KYABJE GARCHEN RINPOCHE BIOGRAPHY OFFICIAL SITE

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RESOURCES

garR_chant_vajrasattva.mp3
OTHER  RESOURCES

Documentary Film
“For the Benefit of All Beings”
by Christina Lundberg

Documentary Film
“In the Footsteps of a Yogi”
by Water-Moon Productions

Garchen Rinpoche’s heart-teaching “A River That Cannot Be Frozen”
(click title to read teaching)

Garchen Rinpoche’s oral teachings
and recordings of teachings by Centers and students.

Transcripts of Garchen Rinpoche’s oral teachings by Centers and students.

Personal letters  and correspondence of Dharma teachers and friends.

Recordings of Garchen Rinpoche’s and Lama Bu Nima’s chanting by
Sy Luu and Kanaya Chevli.

Gar Quotes by Garchen Rinpoche and Ina Bieler.

WEBSITES


Blazing Spendor

http://rangjung.com/blazing/

 

Drikung Kagyu Lineage Official Site

www.drikung.org

 

Drikung Mahayana Center
www.drikungmahayanacenter.org

 

For the Benefit of All Beings
www.forthebenefitofallbeings.com

 

Gar Quotes
www.garchen.net/gar-quotes-archive.html

 

Garchen Buddhist Institute
www.garchen.net

 

Four Noble Truths
www.thefournobletruths.org

 

Lapchi Association
www.lapchimilarepadk.org

 

The Treasury of Lives:
Biographies of Himalayan Religious Masters

www.treasuryoflives.org

 

Thu Vien Hoa Sen

www.thuvienhoasen.org

 

Tibetan Meditation Center
www.drikungtmc.org

 

The Tibet Album

http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/

 

Tibet Oral History Project
www.tibetoralhistory.org

 

Rigpa Shedra Wiki
www.rigpawiki.org

 

Viet Nalanda Foundation
www.vietnalanda.org

 

Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
www.en.wikipedia.org


 

River Cannot Be Frozen


PRIMARY RESOURCE

The Lama’s Mind...

“The Lama’s mind is Buddha”
Quote taken from
Garchen Rinpoche’s teaching
“The River That Cannot
Be Frozen”

Calligraphy by
Chuc Kha 2011

 

Verses of
“Thirty-Seven Practices
of Bodhisattvas “
by Ngulchu Thogme Zangpo
in Tibetan Ume’ script

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Kiev, Ari. The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas by Ngulchu Thogme Zangpo. Chino Valley, AZ: Gar Chodingpa, 2001.

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Kunsang, Erik Pema. Dakini Teachings: Padmasambhava’s Oral Instructions to Lady Tsogyal.  Boston, MA: Shambhala Publications, 1990.

Kunsang, Erik Pema & Schmidt, Marcia Binder.  Blazing Spendor: The Memoirs of the Dzogchen Yogi Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.  Boudhanath, Nepal: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2005.

Laird, Thomas.  The Story of Tibet: Conversations With the Dalai Lama. London: Atlantis Books, 2006.

Lhalungpa, Lobsang P.  The Life of Milarepa. Bergenfield, NJ: Penguin Books, 1984.

 

Lhalungpa, Lobsang.  Tibet, the Sacred Realm: Photographs 1880-1950. New York: Aperture, 1983.
 

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The Successive Line of Kyabje Garchen Rinpoche’s Manifestations and a Brief Historical Account of Gar Monastery. Chino Valley, AZ: 2010

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Peissel, Michel.  The Last Barbarians: The Discovery of the Source of the Mekong in Tibet.   New York:  Henry Holt & Co, 1997.

Gyatso, Palden.  The Autobiography of a Tibetan Monk.  New York, NY: Grove Press, 1997.

Rinchen, Geshe Sonam and Sonam, Ruth.  The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas: An Oral Teaching. Ithaca, NY: Snowlion Publications, 1997.

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Rinpoche, Khunu.  Vast as the Heavens, Deep as the Sea: Verses in Praise of Bodhicitta. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 1999.

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Rinpoche, Thrangu.  Rechungpa: A Biography of Milarepa’s Disciple. Creston, CO: Namo Buddha Publications, 2002.  

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Taklha, Namgyal Lhamo.  Women of Tibet.  Dehra Dun, India: Songtsen Library, 2005.

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Thich, Nhat Hanh.  Old Path, White Clouds: Walking In the Footsteps of the Buddha. Berkeley, CA: Parallax Press, 1991.

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Wallace, Vesna A. And Wallace, B. Allan.  A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life by Santideva. New York, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 1997.
 

Warner, Cameron David.  A Miscarriage of History: Wenchen Gongzhu and Sino-Tibetan History. A Post-doctoral research paper. Denmark: Aarhus University, 2011.

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Zangpo, Ngawang.  Guru Rinpoché: His Life and Times. Boulder, CO: Snow Lion Publications, 2002.  


 

 

 

 

 



 

 

ORAL INTERVIEWS & TRANSCRIPTS

Oral interviews were conducted and recorded in February 2003, November 2004, April and June 2006, December 2008,  June 2011.  Additionally, on numerous occasions, Garchen Rinpoche  spontaneously gave the author oral comments, advice or relayed his life stories with or without being officially recorded.  The oral interviews that were recorded were then transcribed by the author Sue-Sue Luu and by Kanaya Chevli. A complete record of transcription will be available in the future.  To listen to sample recordings, click here. To view a sample transcript, click here.


                           
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