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Since we have reduced the price of the PDFs to $ 2.00, you should be able to collect all of Thrangu Rinpoche's books very inexpensively.

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Advice from a Yogi (PDF)

Advice from a Yogi (PDF)

A new original teaching by Thrangu Rinpoche on the Tibetan classic by Padampa Sangye's One Hundred Verses . Padampa Sangye is best known as...
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Ascertaining Certainty About the View Khenpo Tsultrim (PDF)

Ascertaining Certainty About the View Khenpo Tsultrim (PDF)

Khenpo Tsultrim and Thrangu Rinpoche taught the four Kagyu regents in Rumtek, India after the 1959 cultural revolution. Khenpo Tsultrim spent many...
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Aspirational Prayer for Mahamudra by Tai Situpa (PDF)

Aspirational Prayer for Mahamudra by Tai Situpa (PDF)

Khentin Tai Situpa was one of the four regents of the Kagyu Lineage and perticipated in Thrangu Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim’s first shedra at...
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Bardo Teachings by Tai Situ Rinpoche (PDF)

Bardo Teachings by Tai Situ Rinpoche (PDF)

Khentin Tai Situpa was one of the four regents of the Kagyu Lineage and perticipated in Thrangu Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim’s first shedra at...
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Bodhisattva's Way of Life (PDF)

Bodhisattva's Way of Life (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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Chandrakirti Entrance to the Middle Way by Khenpo Tsultrim(PDF)

Chandrakirti Entrance to the Middle Way by Khenpo Tsultrim(PDF)

The Buddha taught three turnings of the wheel of Dharma--the Foundation vehicle, the Mahayana vehicle, and the Vajrayana vehicle. The second turning...
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Chod Practice: The Garden of All Joy By Tenga Rinpoche(PDF)

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

Cutting Off or Chod (pronounced Chö) Practice was developed by Machig Labrang is one of the only Buddhist practices to be developed in...
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Clarifying the Natural State by Tashi Namgyal (PDF)

Clarifying the Natural State by Tashi Namgyal (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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Cultivating True Compassion: Bodhichitta (PDF)

Cultivating True Compassion: Bodhichitta (PDF)

Atisha was a great Bengal scholar who went to Sumatra to a thriving Buddhist community there and met his root guru and studied the Mahayana for 12...
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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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Four Foundations of Buddhist Practice (PDF)

Four Foundations of Buddhist Practice (PDF)

Thrangu Rinpoche discusses the four common foundations, which are the four thoughts to contemplate before beginning any spiritual practice. The first...
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Guide to Bodhisattva's Way of Life (PDF)

Guide to Bodhisattva's Way of Life (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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Heart of the Dharma: Mind Training for Beginners (PDF)

Heart of the Dharma: Mind Training for Beginners (PDF)

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...
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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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Introduction to Practice: Way to Go by Tai Situ Rinpoche (PDF)

Introduction to Practice: Way to Go by Tai Situ Rinpoche (PDF)

Khentin Tai Situpa was one of the four regents of the Kagyu Lineage and perticipated in Thrangu Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim’s first shedra at...
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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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King of Samadhi (PDF)

King of Samadhi (PDF)

The King of Samadhi or the Samadhi Raja Sutra is one of the few sutras that discusses Mahamudra. Thrangu Rinpoche in this book gives a full length...
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King of Samadhi (Samadhi Raja Sutra) trans. by Roberts

King of Samadhi (Samadhi Raja Sutra) trans. by Roberts

This book is a translation of the complete original King of Samadhi sutra which is over 500 pages long. We offer this free as a supplement to...
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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 and Teachings of Gampopa (PDF)

Life and Teachings of Gampopa (PDF)

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...
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Luminous Clarity:Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen (PDF)

Luminous Clarity:Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen (PDF)

The meditation of Mahamudra and the meditation of Dzogchen are highly appropriate meditations for Western practitioners, who are engaged in their...
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Mahamudra Lineage Prayer (PDF)

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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Mahamudra Teachings by Tai Situ Rinpoche (PDF)

Mahamudra Teachings by Tai Situ Rinpoche (PDF)

