The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Books 15 to 17: The Essential Tantras of Mahayoga by Choying Tobden Dorje (Author), Lama Tharchin (Contributor), Gyurme Dorje (Translator)

Sale price Price $76.00 Regular price Unit price  per 

Shipping calculated at checkout.

Choying Tobden Dorje's magnum opus presented in English for the first time, in an authoritative translation prepared under the auspices of well-known and highly respected Tibetan teachers and translators.

The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, a multivolume masterwork by the eighteenth-century tantric master Choying Tobden Dorje, traces the path of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from beginning to end. Books 15 to 17: The Essential Tantras of Mahayoga concerns the first of the three classes of highest, or inner, tantras. It presents the entire text of the Guhyagarbha Tantra, in Tibetan and English, together with one of its most important commentaries, Dispelling the Darkness of the Ten Directions, by the outstanding fourteenth-century master Longchen Rabjam. In addition, it presents the author's rewriting of Candragomin's inspirational Extensive Commentary on the Sublime Litany of the Names of Mañjuśrī, which correlates diverse aspects of Mañjuśrī to the five pristine cognitions.

This product (Books 15 to 17) is published as two volumes in a slipcase.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Snow Lion, Set of 2 Boxed Set

Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 1416 pages

"This monumental treatise, covering both common and esoteric Buddhist lore, was composed by Choying Tobden Dorje, a most illustrious scholar and accomplished sage. Fortunately, among his voluminous books, this, his masterwork, has survived and has been carefully translated true to the original. It will open the eyes of serious readers to the vast spectrum of Buddhist wisdom."—Tulku Thondup

About the Author

CHOYING TOBDEN DORJE (1787-1848) was a brilliant Buddhist master from the Amdo region of eastern Tibet, renowned for his realization of great perfection. A disciple of the first Dodrupchen Rinpoche, he founded the monastery of Dzokchen Namgyal Ling and was instrumental in establishing the community of lay tantric practitioners known as the Repkong Ngak-mang.

GYURME DORJE holds a master's degree in Sanskrit and a PhD in Tibetan literature from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He has written, edited, translated, and contributed to numerous books on Tibetan culture, among them The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism and The Tibetan Book of the Dead: First Complete Translation. He is based in Crieff, Scotland.