Patrul Rinpoche Series

Tibetan MastersPatrul Rinpoche

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Patrul Rinpoche

Dza Patrul Rinpoche

Name variants:
  • Abu Hralpo
  • Abu Śrī
  • Drimé Lodrö
  • Orgyen Jigme Chökyi Wangpo
  • Śrī
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Outwardly you are the bodhisattva Śāntideva,

Inwardly, Śāvaripa, lord of adepts,

Secretly, the supreme and noble Self-liberation of Suffering—Avalokiteśvara—in person:

Jikmé Chökyi Wangpo, to you I pray!

Texts by and about the great Rimé master Dza Patrul Orgyen Jigme Chökyi Wangpo (rdza dpal sprul o rgyan 'jigs med chos kyi dbang po, 1808–1887):


Aspiration Prayers



Buddhist Philosophy & Teachings

This survey of the five paths (lam lnga) and ten stages or bhūmis (sa bcu) explains the practices and qualities associated with each and every phase of the Mahāyāna path, from its initial point of entry through to its eventual culmination with the attainment of enlightenment.

This short work details the phases of dissolution during and immediately following death, and also outlines the crucial points of practice to be born in mind at this critical time.

Taking a famous four-line prayer as his basis, Patrul Rinpoche explains the practice of taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Saṅgha, and arousing bodhicitta, in both its relative and ultimate forms.

One of Patrul Rinpoche's better known works, this pithy presentation of the two levels of truth is more than just a guide to what "relative" and "absolute" signify; it is also a practical instruction on how to apply such understanding in meditation.

This brief work on pedagogical theory outlines the qualities and approaches of three different types of teacher (a fully enlightened buddha, arhat and learned paṇḍita), before discussing the science of listening and explaining the purpose of titles.

In this short guide to Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical tenets, Patrul Rinpoche begins by outlining the tīrthika views of eternalism and nihilism. He then summarizes the views of the śrāvaka schools of Vaibhāṣika and Sautrāntika, as well as the two kinds of pratyekabuddha, the various branches of Cittamātra, and the Svātantrika and Prāsaṅgika strands of Mādhyamika. To conclude, he offers a brief overview of the various levels of secret mantra.


Dharma Protectors


Lineage Prayers









Special Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King

Topical Outlines

Transference (Phowa)

Vows & Commitments

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