Buddhist Practice Materials

Thrangu Rinpoche's centers a number of practices and in this section we have grouped all the materials to do the practice together.

We offer the practice text in Tibetan script, transliteration, and English along with guidance which gives the visualization, mudras, music, and explanation of Dharma terms in a box on the right. These are in PDF form and free.

Next, if they are available we include books and commentaries on these practices which are not all by Thrangu Rinpoche. For many paractices we also have photos of the deities of the practice and an auditory download of a group doing the practice to provide the tune and pronounciation.

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A Day of a Buddhist Practitioner by Bokar Rinpoche (PDF)

A Day of a Buddhist Practitioner by Bokar Rinpoche (PDF)

Bokar Rinpoche teaching on a day in the life of a Buddhsit Practitioner
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A Short Guide to Shamatha Meditation (PDF)

A Short Guide to Shamatha Meditation (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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A teaching on the Shrine by Khenpo Karthar (PDF)

A teaching on the Shrine by Khenpo Karthar (PDF)

This small free booklet discusses the setting up of a personal Shrine in your house.
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Amitabha Practice Chanted (MP3)

Amitabha Practice Chanted (MP3)

If you are doing this practice it is always good to know the melody of the practice. This MP3 can be copied onto you computer, tablet, or phone and...
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Amitabha Practice Commentary Tenga Rinpoche (PDF)

Amitabha Practice Commentary Tenga Rinpoche (PDF)

This 18 page commentary by Tenga Rinpoche on how to do the Amitabha practice which actually comes from the internet and so we are not charging for...
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Amitabha Practice with Khenpo Karthar (PDF)

Amitabha Practice with Khenpo Karthar (PDF)

 The brief prayer to be reborn in Amitabha's pure land of  Sukhavati  (Tibetan Dewachen) is mentioned in the Chenrezig prayer. The...
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Amitabha Sutra by the Buddha (PDF)

Amitabha Sutra by the Buddha (PDF)

We are forunate to have a translation of the Amitabha Sutra. This sutra is extremely well known in China. The Chinese brought this sutra back from...
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An Amitabha Video of the practice with subtitles (Video)

An Amitabha Video of the practice with subtitles (Video)

This is a wonderful short video of the Amitabha practice which has the chanting and below are the transliterated Tibetan words. We got this from...
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Chenrezig Alone (Downloadable Photo)

Chenrezig Alone (Downloadable Photo)

Chenrezig also known by his Sanskrit name Avalokiteshvara is the most popular deity in Tibet. He is the deity of representing compassion and his...
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Chenrezig Alone (Photo to Purchase)

Chenrezig Alone (Photo to Purchase)

Chenrezig also known by his Sanskrit name Avalokiteshvara is the most popular deity in Tibet. He is the deity of representing compassion and his...
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Chenrezig and Five Wisdom Buddhas (Photo to purchase)

Chenrezig and Five Wisdom Buddhas (Photo to purchase)

Chenrezig also known by his Sanskrit name Avalokiteshvara is the most popular deity in Tibet. He is the deity of representing compassion and his...
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Chenrezig Explanation Practice by Khenpo Karthar (PDF)

Chenrezig Explanation Practice by Khenpo Karthar (PDF)

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche gives a very detailed explanation of the Chrenrezig practice in 45 pages. If you want to thoroughly understand this practice,...
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Chenrezig Practice Chanted (MP3 download)

Chenrezig Practice Chanted (MP3 download)

It is often hard to do Chenrezig Practice with the proper tune. Here we have Lama Kathy who has a beautiful voice doing the practice. When you...
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Chenrezig Practice with Guidance (PDF)

Chenrezig Practice with Guidance (PDF)

Droden Kachabma "Filling Space to Benefit Beings" Chenrezig Practice with Guidance
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Chenrezig with 5 Wisdom Buddhas (Downloadable Photo)

Chenrezig with 5 Wisdom Buddhas (Downloadable Photo)

Chenrezig also known Avalokiteshvara is the most popular deity in Tibet. Chenrezig is the deity representing complete, universal compassion and his...
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Chenrezig: How to Recite the Mani Mantra (PDF)

Chenrezig: How to Recite the Mani Mantra (PDF)

Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit is the most popular deity in Tibetan Buddhism. For over a 1,000 years Tibetan Lamas have used the Chenrezig...
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Chenrezig: Lord of Love by Bokar Rinpoche (PDF)

Chenrezig: Lord of Love by Bokar Rinpoche (PDF)

Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit is the most popular deity in Tibetan Buddhism. For over a 1,000 years Tibetan Lamas have used the Chenrezig...
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Chod Practice BY Jamgon Kongtrul (EPUB)

Chod Practice BY Jamgon Kongtrul (EPUB)

This is an amazing manual on doing the Chod practice. The manual has 115 pages of explanation and then the whole Chod practice is given in...
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Chod Practice: The Garden of All Joy Bokar Rinpoche (PDF)

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

Cutting Off or Chod (pronounced Cho) Practice was developed by Machig Labrag is one of the only Buddhist practices to be developed in Tibet and...
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Chod Practice: Thrangu Rinpoche on Chod Practice (MP3)

