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The Perfection of Wisdom, Mother of All Tathagatas, ‘In One Syllable’

By Buddha Shakyamuni
In this (Toh. 23), the shortest of the Prajñaparamita or Perfection of Wisdom sutras, the Buddha teaches the syllable ‘A’, which encapsulates the transcendent perfection of wisdom and all the literature related to it.
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Ornamented with Precious Names, In Praise of the Thirty-Five Sugatas

By Arya Matricheta
A poetic eulogy (Toh. 1142) that extols the thirty-five Buddhas who feature in confession practices such as the Bodhisattvas’ Confession of Downfalls (Jangchup Sempé Tungshak), also known as the Sutra of the Three Heaps (Pungpo Sumpé Do).
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Four Pieces of Advice

By Terchen Chokgyur Dechen Zhikpo Lingpa
In these four short lines, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa encapsulates, as the colophon reveals, the four qualities that all contemporary tantric practitioners should have.
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A Shower of Precious Blessings

A Shower of Precious Blessings (Jinlap Norbu Drucha) is a collection of thirty-five prayers by the Great Tertön Chokgyur Dechen Zhikpo Lingpa, composed at the request of various disciples on...

The Essential Amrita of Profound Meaning

The Essential Amrita of Profound Meaning is a collection of twenty-four pieces of heart advice that the Great Tertön Chokgyur Dechen Zhikpo Lingpa gave upon the request of various disciples...

Concise Daily Practice with Sang and Tsok

On the tenth day of the ninth month of the Earth Monkey Year (November 7, 1848), Chokgyur Lingpa was still but twenty years old, yet the time was now ripe...

Liberation Upon Hearing

Liberation Upon Hearing (Thödrol) is an extraordinary text that serves as a singular guide for practitioners, leading them through the intricate stages (bardos) they encounter during the journey after death....
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Chokter Chöchö

The Chokter Chöchö, The Chokling Tersar Prayer Book, stands as an indispensable compilation of all the vital practice liturgies within the Chokling Tersar tradition. Encompassing more than 1700 pages, it...
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Lamrim Yeshé Nyingpo Commentary Translation

The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence (Lamrim Yeshé Nyingpo) is a complete and unparalleled presentation of the entire Vajrayana path, which Guru Padmasambhava initially entrusted to his closted disciples and...
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