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The Five Nails – Commentary on the Northern Treasures Accumulation Practice by Tulku Tsultrim Zangpo (Tulku Tsulu)

This commentary on the Northern Treasure (Byang gTer) accumulation practice (Ngöndro), known as the «Five Nails» (tib. gZer lNga) contains the first chapter of the more lengthy commentary on the Gongpa Zangthal «The Boundless Vision of Dzogchen» by Tulku Tsultrim Zangpo, also known as Tulku Tsurlo, translated by Ven. Tulku Thondup, 2001, and revised by Rev. Dr. Martin Boord (Rig-‘dzin rdo-rje), 2008, for this publication. ISBN: 978-3-942380-12-6, Paperback, 88 pages, 15 x 22cm, 13,80 € Continue reading

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Illuminating Sunshine: Buddhist funeral rituals of Avalokiteśvara by Martin Boord (Rig-‘dzin rdo-rje)

Of immense practical value, this book must surely find a place in the library of every Buddhist centre and private home in the land. As it has been wisely said, one never knows which will come first: tomorrow morning or the next life. These prayers, therefore, should be kept close at hand at all times as a powerful blessing for the living and the dead. edition khordong at Wandel Verlag, Berlin, forthcoming 16th of September 2012, 17 illustrations, English, Tibetan, Sanskrit, 262 pages, hard cover, sewn pages, 15 x 22 cm, ISBN: 978-3-942380-13-3, 44 € Continue reading

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The Seven Chapters Of Prayer: Le’u bDun Ma – Padmasambhava

by James Low and Chhimed Rigdzin Rinpoche
“The Seven Chapters of Prayer by Padmasambhava is a key text for all Buddhists at this time. It belongs to the treasure (terma tradition) of the Nyingmapa school and contains the authentic teachings of Padmasambhava concerning practice in difficult times.”
316 p., hard cover, sewn pages, 15 x 22 cm, re-published by Wandel Verlag, 2010, 35 €. ISBN: 978-3-942380-02-7 Continue reading

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A Roll Of Thunder From The Void von Martin Boord (Rig-’dzin rdo-rje)

This important collection of teachings from the Northern Treasures Vajrakila cycle includes liturgical practice texts (sadhana) from the original treasure revelations, together with explanatory notes and commentaries by the 17th century master Padma ’phrin-las on how to take these practices into a closed retreat and employ them for the highest benefit of oneself and all living beings. Having become empowered in the mandala of Vajrakila by a master guru, trainees may use the skilful esoteric techniques, described herein, in order to develop a profound experiential certainty of the true nature of reality. These texts are manuals, designed to be studied by disciplined individuals who wish to train themselves in skilful altruism. They are traditional methods for overcoming the instincts of egoistic self-interest, allowing the mind to become focussed on the general welfare of the world, so that beneficial changes of great social value may be brought about in both thought and behaviour. Continue reading

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A Bolt Of Lightning From The Blue von Martin Boord (Rig-’dzin rdo-rje)

Through this translation, Martin Boord makes available for the first time in English the “Phur ‘grel ‘bum nag” and other related texts. The Phur ‘grel ‘bum nag is a series of explanations from Padmasambhava, Vimalamitra and Shilamanju. It was created by the three Acarya in Nepal more than twelve-hundred years ago, during a concentrated religious retreat, and was transmitted to Yeshe Tsogyal. This remarkable encyclopaedic text marks the beginning of the tantric Buddhist practice of the wrathful deity Vajrakila. It is the most important commentary to the rites of Kila. 412 pages; English, Sanskrit, Tibetan; 22 cm x 15 cm, sewn pages, hard cover; 59€, Wandel Verlag, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-942380-00-3 Continue reading

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