PDFs of Dharma Books

With so many students desiring to have Thrangu Rinpoche’s teachings in electronic form on their phones, tablets, and computers, we have decided to make many of his book available in the PDF format.

If you click on the “…more information” tab for any of the PDFs, you will see the Add to Cart button. When you have paid for your purchase, you will then be able to download the PDFs you had purchased usually stored on the web browser's Download folder. Then you can copy the PDF file onto your computer, tablet or E-book reader and read Rinpoche's books on your devices.

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A Guide to Bodhisattva's Way of Life (Early edition) PDF

A Guide to Bodhisattva's Way of Life (Early edition) PDF

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....
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Clarifying the Natural State NOT BY RINPOCHE (PDF)

Clarifying the Natural State NOT BY RINPOCHE (PDF)

One of Tibet's greatest masters, Dakpo Tashi Namgyal is famous for writing The Moonlight of Mahamdura . This book is a shorter and...
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Creation and Completion (PDF)

Creation and Completion (PDF)

Creation and Completion is a unique guide to the practice of Tibetan Buddhist tantra. Drawing on experiential explanations from two great masters, it...
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Crystal Clear:Practical Advice for Mahamudra Meditation (PDF)

Crystal Clear:Practical Advice for Mahamudra Meditation (PDF)

Crystal Clear an important meditation manual on Mahamudra by Thrangu Rinpoche is a commentary to the classic meditation manual on Mahamudra...
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Essential Practice-Kamalashila's Stages of Meditation (PDF)

Essential Practice-Kamalashila's Stages of Meditation (PDF)

"The great Indian master Kamalashila's  Stages of Meditation  in the Middle Way School opens the door of philosophy and practice...
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Essentials of Mahamudra: Looking Directly at Mind (PDF)

Essentials of Mahamudra: Looking Directly at Mind (PDF)

The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on Mahamudra are known for their ability to lead to profound realization. These teachings are as useful for...
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Everyday Consciousness and Awareness (PDF)

Everyday Consciousness and Awareness (PDF)

This introduction to Buddhist psychology supplies essential instructions for successful meditation practice. Everyday Consciousness and Primordial...
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Five Buddha Families and Eight Consciousnesses (PDF)

Five Buddha Families and Eight Consciousnesses (PDF)

Thrangu Rinpoche describes in a lucid manner the Tibetan view of mind by giving the function and the properties and importance of the eight...
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Four Dharmas of Gampopa (PDF)

Four Dharmas of Gampopa (PDF)

Gampopa (1079 - 1153) was a physician from Gampo, Tibet and the foremost student of the famous Tibetan yogi Milarepa. Gampopa is known for combining...
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History of Buddhism in India (PDF)

History of Buddhism in India (PDF)

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...
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How to Recite the Mani Mantra (PDF)

How to Recite the Mani Mantra (PDF)

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...
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Jewel Ornament of Liberation of Gampopa (PDF)

Jewel Ornament of Liberation of Gampopa (PDF)

One of the shining jewels of the Kagyu Lineage is the Dharma Lord Gampopa (1079-1153) who is well-known for merging into one river of Dharma the...
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Journey of the Mind:Teachings on the Bardo (PDF)

Journey of the Mind:Teachings on the Bardo (PDF)

This book is a set of teachings on the bardo--the interval between our death of our present life and the next lifetime. Instead of concentrating on...
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Kagyu Lineage Prayer with Guidance (PDF)

Kagyu Lineage Prayer with Guidance (PDF)

This PDF of the Kagyu Lineage Prayer contains the Tibetan script, the transliteration, and the English as well as a column explaining the...
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Life and Spiritual Songs of Milarepa (PDF)

Life and Spiritual Songs of Milarepa (PDF)

Milarepa was one of the greatest Buddhist saints to have ever lived. His incredible story of accomplishing enlightenment in one lifetime is one of...
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Life of Tilopa and the Ganges Mahamudra (PDF)

Life of Tilopa and the Ganges Mahamudra (PDF)

T he Life of Tilopa and the Ganges Mahamudra is out of print, but we offer this PDF of the book. Shambahala Publications has published a new, edited,...
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Maitreya's Distinguishing Dharma from Dharmata (PDF)

Maitreya's Distinguishing Dharma from Dharmata (PDF)

