Main List of Translations and Essays

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THE SUGATAGARBHA TRANSLATION GROUP
This is the main list of translations and essays on this site. The translations here constitute most (though not all) of the work done by Erick Tsiknopoulos and the Sugatagarbha Translation Group since 2007 (not including the Sutra of Golden Light translations available on sutraofgoldenlight.com or commissioned works which we are not allowed to share online). However, this list is not yet complete. Many of the translations which can be found on this site have not yet been added. At present, about 75 percent of all the translations are in this list. The rest will be included here as time allows: we’re working on it! Also, some of the links may be broken. If you notice a broken link, or if you have any other problems, questions or translation inquiries, please email us at EMPTYELEPHANT@YAHOO.COM
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Essays by Erick Tsiknopoulos 

BIOGRAPHIES OF THE FIRST BUDDHIST PATRIARCHS IN MODERN TIBETAN RENDITIONS OF EARLY INDIAN BUDDHIST HISTORY: A PARTIAL TRANSLATION AND INTRODUCTORY ESSAY TO THE ‘SEVEN SUCCESSORS’ (GTAD-RABS BDUN) CHAPTER OF ‘THE CONSOLIDATED HEART OF EXCELLENT CHRONICLES: ONE HUNDRED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON BUDDHIST HISTORY’ (CHOS-‘BYUNG DRIS-LEN BRGYA-PA LEGS-BSHAD SNYING-BSDUS) BY NAMDRĀ T’UPTEN YARP’ËL (RNAM GRWA THUB BSTAN YAR ‘PHEL)
KARMIC PURIFICATION VIS-À-VIS THE FOUR POWERS IN MAHĀYĀNA BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES: A NEW TRANSLATION OF THE ‘SŪTRA OF THE TEACHING ON THE FOUR DHARMAS’
PITH INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE LAM-RIM CHEN-MO ON THE SPIRIT OF AWAKENING: EXCERPTS FROM THE ‘BODHICITTA’ SECTION OF gTSONG-KHA-PA’S LAM-RIM CHEN-MO AS SUMMARIZED BY sTAG-BU YONGS-‘DZIN YE-SHES rGYA-mTSHO IN HIS ‘A TORCH FOR ILLUMINATION: THE CONDENSED VITAL POINTS OF PITH INSTRUCTION ON THE STAGES OF THE PATH FOR THE THREE PERSONAL SCOPES VIA THE OUTLINE OF THE GREAT EXPOSITION ON THE STAGES OF THE PATH TO AWAKENING [LAM-RIM CHEN-MO]’ (BYANG CHUB LAM RIM CHEN MO’I SA BCAD KYI THOG NAS SKYES BU GSUM GYI LAM GYI RIM PA’I MAN NGAG GI GNAD BSDUS GSAL BA’I SGRON ME)
THE FOUR METHODS OF GUIDANCE AS A FRAMEWORK FOR ENGAGED BUDDHIST ETHICS AND SOCIAL HARMONY: AN INTERPRETATION BASED ON SCRIPTURAL, TIBETAN AND INDIAN COMMENTARIAL, AND JAPANESE ZEN SOURCES
THE TIBETAN ‘MISSING TRANSLATOR’S COLOPHON’ VERSION OF THE DHARMA WHEEL SŪTRA (CHOS KYI ‘KHOR LO’I MDO ‘GYUR BYANG MED PA) [includes introductory essay]

The Tibetan Sūtra of Golden Light in 29 and 31 Chapters (sutraofgoldenlight.com)

THE TIBETAN SŪTRA OF GOLDEN LIGHT IN 29 CHAPTERS, CHAPTER 21: EXCELLENT MANIFESTATION
 JU MIPHAM RINPOCHÉ ON THE DHĀRAṆĪ CALLED ‘GOLDEN’ FROM THE SŪTRA OF GOLDEN LIGHT 

