Text Translations in English

Translations of the eighteen Jangchup Lamrim commentaries into English will be listed here as they become available, including a bibliography of published translations, links to on-line translations, and translations in PDF-format for download.  (Please note that the English texts below have not been translated or checked for accuracy by the Jangchup Lamrim Teaching Organizing Committee.)

There are no passwords required to download these texts.  Passwords are only required to download the Tibetan-language version of these texts, which are available here.

Preparing your texts for the 2014 teachings

During the 2012 and 2013 Jangchup Lamrim Teachings His Holiness taught 13 of the 18 texts. During the 2014 Jangchup Lamrim Teachings, His Holiness is expected to teach upon all or some of the five remaining Jangchup Lamrim texts:

  • The Three Principle Aspects of the Path by Je Tsong Khapa (text #10) – available for free download below
  • Foundation of All Good Qualities by Je Tsong Khapa (text #11) – available for free download below
  • Zhamar Pandita’s Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by The Fourth Amdo Zhamar, Gendun Tenzin Gyatso (text #15) – no English translation available
  • Zhamar Pandita’s Treatise on Special Insight by The Fourth Amdo Zhamar, Gendun Tenzin Gyatso (text #16) – no English translation available
  • Liberation in the Palm of One’s Hand spoken by Pabongka Rinpoche and compiled by Trijang Rinpoche (text #17) – can be purchased on-line from Wisdom, Amazon, etc.
  • An English Prayer Book containing many of the prayers recited daily during the Jangchup Lamrim Teachings is available here. This prayer book contains English and Tibetan-phonetic versions of most of the prayers included in the Tibetan-language Jangchup Lamrim Prayer Book. (Please note that the English Prayer Book has not been compiled or checked for accuracy by the Jangchup Lamrim Teaching Organizing Committee.)

For texts in other languages, click here.

1) Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment
by Jowo Je Atisha

  • Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment by Jowo Je Atisha.  Translated and published by the Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, India.  Download the PDF (in Tibetan, Hindi and English) here.
  • Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment by Dipamkara Shrijnana Atisha. Translated by Alex Berzin. PDF available from The Berzin Archives.
  • The Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment by Atisha Dipamkarashrijnana, translated by Ruth Sonam, is included in Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnanas’ “A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment” and Lama Je Tsong Khapa’s “Lines of Experience” by Tenzin Gyatso, His Holines the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. Translated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa. Produced by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archives for Thubten Dhargye Ling Publications. PDF available from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
  • The above translation is also included in Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment. Commentary by Geshe Sonam Rinchen. Translated and edited by Ruth Sonam. Snow Lion/Shambhala Publications.
  • Included in The Pearl Garland: An Anthology of Lamrims, translated by Rosemary Patton under the guidance of Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche, Editions Guepele.

2) The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
by Je Tsong Khapa

  • The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment: The Lam Rim Chen Mo by Tsong Khapa. Translated by the Lamrim Chenmo Translation Committee. Snow Lion/Shambhala Publications.

3) The Medium Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
by Je Tsong Khapa

  • Middle Length Lam-Rim with Trijang Rinpoche’s Additional Outlines by Lama Tsongkhapa (and Trijang Rinpoche). Translated by Philip Quarcoo. Unpublished DRAFT translation (May 2012) by FPMT, Inc. Download the PDF here.
  • Calm abiding section only: The Middling Stages of the Path: An explanation of the training in calm abiding, which is of the nature of a dhyana by the Noble Tsongkhapa.  Translated by Ilia Durovic. Download the PDF here.
  • Calm abiding section only: included in Balancing the Mind: A Tibetan Buddhist Approach to Refining Attention by B. Alan Wallace. Snow Lion/Shambhala Publications.
  • Insight section only: “The Middle Length Transcendent Insight” included in The Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa edited by Robert A.F. Thurman. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.
  • Insight section only: “Supramundane Special Insight” included in Tsong-kha-pa’s Final Exposition of Wisdom by Jeffrey Hopkins. Snow Lion/Shambhala Publications.

