Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima Series
From the murals of Shechen Monastery. Used with permission of Rabjam Rinpoche.
Miraculous wisdom-emanation of the fearless realization of Kuntuzangpo,
Jikmé Tenpé Nyima, ‘Sun of the Teaching’ and great bodhisattva,
Glorious one whose enlightened activity pervades the universe,
Supreme in learning, discipline, and nobility, to you I pray!
Lotsawa House presents the following works from one of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama's favourite writers, the Third Dodrupchen, Jigme Tenpe Nyima (rdo grub chen 'jigs med bstan pa'i nyi ma, 1865–1926):
One of Jigme Tenpe Nyima's best known works—and indeed one the most famous Tibetan texts of recent times—this is a pithy and practical guide to integrating all experiences, good and bad, happy and sad, into the path to enlightenment. As the text itself puts it, this is “indispensable for leading a spiritual life, a most needed tool of the Noble Ones, and quite the most priceless teaching in the world.”
An explanation of the final words of the great Dzogchen master Orgyen Tendzin Norbu (1841–1900): "I am Guru Padmākara of Oḍḍiyāna, a buddha free from birth and death. Awakening mind is impartial and unbiased, beyond labels of the eight stages, the four pairs."
This unusual text, which the author playfully suggests was requested by a bouquet of flowers, discusses the qualities and benefits of floral offerings. The translation is by Tulku Thondup Rinpoche and Philip Richman.
This short text from Jigme Tenpe Nyima's Dzogchen corpus explains the distinction between the ordinary mind (sem) and pure awareness (rigpa), as well as the ways in which the Great Perfection is superior to other approaches.
A series of aspirations to devote one's life to the Dharma—which, Dodrupchen Rinpoche says, is the only thing of any real value or meaning—to practice it with sincerity, and to accomplish it successfully.
- The Adamantine Magical Wheel—Invoking the profound pledge of the glorious Victor Padmākara to turn back the final war | Guru Rinpoche Prayers
This prayer of invocation, which was written by the Third Dodrupchen Rinpoche during a period of political unrest, calls upon Guru Padmasambhava to protect Tibetans from aggressors and the ravages of war. More recently, it was redistributed at the behest of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, who recognized its continued relevance amid the turmoil of the twentieth century.