Sūtras and Other Scriptures from the Tibetan Buddhist Canon 

The Sūtra of the Teaching on the Four Dharmas 
The Tibetan ‘Pravartana’ Version of the mighty turning of the Dharma Wheel SŪTRA (chos kyi ‘khor lo rab tu bskor ba’i mdo)
THE TIBETAN ‘MISSING TRANSLATOR’S COLOPHON’ VERSION OF THE DHARMA WHEEL SŪTRA (CHOS KYI ‘KHOR LO’I MDO ‘GYUR BYANG MED PA)
THE INCANTATION FOR INCREASING AND PROTECTING WEALTH AND RESOURCES [IMBUED WITH GOLDEN LIGHT, THE DHĀRAṆĪ OF ALL YAKṢAS] (NOR PHYUGS BSRUNG ZHING SPEL BA’I GZUNGS [GSER ‘OD CAN GNOD SBYIN THAM CAD KYI GZUNGS])
THE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHT NAMES OF THE EXALTED JAMBHALA 
EXCERPTS FROM ‘TRAININGS IN AWAKENING SPIRIT COMPILED FROM THE SŪTRAS’ (MDO LAS BTUS PA’I BYANG CHUB SEMS SBYONG
‘THE CONCISE MEDICINE BUDDHA SŪTRA': THE EXALTED LAPIS LIGHT DHĀRAĪ THAT GENERATES THE POWER OF THE TATHĀGATA’S MEDITATIVE ABSORPTION
THE SŪTRA ON THE THREE TRAININGS
THE TEACHING ON THE ELEVEN CONTEMPLATIONS SŪTRA
THE THREE KĀYAS SŪTRA
EKAGĀTHĀ: THE SINGLE STANZA
THE SUN SŪTRA
THE EXALTED GAṆAPATI’S HEART-DHĀRAṆĪ
THE EXALTED MANIBHADRA’S DHĀRAṆĪ
THE MAHĀ-LAKŞMĪ SŪTRA
THE HEART SŪTRA 
THE HEART SŪTRA AVERTING RITUAL 

Visionary Literature

THE NEGATIVE RETRIBUTIONS OF GUNS AS SEEN IN THE REVIVING HELL: AN EXTRACT FROM THE VISIONS OF EACH HELL, BY NYAKLA PÉMA DÜDDUL

Biographies and Histories 

A Brief Biography of Ngawang Yéshey T’ubten [Rabjampa Ngawang Lobzang]
SUNLIGHT BLESSINGS THAT CURE THE LONGING OF REMEMBRANCE: A BIOGRAPHY OF THE OMNISCIENT KHUNU MAHĀSATTVA, TENDZIN GYËLTS’EN [KHUNU LAMA RINPOCHÉ], BY LAMCHEN GYALPO RINPOCHÉ
MELODIOUS AND DELIGHTFUL LAUGHTER: A CLEARLY-EXPRESSED CHRONICLE OF THE SACRED SITE OF DRAKDA LAMTSO, THE LIFE-FORCE LAKE OF YÉSHEY TS’OGYËL, BY KËLZANG LHÜNDRUB

Long Life Prayers 

WORDS OF TRUTH FOR ACCOMPLISHING IMMORTALITY: A PRAYER FOR STABLE ABIDING (ZHABS BRTAN ‘CHI MED GRUB PA’I BDEN TSHIG BZHUGS SO) – A LONG LIFE PRAYER FOR JHADO TULKU RINPOCHÉ (JA DO SPRUL SKU RIN PO CHE) [1954-], COMPOSED BY CHOBGYÉ TRICHEN RINPOCHÉ, LOBZANG T’UPTEN RINCH’EN LEKSHAY GYATSOI DÉ (BCO BRGYAD KHRI ‘CHEN [KHRI ‘DZIN] RIN PO CHE BLO BZANG THUB BSTAN RIN CHEN LEGS BSHAD RGYA MTSHO’I SDE) [1920-2007]
GREAT TREASURY OF BLESSINGS: ASPIRATION VERSES FOR THE LONG LIFE OF KHENCHEN LAMA PËLGYEYPA DORJÉ RINPOCHÉ, BY HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA, TENZIN GYATSO
THE LONG LIFE PRAYER FOR HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA, BY HIS HOLINESS DILGO KHYENTSE RINPOCHÉ
A LONG LIFE PRAYER FOR DZONGSAR JAMYANG KHYENTSÉ RINPOCHÉ, BY KHENCHEN LAMA PËLGYEYPA DORJÉ RINPOCHÉ
A PRAYER FOR THE LONG LIFE OF THE GURU, BY DZONGSAR JAMYANG KHYENTSÉ CHÖKYI LODRÖ
A LONG LIFE PRAYER FOR HIS HOLINESS KATOG GÉTSÉ TULKU RINPOCHÉ, GYURMEY TENPA GYËLTS’EN