Chod Practice: Thrangu Rinpoche on Chod Practice (MP3)

This is an MP3 Download of Thrangu Rinpoche teaching the Chod practice. Chod which litterally means to "cut off" is a practice developed by...
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Four Foundations of Buddhist Practice (Book)

Four Foundations of Buddhist Practice (Book)

Before one begins any practice, one should contemplate the four the four ordinary foundations often called the four thoughts that turn the mind...
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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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Introduction to Chod by Thrangu Rinpoche (PDF)

Introduction to Chod by Thrangu Rinpoche (PDF)

The main chöd practice, pronounced Chö, originated by a Tibetan, Machig Lhabron, and is known because it is the only proctice which become...
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Introduction to Practice: Way to Go Tai Situ Rinpoche (PDF)

Introduction to Practice: Way to Go 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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Kagyu Lineage Prayer Chanted (MP3)

Kagyu Lineage Prayer Chanted (MP3)

This is David Karma Choephel chanting the Kagyu lineage prayer with Thrangu Rinpoche.  MP3
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Karma Chagme's Aspiration of Sukhavati (PDF)

Karma Chagme's Aspiration of Sukhavati (PDF)

Karma Chagme who holds the Kagyu Lineage and also the Nyingma lineage wrote this Aspiration of Sukhavati. Sukhavati (Tib. Dewachen) is the pure land...
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Karma Kagyu Lineage Prayer with Guidance (PDF)

Karma Kagyu Lineage Prayer with Guidance (PDF)

Thrangu Rinpoche says The Kagyu Lineage Prayer (Tib. Dorje Chang Tungma ) every single time that he gives a teaching. He does this because this...
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Karma Kagyu Lineage Tree with Labels (Downloadable Photo)

Karma Kagyu Lineage Tree with Labels (Downloadable Photo)

The Kagyu lineage tree not only has the lineage masters down to the 16th Karmapa, but it also contains the important sacred sangha and yidams and...
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Konchog Chidu (Guru Rinpoche) Practice with Guidance (PDF)

Konchog Chidu (Guru Rinpoche) Practice with Guidance (PDF)

Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche was one of the major founders of Buddhism in Tibet. He introduced the Vajrayana to Tibet and is known by the Tibetans...
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Konchog Chidu Practice (Photo Download)

Konchog Chidu Practice (Photo Download)

Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) was considered a second Buddha in Tibet because he brought Buddhism from India to Tibet and established its first...
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Konchog Chidu Practice Chanted (MP3)

Konchog Chidu Practice Chanted (MP3)

This is the Kongchog Chidu (Guru Rinpoche) practice with Lama Tashi leading. This is a FREE download.
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Mahakala Chant with Khenpo Jigme (MP3)

Mahakala Chant with Khenpo Jigme (MP3)

The Mahakala practice is usually done with a drum in the monastery, however, it is fine to do it with just tapping to imitate the drum beat. Here...
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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 Lineage Prayer: A Guide to Practice (Book)

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...
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Manjushri (Downloadable Photo)

Manjushri (Downloadable Photo)

This is a photo of Manjushri to go with the Manjushri practice.
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Manjushri Prayer Chanted by Khenpo Jigme (MP3)

Manjushri Prayer Chanted by Khenpo Jigme (MP3)

Here is Khenpo Jigme chanting the Manjushri Prayer.
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Manjushri Prayer with Guidance (PDF)

Manjushri Prayer with Guidance (PDF)

The Manjushri Prayer is every day by the participants in the shedra when they begin studying the Sutras and other texts. Manjushri is the deity most...
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Medicine Buddha Photo with 7 brothers (Download photo)

Medicine Buddha Photo with 7 brothers (Download photo)

This photo shows the Medicine Buddha surrounded by the seven other "brother" Medicine Buddhas. Please go to the Photo section and select...
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Medicine Buddha Practice chanted by Lama Tashi (MP3)

Medicine Buddha Practice chanted by Lama Tashi (MP3)

This is the Medicine Buddha Practice chanted by Lama Tashi. Lama Tashi has a very clear voice and led the practices on an number of Thrangu...
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Medicine Buddha Practice with Guidance (PDF)

Medicine Buddha Practice with Guidance (PDF)

The Medicine Buddha is a favorite practice of many which is a practice to help all those with mental and medical problems. It is practiced by all...
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Medicine Buddha Teachings (DVD Video)

Medicine Buddha Teachings (DVD Video)

Lama Kathy from Karma Triyana Dharmachakra and Khenpo Jigme from Vajra Vidya Retreat Center did a joint teaching on the Medicine Buddha. At the end...
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Meditation Advice to Beginners by Bokar Rinpoche (PDF)

Meditation Advice to Beginners by Bokar Rinpoche (PDF)

Bokar Rinpoche has written this very good book of 140 pages directed towards students beginning the practice of meditation. In this book he begins...
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Middle-Way Meditation Instructions of Mipham Rinpoche (book)

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...
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Ngondro Practice Video with Lama Wangdu (DVD)

Ngondro Practice Video with Lama Wangdu (DVD)

