Happy Saga Dawa!
We celebrate with the publication of our latest book:
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.
Our latest book has been published:
Rongtön Sheja Künrig. Perfect or Perfected? Rongtön on Buddha Nature: A Commentary on the Fourth Chapter of the Ratnagotravibhāga. Translated 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.
We are very happy to announce our latest publication:
Rongtön 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:
- The Meditator’s Nest Volume 1, Building a Spiritual Practice: Oral Teachings on the Essentials of the Buddhist Path by Khenpo Jamyang Tenzin;
- The Meditator’s Nest Volume 2, a Mahayana Meditation Manual; and
- 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 Karmo 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”: