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Padma Sambhava approximately 717-approximately 762

Works: 637 works in 1,178 publications in 14 languages and 10,912 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  Sacred books  Prayers and devotions  Conference papers and proceedings  Sacred works  Sources 
Subject Headings: Buddhist priests 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Honoree, Dubious author, Contributor, Editor, Compiler, Donor, Creator, Author in quotations or text abstracts
Classifications: BQ4490, 294.3423
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The Tibetan book of the dead [English title] : the great liberation by hearing in the intermediate states [Tibetan title] by Karma-gliṅ-pa( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a translation of the key Buddhist text that follows a Buddhist priest and student as they guide a deceased person into afterlife, chronicling the progress of the soul through death and rebirth in three stages
The Tibetan book of the dead : the great book of natural liberation through understanding in the between by Karma-gliṅ-pa( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Tibetan and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic of Buddhist wisdom and religious thought, intended to prepare the soul for the trials and transformations of the afterworld
The Tibetan book of the great liberation; or, The method of realizing Nirvāṇa through knowing the mind; preceded by an epitome of Padma-Sambhava's biography by W. Y Evans-Wentz( Book )

46 editions published between 1954 and 2000 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unknown to the Western world until its first publication in 1954, this work explicates the quintessence of the Supreme Path, or Mahayana, and fully reveals the yogic method of attaining Enlightenment. Such attainment can happen, as shown here, by means of knowing the One Mind, the cosmic All-Consciousness, without recourse to the postures, breathings, and other techniques associated with the lower yogas. Also presented here is a thirty-five page commentary by the eminent psychoanalyst Dr. C.G. Jung and a one hundred page General Introduction from editor W.Y. Evans-Wentz. The former discusses differences in Eastern and Western modes of thought and equates the "collective unconscious" with the Buddhist Enlightened Mind; while the latter explains several key names and notions (such as Nirvana) with the lucidity, ease, and sagacity that are this scholar's hallmark." "Although the original text of this yoga belongs to the Bardo Thodol series of treatises concerning various methods of attaining transcendence, authorship of this particular volume is attributed to the legendary Padma-Sambhava. Padma-Sambhava's text is preceded by an account of the great guru's own life and secret doctrines and is followed by the testamentary teachings of the Guru Phadampa Sangay, which are meant to augment the thought of the other gurus discussed herein."--Jacket
Meditations on living, dying, and loss : ancient knowledge for a modern world from the first complete translation of the Tibetan Book of the dead by Karma-gliṅ-pa( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This distillation of the acclaimed English translation of a revered Tibetan classic--"The Tibetan Book of the Dead"--Collects the most beautifully written passages, ones that draw out the central perspectives most relevant to modern experience
Dakini teachings : Padmasambhava's oral instructions to Lady Tsogyal by Ñaṅ-ral Ñi-ma-ʼod-zer( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PADMASAMBHAVA'S ORAL INSTRUCTIONS TO LADY TSOGYALThe teachings collected in this book are part of the ancient tradition known as terma treasures -works hidden during the ninth century in secret places in Tibet, to be rediscovered by qualified masters of future generations. Padmasambhava's oral teachings to his chief disciple- Yeshe Tsogyal, Princess of Kharchen- were recorded in coded language called dakinis script and concealed for centuries. Descend with the view while ascending with the conduct. It is most essential to practice these two as a unity. The selections in Daki
Natural liberation : Padmasambhava's teachings on the six bardos by Karma-gliṅ-pa( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this Buddhist book, you will encounter rare teachings on how to turn each phase of life into a chance to experience an uncontrived and natural liberation. In life and in death, in meditation and in sleep, every transitional stage of consciousness, or bardo, provides an opportunity to overcome limitations, frustrations, and fears. Through the practical instructions in this book, you will learn how to enter into a profound and spontaneous state of freedom in all your activities."--BOOK JACKET
The light of wisdom by Kong-sprul Blo-gros-mthaʼ-yas( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Light of Wisdom, the Conclusion, presents detailed explanations of the activities of a Vajra Master and Buddhist practices to clear away hindrances on the path and enhance realization. The book is a combination of three texts: The root text, The Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence is oral instructions of Padmasambhava, recorded by his chief female disciple, Yeshe Tsogyal. Padmasambhava established the Buddhist doctrine in Tibet during the eight century. He concealed teachings in the form of hidden treasures, to be revealed at an appropriate time in the future. The Light of Wisdom by JamgOn KongtrUl, one of the most prominent Buddhist masters of nineteenth-century Tibet, is an extensive commentary on this sacred scripture. Entering the Path of Wisdom consists of annotations on the commentary by Jamyang Drakpa, a student of JamgOn KongtrUl, dictated to Jokyab Rinpoche. The root text of Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo, a terma revealed by the great treasure-finder Chokgyur Lingpa, and its commentary by KongtrUl Rinpoche, the great translator in person, form together a complete scripture that embodies all the tantras, statements and instructions of the Nyingma School of the early translations, which is most rare to find in the past, present, or future ... I find it important that all Dharma practitioners study and reflect upon this book. ' Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche It is correct that it will be quite difficult to practice the entire Gradual Path of the Wisdom Essence, so you should use what is directly appropriate for your training. It is never said that you should practice an entire root text as Light of Wisdom contains the complete path for different kinds of individuals, both of Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana. But since its title is the Wisdom Essence, it means that its ultimate practice is Dzogchen. ' Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
Secret teachings of Padmasambhava : essential instructions on mastering the energies of life by Padma Sambhava( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These ancient texts, attributed to the great Tibetan meditation master Padmasambhava, offer traditional Vajrayana Buddhist teachings on the nature of the fundamental elements that make up our world. The translator's commentaries show us a practical view of how to use these life-energies for personal development."--Publisher's website
The Tibetan book of the dead : awakening upon dying by Karma-gliṅ-pa( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This text offers a new translation of the ancient Buddhist text designed to facilitate the inner liberation of the dead or dying person at the moment of death"--Provided by publisher"--
The Tibetan book of the dead; or, The after-death experiences on the Bardo plane, according to Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English rendering by Karma-gliṅ-pa( Book )

