Texts lists - Longchen Rabjam Online Shedra

November 2012

Year One

  1. Recollection of the Three Jewels
     Dkon mchog gsum la phyir mi ldog pa'i nges pa rnyed phyir dkon mchog rjes dren
     Ston pa bcom ldan 'das
     de'i 'grel pa Bkris mi zad pa'i sgra dbyangs
     Mi pham 'jam dbyangs rnam rgyal rgya mtsho

       Duff, Tony. Unending Auspiciousness: The Sutra of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels: With Commentaries by Ju Mipham, Taranatha, and the Author, Padma Karpo Translation Committee: Kathmandu, 2010.
    Print available from Amazon or publisher. Digital ebook available from publisher https://www.swreg.org/com/shop/131028/cart/7331539502

    Optional:
    The Nālandā Translation Committee's translation of the sutra alone:
    The Sutra of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels is available at: https://www.nalandatranslation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/sutra-of-t...

  2. Finding Ease in the Nature of Mind – The section on causal vehicle of characteristics
    Rdzogs pa chen po sems nyid ngal gso las rgyu mtshan nyid theg pa'i skor
    Kun mkhyen Klong chen rab 'byams
    de'i 'grel pa Shing rta rnam dag

        The Great Chariot - English translation (by Ives Waldo) of the autocommentary of Longchenpa's Finding Ease in the Nature of Mind first volume of The Trilogy of Natural Ease (ngal gso skor gsum) . Ives Waldo's translation of Great Chariot
    (root text together with the autocommentary) is a draft version (with some mistakes), not a final version.
        http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/tib/chariot.htm
       or contact christine@longchenrabjam.org
       translation by Padma Karpo Translation Committee in process

    Optional:
       Longchenpa. Kindly Bent to Ease Us: Part One: Mind, translated and annotated by Herbert V. Guenther, Dharma Publishing: Emeryville, 1975.
    Many people have difficulty with Guenther’s translation.

  3. The History of the Nyingma Tradition

    Dudjom Rinpoche, Gyurme Dorji. The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History,Wisdom Publications: Somerville, 2002.
    Available through Amazon

    Dharma history genre (chos ‘byung – the origin of Dharma) - more information:
    http://www.thlib.org/encyclopedias/literary/genres/genres-book.php#!book=/studies-in-genres/b1/dn4/

    Many details about history of Buddhism:
    www.berzinarchives.com

    Early spread of Buddhism in Tibet:
    www.earlytibet.com

    Biographies of the Buddhist teachers:
    www.treasuryoflives.org

    Books:
    Tāranātha’s History of Buddhism in India. Translated by Lama Chimpa Alaka Chattopadhyaya. Motilal Banarsidass: Delhi. Reprint 1997.

    Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye. Ngawang Zangpo (trans.). Kalu Rinpoche Translation Group. “The Treasury of Knowledge: Books Two, Three, and Four. Buddhism's Journey to Tibet”. Snow Lion Publications, 2010.

    Ronald M. Davidson. Tibetan Tantric Buddhism in the Renaissance. Rebirth of Tibetan Culture. Columbia University Press: New York, 2005.

    bSod nams rgyal mtshan, translator Per K. Sorensen (1994). The Mirror Illuminating the Royal Genealogies: Tibetan Buddhist Historiography: an Annotated Translation of the XIVth Century Tibetan Chronicle: Rgyal-rabs Gsal-Baʼi Me-long. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, pages 214-229: Chapter XIII: The Invitation of the Chinese Princess Kongjo.

Year Two

  1. Six Topics
      Mkhas par bya ba'i gnas drug
      Mkhan chen gzhan phan chos kyi snang ba

        Duff, Tony. The Six Topics That All Buddhists Learn: A Text of Khenpo Zhan-ga of Dzogchen Shri Singha College , Padma Karpo Translation Committee, Kathmandu, 2012.
        Available in digital form only.
        Please purchase through Longchen Rabjam Shedra through this link

  2. Lama Norbu Gyamtso with commentary by Pema Zilchu
      Thugs sgrub nor bu rgya mtsho'i las byang
      Pad gling gter chos
      de'i 'grel pa Pad ma'i zil bcud
      Rje mkhan Bstan 'dzin don grub

        Ritual Text – Yeshe Khorlo organizations
        Commentary – Now Available. See main page of Lama Norbu Gyamtso lectures for details

  3. Finding Ease in the Nature of Mind – The Section on Secret Mantra Vajrayana
      Rdzogs pa chen po sems nyid ngal gso las gsang rdo rje theg pa'i skor
      Kun mkhyen Klong chen rab 'byams
      de'i 'grel pa Shing rta rnam dag

        The Great Chariot - English translation (by Ives Waldo) of the autocommentary of Longchenpa's Finding Ease in the Nature of Mind , first volume of The Trilogy of Natural Ease (ngal gso skor gsum) . Ives Waldo's translation of Great Chariot
    (root text together with the autocommentary) is a draft version (with some mistakes), not a final version.
        http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/tib/chariot.htm
        or contact christine@longchenrabjam.org
        Translation by Padma Karpo Translation Committee in process

  4. The History of the Nyingma Tradition

    Dudjom Rinpoche, Gyurme Dorji. The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History,Wisdom Publications: Somerville, 2002.
    Available through Amazon .