Excellent DVD featuring Ngondro teachings as well as useful practice loops that can work like a personal coach for each of the foundational...
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Ngondro: The Torch of True Meaning by Kongtrul (PDF)

Ngondro: The Torch of True Meaning by Kongtrul (PDF)

  An important part of the path of meditation in the Kagyu Lineage is to do the Common Preliminaries and then to do the Special Preliminaries...
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Practice of Tranquillity and Insight (Book)

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)...
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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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Sending and Receiving Practice Thrangu Rinpoche (PDF)

Sending and Receiving Practice Thrangu Rinpoche (PDF)

There are several ways to reduce our concern, even our obsession, with our self. We cannot truely develop good Buddhist practice without also working...
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Short Mahakala Protector's Practice (PDF)

Short Mahakala Protector's Practice (PDF)

Mahakala is a practice done every evening in almost all Kagyu monasteries. NO matter where Thrangu Rinpoche is --in a hotel or visiting someone in...
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Short Prayer to be Reborn in Dawachen (PDF)

Short Prayer to be Reborn in Dawachen (PDF)

The Prayer to be reborn in Sukhavati (Tib. Dewachen) is a short prayer that is often chanted at the end of session, particularly with the Chenrezig...
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Sukhavati Prayer Chanted by Thrangu Rinpoche (MP3)

Sukhavati Prayer Chanted by Thrangu Rinpoche (MP3)

This is an MP3 file of Thrangu Rinpoche and his monks chanting the Sukhavati prayer which has a beautiful tune. You can download this and put it on...
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Taking Refuge by Khenpo Karthar (PDF)

Taking Refuge by Khenpo Karthar (PDF)

This short manual explains the importance of having a personal shrine and how to set it up.
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Taking the Bodhisattva Vow Thrangu Rinpoche (PDF)

Taking the Bodhisattva Vow Thrangu Rinpoche (PDF)

The Bodhisattva Vow is taken some time after one has taken the Refuge Vow. When one understand what a bodhisattva is and what it entail, one can take...
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Taking the Refuge Ceremony by Thrangu Rinpoche (PDF)

Taking the Refuge Ceremony by Thrangu Rinpoche (PDF)

These are the actual teachings during a refuge ceremony. 
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Taking the Refuge Vow and Meaning Karma Choephel (PDF)

Taking the Refuge Vow and Meaning Karma Choephel (PDF)

Before one begins to do practice or receive certain teachings, one must take the Refuge Vow. In this four page text David Karma Choephel who has been...
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Tara: The Feminine Divine by Bokar Rinpoche (PDF)

Tara: The Feminine Divine by Bokar Rinpoche (PDF)

In this book of 170 pages Bokar presents a detailed explanation of Tara with many wonderful stories where Tara had helped in recent times. He...
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The Amitabha Practice of Mingjur Rinpoche

The Amitabha Practice of Mingjur Rinpoche

Mingjur Rinpoche when he was just 17 years old composed this Amitabha Sadhana or Practice and it is the one most often used in the Kagyu Lineage....
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The Medicine Buddha Teachings (Book)

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...
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The Nyungne Practice with Wangchen Rinpoche (PDF)

The Nyungne Practice with Wangchen Rinpoche (PDF)

Anyone one who want to throughly understand the Nyungne Practice and know how to do it should get this 270 page book devoted completely to this one...
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The Origin of the Tara Tantra (PDF)

The Origin of the Tara Tantra (PDF)

This is a book of Taranatha who collected a lot of stories about Tara which was translated by Templeman. Taranatha apparently through together 89...
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The Sukhavati Sutra by the Buddha (PDF)

The Sukhavati Sutra by the Buddha (PDF)

The whole Sukhavati practice of aspiring to go to the pure land of the Amitabha Buddha after one dies is based on an actual sutra of The Buddha. In...
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The Sutra of the Medicine Buddha translated by Thanh (PDF)

The Sutra of the Medicine Buddha translated by Thanh (PDF)

Al the various Medicine Buddha Practices are based on this Sutra which has been translated into English by Mimh Thanh. Since he offered this...
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The Tashi Prayer with Guidance (PDF)

The Tashi Prayer with Guidance (PDF)

The Tashi Prayer or The Verses of the Eight Auspicious Noble Ones is a prayer composed by Jamgon Kongtrul to build up auspicious or good fortune....
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Twenty-one Taras Practice by Tai Situpa Rinpoche (PDF)

Twenty-one Taras Practice by Tai Situpa Rinpoche (PDF)

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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White Tara Wish Fulfilling Wheel by Khenpo Karthar (Book)

White Tara Wish Fulfilling Wheel by Khenpo Karthar (Book)

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...
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White Tara Chanted by Khenpo Jigme (MP3)

White Tara Chanted by Khenpo Jigme (MP3)

Here is Khenpo Jigme chanting the White Tara Practice so that one can get the tune correct.
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White Tara Practice with Guidance (PDF)

White Tara Practice with Guidance (PDF)

White Tara is practiced by all four major schools in Tibet. There are actually several Tara practices with the best know being White Tara and Green...
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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...