Rebirth Prayers 

THE PRAYER FOR THE SWIFT REBIRTH OF THE 9TH KHALKHA JETSÜN DAMPA RINPOCHÉ, BY HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA, TENZIN GYATSO
 PRAYER FOR THE SWIFT REBIRTH OF DUNGS’AY THINLEY NORBU RINPOCHÉ, BY THE 10TH SANGYÉ NYENPA RINPOCHÉ
THE PRAYER FOR THE SWIFT REBIRTH OF DUNGS’AY JIKMÉ TSÉWANG THINLEY NORBU RINPOCHÉ, BY KHENCHEN LAMA PËLGYEYPA DORJÉ RINPOCHÉ

Prayers, Aspirations, Praises, Offerings and Supplications

Classic Prayers: 

Ju Mipham Rinpoche’s Condensed Smoke Offering
A LONGING PRAYER TO MAÑJUŚRĪ, BY JU MIPHAM RINPOCHÉ
CONDENSED VERSES FOR THE FOUR IMMEASURABLES, BY JU MIPHAM RINPOCHÉ
OFFERING CLOUDS THAT PLEASE THE VIDYĀDHARAS: A PRAYER FOR THE SPREAD OF THE EARLY TRANSLATION TEACHINGS, BY JU MIPHAM RINPOCHÉ
QUICK PROTECTION FROM FEAR: A PRAYER TO TĀRĀ, BY JAMGÖN JU MIPHAM RINPOCHÉ 
THE PRAYER FOR THE HAPPINESS OF TIBET, BY JAMGÖN KONGTRUL LODRÖ THAYÈ
A SHORT METHOD FOR RECITING SAMANTABHADRA’S PRAYER FOR EXCELLENT CONDUCT, BY DZONGSAR KHYENTSE CHӦKYI LODRӦ RINPOCHÉ
‘THE INTRICATE KNOT OF INDESTRUCTIBLE VAJRA PRAYER’, BY TERDAK LINGPA
THE PRAYER FOR THE STAGES OF THE PATH (‘THE LAMRIM PRAYER’), BY JÉ TSONGKHAPA
THE PRAYER WHICH FREED THE SAKYAPAS FROM SICKNESS, BY T’ANGTONG GYËLPO
THE OUTER, INNER, AND SECRET REFUGE OF MAHĀSIDDHA T’ANGTONG GYËLPO
The Praise to the Wish-Fulfilling Wheel of White TĀRĀ, Together with the Mantra-DHĀRAṆĪ
THE PRAYER TO PADMASAMBHAVA AND THE FOUR ELEMENTAL GODDESSES FOR PACIFYING DISASTERS ARISING FROM THE ELEMENTS

Modern Prayers: 

