Padma Karpo Translation Committee
Books: Specials and Sets
Currently available sales:
Name of SetNo of BooksDiscount
New Book Set!610%
The Longchen Nyingthig Set310%
The Three Lines Teaching Set310%
The Development Stage Teachings Set210%
The Zhechen Gyaltshab Set210%
The Practitioner’s Set15 or 1630%


The New Books Set: 10% discount!
About the Set:
A series composed of entirely new, full length translations by PKTC.  The set includes works by several well known and highly realized masters.  Clicking on the link for a text will take you to the full description of the text on our main sales page.
Flight of the Garuda by Zhabkar
Gampopa Teaches Essence Mahamudra, Interviews with his Heart Disciples
Drukchen Padma Karpo’s Collected Works on Mahamudra
A Juggernaut of the Non-Dual View by Drukchen II, Gyalwang Je
The Theory and Practice of Other Emptiness Taught Through Milarepa’s Songs
Instructions for Practising the View of Other Emptiness


The Longchen Nyingthig Set: 10% discount!
About the Set:
We have a program of publishing the core texts of the Longchen Nyingthig system in the highest possible quality translations.  One of the features of these translations is that they use a vocabulary and style of translation that is consistent across all of the texts in the set, making them particularly accessible and valuable for Westerners attempting to study them.  These translations also benefit from Lama Tony’s deep connection with Great Completion dharma for decades and his study and retreat times in Tibet where he obtained the Longchen Nyingthig very purely  Clicking on the link for a text will take you to the full description of the text on our main sales page.
Longchen Nyingthig Preliminaries, “The Excellent Path to Omniscience”
Longchen Nyingthig Chod, Sound of Dakini Laughter
A Presentation of Instructions for the Development Stage Deity


The Three Lines Dzogchen Teaching Set: 10% discount!
About the Set:
One of the principal teachings of Thorough Cut (thregcho) in the Dzogchen system of teachings is the Three Lines teaching of Garab Dorje.  Dza Patrul wrote a brilliant exposition of the teaching of the Three Lines and a commentary to it called Feature of the Expert Glorious King.  Later, an excellent commentary to that was written by the third Dodrupchen About the Three Lines which had the special feature of including an explanation of Direct Crossing (thogal).  The best commentary ever written to the Dza Patrul’s text is the very long commentary by Ontrul Tenpa'i Wangchuk in which every word in the original text is commented on.

This set of three texts forms a complete and exceptional explanation of the Three Lines teachings, one that provides a practitioner with all the information needed to support oral teachings on the practice.  Clicking on the link for a text will take you to the full description of the text on our main sales page.

One of the features of these translations is that they use a vocabulary and style of translation that is consistent across all of the texts in the set, making them particularly accessible and valuable for Westerners attempting to study them.  These translations also benefit from Lama Tony’s deep connection with Great Completion dharma for decades and his study and retreat times in Tibet where he obtained these teachings very purely.
Feature of the Expert Glorious King, root and commentary
About the Three Lines that Strike the Key Points
Relics of the Dharmakaya


The Development Stage Teaching Set: 10% discount!
About the Set:
This set consists of the most famous titles explaining Development Stage in the Nyingma system (though much of it is applicable to Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug teachings as well).  The text by Jigmey Lingpa is one of the core texts of the Longchen Nyingthig system; it explains the Mahayoga system of deity practice and includes the view especially of innermost Great Completion.  The text by Dza Patrul explains one of the key instructions of the whole of Development Stage instructions, an instruction called Four Nails Pinning the Life-Forces.  In the Longchen Nyingthig system it is said that both of these texts must be studied together.

This set of two texts forms a complete and exceptional explanation of Development Stage practice, one that provides a practitioner with all the information needed to support oral teachings on the practice.  Clicking on the link for a text will take you to the full description of the text on our main sales page.