15 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rappelons que le ##Bardo Thödol##, adaptation bouddhique d'une tradition tibétaine antérieure au 7e siècle, se présente comme un guide du voyageur vers la mort par un exposé poétique de l'art de mourir, une description des rites exorcisants et consolants et des explications sur l'expérience de la mort elle-même
A garland of views : a guide to view, meditation, and result in the nine vehicles : Padmasambhava's classic text with a commentary by Jamgön Mipham by Padma Sambhava( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A core text of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, presented in English for the first time, with commentary by Jamgon Mipham, one of the Nyingma tradition's most lucid and brilliant minds. A concise commentary by the eighth-century Indian Buddhist master Padmasambhava on a chapter from the Guhyagarbha Tantra, which gives an overview of the different Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophical views, including the Great Perfection (Dzogchen), with an explicative commentary by the nineteenth-century scholar Jamgon Mipham (1846-1912). Padmasambhava's text is a core text of the Nyingma tradition because it provides the basis for the system of nine vehicles (three sutra vehicles and six tantra vehicles) that subsequently became the accepted way of classifying the different Buddhist paths in the Nyingma tradition. Mipham's commentary is the one most commonly used to explain Padmasambhava's teaching. Mipham is well known for his prolific, lucid, and original writings on many subjects, including science, medicine, and philosophy, in addition to Tibetan Buddhist practice and theory"--
Het Tibetaans dodenboek : de grote bevrijding door horen in de bardo by Karma-gliṅ-pa( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most graceful English translation of this masterpiece of world literature - prepared with the participation of the Dalai Lama and eminent contemporary masters of this tradition appointed by the Dalai LamaOne of the greatest works created by any culture and one of the most influential of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has had a number of distinguished translations, but strangely all of these have been partial abridgements. Now the entire text has not only been made available in English but in a translation of quite remarkable clarity and beauty. A comprehensive guide to living and dying, The Tibetan Book of the Dead contains exquisitely written guidance and practices related to transforming our experience in daily life, on the processes of dying and the after-death state, and on how to help those who are dying. As originally intended this is as much a work for the living, as it is for those who wish to think beyond a mere conventional lifetime to a vastly greater and grander cycle.'Extraordinary ... this work will be a source of inspiration and support to many' His Holiness the Dalai LamaAbout the authors:Commentary by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Thupten Jinpa is the senior translator to the Dalai Lama and President of the Institute of Tibetan Classics. Graham Coleman is founder of the Orient Foundation for Arts and Culture, a major Tibetan cultural conservancy organization, and writer-director of the acclaimed feature documentary Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy. Gyurme Dorje is a leading scholar of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, from which the Tibetan Book of the Dead literature derives"-- Publisher description
Perfect clarity : a Tibetan Buddhist anthology of Mahamudra and Dzogchen by Padma Sambhava( )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfect Clarity is an anthology of essential writings on Mahamudra and Dzogchen for the student of Tibetan Buddhism. Mahamudra, a meditation practice focusing on the nature of mind, and Dzogchen, a body of teachings aimed at realizing the "great perfection" or natural, primordial state, are central to Vajrayana practitioners today
Treasures from Juniper Ridge : the profound instructions of Padmasambhava to the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal by Padma Sambhava( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasures from Juniper Ridge combines meditation and pith practiceinstructions in a way that is easy to apply and comprehend. It is a compilationof discovered teachings, termas, by the greatest master of VajrayanaBuddhism, Padmasambhava, hidden by his female disciple, Yeshe Tsogyal. Treasures is replete with pieces that are direct, profound, fresh, and pertinentto our times. These various revelations are for all levels of practitioners. They provide indepth explanations of assorted aspects of practice, including: deity, deathand dying, non-conceptual meditation a
