"The Treasury of Knowledge excellently presents the entire corpus of the sutra and mantra traditions from the paths of the common sciences all the way up to the uncommon Great Perfection or Atiyoga, which is the culmination of the nine vehicles."
"Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Tayé was one of the leading scholars of the nineteenth century. He broke through sectarian constraints and achieved a deep understanding of the the different philosophical approaches in Tibet. I have no doubt that by studying Kongtrul's works readers will be inspired to emulate his great qualities of humility, dedication, patience, and nonsectarianism."
"These three vows or systems of ethics are essentially identical to the three forms of training on the Buddhist path: the development of morality, meditation, and wisdom, and embrace all forms of spiritual practice set forth in the Buddhist doctrine."
"Upon seeing the Treasury of Knowledge, the first Khyentse Rinpoche (a contemporary of Lodrö Thayé) said that it was so inclusive of all knowledge that it did not seem to be composed by a human being but must have been written through the blessing of the dakinis."
"I am pleased that this volume of The Treasury of Knowledge, Esoteric Instructions, has been translated by Sarah Harding, whom I respect as an eminent and experienced translator and senior student of the late Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche—one of the five emanations of Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Tayé himself. I highly encourage anyone interested in the study and practice of Dharma to study this text, as it holds great blessings."
—Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, author of It's Up to You
"Jamgön Kongtrul was a true saint, a great scholar, an exemplary teacher, a renowned physician, a peacemaker, and one of the most prolific writers of Tibet. The Five Great Treasuries of Kongtrul . . . enshrine all the wisdom of Tibet."
—Ringu Tulku, author of Confusion Arises as Wisdom
"In his monumental Treasury of Knowledge, [Jamgön Kongtrül] presents a complete account of the major lines of thought and practice that comprise Tibetan Buddhism. . . . By studying Kongtrül's works, readers will be inspired to emulate his great qualities of humility, dedication, patience, and nonsectarianism."
—The Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies
"This translation closes a longstanding gap, providing both Western scholars and practitioners with a sound foundation of the various Buddhist schools and their tenets as they are taught in the Kagyu school. In particular, the text furthers our understanding of Jamgön Kongtrül's presentation of the shentong view and its sources supplemented by many helpful annotations. The introduction gives an excellent overview of the development of doxographical literature in both India and Tibet as well as Kongtrül's entire Treasury of Knowledge."
"A rich, readable synthesis of Buddhist history by the legendary master Jamgön Kongtrül, who illuminates for 'those who have not studied much'—the people, ideas, and storied texts through which Buddhism is transmitted across cultures and generations. Ngawang Zangpo has rendered an outstanding translation of this in-depth, well-rounded, and accessible introduction to 2500 years and more of Buddhists' understandings of themselves."
—Anne Carolyn Klein, author of Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse
"Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche gave extensive instructions to his students about this part of the Treasury of Knowledge so that by learning the stages of Buddhist philosophy we could gain certainty in and also come to experience that which transcends philosophy-the true nature of mind. That this book is now available in English for all students to make use of in this way is wonderful."
—Ari Goldfield, translator of Stars of Wisdom
"Comprehensive, challenging, but very rewarding. Elio Guarisco and Ingrid McLeod have created a marvelous translation supplemented with an excellent introduction and detailed annotations. This is truly an admirable accomplishment!"
—Cyrus Stearns, author of King of the Empty Plain
"The Elements of Tantric Practice: A General Exposition of the Process of Meditation in the Indestructible Way of Secret Mantra focuses on the two cornerstones of tantric practice: the stages of creation and completion. Here they are treated in detail and with clarity according to the various systems, such as the Kalachakra, the Guhyasamaja, and the Chakrasamvara. Every serious reader will benefit from this excellent translation."
—Adriano Clemente, author/translator of Supreme Source with Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche
"Ngawang Zangpo presents Buddhist enthusiasts—practitioners and scholars alike—with a cogent and masterful translation of important sections of the great nineteenth-century Tibetan Buddhist master Jamgön Kongtrül's encyclopedic Five Treasuries. His clear introduction and useful back matter lend important context to Kongtrul's massive work and explain why it is relevant for a wide range of readers interested in the Buddhist teachings."
—Sarah Jacoby, Assistant Professor, Northwestern University Department of Religious Studies