Wangchuk Dorje

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Wangchuk Dorje (Tib. དབང་ཕྱུག་རྡོ་རྗེ་, Wyl. dbang phyug rdo rje ), the Ninth Karmapa (1556-1601/3), is well known for his three major Mahamudra treatises: The Ocean of Definitive Meaning (Tib. ཕྱག་ཆེན་ངེས་དོན་རྒྱ་མཚོ, Wyl. phyag chen nges don rgya mtsho), Dispelling the Darkness of Ignorance (Tib. ཕྱག་ཆེན་མ་རིག་མུན་སེལ་, Wyl. phyag chen ma rig mun sel) and Pointing Out the Dharmakaya (Tib. ཆོས་སྐུ་མཛུབ་ཚུགས་, Wyl. chos sku mdzub tshugs). He also established and blessed from Tibet Rumtek Monastery in Sikkhim.

Further Reading & Translations

  • Pointing Out the Dharmakaya, translated by Cortland Dahl, published by Nalanda Translation Committee.
  • Ninth Karmapa, The Karmapa's Middle Way: Feast for the Fortunate, translated by Tyler Dewar, Snow Lion, 2008.
  • Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, The Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning, Snow Lion, 2003.
  • Ninth Karmapa, The Mahamudra Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance, commentary by Beru Khyentse Rinpoche, translated by Alexander Berzin, LTWA, 1978.
  • Ninth Karmapa, Jewels From the Treasury: Vasubandhu's Verses on the Treasury of Abhidharma and Its Commentary Youthful Play by the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje, translated by David Karma Choephel, KTD Publications, 2012.

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