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Amrita of Eloquence: A Biography of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Amrita of Eloquence: A Biography of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
By: Lama Karma Drodul, translated by Yeshe Gyamtso
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Amrita of Eloquence is a luminous portrait of the life of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, one of the Kagyu lineage's most beloved and revered teachers. Beautifully written by Lama Karma Drodul (Rinpoche's nephew and disciple) and elegantly translated by Yeshe Gyamtso, Amrita of Eloquence describes Khenpo Rinpoche and his life with humor, lyrical beauty, and boundless affection. The book composed in the traditional style of Tibetan spiritual biographies, but is nonetheless completely accessible to modern readers. The importance of such biographies cannot be overestimated: studying the life of one's guru brings devotion, and devotion brings awakening.
Born in eastern Tibet in 1924, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche is one of the great masters of the Karma Kagyu tradition. Rinpoche, who received most of his training and education in Tibet before the Chinese invasion, is highly accomplished in meditation, philosophy, and monastic arts.
Asanga's Abhidharmasamuccaya
By: Traleg Rinpoche
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Traleg Kyabgon presents the Abhidharma system of Asanga in clear and uncomplicated language so that students of the mahayana can easily employ its insights to understand their own minds. The Yogacara view of mind provides a model for understanding our construction of reality. Its understanding of how the mind operates is a guide for how we can properly assess our lives and develop in more psychologically wholesome ways without getting bogged down by past experience.
Bardo: Interval of Possibility, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche's Teaching on Aspiration for Liberation in the Bardo, by Chokyi Wangchuk
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Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche gives an exceptionally clear and lucid explanation of Aspiration for the Bardo, graciously giving the necessary time and attention to its more obscure points. His commentary, however, is not merely a bare description of the sequence of events in the process of dying and death, but is underscored throughout with the purpose and urgency of aspiration. We are clearly instructed on what to practice and how to train ourselves at every point of opportunity, in this very life "whether in the waking state or the dream state" and even within the interval experience itself.
KTD Publications, Febr 2007
Celebration: Karmapa Comes Home
Celebrating Karmapa: Remembering His Kindness
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The book focuses on the Gyalwang Karmapa's return to his seat at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra and includes the affiliate centers: Karme Ling Retreat Center, New Jersey KTC, Kunzang Palchen Ling, and Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery. BECOME A SPONSOR We invite you to join in our expression of profound gratitude to the Gyalwang Karmapa for the abundance of blessings he bestowed on us all during his visit to KTD and the affiliate East Coast centers in 2008. You make an offering by clicking "add to cart" and edit the price of the book, be sure to click "recalculate."

Ceremony of Offering to the Gurus, Composed by the Glorious Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
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Ceremony of Offering to the Gurus, by His Holiness Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, was composed for the annual Kagyu Monlam to accord with our present needs and to be accessible to all people. It is a carefully constructed compilation of selected Gurupujas from many different traditions.
Chariot of the Fortunate: The Life of the First Yongey Mingyur
By: Je Tukyi Dorje, Surmang Tendzin Rinpoche & Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye
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This fantastic, outrageous, and beautiful biography of the First Yongey Mingyur Dorje, written down by Je Tukyi Dorje & Surmang Tendzin Rinpoche, describes the visionary inner life of this great treasure revealer showing us wisdom, kindness, and ability.
Compassion NOW!  H.H. Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Compassion NOW!
H.H. Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
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Too often compassionate feeling is left inactive. Compassion NOW! is a work not only focused on how love and compassion are the root of all Buddhist practices, but is a call to put these compassionate feelings into action in the world.
Dalai Lama in Woodstock
Dalai Lama in Woodstock, Celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace
By: Dalai Lama
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"Among humanity there are so many different varieties of people that we need a variety of approaches to achieve the same goal. That goal is compassionate humanity and compassionate human society. That's what I believe, and that's my message."
First Karmapa: The Life and Teachings of Dusum Khyenpa
First Karmapa: The Life and Teachings of Dusum Khyenpa
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Nine hundred years ago, the First Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa, inspired his disciples through his teachings and through the example of his life. This first English translation of his teachings and biographies allows contemporary readers to experience this great masters forthright manner, feel his commitment to practice, and receive the teachings he gave in both word and deed.
Four Dharmas of Gampopa By: Traleg Rinpoche
Four Dharmas of Gampopa
By: Traleg Rinpoche
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May my mind become one with the Dharma
May the Dharma make success on the path
May the path clarify confusion
May confusion dawn as wisdom



