Homa rituals for the fulfilment of vows and the performance of deeds of great benefit. Vajrakīla Texts of the Northern Treasures Tradition, volume three von Rig-’dzin rdo-rje (Martin J Boord). Together with a perusal of the historical role of sacrificial and magical fire rituals (homa) in the tantric Buddhist communities of medieval India, this volume presents a wealth of new texts and translations from the Byang-gter tradition of Tibet. From the root texts of the wrathful homa rites of Vajrakīla, revealed as Dharma treasures by Rig-’dzin rgod-ldem in 1366, this book traces the evolutionary development of these practices in the light of innovative ritual strategies taught by important holders of the lineage over the course of three generations. The major text composed by Rig-’dzin padma ’phrin-las in 1695 (Accomplishing All Deeds) has remained the standard work on this subject for more than three centuries, being regularly performed to this day at the mother monastery of Dorje Drak as well as among the wider community of those who follow the Northern Treasures Tradition in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Ladakh, and the rest of the world. edition khordong at Wandel Verlag, Berlin, 2015, 228 pages, with 17 illustrations, English and partly Tibetan and Sanskrit, sewn pages, hard cover, 15 x 22 cm, 460g, 42€, available on 4th of April 2015, ISBN: 978-3-942380-20-1 Continue reading
Pema Tinley’s guide to vajrayāna practice. Explanation of Rigzin Godem’s Jangter Ngöndro Zer Nga (byang gter sngon ‘gro gzer lnga) according to the commentary by Rigzin Pema Tinley, translation and oral transmission by Khenpo Chowang, edited by Martin Boord. edition khordong at Wandel Verlag, Berlin, 2014, 268 pages, with 6 illustrations, English and partly Tibetan, soft cover, 15 x 22 cm, 380g, available from 31st of July 2014, 2nd edition 2020, 16,80 €, ISBN: 978-3-942380-18-8 Continue reading
A new revision of the German version of Simply Being. Text in the Dzogchen Tradition by James Low.. edition khordong by Wandel Verlag, Berlin, 2013, 308 pages, paperback, 20,5 x 14,5 cm, 390g, 22,80€, ISBN: 978-3-942380-17-1 Continue reading
The Cult of the Wrathful Deity Vajrakīla. Vajrakīla Texts of the Northern Treasures Tradition, Volume One; edition khordong at Wandel Verlag, Berlin, 2013, 420 pages, with several illustrations, English and partly Tibetan and Sanskrit, sewn pages, hard cover, 15 x 22 cm, 710g, 49€, available beginning 12th of July 2013, ISBN: 978-3-942380-10-2. A newly revised and expanded edition of the work formerly published as The Cult of the Deity Vajrakīla, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Tring 1993 Continue reading
The German translation of the book: «Hidden Teachings of Tibet. An Explanation of the Terma Tradition of the Nyingma School of Buddhism» by Tulku Thondup, Wisdom Publication, Boston, USA, 1986.
ISBN: 978-3-942380-08-9, 300 pages w/ 25 coloured illustrations, paper back, 14,5×20,5 cm, edition khordong by Wandel Verlag, berlin 2013, 24,80€ Continue reading
A book in German: by James Low. A teaching on the text by Nuden Dorje: Direct Indication of Buddhahood. ISBN: 978-3-942380-09-6, edition khordong by WANDEL VERLAG, berlin 2012, original text in Tibetan, translated and detailed commentary, 200 pages, 20,5 x 14,5 cm, paperback, 19,80 € Continue reading