Revision of the Guru Rinpoche Book Series

After ten years of hard work, Samye Translations has published a three-part series of pilgrimage guides chronicling the life and deeds of Guru Rinpoche. This series traces his journey across Greater India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet, and is available in both print and electronic formats.

Guru Padmasambhava is not just a historical figure; he embodies the essence of Vajrayana, the vehicle of tantric Buddhism. To this day, Guru Rinpoche is invoked as the unique embodiment of the compassion and blessings of all buddhas across time. Our teachers remind us that as Vajrayana practitioners, we need look no further than Guru Padmasambhava. By coming to know the Mahaguru, we come to understand our precious nature. An essential way to know the Mahaguru is through his life story.

Samye Translations has collected some of the most treasured stories of the Mahaguru from Greater India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet to provide a rich source of inspiration for pilgrims through the ages. Those who wish to follow in the footsteps of the Lotus-Born Guru will find these authentic books essential companions on their journey.

Our ongoing research on Guru Rinpoche and his incredible life story has deepened our insight into the vastness of his activity. Through this research, we have discovered further sacred sites and stories, previously unknown to us. In an effort to further connect people to these sites, we are delighted to announce a thorough revision of all three volumes of the Guru Rinpoche series, which will become available over the coming years.

If you wish to partake in the merit of sponsoring this endeavor, please consider supporting us with a donation.