Gampopa's Four Dharmas is closely related to his Jewel Ornament of Liberation, a text that deals with the stages in our spiritual development. First you begin to discover the Dharma, then you make a good job of it, then the Dharma becomes applicable on the path so you begin to clarify confusion on the path, and finally you transmute that confusion into wisdom. Those are the four Dharmas and they really relate to the development of the individual on the path
-----Traleg Kyabgon
Guru Yoga of Four Sessions
Four-Session Guru Yoga by Mikyo Dorje (Paperback + CD)
Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche's Commentary Based on the Commentary by Karma Chakme Rinpoche
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Commentary by Karma Chakme and line by line commentary by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.





Garland of Jewels: The Eight Great Bodhisattvas, by Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, Translated by Yeshe Gyamtso
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Translator's Introduction:   This book is a translation of a collection of stories about the eight great bodhisattvas. These stories are all taken from sutras and tantras taught by the Buddha, such as the Avatamsaka and the Lotus Sutras. They were collected and edited by the great Buddhist teacher Mipham Namgyal (1846 - 1912).
Harmonious Path for Buddhist Communities
Harmonious Path for Buddhist Communities: Advice on Keeping Amiable Relations Within a Dharma Center
By: Khenpo Sherap Phuntsok
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Living and working closely together, people who participate in Dharma groups have unique challenges and also unique resources to deal with any problems that may arise. In clear and classic language, Khenpo Sherap Phuntsok lays out the difficulties and their solutions.
Heart of the Dharma: Mind Training for Beginners <br> By: Thrangu Rinpoche
Heart of the Dharma: Mind Training for Beginners
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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In this book, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche explains clearly and simply how to use the practice of mind training and tonglen meditation to transform our habitual selfishness into the compassionate altruism necessary to bring happiness to ourselves and others.

The Hundred Tertons
Hundred Tertons: A Garland of Beryl, Brief Accounts of Profound Terma and the Siddhas Who Have Revealed It
By: Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, Yeshe Gyamtso (translator)
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The Hundred Tertons is Jamgon Kongtrul's history of the visionary men and women who have, again and again, renewed the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition of Padmasambhava. Kongtrul's book includes biographies of Padmasambhava, his twenty-five disciples, Longchenpa, Jikme Lingpa, Chokgyur Lingpa, and many others. Considered a seminal work of Tibetan Buddhist history, The Hundred Tertons is for the first time available in English translation.

Influence of Yogacara on Mahamudra
Influence of Yogacara on Mahamudra
By: Traleg Rinpoche
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A unique and interesting look at how Yogacara philosophy influenced the development of tantra and Mahamudra. Developed by Asanga and Vasubandhu as a reaction to over theorization, Yogacara emphasizes individual experience and practice.
Jewels from the Treasury
Jewels from the Treasury: Vasubandhu's Verses on the Treasury of Abhidharma and the Commentary Youthful Play by the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje
By: David Karma Choepel (translator)
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Though the abhidharma is recognized as one of the major topics of the Buddhist teachings, up until now there have been few translations of any of the great texts on it available in a Western language. This book contains a translation of one of the greatest presentations of abhidharma in any tradition, Vasubandhu's Verses on the Treasury of Abhidharma, along with the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje's clear and concise explanation of it, Youthful Play. Taken together, these two works give a thorough explanation of the abhidharma of the Foundation vehicle as taught in the northern Buddhist traditions that spread to Tibet as well as to China and other East Asian countries. Indeed, this text will be helpful for those studying the abhidharma of all traditions.

