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A somewhat unusual title for a Buddhist text but one replete with meaning. Using poetic verses, this work delves into the theme of addiction, whilst emphasizing the destructive nature of clinging to worldly attachments. Dudul Dorje draws parallels between various forms of suffering and the importance of recognizing that they are rooted in the mind. This text has been translated by Dr. Joseph McClellan.
"A Prayer To Lord Atiśa And His Spiritual Sons" by Khenpo Ngawang Palzang is a heartfelt supplication to Lord Atiśa and the spiritual sons who have followed in his footsteps. In this prayer, the author expresses deep reverence and devotion to these spiritual figures who have mastered the teachings and traditions of Buddhism. The text serves as a spiritual guide and a source of inspiration for those on the path of Tibetan Buddhism.
Holder of the Longchen Nyingtik, disciple of Jigme Lingpa, and founder of Kilung Monastery, Jigme Ngotsar Gyatso, aka Getse Lama Sönam Tenzin, helped establish and promulgate the teachings of his masters. Come take a glimpse into the enlightened life of this master by reading his concise biography, penned by Tenzin Lungtok Nyima.
Khen Orgyen Namgyal
Drukpa Zhabdrung, Ngawang Namgyal & Lopön Nadok
Dilgo Khyentse Tashi Paljor
Collated, researched, and written by Tubten Chödar, The Biography of Ḍākki Losal Drölma systematizes and encapsulates the enlightened life of this female master of primordial wisdom. Losal Drölma was pivotal in the treasure teachings that he brought forth and became the Dharma custodian of his teachings.
A new narration of a text composed by Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje himself is now available on Tib Shelf's Sound Cloud. It is a beautiful supplication penned for the benefit of his students and aptly describes samsara's woes and how we, through the accumulation of negative karma, are in need of the blessings of enlightened masters of past, present and future.
The Drop of Spring, composed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, inspires the reader by supplicating the early Dagpo Kagyu lineage. The Dagpo Kagyu branch began with Gampopa Sönam Rinchen, one of Milarepa's closest students. In this composition, Khyentse Wangpo makes aspirational prayers on the path of the luminous Mahāmudrā.