Great Acomplishment : Teachings on the Drubchen Ceremony by Padma Sambhava( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Vajrayana system of Tibetan Buddhism has many techniques, few difficulties and is meant for people of higher capabilities. Because each of us possesses the enlightened essence, when many people participate in a great accomplishment practice, then many enlightened essences are gathered together in one place. Hence, practice will be more effective. If we have recognized and realized our enlightened essence, then circumstances will be perfect. Even if we have not, if we participate in the practice and stay within the environment, there will be great benefit. The Vajrayana system has many techniques and skillful means for clearing away the impurities that prevent us from fully realizing our buddha nature. If we weren't already endowed with this pure gold, the buddha nature, but instead possessed mere brass, we could polish and clean as much as possible, but the brass would never turn into gold. Nevertheless, since we already have a divine nature, then if we engage in the development, recitation and completion stage practices, which act like a polish, we can realize what we actually are. The Great Accomplishment book offers detailed explanations of these practices and the underlying theories from which they derive. It gives hands on advice on the meaning, the application and the profound results of working together with other practitioners to accomplish the goal of taming our minds and benefiting others. From the most esoteric to the subtlest of practical details, these three masters, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Orgyen Topgyal Rinpoche and Lama Putsi give a complete guidance manual on this hidden treasure."--Publisher's description
El libro tibetano de los muertos : como es popularmente conocido en Occidente y conocido en el Tíbet como : El gran libro de la liberación natural mediante la comprensión en el estado intermedio by Karma-gliṅ-pa( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gsol ʼdebs leʼu bdun ma : a reverential petition to Padmasambhava, said to have been concealed by Mukhri-btsan-po by Bzaṅ-po-grags-pa( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in Tibetan and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two Nyingmapa devotional works."
Lian shi xin yao jian yan : lian hua sheng da shi ji yu kong xing mu yi xi.cuo jia ji qin jin di zi de jian yan ji lu by Padma Sambhava( )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Chinese and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don't mistake mere words to be the meaning of the teachings. Mingle the practice with your own being and attain liberation from samsara right now." PadmasambhavaPadmasambhava is the primary master of Vajrayana, the teachings for our time. Out of his great compassion and wisdom, he instructed his main disciple Yeshe Tsogyal to conceal terma treasures to be revealed at the destined time for future practitioners. The profundity of this advice is meant to be personally applied by all individuals in all circumstances. It is
The illustrated Tibetan book of the dead : a new translation with commentary by Stephen Hodge( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happens to us when we die? Do our souls go anywhere? Is there such a thing as reincarnation? Most of us are searching for answers to these mysteries. Uniquely blending poetry and prose, this modern version of the Buddhist "reference manual to the soul: offers spiritual teachings plus additional commentary in crystal-clear languade
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The Tibetan book of the dead [English title] : the great liberation by hearing in the intermediate states [Tibetan title]
The Tibetan book of the dead : the great book of natural liberation through understanding in the betweenThe Tibetan book of the great liberation; or, The method of realizing Nirvāṇa through knowing the mind; preceded by an epitome of Padma-Sambhava's biographyMeditations on living, dying, and loss : ancient knowledge for a modern world from the first complete translation of the Tibetan Book of the deadDakini teachings : Padmasambhava's oral instructions to Lady TsogyalNatural liberation : Padmasambhava's teachings on the six bardosThe light of wisdomSecret teachings of Padmasambhava : essential instructions on mastering the energies of lifeThe Tibetan book of the dead; or, The after-death experiences on the Bardo plane, according to Lāma Kazi Dawa-Samdup's English rendering
Alternative Names
Duechen Guru 717-762

