Three Visions
Fundamental Teachings of the Sakya
Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism

BeskrivningThe most profound and fundamental teaching of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is that of the Path Including Its Result. This unique teaching of Virupa, one of India's extraordinary Mahasiddhas, covers the entire Buddhist path from the time of entering the spiritual discipline up to the attainment of full and perfect enlightenment. It serves as a manual for contemplating and meditating upon the various stages leading to the final result of ultimate happiness and liberation. The Three Visions examines the state of those experiencing suffering, those engaged in the methods leading towards freedom from unhappiness and misery, and those fully enlightened ones who have attained the highest goal of omniscient awakening. In a very direct and simple manner, the text leads the reader step-by-step over the vast path culminating in ultimate peace.

256 pages

Three Levels of
Spiritual Perception
A Commentary on the Three Visions

BeskrivningThe Three Levels of Spiritual Perception is a revised edition of the classic guide to the Lamdre, a key system of meditation of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Written by one of the first Tibetan masters to live and teach in the United States, it is rendered in a lyrical style that entertains, inspires, and motivates the reader. A key work for all those who are eager to develop and deepen their meditation practice.

576 pages

Opening of the Lotus
Developing Clarity and Kindness

BeskrivningAll people wish to follow a path to peace, Lama Sherab explains in his Introduction. Peace comes from the mind. The Opening of the Lotus is concerned with the development of the stages of enlightenment, the path to peace, in the mind of each individual. The author, a lama of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, draws from his twenty years of experience with both Tibetan and Western students at the Tibet Institute in Rikon, Switzerland. With sincerity and conviction, he describes the powerful and practical methods for calming and developing the mind.

The Opening of the Lotus is an ideal introduction to Buddhism in general as well as to the Sakya teachings in particular.

176 pages

Den stora vägen till upplysningen

Beskrivning Mahamudra är undervisning av vår huvudlärare Khen Rinpoche om sūtra- och tantravägen i mahāyānabuddhismen. Förklaringarna handlar delvis om avancerade övningar, men Rinpoche går också igenom många grundläggande buddhistiska tankar och övningar. Därför kan Mahāmudrā gärna läsas även av dig som inte har så mycket erfarenhet av buddhismen. Du bör dock veta att vissa av övningarna i boken kräver initiation innan man utför dem.

(Om man inte har initiation går det dock
bra att läsa och studera de avsnitten)

90 sidor

Freeing the Heart
and Mind Part One
Introduction to the Buddhist Path

BeskrivningHis Holiness Sakya Trizin, the head of the glorious Sakya lineage, one of the four primary schools of Tibetan Buddhism, presents here the essential Buddhist teachings of the four noble truths, universal compassion, and the proper motivation for practice. This book opens by sharing a private teaching His Holiness gave to a young newcomer seeking to understand this great master's spiritual heritage. His Holiness's advice inspires us to integrate the living power of these teachings into our daily lives.

Full of timeless wisdom, Freeing the Heart and Mind contains, in addition to this introduction, an explanation of the teaching Matchless Compassion by the Indian saint Virupa, and a selection of commentaries on the essential teaching called Parting from the Four Attachments. Developed as the first volume in a course of study for students of the Sakya tradition, it nonetheless stands alone as an excellent entry into the teachings of the Buddha.

184 pages

Freeing the Heart
and Mind Part Two
Chögyal Phagpa on the Buddhist Path

BeskrivningHis Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Sakya Trichen Rinpoche, the noble forty-first head of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, with his trademark clarity and deep wisdom here unpacks two texts by the legendary thirteenth-century Drogön Chögyal Phagpa. The fifth leader of the Sakya school, Chögyal Phagpa became the first imperial preceptor under Kublai Khan and thus converted the Mongols to Tibetan Buddhism. His two texts presented here, A Gift of Dharma to Kublai Khan and A Garland of Jewels, which was written as advice for Prince Gibek Timur, are marvels of insight.

Freeing the Heart and Mind begins with a biography of Chögyal Phagpa by Ngawang Kunga Sönam, himself an important Sakya throneholder. The two texts are then presented in sparkling translation, each accompanied by penetrating commentary from His Holiness, who takes these texts, written initially for royalty, and shows how their timeless lessons--how to meditate, the personal characteristics we should cultivate, and the states on the path to buddhahood--can be incorporated into our lives today.

224 pages

Saint in Seattle
The Life of the Tibetan
Mystic Dezhung Rinpoche

BeskrivningIn 1960, the Tibetan lama Dezhung Rinpoche (1906-87) arrived in Seattle after being forced into exile from his native land by the Communist Chinese. Already a revered master of the teachings of all Tibetan Buddhist schools, he would eventually become a teacher of some of Western Buddhism's most notable scholars. This is the inspiring and unlikely biography of a modern buddha.