THE ONE-PAGE PRAYER: A PRAYER TO KHUNU LAMA RINPOCHÉ, COMPOSED FOR HIS STUDENTS BY KHUNU LAMA RINPOCHÉ HIMSELF
AN ASPIRATION FOR ENLIGHTENMENT, BY KHENPO JIGMÉ PHUNTSOK RINPOCHÉ
A PRAYER TO KHENPO JIGMÉ PHUNTSOK RINPOCHÉ, COMPOSED FOR HIS STUDENTS BY KHENPO JIGMÉ PHUNTSOK RINPOCHÉ
A SUPPLICATION TO MILAREPA, BY KHENPO JIGMÉ PHUNTSOK RINPOCHÉ
A SUPPLICATION TO THE ROOT GURU, BY KHENPO JIGMÉ PHUNTSOK RINPOCHÉ
THE PRAYER TO THE THREE GREAT STŪPAS OF NEPAL, BY DÜDJOM RINPOCHÉ, JIKDRËL YÉSHEY DORJÉ
THE WHITE FLOWER PRAYER: AN ASPIRATION FOR HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA, BY KHENCHEN LAMA PËLGYEYPA DORJÉ RINPOCHÉ
THE PRAYER OF THE UNCHANGING VAJRA DIAMOND: A SUPPLICATION TO HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA, BY KHENCHEN LAMA PËLGYEYPA DORJÉ RINPOCHÉ
A PRAISE AND PRAYER TO SARASVATĪ, BY KHENCHEN LAMA PËLGYEYPA DORJÉ RINPOCHÉ
THE WHITE FLOWER: AN ASPIRATION PRAYER FOR HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA, BY KHENCHEN LAMA PËLGYEYPA DORJÉ RINPOCHÉ 
ASPIRATION FOR THE LAND OF GREAT BLISS, BY KHENCHEN LAMA PËLGYEYPA DORJÉ RINPOCHÉ
THE WISH-FULFILLING JEWEL: A SUPPLICATION TO GURU RINPOCHÉ, BY KHENCHEN LAMA PËLGYEYPA DORJÉ RINPOCHÉ

Dispelling Rituals and Obstacle-Removing Prayers 

THE CONDENSED HINDRANCE-REPELLING RITUAL, BY JAMGÖN JU MIPHAM RINPOCHÉ
THE CONDENSED RITUAL FOR REPELLING GOSSIPING ENEMIES, BY KARMA CHAKMÉ
A PRAYER FOR DISPELLING OBSTACLES FROM THE PATH, BY KHENCHEN LAMA PËLGYEYPA DORJÉ RINPOCHÉ

Practice Texts and Sadhanas

CLEARING AWAY THE DARKNESS OF DELUSION: A MAÑJUŚRĪ SĀDHANĀ BY KHAYDRUP RAGA ASYA [KARMA CHAKMÉ] CONFERRED UPON PAYMA T’RINLAY
‘FOR THE BENEFIT OF BEINGS PERVADING SPACE: A MEDITATION-RECITATION ON THE VASTLY COMPASSIONATE ONE’, BY T’ANGTONG GYËLPO
The Staircase that Leads to Liberation: An Extraordinary Guru Yoga Relying Upon Cintamani TĀrĀ
The Condensed Root Practice of the Guru Vidyadhara: A Padmasambhava Guru Yoga, by Rikdzin DÉshek Lingpa

Practice Commentaries 

THE LAMP OF PRISTINE WISDOM: A COMMENTARY ON THE MAÑJUŚRĪ SĀDHANĀ CLEARING AWAY THE DARKNESS OF DELUSION, BY THE 10TH SANGYÉ NYENPA RINPOCHÉ
THE NOBLE ONE’S DOWNPOUR OF BLESSINGS: A CONDENSED COMMENTARY ON THE AVALOKITEŚVARA SĀDHANĀ FOR THE BENEFIT OF BEINGS PERVADING SPACE, BY THE 10TH SANGYÉ NYENPA RINPOCHÉ

‘Benefits Literature’ 

THE BENEFITS OF CIRCUMAMBULATIONS 

Poetry and Verse

A SONG OF MILAREPA 
HOW JOYOUS TO SEEK METHOD AND WISDOM, BY KARDZEY GYURMEY RAPTEN

Advice

ADVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF DZAGYËL SERSHUL, BY KHENPO JIGMÉ  PHUNTSOK RINPOCHÉ
THE LAMP OF ADVICE WHICH ILLUMINATES THAT WHICH IS TO BE ADOPTED AND ABANDONED, BY THE 2ND KHUNU LAMA RINPOCHÉ [KHUNU NEGI RINPOCHÉ]
ADVICE ON FRIENDS, BY DZA PATRUL RINPOCHÉ