One of the features of these translations is that they use a vocabulary and style of translation that is consistent across all of the texts in the set, making them particularly accessible and valuable for Westerners attempting to study them.  These translations also benefit from Lama Tony’s deep connection with Great Completion dharma for decades and his study and retreat times in Tibet where he obtained these teachings very purely.
A Presentation of Instructions for the Development Stage Deity by Jigmey Lingpa
Key Issues of Visualization: Four Nails Pinning the Life-Forces by Dza Patrul


The Zhechen Gyaltshab Thorough Cut Set: 10% discount!
About the Set:
Zhechen Gyaltshab IV, head of Zhechen Monastery in East Tibet, was famed for his deep realization and great knowledge.  His short writings on the practice of Great Completion are very popular amongst Tibetans and greatly enjoyed by Westerners.  We have translated two of his writings, both explaining Thorough Cut (thregcho).  The second text has not one but two teachings in it, each one highlighting a different aspect of Thorough Cut so this set of two books is more like a set of three.  All three teachings convey a strong energy of practice, which is another reason for their popularity.

Clicking on the link for a text will take you to the full description of the text on our main sales page.

One of the features of these translations is that they use a vocabulary and style of translation that is consistent across all of the texts in the set, making them particularly accessible and valuable for Westerners attempting to study them.
Essential Points of Practice
Words of the Old Dog Vijay


The Set of Fifteen Titles for Practitioners: 30% discount!
About the Set:
We have published a range of books which together form a set for serious practitioners.  There are fifteen titles in the set and there is a sixteenth title on Thogal additionally available to those who qualify.  You can see these titles together with all of our other titles on the • main publications listing; these special titles have an orange and blue cover.  Or, you can look at each one individually using the links below.

Here is what Wisdom Books says about the set:
Padma Karpo Translation Comittee has published a series of fifteen books, each containing one or more Tibetan texts in translation.  The Tibetan texts were chosen for their importance and cover a variety of subjects: refuge, bodhicitta, and the view in both sutra and tantra.  The series also contains many texts on the practice of Mahamudra and innermost Dzogchen.  Most of the texts in the series are key texts which have not been translated before.  The author, the fully qualified Western lama Tony Duff, selected the texts based on his extensive knowledge of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.  His thought was to provide profound dharma which has not been accessible in English, in high quality publications specifically for practitioners.  The books feature excellent design, attention to detail, and better-than-usual papers, inks, and so on.  The books also have beautiful colour plates showing wall murals in Tibet which were taken by the author and have not previously been seen in the West.


There are two major savings with this purchase.  Firstly, there is the 30% discount on the retail price of the books.  Secondly, we bundle all of the books together into one shipment so the shipping fee from our office in Nepal is much lower than if you purchased the books individually.
Your shipment will be sent immediately by registered mail and will usually arrive in seven days to one week.  The books are exceptionally well packed so that there is no possibility of damage in transit.

The Study Guide for the Practitioner’s Set of Fifteen Texts:
Read our • study guide that shows how to use the set of books as the basis for a complete program of study of the path, starting with taking refuge and ending up with the highest levels of Great Completion (Dzogchen) practice.

The Practitioner’s Set of Fifteen Texts:
These are the fifteen books in the set.  Clicking on the link for a text will take you to the full description of the text on our main sales page.
Teachings of the Mountain Hermit of Mandong
Maitripa’s Writings On The View
The Lion’s Roar That Proclaims Zhantong by Ju Mipham Namgyal
Dusum Khyenpa’s Songs and Teachings
The Condensed Chronicle by Orgyan Padma
Empowerment and Ati Yoga by Tony Duff
The Feature of the Expert, Glorious King by Dza Patrul
Relics of the Dharmakaya (Three Lines Commentary) by Ontrul Tenpa'i Wangchuk
About The Three Lines That Strike Key Points by Dodrupchen III
A Manual of Basic Instructions on Thorough Cut by Zhechen Gyaltshab
The Way of the Realized Old Dogs, Advice that Points Out the Essence of Mind, called “A Lamp That Dispels Darkness” by Ju Mipham Namgyal
The Method of Preserving the Face of Rigpa, The Essence of Wisdom by Ju Mipham
Differentiating Non-Distraction and So Forth
Alchemy of Accomplishment by Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje
Peak Doorways to Emancipation; Great Completion Texts on the Introduction to the Nature of Mind and Thorough Cut from the Collected Works of Shakya Shri
The Practitioner’s Set of Sixteen Texts additionally includes:
Key Points of Direct Crossing, called “Nectar of the Pure Part”, by Khenchen Padma Namgyal.  Write for permission to purchase this set of sixteen books using the contact link on the menu.