Here are various study and practice resources I have made available. Some are general and others are for specific workshops or retreats I have led. If there is something you are looking for that you can’t find here, please contact me.
Vous trouverez ici différentes ressources pour l’étude et la pratique mises à votre disposition. Certaines sont d’ordre général et d’autres pour des ateliers ou des retraites spécifiques que j’ai conduits. S’il y a quelque chose que vous cherchez et que vous ne trouvez pas ici, contactez-moi.
Gentleness with yourself is essential in the practice of meditation. Act as if you would take a child by the hand to lead her out of dangerous paths. The experience of peace and clarity can be encouraged through a practice of gentle mind training. Awareness of the content of our thoughts–without suppression of thoughts—can be learned with the practice of calm abiding meditation. A focused mind is a relaxed mind.
(6 pages, 88KB)
Three Exercises of Mindfulness
Focus your attention on your breathing. Breathe naturally. Become present in the moment and place where you are. Just focus the mind on the rising and falling of your shoulders and chest as you inhale and exhale gently. Allow your mind to settle and become calm and present, ready to engage in meditation.
(4 pages, 100KB)
The Path of the Sugatas – Practice
A concise practice of Buddha Shakyamuni with offerings composed in Tibetan and translated by Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche:
“For whoever would be a sensible follower of the Buddha, there is no other way to receive his blessing than actual practice with undivided devotion. Therefore this concise sadhana of Buddha Shakyamuni has been composed.”
The Benefits of this Practice
The most excellent individual will be able to actually see the Buddha and listen directly to the profound Dharma teachings. He will quickly attain the state of Buddha-hood. The benefits for ordinary people are that in all future lifetimes, they will be born in whatever place the Buddhas are dwelling and become disciples. Because of constantly receiving blessings, their minds will be happy; negative forces will have no effect; and the bad obscurations of karma will be purified. The intellect will be sharpened and awareness increased, and love and compassion will arise. They will have the ability to greatly benefit sentient beings. There are many more benefits of this practice, limitless in number.
Seeing that the one great need at this time is to supplicate directly the Buddha, Guide of the World, I compiled and translated this text in order to clear up the evils of this troubled time, and in order to increase the good fortune and merit of beings.
Completed by the Shamar Tulku Mipham Chokyi Lodro in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the land of the Red Indian, on the morning of November 19, 1980.”
(7 pages, 192KB)
The Path of the Sugatas – Study Material
Explanation about The Path of the Sugatas. A concise practice of Buddha Shakyamuni with offerings composed in Tibetan and translated by Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche.
(75 pages, 5.1MB)
The Benefits of the Clouds of Offering Mantra
FIRST, the minute you remember this mantra, you gain the benefit of having made offering to all the Buddhas abiding in the ten directions, equaling the number of the atoms of the sand grains of the Pacific Ocean.
SECOND, you get the benefit of having prostrated to the holy feet of all those Buddhas.
THIRD, you receive the benefit of having made offering of flowers, incense, garlands of flowers, ornaments, ointments, Dharma robes, umbrellas, banners, flags, animals, sitting cloths, divine dress, food, various ornaments and so forth to all the Buddhas abiding in the ten directions (as above).
FOURTH, you are freed from all negative karmas.
FIFTH, you gain all the merits.
SIXTH, you will see all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and they will “give you breath” (Courage of the Bodhisattva).
SEVENTH, you will be protected by nagas, devas, nöjin, smell-eaters, asuras, garudas, myemchi, dorje chenpo, Vajrapani the Owner of the Secrecy, and the Four Guardians. They will always follow you perfectly, protect you and guide you. If others try to inflict harm, they will hide you from that.
EIGHTH, when you die, your consciousness will transfer from this world to Amitabha Buddha’s pure land, the Blissful Realm.
You receive all these qualities and benefits just by remembering this mantra once.
Offering Clouds Dharani
Translation of each section.
(1 page, 140KB)
La Revue Tendrel de Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, France
Teachings From Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, France
Chenrezig Practice – Study Material
Extending Throughout Space for the Benefit of Beings
A condensed manual on the meditation-recitation of Noble, Supreme Chenrezig, according to the direct transmission of Tangtong Gyalpo, Powerful Lord of Accomplishments.
(11 pages, 71KB)
Practice of Chenrezig in English
Tibetan text by Thangtong Gyalpo.
English Translation by Shamar Rinpoche & Pamela Gayle White.
Music by Sanford Garner.
Vocals by Wendelin Wagner.
Copyright: Bodhi Path Wisdom Foundation
Practice of Chenrezig in Tibetan
Chenrezig meditation as practiced in the Bodhi Path centers.
Text by Thangtong Gyalpo. Sung by Karma Trinlay Rinpoche.
© Bodhi Path Wisdom Foundation
Chenrezig retreat collected notes.
(36 pages, 31KB)
Short Description of the Practice
About Chenrezig Empowerment
Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche – The World of Dewachen
How to Take Rebirth in the Pure Land of Dewachen, the Realm of Great Bliss.
If we observe the different beings and the realms in which they are born, we realize that these realms are various. Some are of an impure sort and the beings who appear there, experience suffering. Other realms are mixed; beings are experiencing both suffering and pleasant situations. Finally, there are the blissful realms in which beings enjoy only happiness.
Thirty-Five Buddhas Practice Resources
“Wisdom, Merit, and the Purification Through the Blessing of the Thirty-five Buddhas”
A Text for Daily Practice Compiled by the 14th Shamar Rinpoche with translation by Pamela Gayle White
Multimedia learning tool
This is designed to aid in learning the names and placement of the Thirty-Five Buddhas. It contains the images of the Buddhas and audio of the pronunciation of the names. (Requires the Flash Player from Macromedia. You may already have it.)
Visualization Aid for the Thirty-Five Buddhas Practice
This is an interactive aid to help visualize the arrangement of theThirty-Five Buddhas. It is a Quicktime VR file that allows the user to turn and spin the arrangement to view it from any angle. Simply click and drag on the image once it is fully loaded. It requires the Quicktime plug-in from Apple.
Thirty-Five Buddhas Practice
Collected study material
Poetry of Realization, Study Material
Songs of Milarepa
Therigatha, Songs of the Daughters of the Buddha
Three songs from Saraha (page 53), Kanha (page 117) and Tilopa ( page 129)
The Adamantine Songs
The Song of the Bodhi Path
Second Shamarpa Khachö Wangpo
The Eightfold Bodhi Path Song