This book gives thorough explanations of all the fundamental concepts and terms found in the Buddhist teachings. Beginning from the aggregates, sense bases, and elements, it presents the nature of the phenomena we experience, describes the karma and afflictions that create suffering, and shows the factors of the path that leads to liberation. In this way, it is like an encyclopedia of Buddhism that thoroughly explains the the meaning of the many different technical terms found in the sutras, vinaya, and other Buddhist teachings if you are wondering what something you have read in a Buddhist text really means, there is a good chance it is explained in this book. It thus provides an invaluable aid to students who want to deepen their understanding not only of the abhidharma but of all the Buddhist teachings.

Kagyu Monlam Book: A Compilation for Recitation, Composed by the Glorious Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje (First Edition)
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A Compilation for Recitation, composed by H.H. 17th Karmapa, for the annual Monlam in Bodhgaya, India
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Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma, Volume Four As Taught by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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"Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma is a complete text for those who want to practice Tibetan Buddhism. Whether you are in an intensive retreat where you practice most of the time or in a busy life where you practice as much as you can, the issues are the same, the practices are the same, and the postmeditation is the same. Mountain Dharma contains everything you need to undertake any practice, from the most basic to the tantrayana, including how to conduct a proper retreat. Because this text is very precise and very clear, you do not have to obtain sixty different volumes of texts. If you become well acquainted with this text, you have everything you need to achieve enlightenment."