768 pages

Clear Differentiation
of the Three Codes
Individual Liberation, Great Vehicle
& Tantric Systems

BeskrivningA Clear Differentiation of the Three Codes presents the first English translation of the sDom gsum rab dbye, one of the most famous and controversial doctrinal treatises of Tibetan Buddhism. Written by Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltshen (1182–1251), a founder of the Sakya school and one of Tibet's most learned sages, The Three Codes strongly influenced subsequent religious and intellectual traditions in Tibet—and sparked a number of long-lasting doctrinal and philosophical disputes, some of which persist today.

In The Three Codes, Sakya Pandita discusses the Hinayana, Mahayana, and Tantric vows of Buddhist conduct, which often diverge and contradict each other. He criticizes, on at least one point or another, later practitioners of almost every lineage, including the Kadampa, Kagyupa, and Nyingmapa, for contradicting the original teachings of their own traditions.

384 pages

Ordinary Wisdom
Sakya Pandita's Treasury of Good Advice

Beskrivning A popular guide to the art of living, the Sakya Legshe, or Treasury of Good Advice, has been fundamental to the development of Tibetan culture and character. As in Aesop's Fables, Sakya Pandita uses proverbs and stories to address the basic question: How are we to live peaceably with ourselves and with others? This is the only available English translation of the Sakya Legshe, a book that reveals the heart of the Buddhist way of life.

364 pages

Luminous Lives
The Story of the Early Masters
of the Lam 'Bras Tradition in Tibet

Beskrivning The tantric Buddhist tradition of the Lam 'bras, the Path with the Result, has been practiced in Tibet for almost a thousand years, most prominently within the Sakya lineage. Luminous Lives is the first in-depth study of the literature and history of the Lam 'bras in Tibet. The central focus of the work is a rare Tibetan history that brings alive the story of the earliest men and women practitioners of the Lam 'bras. This text, recording the words of the great Sakya Pandita (1182 - 1251), was a major source for all later histories of the tradition. Recently rediscovered, it has been reproduced here along with Cyrus Stearns' excellent translation, introduction, and annotations. Luminous Lives opens a window into the world of one of the great traditions of tantric Buddhism in Tibet.

352 pages

Elegant Sayings
Nagarjuna and Sakya Pandita

BeskrivningThere is no ornament like virtue, no misery like worry, no protection like patience, and no friend equal to generosity. In The Staff of Wisdom, the Indian Mahayana master Nagarjuna offers the practical wisdom of the Dharma in witty, thought-provoking, and uplifting verses that apply to all types of life situations. Expressing universal truths that remind us of basic human values, Tibetan scholar Sakya Pandita's Treasury gives profound advice for daily life in truly elegant sayings that remain readily in the mind.

122 pages

Folksagor från Tibet
Återberättade och illustrerade av Veronica Leo

BeskrivningFolksagor från Tibet är den första samlingen i sitt slag på svenska. Här presenteras femton sagor utvalda att ge en mångfacetterad bild av den tibetanska sagoskatten. Tibetansk kultur är sammanlänkad med buddhismen som genomsyrar livets alla skeenden. Tibetansk folklore är naturligtvis inget undantag även om många folksagor söker sina rötter i den shamankultur som föregick buddhismen. Några har importerats från Indien, andra återfinns på ett förvånande stort geografisk och tidsmässigt avstånd från det isolerade Tibet.

De femton sagorna är försedda med var sin inledande kommentar där släktskapet med andra sagotraditioner, sagornas spridning och möjliga vandringsvägar kort belyses. För den specialintresserade finns en lista på fördjupande litteratur.

