANGU RINPOCHE'S BOOKS (SPECIAL DOWNLOAD)

Thrangu Rinpoche is author of 60 books on Buddhism. You need only to peruse this book section to see all the different topics Thrangu Rinpoche has taught on. We have made PDFs of each of these books and made they searchable and put them in a folder and made the cost of this folder $30.00 If...
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Advice of a Yogi (Book)

A new original teaching by Thrangu Rinpoche on the Tibetan classic by Padampa Sangye's One Hundred Verses . Padampa Sangye is best known as Machig Labrang's teacher, the famous yogini who developed the widely practiced  Cutting-off or Chod Practice. This work has been featured in this...
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Creation and Completion (Book)

Creation and Completion is a unique guide to the practice of Tibetan Buddhist tantra. Drawing on experiential explanations from two great masters, it is both concise and thorough, both authoritative and clear. In the creation stage of tantra, practitioners visualize themselves in the form of...
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Crystal Clear:Practical Advice for Mahamudra Meditation (Book)

Crystal Clear an important meditation manual on Mahamudra by Thrangu Rinpoche is a commentary to the classic meditation manual on Mahamudra meditation by Tashi Namgyal's Clarifying the Natural State . In his straightforward and lucid style Rinpoche gives us an indispensable guidebook for...
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Clarifying the Natural State by Tashi Namgyal (Book)

This book was written by one of Tibet's greatest masters, Dakpo Tashi Namgyal. In this practical manual he covers the path from mindfulness to complete enlightenment, simply and methodically. He does this by presenting the profound instructions of Mahamudra. Thrangu Rinpoche recommends this...
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Cultivating Compassion: Bodhichitta and Bodhisattva Vow (Book)

The concise teaching presented here begins with a discussion of love, compassion, and immeasurable love and compassion, or bodhichitta. Rinpoche introduces the reader to methods from the Buddhist tradition for cultivating bodhichitta. Here Rinpoche distills the essence of Atisha’s Lamp for...
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Distinguishing Dharma and Dharmata of Maitreya (Book)

Asanga was given five treatises from the Buddha Maitreya. Distinguishing Dharma from Dharmata was one of these texts. This text which is 1,400 years old and consists of 56 root verses that are memorized and extensively studied by the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages. This text is studied even today...
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Distinguishing Consciousness from Wisdom (Book)

The entire path of Buddhism can be characterized as a quest for understanding the mind. Thrangu Rinpoche often quotes verses from this book to explain how the mind functions. This commentary by Rnpoche is treatise by the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorjecalled Distinguishing...
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Essential Practice: Kamalashila's Stages of Meditation (Book)

"The great Indian master Kamalashila's Stages of Meditation in the Middle Way School opens the door of philosophy and practice to meditators at all levels. With brevity and clarity, it covers all the main topics one needs to know from developing compassion, through numerous methods of...
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Essentials of Mahamudra: Looking Directly at the Mind (Book)

The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on Mahamudra are known for their ability to lead to profound realization. These teachings are as useful for today's busy world as they have been for centuries. Essentials of Mahamudra is a commentary on Tashi Namgyal's famous Moonlight of Mahamudra a text that...
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Everyday Consciousness and Awareness (Book)

This introduction to Buddhist psychology supplies essential instructions for successful meditation practice. Everyday Consciousness and Primordial Awareness sets forth the nature of mind and human potential and presents meditation practices that can powerfully influence and ultimately transform the...
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Five Buddha Families and Eight Consciousnesses (Book)

Thrangu Rinpoche describes in a lucid manner the Tibetan view of mind by giving the function and the properties and importance of the eight Consciousnesses of mind. These consciousnesses interacting with each other and the outside world give us our view of the world and in their normal functioning...
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Four Dharmas of Gampopa (Book)

Gampopa was one of the most important Kagyu lineage holders. He was a student of Milarepa and set up the first Kagyu monastery in Tibet. Gampopa is known for combining the Kadampa tradition of Atisha with the Mahamudra teachings of Milarepa, and thus establishing the Kagyu school of Tibetan...

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Guide to Shamatha and Vipashyana Meditation (PDF)

This 74 page booklet gives a clear and concise overview of how to do basic sitting meditation. The author Thrangu Rinpoche has spent the last 40 years teaching meditation and other Buddhist topics to both Western and asian students. The process of developing good meditation is to begin with...
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Four Foundations of Buddhist Practice (Book for sale)

Before one begins any practice, one should contemplate the four the four ordinary foundations often called the four thoughts that turn the mind (towards the Dharma). The first foundation, precious human birth, explains in detail why practice is important. The second foundation, impermanence,...
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A Harmony of Views (3 Views on Nature of Mind) (Book)

There are two ways to approach the teachings on emptiness: one can study the vast Prajna-paramita sutras and commentaries using logic until one has grasped this intellectually or one can look directly at mind in one's meditation. The Harmony of Views  is a fascination book of. 224 pages...
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Heart of Dharma:Mind Training for Beginners (Book)

