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Dear friends,
Thank you for your interest in this material. I hope it brings you the clarity, insight, and freedom that you seek. In my writing, I endeavor to make the Buddha’s teachings available to a wide audience, while also striving to convey the positive, life-affirming joy that permeates the Buddha’s teachings, yet is often lost or overlooked in dry translations. For when understood properly, every aspect of the Buddha’s teachings pertains to freedom and liberation; freedom from our daily self-imposed suffering, and liberation from mundane and unsatisfactory existence. In the spirit of the Buddha’s vast generosity, all of my work, be it teaching or writing, is always free. If you enjoy this text and would like to see work of this nature continued, please consider lending your support.

Thanks and prayers
Tenzin Tharpa
Sera Jey Monastery, Bylakuppe, India.


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How I Became a Secular Monastic
A short article sharing the unique path of Venerable Tharpa
Free download: Secular-Monk.PDF

Awakening Through Appreciation
A practice of cultivating happiness and contentment
Text download: Appreciation.PDF
Video download: AwakenApprecitation.avi
Audio download: AwakenAppreciation.mp3
On Youtube

Patterns, Habits, and Free Will: And the Practice of Peeling the Onion
Free download: Patterns-Peeling.PDF

The Meaning of Life: And the Practice of Shining
Free download: Meaning-Shining.PDF

The Four Gifts Practice
Free download: The Four Gifts.PDF

Mental Discipline Aspiration
Free download: Mental Discipline.PDF


Aspirations and Affirmation: A Prayer Book
Text download: Prayer book.pdf
Video download: Prayer book.avi
Audio download: Prayer book.mp3
On Youtube

Morning prayers
Video download: MornPrayers.avi
Audio download: MornPrayers.mp3
On Youtube

Evening prayers
Video download: EvePrayers.avi
Audio download: EvePrayers.mp3
On Youtube


Meditation Basics
A short instruction manual to meditation
Free download: Meditation-Basics.PDF

Mindfulness Basics
A short instruction manual to mindfulness
Free download: Mindfulness-Basics.PDF

Beginner’s Introduction to meditation
A short beginner’s guided introduction to meditation
Video download: Intro-Meditation.avi
Audio download: Intro-Meditation.mp3

Instruction to Calm Abiding Meditation
A short guided meditation
Video download: CalmAbiding.avi
Audio download: CalmAbiding.mp3

Instruction to Insight Meditation
A short guided meditation
Video download: InsightMeditation.avi
Audio download: InsightMeditation.mp3

Silent Guided Meditations
These are guided silent meditations. Meaning, they provide an introduction, meditation aspiration prayer, and a seven-point meditation checklist before ushering the meditator into a silent period of meditation. At the end of the meditation, a meditation dedication prayer signals the session is ending. These meditations are also available on Youtube: TenzinTharpa
10-minute silent guided meditation
Video download: SilentMed-10.avi
Audio download: SilentMed-10.mp3
20-minute silent guided meditation
Video download: SilentMed-20.avi
Audio download: SilentMed-20.mp3
30-minute silent guided meditation
Video download: SilentMed-30.avi
Audio download: SilentMed-30.mp3
40-minute silent guided meditation
Video download: SilentMed-40.avi
Audio download: SilentMed-40.mp3
50-minute silent guided meditation
Video download: SilentMed-50.avi
Audio download: SilentMed-50.mp3
60-minute silent guided meditation
Video download: SilentMed-60.avi
Audio download: SilentMed-60.mp3


Tibetan Buddhist Essentials: A Study Guide for the 21st Century
An expansive modern view of Tibetan Buddhism for students of diverse backgrounds and sensibilities. This unique text series shares an authentic yet progressive presentation of Tibetan Buddhism in an easily accessible no-nonsense format.
Volume 1: Introduction, Origin, and Adaptation
1st edition 2018 – free download: TBE-Vol-1.PDF
Volume 2: The Buddha’s teachings
1st edition 2018 – free download: TBE-Vol-2.PDF
Volume 3: Engaging Buddhism
1st edition 2018 – free download: TBE-Vol-3.PDF


Debate Primer Text 1
Fundamentals of Debate / Collected Topics (Dudra) – (for English speakers)
A dialectic debate primer and method text for Tibetan monastic debate in the Tibetan language.
4th edition 2015 – free download: Debate-Text-1.PDF


Spoken Tibetan Basics
A spoken Tibetan language primer (for English speakers)
1st edition 2013 – free download: Tib-Spoken-Basics.PDF

Spoken Tibetan Basics for portable devices
Divided into three shorter files for ease of use.
File-1: Main grammar section
1st edition 2013 – free download: 
STB-Mobile.PDF
File-2: Vocabulary in phonetic English (Quickstart)
1st edition 2013 – free download: 
STB-Quick-Mobile.PDF 
File-3: Vocabulary in Tibetan script
1st edition 2013 – free download: 
STB-Vocab-Moble.PDF


Tibetan Conversation Method Text-1 (for English speakers)
1st edition 2013 – free download: Tib-Conv-Text-1.PDF


Question Sheets with mp3 Audio
Tibetan language ear training (for English speakers)
Free download:  QS-Audio.zip


Tibetan Verb Exercises-1
Verb blocks (for English speakers)
Free download: Tibetan Verb Blocks.PDF 


Tibetan Verb Exercises-2
Learning verbs through imperatives (for English speakers)
Free download: Tibetan Verb Imparitives.PDF


English Conversation Method Text-1 (for Tibetan speakers)
2nd edition 2013 – free download: Eng-Conv-Text-1.PDF


English Conversation Method Text-2 (for Tibetan speakers)
1st edition 2013 – free download: Eng-Conv-Text-2.PDF

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