Volume Four explores the conduct and lifestyle that create an appropriate framework for Dharmahow to relate to the sangha; incorporating insights on how to benefit others through the traditions of scholarship and realization. and includes a comprehensive exploration of the phenomenon of death. We are offered a chapter on Balaha, a horse known to be the emanation of the bodhisattva Chenrezik and a practice method that corresponds to Balaha's heroism
Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma, Volume One
By: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma as taught by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at KTD from 1999 to 2003. Five-volume set. Translations by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso and Chojor Radha. His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa (Rangjung Rikpe Dorje, 1923-1981) indicated that it was his wish that Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche present Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma to Western students. In accordance with this wish, Khenpo Rinpoche began teaching this text in the Year of the Earth Rabbit, February 1999, at Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, the North American seat of His Holiness, located in Woodstock, New York.
Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma, Volume Three As Taught by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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Volume Three opens with concise bardo teachings as well as instructions on benefiting people in the bardo state. The book continues with instructions and advice for the practitioner including protecting oneself from potential threats with loving-kindness and compassion; purifying obscurations through invoking wisdom deities; learning the signs that arise during practice; recognizing when your practice gets off track and eradicating the causes; utilizing methods to develop one’s practice; and bringing the five mental afflictions (desire, anger, ignorance, jealousy, and pride) to the path.
Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma, Volume Two as Taught by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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Volume Two examines the complete path of Mahamudra from initial experience to full realization. There is emphasis on how to conduct a proper retreat, including the use of geomancy in determining the appropriate site, the longevity practices of White Tara and Tseringma, chö practice, and how to use compassion as protection from fear and danger. This volume introduces the tantras, and gives anuttara yoga tantra instructions for Vairochana purification practices both for oneself and for the deceased.
Ngondro for Our Current Day
Ngondro for Our Current Day: A Short Ngondro Practice and Its Instructions
By: Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
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In this succinct teaching presented in 2006 by His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa in Bodhgaya, India, students are guided through a shortened version of the preliminaries for mahamudra practice, which His Holiness composed with the aim of benefiting practitioners from developed countries who often lead busy lives. The complete practice, in "Brief Recitations," is written in English, Tibetan, and Tibetan transliteration, and complete instructions for the Four Special Preliminaries are provided, with the exception of guru yoga. His Holiness guides students through the details of each practice, including the visualizations of Refuge, Vajrasattva purification, and Mandala offerings -- often punctuated with his good humor. A summary of the practice sequences and a list of precepts of the refuge vow are also included in two appendices.
Ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje's Ocean of Certainty
By: Traleg Rinpoche
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The realization of impermanence and the inevitability of death have acted as the motivating factor for one to realize the depth of suffering of samsara. Therefore, one has abandoned all concerns with temporal matters, but has given one's thoughts to the welfare of all sentient beings who are one's own mother and father. For their benefit, one would like to attain enlightenment. Furthermore, such an individual may want to achieve enlightenment in one lifetime with one body through use of the effective methods of Vajrayana." from Transcript
Nyima Tashi
Nyima Tashi: The Songs and Instructions of the First Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche
By: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso
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Foreword by the Ninth Kyabgon Traleg Rinpoche:
Gampopa, the peerless physician from Dakpo, who was repeatedly predicted and praised by the Buddha, caused the teachings of the lineage of accomplishment to become widespread in the Himalayan land of Tibet. All his disciples gave rise to the sudden realization of Mahamudra. Among them were five hundred great meditators, of whom the greatest and most famous were the three Khampas. One of these three was the Khampa Saltong Shogom, who achieved the greatest mastery of the channels and winds through the practice of chandali. His rebirth was Nyima Tashi the Birth- Recollector, who devoted his life to silent practice in sealed retreat. He saw the faces of yidams, realized Mahamudra,and thereafter recounted his previous births and prophesied his future ones. He sang vajra songs that are still warm with his blessing.This brief account of his recollections, prophecies of future births, and songs has now been translated into English and published. It is certain that disciples who study it will plant the seed of liberation in their continuums. I therefore rejoice in and am grateful for its publication.
On the Four Noble Truths by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso
On the Four Noble Truths
By: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso
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The four noble truths were the Buddhas first statement to his first disciples on the essence of his awakening. Earlier he had made a statement, with no witnesses, saying that what he had discovered upon his awakening was luminous, utterly tranquil, peaceful, beyond elaboration, and inconceivable.
Precious Essence, The Inner Autobiography of Terchen Barway Dorje
By: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso, tr.
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The first Barway Dorje was a precious revealer of treasure and the rebirth of Nupchen Sangye Yeshe, one of Guru Padma's twenty-five disciples. Barway Dorje appeared in Tibet during the nineteenth century, and was praised and respected by the many holy beings of his time as an authentic treasure revealer. His many treasures include The Sadhanas of the Vidyadhara Guru, The Vajrakila Cycle, and The Dakini Cycle, all of which contain profound instructions pertaining to ripening and liberation.
Quintessence of the Union of Mahamudra and Dzokchen
By: Karma Chakme and Commentary by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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"The Quintessence of the Union of Mahamudra and Dzokchen presents in a very concise and inclusive way all that an individual actually needs to practice in order to attain awakening. This style of presentation, in its brevity and directness, is appropriate for the present time because our mental afflictions are strong and life is short. We do not have time to waste."             Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

The text, which is composed of eight songs, presents the quintessence of both mahamudra and dzokchen while celebrating their fundamental unity. Written in Karma Chakme's unique style of extreme simplicity and great profundity, it makes what is normally difficult to understand very easy and straightforward.
Siddhas of Ga: Remembered by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Siddhas of Ga: Remembered by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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A Bouquet of Utpalas: Brief accounts of the lives of siddhas of Ga whom my guru actually met or whose stories he heard from trustworthy sources, set forth here as medicine to restore faith

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche strongly encouraged Lama Karma Drodhul to request Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche to tell the stories of accomplished tantric practitioners (siddhas) from Kham, Eastern Tibet.
Taking Refuge
Taking Refuge: A Teaching on Entering the Buddhist Path
By: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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Taking Refuge, is the first formal step on the Buddhist path. This concise text explains that what is meant by refuge is protection and eventual freedom from the confusion and suffering of cyclic existence (samsara). Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche describes the genuine sources of spiritual refuge, which are called the Three Jewels: the Buddha, the Dharma, and Sangha.