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Light of Berotsana Published Translations

 

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Some books and study materials are available for purchase here at Light of Berotsana, while others are available at bookstores (Shambhala Publications, Wisdom Publications, Boulder Books, Amazon, etc). A few are out of print and no longer available. 

Publications marked [Restricted] indicate that some prerequisite is required for its purchase, such as having received an empowerment, transmission, and/or permission from a lama. If necessary, please consult your teacher or lama to determine if you are qualified to purchase, read, or practice particular texts. You will have an opportunity to confirm your eligibility during the ordering process.

Our entire catalogue of Transcripts of Oral Teachings is available in electronic Adobe PDF format. This includes:

  • Guhyagarbha / Dispelling Darkness
  • Key to the Precious Treasury
  • Essence of Clear Light
  • Yeshe Lama
  • Placing Buddhahood Within Reach

Please scroll down to find individual items. All electronic transcripts are unprintable, edit-secured, copyrighted and sent via email in Adobe pdf format.

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NEW

Dudjom Lingpa's Chöd
Available for Order - $45

Two remarkable chöd commentaries in one book.
Translated by Lama Chönam & Sangye Khandro

An Ambrosia Ocean of Sublime Explanations
by Pema Lungtok Gyatso

The Profound Heart Essence of Saraha
[Retranslated 2nd edition]

by Heruka Dudjom Lingpa

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Our small staff will be limited over the next several weeks due to dharma retreats and events—new orders will ship between now and late-September. Thank you for your patience.

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Agora disponível!

O Sol da Sabedoria
Portuguese translation of
Sun of Wisdom

By Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso
Translated by Helena Patsis-Bolduc

Translated into Portuguese is Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche's commentary on the most important verses of the The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way by Arya Nagarjuna.

O Sol da Sabedoria (Versão em Português)
Traduzido para o português por Helena Patsis-Bolduc é ensinamentos / comentário de Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche sobre os versos mais importantes da Sabedoria Fundamental do Caminho do Meio por Arya Nagarjuna.

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PUBLICATIONS

The Precious Treasury of the Genuine Meaning Series

Precious Treasurey of the Genuine Meaning
tsig don rinpoche dzod (tshig don rin po che’i mdzod)
[Restricted Materials]

2008 and 2011 Written Transcript of oral teachings given by Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche at Orgyen Dorje Den.  

The Precious Treasury of the Genuine Meaning is one of seven treasures or seminal works composed by the illustrious illuminator of the Great Perfection doctrine, the Omniscient Longchenpa.

These transcripts include the oral commentary, as well as the root-text translation embedded into the transcript, as it was presented by Khen Namdrol Rinpoche. Read more

Now Available - Precious Treasury of the Genuine Meaning Audio CDs
2008  Audio - A-PTGM08 - $60
2009  Audio - A-PTGM09 - $60
2010  Audio - A-PTGM10 - $60
2011  Audio - A-PTGM11 - $60
2012  Audio - A-PTGM12 - $60


Precious Treasury of the Genuine Meaning Transcripts
2008 -First Year — Austin, TX
Printed Transcript, 1volume— #T-PTGM-2008 - $80
Electronic Transcript, 1 Adobe pdf  
— #ET-PTGM-2008 - $50
Both Printed & Electronic Transcript — #T2-PTGM-2008 - $90
 
Audio - # A-PTGM08 - $60
Available at Light of Berotsana

2011 - Fourth Year — Orgyen Dorje Den, Alameda, CA
Printed Transcript, 2 volumes, 580 pages — #T-PTGM-2011 - $80
Electronic Transcript, 1 Adobe pdf 
— #ET-PTGM-2011 - $50
Both Printed & Electronic Transcript — #T2-PTGM-2011 - $90
Audio - # A-PTGM11 - $60

Available at Light of Berotsana

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The Guhyagarbha/Secret Essence Tantra Series

[Restricted materials]

Under the guidance of Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche through the lineage of H.H. Jigmed Phuntsok, Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro have translated the root text of The Guhyagarbha Tantra, as well as three of the most important commentaries ever written that elucidate its meaning. This extensive project has taken 15 years to complete from the time when the first oral teachings were given by Khenpo Namdrol in 1996 at Namdroling Monastery in India under the authorization of H.H. Penor Rinpoche.  Read more

The Guhyagarbha Tantra/
Secret Essence Definitive Nature Just As It Is
Sangwa'i Nyingpo
and
Thorough Dispelling of Darkness throughout the Ten Directions
Chok Chu Munsel,
an extensive commentary by Longchen Rabjam,
translated by Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro 
Read more

