September 2018

We are pleased to announce our latest publication:

Khenchen Appey Rinpoche. Words of a Gentle Sage: Collected Teachings of Khenchen Appey Rinpoche, vol. 1. Kathmandu: International Buddhist Academy, 2018.

“Khenchen Appey Rinpoche was the founder of both Sakya College in Dehra Dun, India, and the International Buddhist Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal. He was a great scholar and highly realized master. His teachings and writings are clear and concise and a great benefit to all, especially those committed to the Dharma path.”
— from the foreword by His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin

The first volume of the collection of teachings by Khenchen Appey Rinpoche includes a number of teachings on various subjects, ranging from pith instructions on mind training to teachings on Buddhist philosophy and short commentaries.

(free download of the individual teachings here; hard copies available here.)


May, 2018

Happy Saga Dawa!

We celebrate with the publication of our latest book:

INTRO vol 2

Christian Bernert. Introductions Series vol 2 – Fundamentals of Buddhist Thought: Who am I? Understanding the Self, Karma, Rebirth and Dependent Arising. 

This volume introduces some principles fundamental for an understanding of the path and practice laid out by the Buddha: the skandhas, karma, rebirth and dependent arising. These concepts are explained in the most elaborate and systematic way in the Abhidharma teachings, one of the three collections forming the Buddhist canon. They form what can be called the “Buddhist world view,” an understanding of which is important in order to effectively follow the path of liberation from suffering taught by the Buddha.

April, 2018

Our latest book has been published:

Perfect Perfected coverRongtön Sheja Künrig. Perfect or Perfected? Rongtön on Buddha Nature: A Commentary on the Fourth Chapter of the RatnagotravibhāgaTranslated and introduced by Christian Bernert. Kathmandu: Vajra Publications, 2018.

This is an annotated translation and study of Rongtön Sheja Künrig’s commentary on the fourth chapter of the Ratnagotravibhāga (also known as Uttaratantraśāstra), the most important canonical treatise on Buddha-nature. Refuting on one hand the notion that Buddha-nature is synonymous with mere emptiness, and on the other that the mind is inherently endowed with the Buddha qualities, Rongtön argues for an understanding of Buddha-nature that embraces both aspects of the nature of mind: cognizance and emptiness.


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.



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