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Advice From the Lotus Born: A Collection of Padmasambhava's Advice to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal & Other Close Disciples
By: Padmasambhava
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Padmasambhava is the primary master of Vajrayana, the teachings for our time. Out of his great compassion and wisdom, he instructed his main disciple Yeshe Tsogyal to conceal terma treasures to be revealed at the destined time for future practitioners. The profundity of this advice is meant to be personally apllied by all individuals in all circumstances. It is a classic work which contains valid truth for anyone who sincerely wants to follow a spiritual path.
Being Guru Rinpoche: A Commentary on Nuden Dorje's Terma Vidyadhara Guru Sadhana
By: James Low
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Being Guru Rinpoche is a translation of a Tibetan ritual text in the Nyingmapa tradition, with commentary. The original is a 'terma' or hidden treasure of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), discovered in the nineteenth century by Nuden Dorje, revealed publicly by Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche in the early 1980s.
Bolt of Lightning from the Blue
By: Martin Boord, tr.
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The vast commentary on Vajrakila that clearly defines the essential points
The Phur 'grel 'bum nag is a series of explanations from Padmasambhava, Vimalamitra and Shilamanju. It was created by the three Acarya in Nepal more than twelve-hundred years ago, during a concentrated religious retreat, and was transmitted to Yeshe Tsogyal. This remarkable encyclopedic text marks the beginning of the tantric Buddhist practice of the wrathful deity Vajrakila. It is the most important commentary to the rites of Kila.
Commentary on the Concise Daily Practice of Padmasambhava
By: Karmey Khenpo Rinchen Dargye
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A Commentary on the Concise Daily Practice of Padmasambhava
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Daily Practice of Vajrasattva <br> By: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Daily Practice of Vajrasattva
By: Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
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Daily Practice of Vajrasattva
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Dakini Teachings, Padmasambhava
Dakini Teachings: A Collection of Padmasambhava's Advice to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal
By: Padmasambhava
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The selections in "Dakini Teachings" are short, direct instructions relating to the three levels of Buddhist practice: Hinayana, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. The main emphasis of Padmasambhava's teaching is that spiritual knowledge must be personalized and not remain as mere theory. The book includes an introductory discourse by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and a short biography of Padmasambhava by Jamgon Kongtrul.
Dispeller of Obstacles
Dispeller of Obstacles: The Heart Practice of Padmasambhava
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Dispeller of Obstacles is the first in a new series that will
include video, audio, photos, and commentaries to support practice and
is the heart essence of the accomplished 9th-century master
Padmasambhava. This hidden treasure is a revelation with a rich history
that is explained in the book. In addition to the root text and
classical commentaries by Chokgyur Lingpa and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo,
the treasure-revealers themselves, there are also explanations by
modern-day masters such as Tulku Urgyen and Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoches.
From the Depths of the Heart
From the Depths of the Heart
By: Padmasambhava, Khandro Yeshe Tsogyel, Terton Sangye Lingpa
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Padmasambhava's Spiritual Advice Committed to writing and concealed as a treasure text by K'andro Yeshe Ts'ogyel and revealed by Tert"n Sangye Lingpa.
A scholarly though readable annotated translation of a classic work on the science of the spirit from eighth century Tibet, as orally bestowed by Padmasambhava, the Guru Rinpoche. The teachings here given apply to all levels of practitioners, as they range from basic practical advice to the most subtle insights of Buddhist metaphysics. A CD-ROM containing a corrected version of the Tibetan text, both in original script and in transliteration, is included in the present volume.
Guru Rinpoche. His Life and Times
Guru Rinpoche. His Life and Times
By: Ngawang Zangpo
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To Tibetan Buddhists, Guru Rinpoche is a Buddha. This book recounts Guru Rinpoche's historic visit to Tibet and explains his continuing significance to Buddhists. In doing so, it illustrates how a country whose powerful armies overran the capital of China and installed a puppet emperor came to abandon aggressive military campaigns: this transformation was due to Guru Rinpoche, who tamed and converted Tibet to Buddhism and thereby changed the course of Asian history.
Life of Padmasambhava
Life of Padmasambhava
By: Taranatha & Cristiana De Falco
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Padmasambhava was one of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism, and the main proponent for Buddhisms introduction and diffusion into Tibet. There are a number of biographies covering his life and teachings, but this volume is of significant importance in that it allows Western historians to see his relevance to contemporary life by uncovering the historical and human side of this great teacher.

Light of Wisdom Vol 1
Light of Wisdom Vol 1
By: Padmasambhava / Jamgon Kongtrul
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Volume 1 presents in depth explanations of the Vajrayana Buddhist Perspective. It begins with the nature of the ground, the buddha nature present in all beings, continues with the teachings that are common to all vehicles, concludes with the Mahayana and the link to Vajrayana.