Year Three

  1. Luminous Essence Note: Guhyagarbha Empowerment Required
     Sgyu 'phrul gsang ba snying po'i spyi don 'od gsal snying po
     Mi pham 'jam dbyangs rnam rgyal rgya mtsho

       Mipham, Jamgon. Luminous Essence: A Guide to the Guhyagarbha Tantra, Snow Lion Publications: Dharmachakra Translation Committee, Ithaca, 2009

    Optional:
    Restricted Text available from Shambala:
        Essence of Clear Light Ödsal Nyingpo by Ju Mipham Jampal Gyepa'i Dorje, translated by Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro

  2. The Treasury of Precious Qualities
     Yon tan rin po che'i mdzod las rgyu mtshan nyid theg pa'i skor
     Kun mkhyen 'Jigs med gling pa

       Lingpa, Jigme. Treasury of Precious Qualities with Commentary by Longchen Yeshe Dorje, Kangyur Rinpoche, Shambala Publications: Padmakara Translation Group, Boston, 2001, 2010.

  3. The History of the Nyingma Tradition

    Dudjom Rinpoche, Gyurme Dorji. The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History,Wisdom Publications: Somerville, 2002.
    Available through Amazon

Year Four

  1. Preliminary Practice of the Total Embodiment of Samantabhadra’s Enlightened Intention
     Rdzogs chen kun bzang dgongs 'dus kyi sngon 'gro
     Pad gling gter chos
     de'i phyogs sgrigs Ngag 'don byang chub lam bzang
    Skyabs rje Bdud 'joms

        Ritual Text – Contact Your Regional Coordinator or your regional Yeshe Khorlo organization
       Kunzang Pema Namgyal, The Excellent Path of Awakening: The Liturgy for the Preliminary Practice of the Total Embodiment of Samantabhadra’s Enlightened Intention, Yeshe Khorlo.    Instruction Manual:
       HH Dudjom Rinpoche, The Meaning of the Excellent Path of Enlightenment – not translated

  2. Beacon of Certainty
     Nges shes rin po che'i sgron me
     Mi pham 'jam dbyangs rnam rgyal rgya mtsho

       Pettit, John Whitney. Mipham’s Beacon of Certainty: Illuminating The View of Dzogchen – The Great Perfection, Wisdom Publications: Somerville, 1999.

  3. The Ornament of the Middle Way
     Dbu ma rgyan gyi gnad bsdud thun min bzhes pa lnga
     Mkhan chen Zhi ba mtsho
     de'i 'grel pa Dbu ma rgyan gyi rnam bshad 'jam dbyangs bla ma'i zhal lung
     Mi pham 'jam dbyangs rnam rgyal rgya mtsho

       Shantarakshita. Mipham, Jamgon. The Adornment of the Middle Way: Shantarakshita’s Madhyamakalankara with Commentary by Jamgon Mipham, Shambala Publications: Padmakara Translation Committee, Boston, 2005.

    Optional:
       Blumenthal, James. The Ornament of the Middle Way: A Study of the Madhyamaka Thought of Shantarakshita, Snow Lion Publications: Ithaca, 2004.

  4. The History of the Nyingma Tradition

    Dudjom Rinpoche, Gyurme Dorji. The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History,Wisdom Publications: Somerville, 2002.
    Available through Amazon

    Year Five

    1. Explanation of the Eight Logos – Mipham Jamyang Namgyal Gyamtso – not translated
       Bka' brgyad rnam bshad
       Mi pham 'jam dbyangs rnam rgyal rga mtsho
    2. Mulamadhyamakākarikā – Arya Nāgārjuna with Commentary by Khenchen Shenga
       Dbu ma rtsa ba shes rab
       Dpal mgon 'phags pa Klu grub
       de'i mchan 'grel
       Mkhan chen gzhan dga'
      The Khenchen Shenga commentary – not translated

      Text with different commentary:
         Garfield, Jay, L. The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Nāgārjuna’s Mulamadhyamakākarikā, Oxford University Press: New York, 1995.
         Kalupahana, David, J. Mūlamadhyamakakārikā of Nāgārjuna: the philosophy of the middle way, State University of New York: 1986. (more recent editions may be available)
         Mabja Jangchub Tsondru, Dharmachakra Translation Committee. Ornament of Reason: The Great Commentary to Nagarjuna’s Root of the Middle Way, Snow Lion Publications: Ithaca, NY, 2011.

    3. Finding Ease in the Nature of Mind – The Section of the Great Perfection
       Rdzogs pa chen po sems nyid ngal gso las rdzogs chen skor
       Kun mkhyen Klong chen rab 'byams

          The Great Chariot - English translation (by Ives Waldo) of the autocommentary of Longchenpa's Finding Ease in the Nature of Mind, first volume of The Trilogy of Natural Ease (ngal gso skor gsum) . Ives Waldo's translation of Great Chariot
      (root text together with the autocommentary) is a draft version (with some mistakes), not a final version.
          http://www.sacred-texts.com/bud/tib/chariot.htm
          or contact christine@longchenrabjam.org
          Translation by Padma Karpo Translation Committee in process

      Optional:
         Dalai Lama. Mind in Comfort and Ease: The Vision of Enlightenment in the Great Perfection, Wisdom Publications: Somerville, 2007.
         Dowman, Keith. Maya Yoga: A Book of Dzogchen Precepts: Longchenpa’s Finding Comfort and Ease in Enchantment, Vajra Publications: Gainesville, 2010.