 Hardcover Book
Root translations by Light of Berotsana

Available through Light of Berotsana - #B-GGDD - $150
Shambhala Publications -  $150

Transcripts and Audio
Dispelling of Darkness throughout the Ten Directions
Teachings given by Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche (2003 - 2006)
1st Year Printed Transcript #T-DD03 – $108
Electronic Transcript, 1 Adobe pdf  — #ET-DD03 - $50
Both Printed & Electronic Transcript — #
T2-DD03 - $120

2nd Year Printed Transcript #T-DD04 - $108
Electronic Transcript, 1 Adobe pdf — #ET-DD04 - $50
Both Printed & Electronic Transcript — #T2-
DD04 - $120 

3rd Year Printed Transcript #T-DD05 – $108
Electronic Transcript, 1 Adobe pdf  — #ET-DD05 - $50
Both Printed & Electronic Transcript — #
T2-DD05 - $120

  4th Year Printed Transcript #T-DD06 - $108
Electronic Transcript, 1 Adobe pdf — #ET-DD06 - $50
Both Printed & Electronic Transcript — #T2-
DD06 - $120  
Audio CDs - $60/year
Available at Light of Berotsana
Read more about the Guhyagarbha series

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 Essence of Clear Light
Ödsal Nyingpo 
by Ju Mipham Jampal Gyepa'i Dorje,
translated by Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro
Read more

Hardcover Book
Root translations by Light of Berotsana
Available through Light of Berotsana, #B-ECL - $95
Also available at Shambhala Publications -  $95

Transcripts and Audio
Teachings given by Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche
Printed Transcript, 2 vol, 643 pp, #T-ECL – $108
 
Electronic Transcript Adobe pdf — #ET-ECL - $50
Both Printed & Electronic Transcript — #T2-ECL
  - $120

Audio CD, MP3 format, #A-ECL  – $60
Available at Light of Berotsana
Read more about the Guhyagarbha series

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Key to the Precious Treasury
Dzod Kyi De Mig

by Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpa'i Nyima
translated by Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro 
Read more

Hardcover Book
Root translations by Light of Berotsana
Available through Light of Berotsana, #B-KPT - $95
Also available at
Shambhala Publications -  $95

Transcripts and Audio
Teachings given by Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche
1st Year Printed Transcript, 1 vol, 225 pp, #T-KPT03 – $60
Electronic Transcript, 1 Adobe pdf  — #ET-KPT03 - $40
Both Printed & Electronic Transcript — #
T2-KPT03 - $75

2nd Year Printed Transcript, 1 vol, 273 pp, #T-KPT04 - $60
Electronic Transcript, 1 Adobe pdf  — #ET-KPT04 - $40
Both Printed & Electronic Transcript — #T2-KPT04 - $75


Audio CD, all four years, MP3 format, #A-KPT – $60
Available at Light of Berotsana
Read more about
the Guhyagarbha series

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 Guhyagarbha Mandala Diagram

8.5"x11", laminated full color print. - $10
Available at Light of Berotsana 

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The Tröma Series

Several texts from Düdjom Lingpa’s Tröma Nagmo cycle of practices, instruction manuals, and commentaries have been translated by Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro, or are in the translation process.

These are [restricted texts], and the serious student and practitioner of the Tröma cycle must have the empowerment/wang, oral transmission/lung, and/or a qualified lama’s permission to purchase and study these texts. Read more

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Tröma Nagmo Concise Sadhana
New Item

This short ganachakra practice was compiled by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche and is entitled The Quintessential Accomplishment in Accordance with the Lineage of the Vajra Essence. In Rinpoche’s own words, “In order to bring sublime bliss to all fortunate disciples who are always engaged in the practice of Dakini Tröma Nagmo, this is a supplementary arrangement of one complete method of practice.”

On this audio CD, the melodies are chanted and the instruments are played by Sangye Khandro. The different sections of the sadhana being practiced are clearly delineated in an outline printed on the inside of the CD cover.
 

Audio CD - A-T3 = $15
Available at Light of Berotsana

Feasts of Chöd

Tröma Nagmo practice cycle is a terma revelation from Dudjom Lingpa through H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche. It is renowned for its haunting melodies and swift path of accomplishment through severance, or chöd. This amazing CD is the first in a series of professional-quality audio reproductions of Sangye Khandro practicing chöd from the Dudjom Tersar lineage. She performs the feasts and prayers using the traditional instruments of large damaru, bell, and kangling. (1) Dakini's Laughter [Wangdud Zilnon], (2) Supplication and Ngondro, (3) Black Feast, (4) White Feast, (5) Mixed Feast, (6) Red Feast, (7) Red Feast of Pure Vision, (8) Giving the Body, (9) Giving the Dharma, and (10) Dakini's Aspiration Prayer.
Read more and listen to a sound clip.

