Kagyu School | Tibetan Buddhism

Commentaries on the Tibetan Book of the Dead

Here you can read the commentaries of highly respected Buddhist Lama Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, otherwise known as Bardo Thödol. Tibetan Book of the Dead is not only for those who are going to die or who are already dead, it is also for those who are already born; birth and death apply to everybody constantly, at this very

37 Bodhisattva Practices

37 Bodhisattva Practices by Thogme Zangpo. This traditional Buddhist text, composed by Thogme Zangpo, contains essential and practical instructions for the development of compassion and its application in to daily life, how to turn the difficulties into training for spiritual growth. The basis for the text is the practice of Chenrezig, the embodiment of compassion. I pay heartfelt homage to you, Lokeśvara; you have true

Śāntideva | 8th century

The Folder for Śāntideva (Shantideva), an 8th-century Indian Buddhist monk and scholar at Nālanda Monastery, the Author of important works on Mādhyamika and Ethics and Bodhisattva Path, such as The Seven Limb Prayer and Bodhisattvacaryāvatāra (Bodhisattva Behaviour). I take safe direction, till my purified state, from the Buddhas, the Dharma, and the Highest Assembly. By the positive force of my giving and so on, may

400 verses | Āryadeva

400 Verses on the Middle Path by Āryadeva (c. 3rd century), one of the fathers of Madhyamaka philosophy of Mahāyāna Buddhism and the main disciple of Ārya Nāgārjuna. The work consists of 4 parts or 16 chapters: 1. Overcoming Incorrect Consideration; Parts 1-4 2. Overcoming Disturbing Emotions and Helping Others; Parts 5-8 3. Refuting Distorted Views about Time, Space and Self; Parts 9-12 4. Refuting