Light of Wisdom Vol 2
Light of Wisdom Vol 2
By: Padmasambhava / Jamgon Kongtrul
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Volume II presents in-depth explanations of the Vajrayana Buddhist perspective. It begins with the nature of empowerment and the tantric commitments followed by clarification of the development stage.
Light of Wisdom Vol 3: The Conclusion
Light of Wisdom Vol 3: The Conclusion
By: Padmasambhava / Jamgon Kongtrul
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The role of a Vajra Master in a student's spiritual development to clear away hindrances on the path and enhance self-realization forms the core of this final volume in the Light of Wisdom series.

Light of Wisdom, Vol 4, Restricted
By: Padmasambhava / Jamgon Kongtrul
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The Light of Wisdom Vol. IV contains the root terma - hidden treasure text - of Padmasambhava, The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence and its commentary The Light of Wisdom by Jamgon Kongtrul the Great. Annotations on the commentary Entering the Path of Wisdom spoken by Jamyang Drakpa and recorded by Jokyab Rinpoche are included as well as clarifications from other masters.
Lotus-Born, Life Story of Padmasambhava
Lotus-Born, Life Story of Padmasambhava
By: Yeshe Tsogyal
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Titled in the original Tibetan "The Sanglingma Life Story" it was recorded by the dakini Yeshe Tsogyal, concealed in the ninth century at Sanglingma (Copper Temple) in Samye, and revealed by Nyang Ral Nyima Oser in the twelfth century. In addition to narrating the legendary story of a unique spiritual personality, the book contains oral instructions and advice that he left for the benefit of future generations.
Natural Liberation
Natural Liberation: Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six Bardos
By: Padmasambhava / Gyatrul Rinpoche
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In this remarkable Buddhist book, you will encounter rare teachings on how to turn each phase of life into a chance to experience an uncontrived and natural liberation. In life and in death, in meditation and in sleep, every transitional stage of consciousness, or bardo, provides an opportunity to overcome limitations, frustrations, and fears. Through the practical instructions in this book, you will learn how to enter into a profound and spontaneous state of freedom in all your activities.
Padmasambhava Comes to Tibet: 25 Disciples - Vajra Guru Mantra - Prayers
Padmasambhava Comes to Tibet: 25 Disciples - Vajra Guru Mantra - Prayers
By: Yeshe Tsogyal
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Padmasambhava, the renown 8th century sage and scholar, became a central figure in the shaping of Buddhism's history in Tibet. Revered as "the second Buddha", Padmasambhava was the quintessence of a true "renaissance" man. This book begins with an introduction on Padmasambhava's life composed by Tarthang Tulku in both Tibetan and English. The account of Padmasambhava's life operates on many levels. In this book you will find the birth of Padmasambhava, how he came to embody the teachings, and his coming to Tibet to subdue the negative forces and provide the teachings and structures for the Vajrayana to unfold.
Pluvial Nectar of Blessings
By the Fifth Dalai Lama
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The prayer is a supplication to Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava written in thirty-four quatrain verses including a colophon. The verses use a mixture of Buddhist terminology combined with Tibetan historical reference to create what is a virtual petition for the welfare of the Tibetan nation during the seventeenth century. Padmasambhava was a great champion in the cultivation of the Buddhist Dharma in the land of snows and this text gives a tropology of both the sutra and tantra formats utilized by the Lotus Born Guru and the Great Fifth Dalai Lama (1617 - 1682) to convey these teachings.
Practice of Padmasambhava
Practice of Padmasambhava: Essential Intructions on the Path to Awakening
By: Shechen Gyaltsap IV and Rinchen Dargye
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A Practice of Padmasambhava presents two practical and compelling works related to a visualization and mantra practice of Padmasambhava. This practice is based on the most important revelation of the renowned nineteenth-century treasure revealer Chokgyur Lingpa, Accomplishing the Guru's Mind: Dispeller of All Obstacles. These two works give an introduction to the preliminary trainings, outline the primary elements of visualization practice and mantra recitation, and supply a detailed explanation of the practice of Padmasambhava's wisdom aspect, Guru Vadisimha. Through practical step-by-step instructions on this deity, the reader is guided into the general world of tantric practice common to all of Tibetan Buddhism.

Praise to the Lotus Born
By: Khentrul Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
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A Verse Garland of Waves of Devotion
In 1972, a 21- year old Nyingmapa Buddhist monk was recovering from tuberculosis in a clinic in Switzerland. Turning his mind to Guru Padmasambhava, known to Tibetans as the second Buddha, he wrote these poems in a mere three days. Praise to the Lotus Born is a verse biography of Guru Padmasambhava.
Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava: Essential Instructions on Mastering the Energies of Life
Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava: Essential Instructions on Mastering the Energies of Life
By: Padmasambhava (Author), Kennard Lipman (Translator)
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These Tibetan Buddhist teachings provide instructions for gathering and
harnessing basic life energy. According to the tradition, a very
effective way to do this is to arouse sexual energy and to direct the
essence of that energy toward spiritual realization. According to the
philosophy, sexual energy brings one naturally and effortlessly into
flow with creativity and awareness in both mind and body when used
skillfully by committed practitioners with appropriate training.
Self-Liberation
Self-Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness
By: Padmasmbhava / Reynolds tr.
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A text belonging to the same cycle as The Tibetan Book of the Dead, this instruction on the method of "self-liberation" presents the essence of Dzogchen, "the Great Perfection," regarded in Tibet as the highest and most esoteric teaching of The Buddha.
Teaching the attainment of Buddhahood in a single life-time, this text was written and concealed by Guru Padmasambhava in the eighth century and rediscovered six centuries later by Karma Lingpa. The commentary by the translator is based on the oral teachings of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and Lama Tharchin Rinpoche.

Seven Chapters of Prayer by Padmasambhava
Seven Chapters of Prayer by Padmasambhava
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From the treasure (terma tradition) of the Nyingmapa school
Tibetan, transliteration & English, Hardcover, 316 pages, $59.00
Sky Dancer: The Secret Life & Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel
By: Dowman, Keith
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Yeshe Tsogyel, consort of Guru Padmasambhava, is one of the most famous of the enlightened women of Tibet. Few works deal with the spiritual practices and evolution of female aspirants, and for this reason Sky Dancer is virtually unique in the biographical literature of Tibet. Women are shown in an eminent position, and a path of practice is presented for initiates to emulate. Tsogyel's experiences and her detailed instructions to her disciples are inspirational for today's practitioners.
Teachings of Padmasambhava
By: Herbert Guenther
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This study explores the ideas of the enigmatic and controversial visionary, known as Padmasambhava. It takes as its starting point a unique and hitherto untouched source: Padmasambhava's writings preserved in the rNying-ma rgyud-'bum that remain excluded from the standard editions of the Tibetan Tanjur collections to this day.
Treasure Trove of Blessing and Protection : The 7 Chapter Prayer of the Great Teacher Padmasambhava
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In the eighth century, Guru Padmasambhava - the Lotus Born - came to Tibet from India and became known as Guru Rinpoche, the Precious Teacher. He transmitted many esotieric teachings to his disciples and concealed them as Ter or  Terma  - hidden Dharma treasures - for the sake of future disciples. From the eleventh century till today, thousands of volumes of those concealed teachings have been discovered by hte reincarnations of his chief disciples through their discernment. This volume contains eleven texts. Most are prayers to Guru Rinpoche.
Treasures from Juniper Ridge: The Profound Instructions of Padmasambhava to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal
Treasures from Juniper Ridge: The Profound Instructions of Padmasambhava to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal
By: Padmasambhava and Tulku Urgyen
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Treasures from Juniper Ridge is a collection of hidden or terma teachings given by Padmasambhava, the Tantric master who brought Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet. According to Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Padmasambhava hid many teachings to be uncovered later by revealers of hidden treasures. The special quality of the terma teachings is that they provide guidance appropriate for each period of time and individual person. By working with Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsogyal, his mystic spiritual consort, was able to compile and codify these precious insights and hide them for use by future generations.
Vajra Garland and The Lotus Garden: Treasure Biographies of Padmakara and Vairochana
By: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso
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The two biographies translated here are treasures revealed by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, who was an emanation of the translator Vairochana, the subject of the second of the two biographies. Vairochana was a disciple of Guru Padmasambhava, the subject of the first biography. The purpose of these biographies is to inspire the reader. We are encouraged to vividly imagine the deeds of Guru Rinpoche and Vairochana, both so that we appreciate those deeds and so that we understand something of what such beings are. These stories are of people utterly unlike us in one sense and identical to us in another. Nevertheless, all of the qualities demonstrated by Guru Rinpoche and Vairochana are said by them to exist within us right now. We are in no way inferior to them in nature and are therefore potentially capable of doing everything they have done. However, because we have as yet not freed our potential from the limitations imposed on it by ignorance, our present state is very different from their present state. If we were incapable of achieving what these beings have achieved, there would be little point in studying their deeds. At the same time, seeing how extraordinary that achievement is can remind us that we have not yet realized our full potential. Therefore these stories are both uplifting and humbling.