 Audio CD – A-T1 – $15
Available at Light of Berotsana

Tröma Ngondro and Phowa

Giving th Sangye Khandro practicing the Dudjom Tersat Troma Ngondro and Phowa. This is a Terma revelation of the great Terton Heruka Dudjom Lingpa, and the melodies are part of that sacred revelation. Sangye Khandro was taught these practices and tunes by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche. Professional quality CD. Read more and listen to a sound clip. 


Audio CD – A-T2 – $15
Available at Light of Berotsana

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The Sole Essence of Clear Light
[Restricted material]
By Heruka Dudjom Lingpa
Translation by Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro
 

This volume is the second edition and includes a new, improved translation of Heruka Dudjom Lingpa’s tögal commentary. In addition, we have included the liturgy and commentary that are necessary to practice Tröma tögal, particularly in the six-month Tröma tögal retreat.

 Though this is a restricted book, it can be purchased as an object of veneration to be put on one’s shrine until the prerequisites are met. For the prerequisites, one must have received the Tröma Nagmo empowerment by a qualified teacher and completed the Tröma ngöndro, followed by the seven-day sadhana retreat and the 108-day retreat. More>

Available at Light of Berotsana - $108

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The Ornament of the Great Mother's Wisdom
[Restricted Materials]

Commentary on the Four Feasts of the Tröma Nagmo practice that clearly elucidates the visualizations and the meaning of the practices.

Small hardcover book
Available at Light of Berotsana, #B-GM - $40

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The Sun of Primordial Wisdom
Intermediate length Tröma sadhana

 

Available at Vimala Treasures - $40

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Tröma Red Feast of Pure Vision
[restricted]

Retranslated, retyped, and reformatted Red Feast of Pure Vision to be used as an alternate Red Feast within the Troma Nagmo practice at the end of the day.

Available at Light of Berotsana - Practice Text #P-TRFPV - $5

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Tröma Phowa
[restricted]

Phowa Teachings: by Sangye Khandro (33 pages)

T-TPh - $2
Available at Light of Berotsana

 

Phowa Practice: Retranslated, retyped, and reformatted July 2013; practice within the Troma cycle of transference consciousness.

8.5"x11" bound booklet with cover, 32 pages - #P-TPh - $15
Available at Light of Berotsana

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Tröma Fire Ritual
In Dependence upon the Wisdom Dakini Troma Nagmo,
the Fire Ceremony for the Four Enlightened Activities entitled
Spontaneously Present Enlightened Activity

Fire puja is usually performed at the conclusion of retreat to purify omissions and faults that may have occurred and to accumulate merit as well.
27 pgs. with 6 extra pgs. of instructions for substances to offer and how to do the puja.

  P-TFR     $15
Available at Light of Berotsana

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Dzogchen Books

Yeshe Lama
by Vidyadhara Jigmed Lingpa
Translation by Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro
[Restricted materials]
 

Yeshe Lama is the most important practice manual on the Great Perfection teachings of the Nyingma tradition. Jigmed Lingpa stated, “Realization of the pure awareness that transcends the mind is the specialty of the Great Perfection.” Read more

Hardcover Book
Root translations by Light of Berotsana
Available through Light of Berotsana - B-YL - $85
Also available at Shambhala Publications -  $85

 Transcript and Audio
Oral teachings given by Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche
Printed Transcript, 136 pages, #T-YL – $50
 
Electronic Transcript Adobe pdf — #ET-YL - $25
Both Printed & Electronic Transcript — #T2-
YL - $65

Audio CD, MP3 format, #A-YL - $20
Available at Light of Berotsana

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Placing Buddhahood Within Reach/The Three Statements That Strike the Vital Point 

[Restricted materials]

Oral teachings and commentary given by Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche on Khenchen Jigme Phunstok’s dzogchen terma “Placing Buddhahood Within Reach” and Garab Dorje’s “The Three Statements That Strike the Vital Point.” These teachings were given for a two-week period at Orgyen Dorje Den in Alameda, California, 2006, with oral translation by Sangye Khandro. Read more

Transcripts and Audio
Printed Transcript, 227 pages, #T-PBWR – $60
  
Electronic Transcript, 1 Adobe pdf — #ET-PBWR - $40
Both Printed & Electronic Transcript — #T2-
PBWR - $75

Audio CD, MP3 format, #A-PBWR – $60
Avaliable at Light of Berotsana  

 

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The Fierce Wisdom, Channels, and Wind

by Vidyadhara Jigme Lingpa
Translation by Lama Chönam, Sangye Khandro, and Jules Levinson
 
[Restricted material]

Tsa lung tummo teachings and practice by Jigme Lingpa. 

