Great Sakya Books

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Re: Great Sakya Books

Postby kirtu » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:12 am

ratna wrote:
kirtu wrote:
Is there anything by Shakya Chokden available or was he just completely banned?

Kirt


24 volumes of his collected works survive (in Tibetan). In addition to the book Karma Dorje mentioned (Three Texts on Madhyamaka), there's Visions of Unity.


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Re: Great Sakya Books

Postby kunle » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:51 pm

Khenchen Appey Rinpoche (2008): Teachings on Sakya Pandita's Clarifying the Sage's Intent. Kathmandu: Vajra Publications.
Khenchen Appey Rinpoche (forthcoming): Cultivating a Heart of Wisdom: Oral Instructions on the Mind Training in Seven Points.
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Re: Great Sakya Books

Postby kunle » Mon May 05, 2014 2:39 pm

Sakya presentation of Buddha Nature by Rongtön (study and partial translation):
http://othes.univie.ac.at/5046/1/2009-04-03_9606624.pdf
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Re: Great Sakya Books

Postby Karma Jinpa » Thu May 22, 2014 7:24 pm

I'll admit, I'm woefully unfamiliar with the Sakya tradition compared to most in this sub-forum, seeing as the vast majority of my study and practice has been Ka-Nying in orientation. That said, I share my lamas' fondness for the likes of HH Sakya Trizin, HH Jigdral Dagchen Rinpoche, Deshung Rinpoche, and the kindness they've shown. I'm also appreciative of the Sakya school's overall love of Manjushri. Parting From the Four Attachments is nothing short of pith instruction of the highest caliber, if you ask me.

Therefore, in an effort to be a better practitioner of the Rimé view and share the wealth of Dharma that I'm privy to, I'd like to let all of you know about a new book which was just published a mere two days ago. I happen to be friends with translator and long-time student-practitioner Christopher Wilkinson on Facebook, and he just messaged me about the first volume in his Sakya Kongma series. It covers some of Sakya Pandita's work from the Sakya Kabum, and is entitled Poetic Wisdom:

http://www.amazon.com/Sakya-Kongma-Poetic-Wisdom-1/dp/149952675X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1400774825&sr=1-1&keywords=christopher+wilkinson

His introduction to the volume is extensive, and I recommend you read it in its entirety. In short, the Amazon product description says:
I have translated short works, correspondence, and poetry he wrote over the course of his life in an effort to let my readers see Sakya Pandita’s humanity and enlightened spirit as he himself expressed it.

[...]

The present volume does not contain esoterica for which special empowerments or privileges are considered requisite. There will be content that excites inquiry and discussion, which I consider a good thing.

In case you're unfamiliar with Christopher or his work, a rather thorough bio is also on the above Amazon page. :reading:
"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, it happens that a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme

དྲིན་ཆེན་རྗེ་བཙུན་བླ་མ་རཱ་ག་ཨ་སྱ་མཁྱེན་ནོ།
ཀརྨ་པ་མཁྱེན་ནོ།


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