Available Books

To provide guidance for students on every stage of the path, Khentrul Rinpoche’s books have been designed in a sequence, with each subsequent book building on the foundations provided by the previous book. Working from foundational topics to more advanced ones, the books are as follows:

  1. A Happier Life
  2. Unveiling Your Sacred Truth through the Kalachakra Path, Book One
  3. Ocean of Diversity
  4. Unveiling Your Sacred Truth through the Kalachakra Path, Book Two
  5. The Great Middleway
  6. Hidden Treasure of the Profound Path
  7. Unveiling Your Sacred Truth through the Kalachakra Path, Book Three

A Happier Life: How to develop genuine happiness and wellbeing during every stage of your life.

By Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö (author) and Adrian Heckel (editor)

Regardless of what kind of person you are or how you’ve chosen to live your life, your ultimate aim is long-lasting happiness. A Happier Life is a treasury of wisdom which guides you towards achieving this, point by point, at every stage of life. It journeys through childhood, teenage years, early and mature adulthood and ends with some heartfelt advice for achieving genuine insight and a peaceful departure from this life. At each stage it draws attention to many of the opportunities and obstacles we all face.

The author, Khentrul Rinpoche, has experienced three completely different lifestyles in his life to date: the primitive nomadic culture of remote Tibet; many years of exceptional and rigorous training as a Tibetan yogic monk and then the experience of a rapid immersion into the very different lifestyle of the modern West. This book is therefore unique, giving a rich perspective on attitudes towards life and living, and is intended as a guide for navigating through the different stages of life. It is hoped that reading it will help you find true happiness and genuine fulfilment, whatever the circumstances of your life.

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Unveiling Your Sacred Truth through the Kalachakra Path, Book One: The External Reality

By Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö (author) and Joe Flumerfelt (editor)

The Kalachakra Path offers a profound method for actualising your greatest potential and for contributing to greater peace and harmony within this world. For the first time ever, this extraordinary path is revealed in a step-by-step manner, allowing students to gradually approach this uniquely comprehensive system in a structured and methodical way.

In this first of three books, Rinpoché explores the external reality of our world. Through a wealth of practical advice, he offers a variety of methods for working with the many ups and downs we encounter on a daily basis. He then encourages us to probe deeper into the very nature of our experience in order to develop insight into what is truly important to us and how to make the most of the precious opportunities this life has to offer.

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Ocean of Diversity: An unbiased summary of views and practices, gradually emerging from the teachings of the world's wisdom traditions.

By Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö (author) and Joe Flumerfelt (editor)

In a time of particularly strong violence and conflict, whole regions of the globe are engaged in ideological struggles, entrenched within widespread ignorance and fear.

How do we free ourselves from this situation? How can we learn to heal our wounds and live in harmony with our neighbours? How can we truly achieve lasting peace and happiness? These questions have been asked by the world’s great sages for thousands of years. From generation to generation, their profound wisdom has formed a diverse range of spiritual traditions, providing ongoing support and inspiration to millions of people.

In this book, Khentrul Rinpoche presents a unique set of practical tools for utilising the great diversity of wisdom and methods this world has to offer. By developing an extensive view encompassing this diversity, we can each find a path capable of leading us towards the peace we all seek. By then probing deeper into that path, we can uncover our most profound inner truth. Through this process, we learn that diversity does not have to divide us, but can be a powerful force to bring us together.

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Unveiling Your Sacred Truth through the Kalachakra Path, Book Two: The Internal Reality

By Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö (author) and Joe Flumerfelt (editor)

The Kalachakra Path offers a profound method for actualising your greatest potential and for contributing to greater peace and harmony within this world. For the first time ever, this extraordinary path is revealed in a step-by-step manner, allowing students to gradually approach this uniquely comprehensive system in a structured and methodical way.

In this second volume, Rinpoché explores the internal reality of our personal experience in a way that emphasises our fundamental nature of love and compassion. Drawing from a lineage of more than two-thousand years of tried and tested wisdom, he introduces the profound path of Kalachakra as practiced within the Jonang Tradition. On the basis of this authentic source of refuge, Rinpoché demonstrates how to integrate the distinctive philosophy of Zhentong Madhyamaka to reveal our sacred truth in accordance with the vast teachings of the Bodhisattva Maitreya. He then provides practical instruction for engaging with the Kalachakra Preliminaries as a skilful means to prepare our mind for the unique practices of Kalachakra Tantra.

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The Great Middleway: Clarifying the Jonang View of Other-Emptiness

By Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö (author)

The Middle Way is widely accepted to be the pinnacle of the Buddha’s profound philosophical approach and the key to understanding the definitive meaning of a vast number of teachings. However, common misconceptions about how emptiness is the ultimate nature of reality can have a significant impact on the degree of profundity that can subsequently be experienced. If our view is limited, our realisation will also be limited. For this reason, as we strive for ultimate freedom, it is vital to clear away both gross and subtle limitations that prevent us from establishing a view capable of penetrating to the deepest levels of truth.

In this book, Khentrul Rinpoché shines the vivid light of wisdom on the very subtle distinctions which establish the profound view of the Great Middle Way as propagated within the Jonang tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Rooted in the flawless textual tradition of the Buddha’s own teachings and those of the Bodhisattva Kings, this widely misunderstood philosophical system emphasises the clear distinction between the emptiness of conventional reality and the infinite manifestation of ultimate reality, known as buddha-nature. With this direct and fearless analysis, Rinpoché challenges us to transcend narrow modes of thinking and to discover the limitless potential we each carry within.

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Hidden Treasure of the Profound Path: A Word-by-Word Commentary on the Kalachakra Preliminary Practices

By Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö (author) and Joe Flumerfelt (editor)

Despite the attendance of hundreds of thousands of people to Kalachakra empowerments, very few actually know how to put the Kalachakra teachings into practice. In this direct and clear commentary on Jetsun Taranatha’s classic text “The Divine Ladder”, Khentrul Rinpoché reveals the profound methods used by Kalachakra masters for hundreds of years to achieve extraordinary realisations. Through these practices, you will be guided step-by-step through a process of transformation, allowing you to gradually experience your greatest potential in this very lifetime. Drawing on the unbiased wisdom of the lineage masters from the Jonang-Shambhala Tradition, this book provides you with everything needed to authentically prepare for entering the completion stage practices of the Six Vajra Yogas.

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Unveiling Your Sacred Truth through the Kalachakra Path, Book Three: The Enlightened Reality

By Khentrul Rinpoché Jamphel Lodrö (author) and Joe Flumerfelt (editor)

The Kalachakra Path offers a profound method for actualising your greatest potential and for contributing to greater peace and harmony within this world. For the first time ever, this extraordinary path is revealed in a step-by-step manner, allowing students to gradually approach this uniquely comprehensive system in a structured and methodical way.

In this third and final volume, Rinpoché introduces the profound methods for revealing the enlightened reality of our most sacred truth. These are the unique teachings of the Kalachakra Tantra that provide all we need in order to achieve enlightenment within a single lifetime. Guiding us to first cultivate an unwavering faith in tantra and the vajra master, Rinpoché clearly presents the theoretical and practical foundations for the uncommon preliminaries of the generation and completion stages. On the basis of these precious teachings you will be well equipped to receive instruction on the sublime yogic practices of the Kalachakra Six Vajra Yogas.

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