1. The Rebirths of the Dudjom Lineage

    The Rebirths of the Dudjom Lineage
    Rebirths of the Dudjom Lineage Learn More A visual guide to the primary rebirths of the Dudjom lineage as described in Thinley Norbu Rinpoche's The Ruby Rosary. The Dudjom lineage is one of the most important in the Nyingma tradition.  A famous prayer written by Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, is called the Pearl Necklace [...]
  2. Dudjom Yangsi - Sangye Pema Shepa (1990-2022)

    Dudjom Yangsi - Sangye Pema Shepa (1990-2022)
    Se Also: The Dudjom Tersar Tradition | A Readers Guide to Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje It is with unbearable sadness that we learned yesterday of the devastating news that His Holiness Dudjom Yangsi, Sangye Pema Shepa passed away at the age of 32 on February 13th of 14th*, 2022.  This is a devastating loss [...]
  3. Matthew Kapstein on Dam Ngak (special instruction) based on the Treasury of Precious Instructions

    Matthew Kapstein on Dam Ngak (special instruction) based on the Treasury of Precious Instructions
    The Treasury of Precious Instructions Learn More The eighteen volumes of the Treasury of Precious Instructions or Dam-ngak Rinpoché Dzö by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Taye, one of Tibet’s greatest Buddhist masters, is a shining jewel of Tibetan literature Palpung Monastery, Tibet Explore the Treasury of Precious Instructions Home Page of the Treasury History of the [...]
  4. The Guru Rinpoche Day of Each Month

    The Guru Rinpoche Day of Each Month
    An excerpt from Tibetan Astrology, where Phillipe Cornu summarizes Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche's explanation of each month's 10th day, or Guru Rinpoche Day. The 10th is Guru Rinpoche day. Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava is the Buddha who established Tantric Buddhism in Tibet. At the esoteric level, he is the essence of all buddhas and masters. He [...]
  5. Lama Tharchin on Dudjom Rinpoche from Wisdom Nectar

    Lama Tharchin on Dudjom Rinpoche from Wisdom Nectar
    Lama Tharchin Rinpoche's foreword to Wisdom Nectar Lord of one hundred families of enlightenment, illustrious holy spiritual master, at your feet I bow! All past, present, and future victors who live in the ten directions converge in the same glorious form: the great master from Oddiyana, Lotus-Born. With his vajra command, he enthroned, empowered, and [...]
  6. The State of Buddhist Publishing

    The State of Buddhist Publishing
    [Note: This article on Buddhist publishing was originally written by Nikko Odiseos, president of Shambhala Publications for the blog Vajrayanaworld.com as requested by Lama Dechen Yeshe Wangmo.  As the blog is no longer, we are hosting it here with a few small updates.]  My longtime friend Lama Wangmo asked if I would pen a few [...]
  7. The Role of the Teacher in Tibetan Buddhism: A Reader's Guide to the Teacher-Student Relationship

    The Role of the Teacher in Tibetan Buddhism: A Reader's Guide to the Teacher-Student Relationship
    The Teacher-Student Relationship Learn More To truly understand Tibetan Buddhism, one must come to grips with the unique role of the teacher, the dynamics of the teacher-student relationship, and the possibilities that having a teacher can open up. To truly understand Tibetan Buddhism, one must come to grips with the unique role of the teacher, [...]
  8. Dudjom Rinpoche's Interview about Guru Padmasambhava

    Dudjom Rinpoche's Interview about Guru Padmasambhava
    The following article appeared in Volume 5 (Winter, 1976) of the Shambhala Review of Books and Ideas, a magazine that was part of Shambhala Publications (unaffiliated with Shambhala International or the Shambhala Sun), a magazine that ran a few issues in the mid 1970's. This interview with Dudjom Rinpoche was conducted by Shambhala Publications' staff with [...]
  9. The Importance of the Ornament of Mahayana Sutras

    The Importance of the Ornament of Mahayana Sutras
    One of the Five Maitreya Treatises—the five texts imparted to Asanga by the bodhisattva Maitreya—the Ornament of the Mahayana Sutras (in Sankrit the Mahayanasutralamkara, often shortened to Sutralamkara) presents explanations of bodhisattva motivation, meditation, conduct, and fruition as expounded in the Mahayana sutras as well as demonstrating the superiority of the Mahayana.  In English, the [...]
  10. A Readers Guide to the Sakya Master Chogyal Phagpa

    A Readers Guide to the Sakya Master Chogyal Phagpa
    Related Reader's Guides Guide to the Sakya Tradition Guides to Other Important Sakya Figures: Sakya Pandita | Sakyasribhadra Drogön Chögyal Phagpa Lodrö Gyaltsten (1235-1280) Drogon Chogyal Phagpa Lodro Gyaltsen (1235-1280), better known to the world as Chögyal Phagpa (or Phakpa) is one of the five great founding masters from the Sakya tradition in Tibet. In [...]

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