Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima Series

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Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpe Nyima

The Third Dodrupchen

Name variants:
  • Abhaya
  • Jigme Tenpe Gyaltsen
  • Kunzang Jigme
  • Zhönnu Abhaya
  • Zhönnu Jigme
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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!

Texts by and about the Third Dodrupchen, Jigme Tenpe Nyima (rdo grub chen 'jigs med bstan pa'i nyi ma, 1865–1926):


This short work, written for an unnamed disciple, contains general advice on how to prepare for the moment of death.

In this brief text, Jigme Tenpe Nyima explains the most important reasons for regarding the teacher as a buddha, a central tenet of the Vajrayāna.

On the basis of classical sources, Jigme Tenpe Nyima warns of the dangers of sleep and drowsiness; he also offers some practical suggestions for cutting down on sleep and enhancing diligence.

A candid, somewhat comical description of what it means to take a limited and superficial approach to scholarship, which Jigme Tenpe Nyima tells us is based on his own experience.

A very short text on the best conduct and attitude to adopt when practising in meditative retreat.

In this very short text, Jigme Tenpe Nyima describes the best, middling and inferior ways of using pain and illness as part of the Mahāyāna path.

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.”

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