Classic Tibetan Buddhist Texts 

THE ROOT VERSES OF THE THREE PRINCIPLE ASPECTS OF THE PATH, BY LAMA JÉ TSONGKHAPA
EXCERPTS FROM ‘INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NOBLE SPEECH OF THE SIX SYLLABLES, PART 1′, BY KING S’ONGTSEN GAMPO
THE 37 BODHISATTVA PRACTICES, BY GYËLS’AY NGÜLCH’U T’OKMÉ ZANGPO
THE EIGHT VERSES OF MIND TRAINING, BY GÉSHÉ LANGRI T’ANGPA

Classic Indian Buddhist Texts

THE BODHICARYĀVATĀRĀ: ENTERING INTO THE CONDUCT OF THE BODHISATTVA, CHAPTER ONE, BY ŚĀNTIDEVA

Philosophical Texts 

Profound Instructions on the View of the Middle Way, by Ju Mipham Rinpoche

Mantras, Dhāraīs and Sacred Name Recitations 

The Incantation of Gaṇapati’s Monkey Emanation [A Dhāraṇī of the Lord of Gatherings (tshogs gi bdag po’i sprul pa spre’u yi gzungs [ga na pa ti’i gzungs])
THE DHĀRAṆĪ OF THIRTEEN CAKRAS
ĀRYA JAMBHALA’S DHĀRAṆĪ FOR FULLY PACIFYING ALL SHEEP SICKNESS
THE SACRED NAME OF KṢITIGARBHA (SA YI SNYING PO’I MTSHAN)
THE DHĀRAṆĪ OF YELLOW JAMBHALA FROM THE GUHYASAMĀJA
THE DHĀRAṆĪ OF YELLOW JAMBHALA’S CHIEF FORM
THE DHĀRAṆĪ OF THE THREE PROTECTORS OF BEINGS
THE SIX-SYLLABLE DHĀRAṆĪ OF AVALOKITEŚVARA: THE PRACTICE FROM JOWO ATĪŚA’S TRADITION
THE NAME-RECITATION OF MEDICINE BUDDHA
THE NAME-RECITATION OF THE PROTECTOR AMITĀBHA
THE NAME-DHĀRAṆĪ OF JÉ TSONGKHAPA
THE ESSENCE OF GAṆAPATI, THE LORD OF GATHERINGS
THE DHĀRAṆĪ WHICH HEIGHTENS THE POWERS OF VIRTUOUS ACTIVITIES
AVALOKITEŚVARA’S MANTRA WHICH SUBDUES ALL NEGATIVE ACTIONS AND OBSCURATIONS
BUDDHA AKŞOBHYA’S DHĀRAṆĪ
AVALOKITEŚVARA’S DHĀRAṆĪ
MEDICINE BUDDHA’S DHĀRAṆĪ
THE HEART-ESSENCE MANTRA OF AMITĀYUS
THE MANTRA FOR GENERATING TRANSCENDENT INSIGHT 1
THE MANTRA FOR GENERATING TRANSCENDENT INSIGHT 2
THE MANTRA FOR GENERATING TRANSCENDENT INSIGHT 3
THE DHĀRAṆĪ FOR PURIFYING EYE DISEASES
THE MANTRA FOR TOTALLY PACIFYING EYE DISEASES
THE MANTRA WHICH LIBERATES FROM THE EIGHT GREAT FEARS
MAÑJUŚRĪ’S MANTRA FOR INCREASING WISDOM AND INTELLIGENCE
TĀRĀ’S MANTRA WHICH PROTECTS FROM THE EIGHT FEARS
ŚĀKYAMUNI BUDDHA’S MANTRA
THE OUTER ESSENCE OF THE TATHĀGATA
THE MULTIPLYING MANTRA 
THE HOMAGE TO THE TATHĀGATA ŚĀKYAMUNI
THE HOMAGE TO THE BUDDHAS WHO HOLD THE VASE OF LIFE
THE HOMAGE TO THE TATHĀGATA AKOBHYA [IMMOVABLE ONE] 
THE HOMAGE TO THE TATHĀGATA UTTERLY PURE MANDALA OF THE MOON
THE DHĀRAṆĪ-MANTRA OF KṢITIGARBHA
THE MANTRA FOR ACCOMPLISHING ALL AIMS
THE MANTRA FOR HAVING A PLEASANT VOICE
THE MANTRA FOR TOTALLY PACIFYING CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
THE DHĀRAṆĪ FOR PURIFYING ALL NEGATIVE ACTIONS AND OBSCURATIONS
THE MANTRA FOR CUTTING THE FLOW OF KARMIC OBSCURATION
THE SINGLE SEED-LETTER OF MAÑJUŚRĪ
THE EIGHT LETTERS OF MAÑJUŚRĪ
THE MANTRA WHICH PURIFIES THE NEGATIVE KARMA ACCUMULATED IN ONE THOUSAND EONS
THE MANTRA FOR SUBDUING MĀRAS AND DEMONS
THE MANTRA FOR CLEARING AWAY ALL OBSTACLES
THE MANTRA FOR ATTAINING THE FOUR IMMEASURABLES
THE MANTRA FOR ATTAINING THE TEN PĀRAMITĀS
THE MANTRA FOR PACIFYING TUMORS
THE ESSENCE OF THE SIX PĀRAMITĀS DHĀRAṆĪ
THE MANTRA FOR ACCOMPLISHING ACTIVITIES
THE MANTRA FOR BECOMING RELEASED FROM BONDAGE
THE MANTRA FOR PACIFYING ALL POISON
THE MANTRA FOR FRIGHTENING MĀRAS AND DEMONS
THE MANTRA FOR PACIFYING AFFLICTIONS OF FIRE
THE MANTRA FOR FULLY PACIFYING ALL SICKNESS
THE MANTRA FOR PACIFYING POXES
THE MANTRA FOR PACIFYING HEMORRHOIDS
THE EXALTED MANTRA FOR NOT BEING HARMED BY EPIDEMICS AND ANIMALS
THE MANTRA FOR PACIFYING SICKNESSES OF INDIGESTION
THE EXALTED MANTRA WHICH DISPELS OBSTRUCTING FORCES
THE MANTRA WHICH FULLY PURIFIES ALL LOWER REALMS
THE MANTRA FOR TOTALLY PACIFYING RAGE
THE MANTRA FOR PACIFYING ANGER AND FURY
THE MANTRA FOR PACIFYING ALL NEGATIVE ACTIONS
THE MANTRA FOR BEING ATTRACTIVE
THE MANTRA FOR SELF-PROTECTION
THE PROSTRATION MANTRA
THE MANTRA FOR THE COMPLETE PURIFICATION OF OFFERINGS
THE MANTRA FOR RETAINING WHAT IS HEARD
THE MANTRA FOR CIRCUMAMBULATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE THREE JEWELS
THE MANTRA FOR NON-FORGETFULNESS
The Mantra of the Promise Made by Maitreya