Goeroe Rinpoche 8e E.

Goeroe Rinpoche, ca. 717-ca. 762

Gourou Rinpoché 0717?-0762?

Gu-ru Rin-po-che Padmasambhava 717-762

Guru Duechen 717-762

Guru Padmasambhava 0717?-0762?

Guru Padmasambhawa.

Guru Rimpoché

Guru rinpoche

Guru Rinpoche 0717?-0762?

Guru Rinpoche 717-762

Guru Rinpoche 8e E.

Guru Rinpoche, approximately 717-approximately 762

Guru Rinpoché ca 717-ca 762

Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava

Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava 0717?-0762?

Guru Rinpoche ок.717-ок.762

Guru Rinpocze.

Lianhuasheng, dashi ca. 717-ca. 762

Liên Hoa Sinh


Lien hua sheng 0717?-0762?

Lien-hua-sheng approximately 717-approximately 762

Lien-hua-sheng asi 717-asi 762

Lien-hua-sheng ca. 717-ca. 762

Lien hua sheng da shi 0717?-0762?


Lien-hua-sheng-ta-shih approximately 717-approximately 762

Lien-hua-sheng-ta-shih ca. 717-ca. 762

Lopön Hūṃkara

Lopön Hūṃkara 0717?-0762?

Lopön Hūṃkara approximately 717-approximately 762

Lopön Hūṃkara ca. 717-ca. 762

Lopon Rinpoche ca. 717-ca. 762

Né-du-lotus 0717?-0762?

O rgyan padma 8e E.

O rgyan padma 'byung gnas 8e E.

O rgyan padma 'byung gnas, ca. 717-ca. 762

O rgyan padma, ca. 717-ca. 762


Ogyan 0717?-0762?

Ogyan approximately 717-approximately 762

Ogyan asi 717-asi 762

Ogyan ca. 717-ca. 762


Pad ma 'byuṅ gnas 0717?-0762?

Pad-ma-ʼbyuṅ-gnas approximately 717-approximately 762

Pad-ma-ʼbyuṅ-gnas ca. 717-ca. 762

Pad ma 'byung gnas

Pad ma 'byung-gnas 0717?-0762?


Pad-ma-ḥbyung-gnas 0717?-0762?

Pad-ma-hbyung-gnas 717-762

Pad-ma-ḥbyung-gnas approximately 717-approximately 762

Pad-ma-ḥbyung-gnas ca. 717-ca. 762

Pad-ma-vbyung-gnas 717-762

Pad-ma'byun-gnas 717-762

Padma A-ba-bha-si, approximately 717-approximately 762

Padma Ba-bha-si, approximately 717-approximately 762

Padma 'byuṅ gnas 8e E.