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...
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Maitreya's Ornament of Clear Realization (PDF)

Maitreya's Ornament of Clear Realization (PDF)

The Buddha Maitreya transmitted five important text to Asanga and these are important because they are the foundation of the third turning of the...
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Maitreya's The Uttaratantra (Sublime Continuum) (PDF)

Maitreya's The Uttaratantra (Sublime Continuum) (PDF)

The  Uttaratantra Shastra  elucidates the Third Turning of the Buddha's Teachings on Buddha-essence--the inherent qualities and...
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Medicine Buddha Teachings (PDF)

Medicine Buddha Teachings (PDF)

One of Thrangu Rinpoche's most popular publications is the  Medicine Buddha Teachings. This book presents more than just the medicine Buddha...
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Middle Way Meditation Instructions of Mipham (PDF)

Middle Way Meditation Instructions of Mipham (PDF)

Mipham Rinpoche, a 19th century Tibetan scholar and practitioner, gives a definitive explanation of the Middle-way Instructions. For a few years of...
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Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning (PDF)

Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning (PDF)

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...
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On Buddha Essence: The 3rd Karmapa's treatise (PDF)

On Buddha Essence: The 3rd Karmapa's treatise (PDF)

According to Tibetan Buddhist tradition, human beings' true nature, buddha essence, is the foundation from which all wisdom develops. In order to...
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Open Door to Emptiness (PDF)

Open Door to Emptiness (PDF)

One of the most important concepts in Mahayana Buddhism is the concept of Emptiness. We have external experiences that appear, but when they are...
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Pointing Out the Dharmakaya (PDF)

Pointing Out the Dharmakaya (PDF)

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...
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Practice of Tranquillity and Insight (PDF)

Practice of Tranquillity and Insight (PDF)

The foundation of all meditation practice are the two types of meditation that form the core of Buddhist spiritual practice: Tranquillity (Shamatha)...
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Rechungpa: A Biography of Milarepa's Disciple (PDF)

Rechungpa: A Biography of Milarepa's Disciple (PDF)

Milarepa, Tibet's greatest saint, had two major disciples: Gampopa, who established the monastic foundation of the Kagyu lineage, and Rechungpa,...
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Seven Points of Mind Training PDF

Seven Points of Mind Training PDF

The great Indian Buddhist scholar Atisha went to Indonesia and spent 12 yearrs studying Buddhism there. When he returned to India, he condensed his...
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Shentong and Rangtong: Two Views of Emptiness (PDF)

Shentong and Rangtong: Two Views of Emptiness (PDF)

The Mahayana path of Buddhism requires the development of vast loving-kindness and compassion. The foundation for developing impartial compassion for...
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Song for the King: Saraha Doha on Mahamudra (PDF)

Song for the King: Saraha Doha on Mahamudra (PDF)

Saraha is credited with being the first person to teach Mahamudra meditation which he learned from a female arrow-maker. After realizing Mahamudra...
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Songs of Naropa (PDF)

Songs of Naropa (PDF)

Songs of Naropa is now out of print.  A much revised and expanded version of this book is now available titled: Naropa's Wisdom. You can...
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Tenga Rinpoche - Chod: The Garden of All Joy (PDF)

Tenga Rinpoche - Chod: The Garden of All Joy (PDF)

Cutting Off or Chod (pronounced Cho) Practice was developed by Machig Labrang is one of the only Buddhist practices to be developed in Tibet and...
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The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer (PDF)

The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer (PDF)

One of the most beloved and often recited prayers in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer , also called the Dorje...
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Transcending Ego: Distinguishing Consciousness from Wisdom(PDF)

Transcending Ego: Distinguishing Consciousness from Wisdom(PDF)

The entire path of Buddhism can be characterized as a quest for understanding the mind and then ridding the obstacles to mind. While the mind is the...
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Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination (PDF)

Twelve Links of Interdependent Origination (PDF)

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...
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Vivid Awareness: Mind Instructions of Khenpo Gangshar (PDF)

Vivid Awareness: Mind Instructions of Khenpo Gangshar (PDF)

Vivid Awareness presents Khenchen Thrangu's commentary on the famous Dzogchen and Mahamudra master Khenpo Gangshar's two texts on Naturally...