4) The Concise Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
also known as Song of the Stages of the Path
by Je Tsong Khapa

  • Songs of Experience on the Stages of the Path by Je Tsong Khapa. Translated by Thubten Jinpa, PhD. PDF available from the Institute of Tibetan Classics.
  • The Abbreviated Points of the Graded Path by Tsongkhhapa. Translated by Alex Berzin. PDF available from The Berzin Archives.
  • Lines of Experience by Lama Je Tsong Khapa, translated by Sherpa Tulku, Khamlung Tulku, Alexander Berzin and Jonathan Landaw, is included in Illuminating the Path to Enlightenment: A Commentary on Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnanas’ “A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment” and Lama Je Tsong Khapa’s “Lines of Experience” by Tenzin Gyatso, His Holines the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and translated by Geshe Thupten Jinpa. Produced by the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive for Thubten Dhargye Ling Publications. PDF available from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
  • Included in The Door of Liberation by Geshe Wangyal. Wisdom Publications.
  • Included in The Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa edited by Robert A. F. Thurman. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.
  • Included in The Essence of Superfine Gold: A Guide on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by the Third Dalai Lama. Translated by Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.
  • Included in The Pearl Garland: An Anthology of Lamrims, translated by Rosemary Patton under the guidance of Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche, Editions Guepele.

5) The Essence of Refined Gold – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
by His Holiness the Third Dalai Lama, Sonam Gyatso

  • The Essence of Superfine Gold: A Guide on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment by the Third Dalai Lama. Translated by Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.
  • Included in The Path to Enlightenment by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. Translated by Glen Mullin. Snow Lion/Shambhala Publications. Note: This is a commentary interspersed with translated passages of The Essence of Refined Gold.

6) The Easy Path – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
by Panchen Lobsang Chokyi Gyaltsen

  • Included in Path to Bliss by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Translated by Thubten Jinpa, Ph.D. Snow Lion/Shambhala Publications. Note: this is a commentary interspersed with translated passages of The Easy Path.
  • Included in The Easy Path: Illuminating the First Panchen Lama’s Secret Instructions by Gyumed Khensur Lobsang Jampa. Edited by Lorne Ladner. Wisdom Publications.
  • Included in The Pearl Garland: An Anthology of Lamrims, translated by Rosemary Patton under the guidance of Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche, Editions Guepele.
  • To be published (date unknown): Included in Stages of the Path and the Ear-Whispered Instructions: Core Teachings of the Geluk School. Translated by Thupten Jinpa, Geshe Lhakdor Lobsang Jordan. In production at The Institute of Tibetan Classics.

7) The Sacred Words of Manjushri – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
by His Holiness the Fifth Dalai Lama, Lobsang Gyatso

  • To be published (approx 2014): The Interwoven Transmission of “The Swift Path” and “From the Mouth of Manjushri”, commentary by Khensur Kangyur Rinpoche, translation by Ilia Durovic. Jamgon Editions. Download a partial, draft translation of Instructions from The Mouth of Manjushri here.
  • To be published (date unknown): Included in Stages of the Path and the Ear-Whispered Instructions: Core Teachings of the Geluk School. Translated by Thupten Jinpa, Geshe Lhakdor Lobsang Jordan. In production at The Institute of Tibetan Classics.

8) The Swift Path – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
by Panchen Lobsang Yeshe

  •  To be published (approx 2014): The Interwoven Transmission of “The Swift Path” and “From the Mouth of Manjushri”, commentary by Khensur Kangyur Rinpoche, translation by Ilia Durovic. Jamgon Editions. Download version 2 (September 2013) of the partial, draft translation of The Swift Path here.

9) Essence of Fine Speech – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
by Ngawang Drakpa of Dagpo

  • Included in The Pearl Garland: An Anthology of Lamrims, translated by Rosemary Patton under the guidance of Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche, Editions Guepele.
  • To be published (date unknown): Included in Stages of the Path and the Ear-Whispered Instructions: Core Teachings of the Geluk School. Translated by Thupten Jinpa, Geshe Lhakdor Lobsang Jordan. In production at The Institute of Tibetan Classics.

