Chokling Tersar Library

Our Chokling Tersar Library offers booklets containing a diverse array of traditional Tibetan Buddhist practices and commentary, primarily drawn from the Profound Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa (Chokling Tersar). Intended to provide essential study and practice materials for followers of the Chokling Tersar tradition, these texts are conveniently downloadable in PDF format for any Buddhist practitioner.

Biographies

Wish-Fulfilling Tree

At the age of twenty-eight, on the fifteenth day of the fourth month in the Fire Dragon Year (May 19, 1856), Chokgyur Lingpa revealed as an earth treasure (sater) the Mahaguru’s biography, The Wish-Fulfilling Tree (Paksam Jönshing)—part of The Sevenfold Cycle of Profundity (Zapa Khordün)—from the sacred site of Akanishta...
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Buddhas & Bodhisattvas

Chokter Phowa

Phowa is the practice of deliberately transferring one’s own or another’s consciousness to achieve a felicitous result at the time of death. This transference (phowa) be directed towards liberation within the dharmakaya, rebirth within a pure realm such as Sukhavati, or birth into a favourable existence in the human realm....
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Treasury of Blessings

The Treasury of Blessings: A Practice of Buddha Shakyamuni (Tubchok Chinlab Terdzö) holds a place of prominence as a renowned and deeply cherished sadhana that invokes the presence of Buddha Shakyamuni. This profound composition is attributed to the accomplished Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912), who composed it on the eighth day...
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Commentary & Advice

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 on various occasions. The series consist of pithy and poetic pieces of instructions written in verse, and together cover the...
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Dakini

Vajra Claw

Vajra Claw—Dorjé Dermo in Tibetan and Vajranakhi in Sanskrit—is a wrathful dakini invoked as a means to protect a practitioner’s domestic space, family, friends, and allies, and to avert any obstacles that might threaten them. According to The Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claw, featured in this booklet, Buddha Shakyamuni revealed...
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Zabtik Drolchok

The Profound Essence of Tara (Zabtik Drolchok) is widely renowned sadhana of Green Tara, which was revealed as a mind treasure (gongter) by Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (1829–1870). One morning at dawn, the Great Tertön beheld Lady Tara in the sky right in front of him. Tara exclaimed “Excellent! (lekso)” three...
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Tersar Lujin

Chöd (Severance) can be understood as the ritual enactment of the truth of profound emptiness, which was taught by the Buddha in the Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom) scriptures. The practice involves an elaborate visualization in which one’s own body is offered to four classes guests: buddhas, bodhisattvas, and other exalted...
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Deva

Sangtik Phurba

Vajrakilaya is the wrathful form of Vajrasattva, the embodiment of the awakened activity of all the buddhas—manifesting in an intensely wrathful yet compassionate form in order to subjugate the delusion and negativity that arise as obstacles to Dharma practice. In fact, the practice of Vajrakilaya is famous for being the...
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Guru

Lama Norlha

On the tenth day of the ninth month of the Earth Monkey Year (November 7, 1848), Chokgyur Lingpa was only twenty years old, yet the time was ripe to reveal what would become the most renowned of his treasures: the cycle known as the Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All...
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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 different occasions. The series includes poetic prayers in verse, mainly directed towards Mahaguru Padmasambhava, seeking his blessings and guidance, while...
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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 to reveal what would become the most renowned of his treasures: the cycle known as The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller...
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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. This text meticulously delineates the dimensions of post-death experiences while simultaneously shedding light on the path to liberation inherent within...
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Tukdrub Ngöndro

The Preliminary Practices encapsulated in the Tibetan term Ngöndro, wield profound and potent methods to cleanse and transform every facet of our existence. These practices not only serve as a preparatory stage for the profound journey within Vajrayana and the teachings of the Great Perction (Dzokchen) but also guide the...
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The Ultimate Guru Sadhana of Simplicity

Kyabjé Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche has authored a singular composition, a Guru Yoga entitled The Ultimate Guru Sadhana of Simplicity (Trömé Lhadrub), that encapsulates the very essence of the Great Perfection (Dzogchen). This profoundly deep Guru Yoga practice illuminates the core principles of cutting through (trekchö) and direct crossing (tögal), all...
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Lotus Essence Tantra

The Lotus Essence Tantra (Pemé Nyingpö Gyü) was initially imparted by Guru Padmasambhava and subsequently revealed as a treasure by Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (1829–1870) within The Guru’s Heart Practice: Dispeller of All Obstacles (Tukdrup Barché Künsel) cycle of teachings. This tantra belongs to the teachings of Guru Pema Jungné (also...
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Concise Sampa Lhundrup with Feast Gathering

On the tenth day of the tenth month (November 16, 1858), Chokgyur Lingpa along with Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo revealed The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Wishes (Sampa Lhündrup) from Drak Rinchen Barwa (Blazing Jewel Cliff). Along with the Sampa Lhündrup, the tertöns revealed the guru representative statue known as Guru Kutsap Ngödrup...
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Concise Daily Practice with Feast Offering

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 to reveal what would become the most renowned of his treasures: the cycle known as The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller...
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Le’ü Dünma

The Le’ ü Dün Ma, The Prayer in Seven Chapters, holds a special place as one of the most cherished invocations of the Mahaguru, remaining a central practice for numerous eminent masters since its original revelation. This prayer encompasses seven profound supplications that were entrusted by the Mahaguru to his...
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