Terma (gTer-ma)

‘THE INNERMOST ESSENCE OF NOBLE MAÑJUŚRĪ’S CONTINUUM’, A TERMA OF GURU CH’ÖWANG
‘THE BLAZING WHEEL: A SKILLFUL METHOD FOR ACCOMPLISHMENT’, A TERMA OF TULKU ZANGPO DRAKPA AND RIKDZIN GÖDEM
A TERMA OF TULKU MINGYUR DORJÉ: AN ASPIRATION PRAYER
THE FINAL WORDS OF TERDAK LINGPA, MINLING TERCH’EN GYURMEY DORJÉ
THE SUPPLICATION TO THE THREE KĀYAS OF THE GURU 

Translations into Other Languages 

PROTECCIÓN INMEDIATA CONTRA EL MIEDO: UNA ORACIÓN A TĀRĀ

Translations from Japanese by Erick Tsiknopoulos 

TRANSLATIONS OF TWO JAPANESE DEATH POEMS
HAIKU COMPOSED IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS
BECOMING BRIGHT: A JAPANESE POEM

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  1. Having difficulty on your site … maybe I passed over Mantra Google said you have. Looking for the mantra for wealth and abundance to use with Aventurine beads, 108 I believe. Haven’t purchased yet bc cant find mantra easily. Thank you very much for your help! (Also if you have recommendation who to purchase from let me know- seen a few, varying prices. Thanks, Jennifer

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