Hardcover Book
Folio bound with brocade pocket cover
 
Available at Light of Berotsana, #B-WC– $108

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The Excellent Path of Devotion:
Assisted by Lama Chonam, Christina Monson has translated and printed a concise autobiography by the great treasure revealer Sera Khandro,

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Currently not for sale.

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Dharma Books for Everyone

 

The Epic of Gesar Ling

Gesar’s Magical Birth, Early Years, and Coronation as King 
Translated by Robin Kornman,
Lama Chonam, Sangye Khandro
Read more about this book

Order Now from Light of Berotsana
Hardcover Book - #B-GL – $120
Currently offered by Light of Berotsana at 30% off – $8
Also available at Shambhala Publications

 

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Perfect Conduct: Ascertaining the Three Vows

 by Ngari Panchen, Pema Wangyi Gyalpo,
word-for-word commentary by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche
Translation by Khenpo Gyurme Samdrub and Sangye Khandro

This book is a translation of an ancient exposition, or root text, of the three levels of moral codes in Tibetan Buddhism called the dom sum (gdom gsum)—the vows of individual liberation; the vows of the bodhisattva, who selflessly strives for the enlightenment of all beings; and the vows of tantra, the esoteric path of Mahayana practice. For the first time, a comprehensive explanation of these vows is presented with explanatory teachings on how to practice them in everyday life.  Read more 

Softcover book, #B-PC - $18
Available at Light of Berotsana

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The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava

 by Padmasambhava
Translation by Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro

This translation of a Tibetan treasure text makes available for the first time to Western readers the remarkable life story of Princess Mandarava. As the principal consort of the eighth-century Indian master Padmasambhava before he introduced tantric Buddhism to Tibet, Mandarava is the Indian counterpart of the Tibetan consort Yeshe Tsogyal. Lives and Liberation recounts her struggles and triumphs as a Buddhist adept throughout her many lives and is an authentic deliverance story of a female Buddhist master. Those who read this book will gain inspiration and encouragement on the path to liberation. Read more

Softcover book, #B-PM - $16.95
Available at Light of Berotsana

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A Garland of Immortal Wish-fulfilling Trees

 by the Venerable Tsering Lama Jampal Zangpo
Translation by Sangye Khandro 

In Tibet, six great mother monasteries uphold the doctrine of the Nyingma lineage. This volume is a comprehensive explanation of the Palyul tradition, where the nondual Great Seal Mahamudra/Great Perfection Atiyoga and the Kama and Terma lineages are joined together as one great river of practice. H.H. Penor Rinpoche was the esteemed 11th throne holder of the Palyul tradition until his parinirvana in 2009 and authorized the translation of this text by Sangye Khandro.

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The Generation Stage in Buddhist Tantra 

Formerly Generating the Deity
by Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche
Translation by Sangye Khandro

This text is a detailed presentation of the practices involved in the generation stage of Vajrayana Buddhism, explaining the state of mind to be established and the visualizations to be used. Information on mudras, tormas, malas, etc. used on this level of practice is also given in accordance with tradition. 

Practitioners of all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism will find that these teachings enhance their understanding of sadhana practice and enable them to accomplish these meditations as they were originally intended. Read more

 

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Meditation, Transformation, and Dream Yoga,

formerly Ancient Wisdom
by Jigme Tenpe Nyima, Lochen Dharma Shri, and H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche,
with commentary by Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche
Translated by B. Alan Wallace and Sangye Khandro

This book is divided into three parts, titled “Transformation,” “Dream Yoga,” and “Meditation;” and each of these three parts consists of a root text by a renowned Tibetan author and a commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche.

Taken together, these three texts and their lucid and practical commentaries give a very complete introduction to the essential teachings of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism on how to practice throughout the day and night. Read more

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Cascading Waterfall of Nectar

Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro translated the first draft of this volume, Thinley Norbu Rinpoche’s commentary to the Düdjom Tersar Ngondro practice, including a commentary to the “Continuously Blossoming Rosary of the Lotus Assembly Palace Called the Rays of the Youthful Sun.”

 

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Over the last 30 years, Sangye Khandro has translated many oral teachings given by the Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche on various dharma subjects—for example, how to practice ngöndro or the esoteric meaning of Vajrakilaya. Many of these profound teachings have been transcribed and formatted into booklets that are currently sold by Vimala Treasures. Go to Vimala Treasures to see a comprehensive listing of these transcribed teachings.

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