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Jigten Sumgon, The Single Intention


With Commentary by Khenpo Kunpal and
Overview by Rinchen Jangchub


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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

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Jigten Sumgön, The Great Drikung Teachings to the Assembly

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.

ISBN 978-3-945457-36-8

21,90 €

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Sue-Sue, The Lama of Many Lifetimes, Touching the Heart of Garchen Rinpoche Book Two, Perfection of Liberation (1958-1980)

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

25,00 €

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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.


  • 290 pages: 274 folios and foreword of 16 pp. by Jan-Ulrich Sobisch, University of Copenhagen
  • Reproduction Page Size: 42 x 29,7 cm | 16.5" x 11.7"
  • Page Size of the Tibetan Manuscript: approx. 38 x 10,5 cm | 15" x 4.1"
  • Fine art paper with smooth surface and ideal whiteness for true color reproduction, environmentally friendly production, FSC™ certified, CO2 neutral, ageing resistance ISO 9706 certified

Manuscript Portfolio

  • Size: 44 x 33 x 3 cm | 17.3" x 13" x 1.2"
  • Rigid binders board, covered with smooth brown paper
  • Two inner protective flaps
  • Two robust textile-covered folding flaps
  • Strong tie tape

129,00 €

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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
ISBN 978-3-945457-11-5

14,90 €

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Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön, The Inexhaustible Source of Nectar Collected, Vital Points of Mountain Dharma

“Mountain Dharma” is a genre of Buddhist texts providing practical instructions for conducting solitary retreat in the mountains or other remote places. "The Inexhaustible Source of Nectar" collects sections from seven Mountain Dharma teachings given by Drikung Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon, the founder of the Drikung Kagyu lineage, and written down by his student On Sherab Jungne.

Here Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon shows himself to be a master of dependent origination. He extensively considers activities of body and speech as well as mental attitudes, and he precisely specifies how they affect a retreat positively or negatively.

The English translation is followed by the Tibetan text in full.

ISBN 978-3-945457-13-9

16,90 €

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Chenga Sherab Jungne, Scintillation of the Precious Vajra, The Life Path of Complete Liberation of the Dharma Lord Jigten Sumgön, With the biography of the author "Roaring Thunder of Fame"

Jigten Sumgön (1143–1217) is the founder of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. His nephew and disciple Chenga Sherab Jungne recorded the authentic biography on which all later biographies are based. In this life story, Jigten Sumgön’s path to liberation becomes discernible as the overcoming of all mental defilements, faults and confusions. Through this, his closest disciples and other Tibetan and Indian saints recognise in their master the reincarnation of Nagarjuna and a perfect buddha.

The brief biography of the author, Chenga Sherab Jungne, provides additional insights into the founding years of the Drikung Kagyu tradition.

ISBN 978-3-945457-12-2

21,90 €

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Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön, A Stream of Nectar, Public Teachings

The public teachings of Jigten Sumgon (1143–1217), the founder of the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, are a source of wisdom. He not only explains the pure offering and pure dedication, the philosophical main features of the Kagyu school, and the four yogas of the Mahamudra tradition but also the vajra body, the practice of channels, chakras, and winds, the responsibility of the disciple, and much more.

Won Sherab Jungne, a heart son of Jigten Sumgon, took notes on these public teachings and commented on them. Finally, Dorje Dragpa, the fifth lineage holder of the Drikung Kagyu transmission, compiled them in the present form.

The English translation is followed by the Tibetan text in full.

ISBN 978-3-945457-16-0
154 pages

16,90 €

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Konchog Norzang, Tara Wisdom, "A Bouquet of Blue Lotus Flowers" That Elucidates Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon’s "Seven Supplications to Tara"

In 1174, the Protector of the Three Worlds, Drikung Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon, spontaneously composed the "Seven Supplications to Tara" while he beheld seven aspects of the Noble Savioress in a direct vision.

To fathom and appreciate the depth of this important Vajra song, in the nineteenth century the monk and scholar Konchog Norzang wrote a quintessential commentary for it. "A Bouquet of Blue Lotus Flowers" unfolds the profound wisdom of Tara from the ultimate perspective of Mahamudra.

The present volume contains a new translation of the core text together with the English word-by-word translation of its detailed commentary. It is supplemented by a Tibetan version of both.

ISBN 978-3-945457-14-6
84 pages

11,90 €

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Namkha Samdrub Gyaltsen, A Garland of Immaculate Moons, The Biography of Lapchiwa Namkha Gyaltsen, a Mind Emanation of Jetsün Milarepa And An Astounding Garland of Lights Which Open the Eyes of Faith

Lapchiwa Namkha Gyaltsen (1372–1437) was considered an incarnation, or at least emanation, of the Lord of Yogins, Jetsün Milarepa (1040–1123). However, for all the exemplary life that he led, he is virtually forgotten today, like other great masters. And if a very few remember him at all, it is mostly as a Drigung Kagyü master, even though he was an eminent lineage holder and practitioner of the Karma Kagyü, Shangpa Kagyü, Rechung Nyengyü, and Sakyapa teachings and practices as well. 

This biography was composed by Namkha Samdrub Gyaltsen (1408–1462), a close student of the Lapchiwa. Also included in this volume, you will find a wonderful supplication to Jetsün Milarepa, considered lost for a long time and also penned by Namkha Samdrub Gyaltsen.

With13 photos
ISBN 978-3-945457-06-1

19,90 €

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Ayang Thubten Rinpoche, Rays of Sunlight, A Commentary on The Heart of the Mahayana Teachings

Ayang Thubten Rinpoche’s Rays of Sunlight is a commentary on Zhedang Dorje’s The Heart of the Mahayana Teachings, a detailed guide to the stages of the path to awakening. Containing all of the Drikung Kagyu tradition’s essential teachings on sutra and tantra, Rays of Sunlight is one of the most treasured works in the Drikung Kagyu tradition.

Like Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation, the text Rays of Sunlight begins with a discussion of Buddha-nature, the nascent buddha within all beings, before presenting the sequential practices we must cultivate to fully awaken its transcendent qualities. With its lucid explanation of how a single individual can uphold the pratimoksha vows, bodhisattva precepts, and tantric samaya without contra-diction, Rays of Sunlight is sure to be of interest to dedicated practitioners of all traditions. And for those with an affinity for the profound path of meditation, the text closes with an extraordinary explanation of “The Fivefold Path of Mahamudra.”

ISBN 978-3-945457-05-4


15,90 €

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Phagmodrupa and Jigten Sumgön, The Vows of the Three Vehicles, How to Train in the Vows of Buddhist Practice

Certainty regarding appropriate conduct is crucial in all stages of the Buddhist path – specifically, knowing which actions are prohibited and which are encouraged. This book provides guidelines for the practitioner who has taken the vows of the three vehicles of Tibetan Buddhism. Here, Jigten Sumgön (1143 – 1217), the founder of the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, and his guru Phagmodrupa (1110 – 1170) answer the question: What does it mean to take the pratimoksha, bodhisattva, and Vajrayana vows?

ISBN 978-3-945457-18-4

140 pages

15,90 €

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Jigten Sumgön Gongchig. The Single Intent, With the commentary entitled The Lamp Dispelling Darkness by Rigdzin Chökyi Dragpa

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

18,80 €

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Phagmodrupa, Engaging by Stages in the Teachings of the Buddha

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

14,00 €

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