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With Commentary by Khenpo Kunpal and
Overview by Rinchen Jangchub
The title inside the book is:
The Single Intention
By Jigten Sumgön
With Khenpo Kunpal’s Commentary
Treasury of Essential Scriptures and Reasoning
And Rinchen Jangchub’s Overview
Jewel Light Rays
In these teachings, Jigten Sumgön (1143–1217), the founder of the Drikung Kagyü tradition, covers the central themes of Tibetan Buddhism. He explains refuge, developing an altruistic mind, the different forms of dependent origination, how samsara and nirvana arise from the mind, why hearers, solitary realizers, and buddhas attain different awakenings, and how to correctly rely on the lama, among many other topics.
The thirty lectures are presented in a direct form that makes readers feel like they are among the assembly of disciples, and this text is an authentic resource for becoming acquainted with the Buddha’s teachings in general and the teachings of the early Kagyü masters in particular.
This deep inspiring book is the spiritual biography of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche Book Two, with forwards from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche and Mindrolling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche. "...To each and every reader of this biography ... may you develop and be in absolute awe of bodhicitta at the end of this journey..." Sue-Sue
It was the Buddhist nun and travel writer Alexandra David-Néel (1868–1969) who brought the manuscript “Illuminator, a Light of Gnosis – The Great Commentary on The Single Intention” by Dorje Sherab from Asia to France. The German foundation Garchen Stiftung reproduced the precious manuscript in its original size and colors. Thus the work is available to an audience of traditional and western experts as well as students of the Tibetan language.
In 1992 the Tibetan Buddhist pilgrimage and festival of the Great Transference at Drikung was revived after a gap of thirty-six years. This would prove to be the only renewal of its traditional performance ...
Matthew T. Kapstein, whose study of the event is reproduced here for the first time with color photographic documentation, is the author of many works on Buddhism and Tibetan history, including The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism and The Tibetans. He is Director of Tibetan Studies at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, and Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Chicago.
96 pp. with 43 color photographs
The "Gongchig," by Jigten Sumgon (1143 - 1217) is regarded by practitioners as their tradition's most important and at the same time most difficult text. The Eighth Karmapa even went so far as to praise it as the "Doctrine of the Kaygupas," and many westerners with an interest in these teachings have been waiting for years for a translation. Now, for the first time, the Drikung Kagyu Institute's translator training program has made available a German and English-language translation of the root text and Chokyi Dragpa's (1595 - 1659) precise commentary. This edition also renders the texts accessible to readers with little background in Buddhist philosophy. All of the Tibetan source texts are included as well.
Otter Verlag ISBN 978-3-933529-28-2
In his work Engaging by Stages in the Teachings of the Buddha, the great Tibetan master Phagmodrupa (1110-1170) sets out the Buddhist path with the utmost clarity. For the first time, this seminal treatise is now available in English. Phagmodrupa illustrates the sequential stages of entering the Buddhist path: placing trust in the spiritual tutor, taking refuge, meditating upon love and compassion, and attaining the three bodies of the Buddha. A biography of Phagmodrupa, also contained herein, provides insight into the life and work of this important master.
Otter Verlag ISBN 978-3-933529-21-3