This book is a commentary on Je Chekawa Yeshe Dorje's Seven Points of Mind Training , one of the best known and most beloved texts of Tibetan Buddhism because of it is practical and  an effective approach to dealing with the short- and long-term difficulties that all beings face. In...
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History of Buddhism in India (Book)

In 1991 Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche accompanied a group of western Buddhist students to each of the four major pilgrimage sites from the life of the Buddha (Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar and Lumbini). This book contains the teachings Rinpoche gave to the group at each pilgrimage site, enabling...
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How to Recite the Mani Mantra (Booklet)

How to Recite the Mani Mantra is a small but valuable booklet in which Thrangu Rinpoche writes a commentary on Khenpo Gangshar's The Spiritual Song of the Mani Mantra . Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo was a guru of Thrangu Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in Tibet. He wrote a short Doha of the...
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Jewel Ornament of Liberation of Gampopa (Book)

Gampopa (1079-1153) is well-known for merging into one river of Dharma the Kadampa lineage of Atisha with the Mahamudra lineage that he received from Milarepa. The Jewel Ornament of Liberation is a graded path of the Buddhist path covering a vast number of Buddhist concepts from the sutra path up...
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Life and Teachings of Gampopa (Book)

Gampopa was the main disciple of Milarepa and one of the founders of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism from which originated the four greater and eight lesser schools. Besides writing the Jewel Ornament of Liberation , Gampopa distilled the Buddhist path into four short lines or dharmas known...
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Luminous Clarity:Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen (Book)

The meditation of Mahamudra and the meditation of Dzogchen are highly appropriate meditations for Western practitioners, who are engaged in their families and their jobs, because these meditations can be done in ordinary life and without elaborate pujas and visualizations, that is, they are done by...
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Mahamudra Lineage Prayer: A Guide to Practice (Book)

Thrangu Rinpoche recites The Kagyu Lineage Prayer (Tib. Dorje Chang Tungma ) every single time that he gives a Buddhist teaching. He does because this prayer has immense blessings and it settles the mind into relating to the Dharma because it outlines the whole Mahamudra path in less than a dozen...
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The Medicine Buddha Teachings (Book)

One of Thrangu Rinpoche's most popular publications . The Medicine Buddha which consists of over 200 pages translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamptso and has  basically four different parts. First there is an 87 page verse-by-verse explanation of how to do eveery single part of the actual...
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Middle-Way Meditation Instructions of Mipham Rinpoche (book)

Mipham Rinpoche, a 19th century Tibetan scholar and practitioner, gives a definitive explanation of the Middle-way Instructions. For a few years he stayed at the Tenth Thrangu Rinpoche's monastery, where he was supplied with the materials for his prolific writing. One of Mipham Rinpoche's...
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Milarepa's Wisdom (Book)

Milarepa was Tibet's most famous saint who renouced dark magic and with Buddhist practice was able to become realized in one lifetime. Practicing in the high Himalayan mountains, wearing only a cotton robe, he taught the Dharma through beautiful, imagery-filled spiritual songs making them...
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Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning (Book)

The Ocean of Definitive Meaning is by the Ninth Karmapa and is one of the most profound and famous texts on Mahamudra and is of vital importance even today in the Kagyu tradition. It contains a detailed and comprehensive presentation of instruction on both the view and the practice. The Ninth...
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Naropa's Wisdom (Book)

Tilopa founded the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism had one primary pupil who was Naropa. Naropa was a great scholar at Nalanda University about a 1,000 years ago and he left his prestigious post to wander in the forests of India looking for Tilopa. He went through great hardships and finally was...
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Ocean of the Ultimate Meaning: Teachings on Mahamudra (book)

Khenchen Thrangu provides an exhaustive commentary on the longest and most comprehensive of the three classic treatises on Mahamudra composed by the sixteenth-century scholar Wangchuk Dorje, the Ninth Karmapa. Thrangu Rinpoche's teachings encompass the entire path of Mahamudra, including the...
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On Buddha Essence: The 3rd Karmapa's treatise (Book)

According to Tibetan Buddhist tradition, human beings' true nature, buddha essence, is the foundation from which all wisdom develops. In order to discover our Buddha-essence or Buddha-nature the meditator needs to know how to meditate correctly and must properly understand the reasons for...
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Open Door to Emptiness (Book)

SPECIAL SALE ITEM One of the most important concepts in Mahayana Buddhism is the concept of Emptiness. We have external experiences that appear, but when they are examined closely in four careful analyses of the Middle-way (Madhyamaka) they are found to be insubstantial or lack inherent reality....
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Ornament of Clear Realization of Maitreya (Book)