Padma-ʼbyuṅ-gnas approximately 717-approximately 762

Padma-ʼbyuṅ-gnas ca. 717-ca. 762

Padma 'byung gnas 8e E.

Padma 'byung-gnas ca. 717-ca. 762

Padma Jungmay 0717?-0762?

Padma Jungnay.

Padma Jungnay approximately 717-approximately 762

Padma Jungnay ca. 717-ca. 762

Padma-ka-ra 717-762

Padma Kāra

Padma Kāra 0717?-0762?

Padma Kāra approximately 717-approximately 762

Padma Kāra ca. 717-ca. 762

Padma Sambhava

Padma Sambhava 0717?-0762?

Padma Sambhava 717-762

Padma Sambhava 8e E.

Padma Sambhava ca. 717-ca. 762

Padma Sambhava ок.717-ок.762


Padmakāra 0717?-0762?

Padmākara 717-762

Padmakara approximately 717-approximately 762

Padmakara ca. 717-ca. 762

Padmākara ок.717-ок.762


Padmasambava approximately 717-approximately 762

Padmasambava ca. 717-ca. 762


Padmasaṃbhava 0717?-0762?

Padmasambhava 717-762

Padmasambhava 717-762 Guru

Padmasambhava approximately 717-approximately 762

Padmasambhava asi 717-asi 762

Padmasambhava ca. 717-ca. 762

Padmasambhava Guru 717-762

Padmasambhava tantrischer Meister

Padmasambhava Tibetan Lama

Padmasambhava ок.717-ок.762



Padmasambhawa 717-762

Padmasambhawa (guru).

Padmasambhawa ок.717-ок.762


Padmashambhava 717-762



Padmavajra 0717?-0762?

Pema Jungnay.

Pema Jungnay 717-762

Pema Jungnay approximately 717-approximately 762

Pema Jungnay ca. 717-ca. 762

Rimpoché guru


Rin-po-chʼe approximately 717-approximately 762

Rin-po-chʾe ca. 717-ca. 762

Rin-po-che Padmasambhava 717-762


Rinpoche 717-762 Guru

Rinpoche 8e E. Goeroe

Rinpoché ca 717-ca 762 Guru

Rinpoche, Goeroe, ca. 717-ca. 762

Rinpoche guru

Rinpoche Guru 717-762

Rinpoché, Guru, ca 717-ca 762

Rinpoche Padmasambhava 0717?-0762?

Rinpoche Padmasambhava, Guru

Sambhava, Padma

Sambhava Padma 0717?-0762?

Sambhava, Padma 717-762

Sambhava, Padma asi 717-asi 762

Sambhava, Padva


Saroruha 0717?-0762?

Slob-dpon 0717?-0762?

sLob-dpon approximately 717-approximately 762

sLob-dpon ca. 717-ca. 762

Slob dpon padma 8e E.

Slob dpon padma, ca. 717-ca. 762


Ugyan 0717?-0762?

Ugyan approximately 717-approximately 762

Ugyan asi 717-asi 762

Ugyan ca. 717-ca. 762

Urgyan 717-762 Rin-po-che

Urgyan Rin-po-che 717-762

Urgyān Rinpochʾe

Urgyān Rinpochʼe approximately 717-approximately 762

Urgyān Rinpochʾe ca. 717-ca. 762


Vararuchi 0717?-0762?

Xu-rgyan-pad-ma 717-762


Гуру Ринпоче

Гуру Ринпоче ок.717-ок.762


Падмакара ок.717-ок.762


Падмасамбхава ок.717-ок.762







པད་མ་འབྱུང་གནས་ 0717?-0762?



구루 린포체 ca. 717-ca. 762

로폰 린포체 ca. 717-ca. 762

빠드마삼바바 ca. 717-ca. 762

빠드마쌈바와 ca. 717-ca. 762

연화생상사 ca. 717-ca. 762

파드마 삼바바 ca. 717-ca. 762


파드마삼바바 ca. 717-ca. 762

パドマ サンバヴァ


パドマサンバヴァ ca. 717-ca. 762


蓮花生 0717?-0762?

莲花生大师 ca. 717-ca. 762