Khentin Tai Situpa was one of the four regents of the Kagyu Lineage and perticipated in Thrangu Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim’s first shedra at...
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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  also called the Sublime Continuum elucidates the Third Turning of the Buddha's Teachings on...
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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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Naropa's Wisdom (PDF)

Naropa's Wisdom (PDF)

Naropa’s Wisdom Tilopa who founded the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism had one primary pupil who was Naropa. Naropa was a great scholar at...
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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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Ocean of the Ultimate Meaning (PDF)

Ocean of the Ultimate Meaning (PDF)

Thrangu Rinpoche's teachings encompass the entire path of Mahamudra, including the preliminaries, the main practice, removing obstacles, and...
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On Buddha Essence: The Third Karmapa's Treatise (PDF)

On Buddha Essence: The Third 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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Progressive Stages of Meditation by Khenpo Tsultrim (PDF)

Progressive Stages of Meditation by Khenpo Tsultrim (PDF)

Progressive Stages of Meditation by Khenpo Tsultrim is one of his most popular books. It is hard to get so we offer it as a PDF. Thrangu Rinpoche...
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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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Sixteen Arhats text and pictures (PDF)

Sixteen Arhats text and pictures (PDF)

The Sixteen Arhats are 16 different wise teachers who lived in India and who represent many different aspect of the Buddhist experience. Although...
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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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Spiritual Biography of Marpa (PDF)

Spiritual Biography of Marpa (PDF)

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...
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Spiritual Song of Lodro Thaye (PDF)

Spiritual Song of Lodro Thaye (PDF)

Jamgon Kongtrul (1813-1899 CE), also called Lodro Thaye was an incredible practitioner and scholar who composed over 90 volumes of Buddhist works and...
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Teachings on the Practice of Meditation (PDF)

Teachings on the Practice of Meditation (PDF)

The essence of the teachings of the Buddha is practice. The reason we practice meditation is to attain happiness. This means happiness in both the...
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The Miraculous Key by Khenpo Tsultrim (PDF)

The Miraculous Key by Khenpo Tsultrim (PDF)

We are pleased to make this text by Khenpo Tsultrim available which was compiled and translated by Tony Duff who offered this book for free...
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The Shangpa Teachings by Tai Situ Rinpoche (PDF)

The Shangpa Teachings by Tai Situ Rinpoche (PDF)

The Shangpa Lineage Khentin Tai Situpa was one of the four regents of the Kagyu Lineage and perticipated in Thrangu Rinpoche and Khenpo...
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The Sun of Wisdom by Khenpo Tsultrim (PDF)

The Sun of Wisdom by Khenpo Tsultrim (PDF)

The Sun of Wisdom is Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso's extensive teaching on Nagarjuna's great masterpiece The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way ....
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Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva (PDF)

Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva (PDF)

Many times Thrangu Rinpoche has said that Buddhist practitioners often concentrate on meditation and that is, of course, good. But if they don't...
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Three Vehicles of Buddhist Practice (PDF)

Three Vehicles of Buddhist Practice (PDF)

This extensive set of teachings was one of Thrangu Rinpoche's introductions to the basic concepts of the three vehicles of Buddhism. When...
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Tilopa's Wisdom (PDF)

Tilopa's Wisdom (PDF)

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...
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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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Twenty-one Taras Practice by Tai Situpa Rinpoche

Twenty-one Taras Practice by Tai Situpa Rinpoche

Khentin Tai Situpa was one of the four regents of the Kagyu Lineage and in Thrangu Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsultrim’s first shedra at Rumtek. He...
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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...
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WaterMoons: 108 Mahamudra Pith Instructions (PDF)

WaterMoons: 108 Mahamudra Pith Instructions (PDF)

WaterMoons is a unique books which contains 108 pith instructions that Thrangu Rinpoche gave while he was teaching on the three Ninth Karmapa's...
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White Tara: Wish Fulfilling Wheel by Khenpo Karthar Rin.(PDF)

White Tara: Wish Fulfilling Wheel by Khenpo Karthar Rin.(PDF)

White Tara is practiced by all four major schools in Tibet. There are actually several Tara practices, but White Tara's special function is to...