10) The Three Principal Aspects of the Path
by Je Tsong Khapa

  •  The Three Principles of the Path by Lama Tsong Khapa. Translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. PDF available from FPMT.
  •  The Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Lama Tsongkhapa. Translated by Thubten Jinpa, Ph.D. PDF available from the Institute of Tibetan Classics.
  •  The Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Jey Tsongkhhapa. Translated by Alex Berzin. PDF available from The Berzin Archives.
  • The Three Principles of the Path by Je Tsong Khapa. Translated by Ilia Durovic. PDF available here.
  •  Included in The Door of Liberation by Geshe Wangyal. Wisdom Publications.
  •  Included in The Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa edited by Robert A. F. Thurman. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.
  •  Included in The Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Geshe Sonam Rinchen. Translated by Ruth Sonam. Snow Lion/Shambhala Publications.
  • Included in The Pearl Garland: An Anthology of Lamrims, translated by Rosemary Patton under the guidance of Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche, Editions Guepele.

11) Foundation of All Good Qualities
by Je Tsong Khapa

  • Foundation of All Good Qualities by Tsongkhhapa. Translated by Alex Berzin. PDF available from The Berzin Archives.
  • Included in Essential Buddhist Prayers: An FPMT Prayer Book, volume 1. Translated by Jampal Lhundrup. FPMT, Inc. Available on-line from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. (Note: you make a PDF of that page by clicking the PDF button above the photo.)
  • Included in The Door of Liberation by Geshe Wangyal. Wisdom Publications.
  • Included in The Pearl Garland: An Anthology of Lamrims, translated by Rosemary Patton under the guidance of Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche, Editions Guepele.

12) Destiny Fulfilled: The Spiritual Biography of Lama Tsong Khapa
by Je Tsong Khapa

  • Destiny Fulfilled: Je Tsongkhapa’s Education As a Song of Realisation by Tsongkhapa Lobsang Drakpa. Translated by Tenzin Tsepag. Download the PDF here.
  • Included in The Life and Teachings of Tsong Khapa edited by Robert A. F. Thurman. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. This translation is available in PDF format from FPMT.

13) The Essence of Nectar – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
by Kongpo Lama Yeshe Tsondru

  • The Essence of Nectar by Yeshe Tsondru. Translated by Geshe Lobsang Tharchin with Benjamin and Deborah Alterman. Library of Tibetan Work and Archives.
  • Included in The Essential Nectar: Meditations on the Buddhist Path by Geshe Rabten. Edited and verse translation by Martin Wilson. Wisdom Publications.

14) The Southern Lineage – Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
by Je Gendun Jamyang

  • Included in The Pearl Garland: An Anthology of Lamrims, translated by Rosemary Patton under the guidance of Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche, Editions Guepele.

15) Zhamar Pandita’s Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
by The Fourth Amdo Zhamar, Gendun Tenzin Gyatso

  •  This translation is currently being researched. Please check here again in the future.

16) Zhamar Pandita’s Treatise on Special Insight
by The Fourth Amdo Zhamar, Gendun Tenzin Gyatso

  •  This translation is currently being researched. Please check here again in the future.

17) Liberation in the Palm of One’s Hand
Spoken by Pabongka Rinpoche; Compiled by Trijang Rinpoche

  •  Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand: A Concise Discourse on the Path to Enlightenment by Pabongka Rinpoche / Trijang Rinpoche. Translated by Michael Richards. Wisdom Publications. Click here to download a PDF of 100 pages of excerpts, including the multiple introductions and appendixes, extensive Lamrim outline, and first chapter “Introductory Discourse on the Lamrim”; courtesy of Wisdom Publications.
  •  Liberation in Our Hands: Volumes 1-3 by Pabongka Rinpoche / Trijang Rinpoche. Mahayana Sutra and Tantra Press.

18) Textual Outline for the Medium Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
by Trijang Rinpoche

  • OUTLINE of Middle Length Lam-Rim with Trijang Rinpoche’s Additional Outlines by Lama Tsongkhapa (and Trijang Rinpoche). Translated by Philip Quarcoo. Unpublished DRAFT translation (May 2012) by FPMT, Inc. Download the PDF here.

English Prayer Book

An English-language Prayer Book containing many of the prayers recited daily during the Jangchup Lamrim Teachings is available here. This prayer book contains English and Tibetan-phonetic versions of most of the prayers included in the Tibetan-language Jangchup Lamrim Prayer Book. (Please note that the English Prayer Book has not been complied or checked for accuracy by the Jangchup Lamrim Teaching Organizing Committee.)