February, 2017

We are very happy to announce our latest publication:

adorning-coverRongtön Sheja Künrig. Adorning Maitrey’s Intent, Arriving at the View of Nonduality: a commentary on Maitreya’s Distinguishing the Middle from the Extremes (Madhyāntavibhāga). Translated and introduced by Christian Bernert. Boulder: Shambhala Publications, 2017.

In his commentary, Rongtön unpacks this concise manual, explaining the vast paths of the three vehicles of Buddhism and the profound view of Yogācāra. The translator’s introduction presents a clear overview of the concepts explored in the text, making it easy for the reader to bridge its ideas to actual practice.

July 7, 2016

We are happy to announce the publication of three new volumes:

  1. The Meditator’s Nest Volume 1, Building a Spiritual Practice: Oral Teachings on the Essentials of the Buddhist Path by Khenpo Jamyang Tenzin;
  2. The Meditator’s Nest Volume 2, a Mahayana Meditation Manual; and
  3. A brief introduction to Buddhism and the Sakya tradition, for free distribution and download here.

January 1, 2016


We are very happy to celebrate this new year by announcing the launch of A Sakya Digital Library website, in commemoration of the parinirvana of Khenchen Appey Rinpoche.

This new website contains the Tibetan texts Khenchen Appey Rinpoche collected, had digitized and published for the preservation and transmission of the Sakya tradition.

November 30, 2015

The Chödung KarmUntitled2o Translation Group is very happy to announce its latest publication, Yael Bentor’s bilingual edition/translation of Jetsün Dragpa Gyaltsen’s “Clarifying The Meaning Of The Arga And Consecration Rituals”:

 Jetsün Dragpa Gyaltsen. Clarifying The Meaning Of The Arga And Consecration Rituals. Translated and introduced by Yael Bentor. Kathmandu: Vajra Publications, 2015. (Available here.)
Jetsün Dragpa Gyaltsen (1147-1216) was one of the five founding masters of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. Renowned for his spiritual accomplishments and songs of realisation, Dragpa Gyaltsen was instrumental in developing the tantric teachings of his tradition. Among Dragpa Gyaltsen’s many writings, his explanation of the arga and consecration rituals represents an important milestone in this genre of literature, being one of the earliest and at the same time most influential treatments of this subject. This publication contains the Tibetan original, translated and introduced by Yael Bentor.



Table of Contents:

Table of Contents of the Clarifying the Meaning of the Arga and Consecration Rituals
Text and Translation
A Selective Bibliography of Sakya Textual Sources on the Consecration Ritual
Some impressions of the filling and consecration of the memorial stūpa of Khenchen Appey Rinpoche



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