Tibetan Buddhism Writings

Tilopa's Mahamudra Song

This is the great Tilopa’ Mahamudra Song. Tilopa was a great Buddhist sage, living at the beginning of 11 th century (988–1069) in India and a very mythical person indeed. It is believed he has received Mahamudra teachings from primordial Buddha Vajradhara himself – the primordial essence of all things, the absolute Wisdom and Compassion. This Mahamudra Song he later transmitted to Naropa near the

THE GARLAND OF VIEWS: AN INSTRUCTION

This is the Garland of views attributed to famous Buddhist yogi Guru Rinpoche / Padmasambhava. It's full name in Tibetan reads: A note, summarizing different views, vehicles and so on. The unreflective do not understand whether or not all things and events have causes and conditions; they are thoroughly ignorant. The materialists do not understand whether or not there exist previous and subsequent lives and,

Benefits of Guru Rinpoche mantra

The Vajra Guru Mantra is the mantra is also called mantra of Guru Rinpoche, who is also known as Padmasambhava. Originally it was concealed during the time Guru Rinpoche was living and teaching in Tibet and later re-discovered by the great tertön Karma Lingpa in 14 th century, who wrote it on sheets of golden paper. It is known as “Syllable by syllable commentary and

Sakya Pandita’s Instruction on Parting from the Four Attachments

Very inspiring text by H.H. Sakya Pandita - one of the founders of Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism on Liberation from Four most important attachments - attachments to life, samsara, self-interest and reality of things! Having obtained a body with all the freedoms and advantages, encountered the precious teachings of the Buddha, and genuinely aroused the right attitude, now we need to put the Dharma

The Prayer of the Ground, Path & Fruition

The Prayer of the Ground, Path & Fruition From the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse by by Jigme Lingpa (1729-1798): The true nature of things is naturally free of conceptual projections. It does not exist, since even the victorious ones do not see it. Yet neither is it non-existent, as it is the ground of all samsara and nirvana. There is no contradiction here,

Vajra Armor Healing Mantra

This is the great Vajra Armor mantra of Padmasambhava, healing all 404 types of diseases; provide protection from sicknesses and bad omens sent by celestial beings and so on. It is believed the mantra was given by Guru Rinpoche and concealed as Terma and later revealed to beings by the great tertön Dorje Lingpa. In other words – Vajra Armor is considered a very powerful

Tibetan Book of the Dead

Tibetan Book of the Dead or otherwise known as Bardo Thödol, here you can read online full text of this very important book, written in the environment of Tibetan Buddhism - what expects you, your close ones and everyone else in the after-death state of transference of Consciousness-principle from this material plane of existence to the after-death state, what happens, what you should know and

The Instructions of Gampopa

No great introduction is needed to His Holiness Gampopa - probably the most prominent Teacher in Tibetan Buddhism of the 12th century, the most important student of the famous Jetsun Milarepa - and teacher of the First Karmapa, the men who established the Kagyu lineage of transmission in Tibetan Buddhism. His name Gampopa literary means "the man from Gampo", but He is also known as

Milarepa | Songs of Milarepa

Outside the land of Tibet where the stories and songs of Milarepa (c. 1052 – c. 1135 CE) are very well-known and loved, far too little is known of this great Buddhist sage. The 60 songs of Milarepa, published here all concern that Dhamma which is common to the whole Buddhist tradition. Everyone who has read some of Lord Buddha's Discourses in the Pali Canon

Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment | Atisha

Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment by Atiśa. I, the Elder Śrī Dīpaṁkara, having seen (everything to be) as is explained from the Dharma teachings of the Sūtras and so on, and having been requested by Changchub Ö, have composed this abbreviation of the explanation of the path to Enlightenment. This concludes A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment composed by the Great Master Dīpaṁkara

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