BeskrivningVisions 1 innehåller tre undervisningar:
  • The Buddhist Essence Teching av
    H.H. Sakya Trichen.
  • The Perfection of Meditation av
    Khenpo Appey Rinpoche.
  • The Great Song of Experience av
    Jetsun Rinpoche Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • Visions
    BeskrivningVisions 2 innehåller åtta undervisningar:
  • The Four Noble Truths &
  • The Preliminary Practices av
    Peter Della Santina.
  • The Production of Faith &
  • The Enlightenment Thought av
    Khenpo Appey Rinpoche.
  • The Nature of Mind av
    H.H. Sakya Trichen.
  • The Buddhist Essence Teachings av
    Sakya Pandita.
  • The Song of Inquiring about Good Health &
  • The Song of Eight Practices of Dreams av
    Jetsun Rinpoche Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • Visions
    BeskrivningVisions 3 innehåller tio undervisningar:
  • The Life of the Buddha av
    Peter Della Santina.
  • The Buddha Nature &
  • The Five Paths to Enlightenment &
  • The Ten Bhumis &
  • The Qualities of the Buddha av
    Khenpo Appey Rinpoche.
  • A Gift of Dharma to Kublai Khan av
    Choegyal Phagpa.
  • Buddhist Tantra av
    H.H. Sakya Trichen.
  • The Song Given to Yeshe Dorje &
  • The Instruction on Parting from the Four Attachment &
  • Verse Instruction on how to Guide Students According to the Treatises of the Path and Result av
    Jetsun Rinpoche Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • Visions
    BeskrivningVisions 4 innehåller elva undervisningar:
  • The Five Aggregates &
  • The Preliminary Practices av
    Acharya Lama Migmar Tseten.
  • The Perfection of Moral Conduct &
  • The Perfection of Patience &
  • The Perfection of Diligence av
    Khenpo Appey Rinpoche.
  • An Introduction to Buddhism av
    Chogye Trichen Rinpoche.
  • The Sakya View of the Basis (Alaya) av
    Dezung Azam Rinpoche Jamyang Kunga Tenpai Gyaltsen.
  • The Song of How to Rely on Antidotes &
  • The Song of How to Tame the Mind &
  • The Song of Bringing the Experience of Practice &
  • The Song of Inner Secret Mantra Practice &
  • Song to Inspire Myself av
    Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen.

  • Stages of the
    Buddha's Teachings
    Three Key Texts
    BeskrivningThe stages of the teachings or tenrim genre of Tibetan spiritual writing expounds the Mahayana teachings as a graded series of topics, from the practices required at the start of the bodhisattva’s career to the final perfect awakening of buddhahood. The three texts in the present volume all exerted seminal influence in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The first text, The Blue Compendium, presents the instructions of the Kadam teacher Potowa (1031–1106) as recorded by his student Dölpa (1059–1131). This text is followed by Gampopa’s (1079–1153) revered Ornament of Precious Liberation, which remains the most authoritative text on the path to enlightenment within the Kagyü school. The final text is Clarifying the Sage’s Intent, a masterwork by the preeiment sage of the Sakya tradition, Sakya Pandita (1182–1251).

    816 pages

    Teachings on Sakya Pandita's
    Clarifying the Sage's Intent

    BeskrivningClarifying the Sage's Intent describes the stages of the bodhisattva path from the beginning right up to full and perfect enlightenment, following the teaching tradition of the great early Kadampas on the ten stages of practice. The first stage is spiritual propensity; the second is faith; the third is generating the enlightenment thought; the fourth is accomplishing the perfections of generosity and the remaining perfections; the fifth is maturing sentient beings; the sixth is entering upon the stainless paths; the seventh is thoroughly purifying the realms, the eighth is nonabiding nirvana; the ninth is the highest awakening and the tenth is demonstration. This text based on Mahayanasutralamkara of Maitreya, is the most authoritative and clear explication of spiritual practice within the Mahayana tradition.

    175 pages

    Nyckeln till den
    djupa förståelsen

    Beskrivning Nyckeln till den djupa förståelsen av den berömde Sakyalaman Gorampa Sönam Senge är en kort men mycket fin och innehållsrik skildring av den mahāyānabuddhistiska vägen. Den kan passa både dig som har tidigare erfarenhet av buddhismen och dig som nyss blivit intresserad.

    7 sidor

    Från mästare till elev

    Beskrivning Från mästare till elev innehåller en intervju med H.H. Sakya Trizin, som är överhuvud för Sakyatraditionen och en mycket framstående lärare och meditationsmästare. I intervjun förklarar Sakya Trizin relationen mellan mästare och elev. I den tibetanska buddhismen är just relationen mellan mästare och elev en viktig grund för övningarna. Från mästare till elev passar alla intresserade, oavsett förkunskaper.

    19 sidor


    A brief introduction to Buddhism
    and the Sakya tradition
    Chödung Karmo Translation Group

    Who am I?
    Understanding the Self, Karma,
    Rebirth and Dependent Arising
    Christian Bernert

    Parting from the
    Four Attachments
    A Sakya Mind Training Teaching

    The Importance of
    Studying Buddhadharman
    Khenchen Appey Rinpochep

    Lamdre: Dawn of Enlightenment
    Lama Choedak Yuthok

    Biographies of The Great Sachen Kunga Nyingpo and H.H. The 41st Sakya Trizin
    Compilations by Ratna Vajra Sakya

    The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment
    Atisha's Root Text with a Commentary by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye

    Sakya Monlam Prayer Book
    European Sakya Monlam Chenmo for Universal Peace and Happiness