The Ornament of Clear Realization is one of the Five Treatises of the Maitreya Buddha transmitted to Asanga in the 4th Century. The Ornament of Clear Realization take the vast teachings of the Prajnaparmita (Perfection of Wisdom) literature which make us thousands of pages and summarized them...
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Pointing Out the Dharmakaya (Book)

At the heart of successful Mahamudra practice is the ability to get directly at the nature of mind. The Ninth Karmapa was the acknowledged master of this approach. No more authoritative or useful instructions exist than in his three definitive texts on Mahamudra, of which this easy-to-use manual is...
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Practice of Tranquillity and Insight (Book)

The foundation of all meditation practice are the two types of meditation that form the core of Buddhist spiritual practice: Tranquillity (Shamatha) meditation which aims at stilling the mind and Insight meditation (Vipasyana) meditation produces insight into the nature of all phenomena. Shamatha...
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Rechungpa: A Biography of Milarepa's Disciple (Book)

Milarepa, Tibet's greatest saint, had two major disciples: Gampopa, who established the monastic foundation of the Kagyu lineage, and Rechungpa, who traveled to India and brought back profound teachings which were absorbed into several lineages. Rechungpa's biography stands out because of...
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Shantidevas's Bodhisattva's Way of Life of Shantideva (Book)

This is one of the most dearly beloved Buddhist texts and has been translated into over a dozen languages because of its relevance to modern times. This book was written by an eighth century Indian Bodhisattva, Shantideva, and is a comprehensive outline of what it is to be a bodhisattva. This...
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Seven Points of Mind Training Newly Revised (book)

SPECIAL SALE PRICE The great Indian Buddhist scholar Atisha went to Indonesia and spent 12 yearrs studying Buddhism there. When he returned to India and later Tibet, he condensed his realization into short one-line instructions on how to behave correctly as a Buddhist and how to develop one's...
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Shentong and Rangtong (Book)

The Mahayana path of Buddhism requires the development of vast loving-kindness and compassion. The foundation for developing impartial compassion for all sentient beings is based on understanding the emptiness of self and the emptiness of phenomena. In Shentong and Rangtong Thrangu Rinpoche begins...
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Song for the King: Saraha's Doha on Mahamudra (Book)

Saraha is credited with being the first person to teach Mahamudra meditation which he learned from a female arrow-maker. After realizing Mahamudra, Saraha wrote three treatises on Mahamudra-- the longest being the People's Doha , the middle length being the Queen's Doha , and the shortest...
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Spiritual Biography of Marpa, the Translator (Book)

Buddhism was introduced into Tibet quite late in the 8th century by Padmasambhava which lead to the rise of the Nyingma school. Many centuries later in the 11th century, just before the destruction of Buddhist universities in the Moslem invasion of India, Marpa undertook the incredibly difficult...
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The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva (Book)

Many times Thrangu Rinpoche has said that Buddhist practitioners often concentrate on meditation and that is, of course, good. But if they don't match their meditation with compassion, unselfish behavior and engaging in virtuous actions, their meditation will never go well. To encourage his...
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Three Vehicles of Buddhist Practice (Book)

This extensive set of teachings was one of Thrangu Rinpoche's introductions to the basic concepts of the three vehicles of Buddhism. When Buddhism came to Tibet, the great masters of meditation determined that to practice Buddhism properly, all three vehicles, or levels, of Buddhism have to be...
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Tilopa's Wisdom: Life and Teachings on Ganges Mahamudra (Book)

The lineage of the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism begins with Tilopa, who is said to have received the teachings of Mahamudra directly from the buddha Vajradhara. Tilopa expressed his realization in the form of spiritual songs, pithy yet beautiful poems that he spontaneously sang. In this...
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Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination (Book)

The Buddha taught that our world was not created by some kind of creator. Rather he taught that everything in samsara follows the process of interdependent origination in which one action or event causes another event, which causes another event, and so on. In personal terms, interdependent...
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Uttaratantra: A Treatise on Buddha-essence (Book)

The Uttaratantra Shastra  or the Sublime Contuum elucidates the Third Turning of the Buddha's Teachings on Buddha-essence--the inherent qualities and potential for Buddhahood present in all beings. This book includes a translation of the 404 verses of the root text of Asanga who received...
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Vivid Awareness: Mind Instructions of Khenpo Gangshar (Book)

Vivid Awareness presents Khenchen Thrangu's commentary on the famous Dzogchen and Mahamudra master Khenpo Gangshar's two texts on Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet . The book also includes translations of both root texts. The instructions in this book are a distillation of the...
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WaterMoons: 108 Mahamudra Pith Instructions (Out of Print PDF)

WaterMoons is a unique book which contains 108 pith instructions that Thrangu Rinpoche gave while he was teaching on the three Ninth Karmapa's famous trilogy on Mahamudra ( The Ocean of Definitive Meaning, the Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance, and Pointing Out the Dharmakaya ). Each pith...