Article written by Tulku Thondup

Laying the Groundwork for our Enlightenment: The Power of Positive Karma. Article written by Tulku Thondup describing the importance of developing positive karma. DOWNLOAD THIS DOCUMENT.

The following periodicals have carried articles by or interviews with Tulku Thondup (this is a partial list).

Life, Death and Reincarnation, Khordong News Letter, Berlin, Germany, 2009.

Loving-Kindness is the Best Medicine. Shambhala Sun: Buddhism Culture Meditation Life, March 2009 issue. DOWNLOAD THIS ARTICLE.

World Peace Starts from Your Mind - Dharma World, Japan, June, 2007.

Traditional Secular Literature of Tibet, The Catalogue of the Exhibition on Tibetan Literature, Smith College,  May, 2007.

Deep Dialogue - Dreaming, Dying and Living between Tulku Thondup and Venerable Karma Legshe Tsomo, Elixir - Consciousness. Conscience and Culture Autumn, 2006.

Interview with Tulku Thondup by Linda Sparrowe, editor in chief of Alternative Medicine magazine. A portion of this interview appeared in the May 2006 issue of Alternative Medicine magazine. For more information on the magazine, visit DOWNLOAD THIS DOCUMENT.

The Buddha Said Four Things, Shambhala Sun: Buddhism Culture Meditation Life, May 2002 issue.

The Four Healing Powers of Mind, Shambhala Sun: Buddhism Culture Meditation Life, May 2000 issue (Cover Story). This article is text reprinted from the book Boundless Healing: Meditation Exercises to Enlighten the Mind and Heal the Body, Shambhala Publications.

Using Daily Life As the Practice of Dharma, Bulletin of the Center for the World Religions, Harvard University, Fall 1980.

Terma Tradition of The Nyingma School, The Tibet Journal, Volume XV, No. 4, Winter, 1990.

It’s All In Your Mind, Buddhism in the West, Interviews by Michael Toms. Hay House, 1998 Reprints of interviews conducted by Michael Toms with some of the world's major figures from different schools of Buddhism.

Other Work

Buddhism in America: Proceedings of the First Buddhism in America

Conference. Compiled by Al Rapaport and edited by Brian D. Hotchkiss. Published by Charles E Tuttle Co., Inc. 1997. Includes transcript of Healing Power of Mind workshop.

Book Introductions

Tulku Thondup has had the honor of writing introductions or prefaces for the following books. Introduction to Key to the Precious Treasury, by Dodrupchen Jigme Tenpa'i Nyima, translated by Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro (Snow Lion, 2010).)         

Preface to Heart Essence of the Vast Expans," by Anne Carolyn Klein (Snow Lion, 2010).

Afterward to Dying With Confidence, by Anyen Rinpoche (Wisdom - 2010)

Introduction to Confessions of a Gypsy Yogini, by Marcia Dechen Wangmo (Rangjung Yeshe, 2010).

Forward to Momentary Buddhahood, by Anyen Rinpoche (Wisdom - 2009)

Introduction to the Precious Treasury of Philosophical Systems (Grub mtha' rin po ch'e'imdzod) by Kunkhyen Longchen Rabjam - translated by Richard Barron (Padma Publishing - 2007).

The Precious Treasury of Pith Instructions by Longchen Rabjam. Translated by Richard Barron, Padma Publishing, 2006.

A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar by Thinley Norbu, Shambhala Publications, 2006.

A Treasure Trove of Blessing and Protection: The Seven Chapter Prayer of the Great Teacher Padmasambhava. Translated by Mike Dickman. Published by Cool Grove Press, 2005.

Jiucheng Cidi Lunji (in Chinese). Translated by Alvin Hui, Hong Kong: Vajrayana Buddhism Association, 1997. A collection of articles on the nine yanas of the Nyingma School (by Dudjom Rinpoche, Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, et al.) The preface is on pp. 5-11 (with a Chinese translation on pp.12-18).

Perfect Conduct: Ascertaining the Three Vows by Panchen Padma Wangyal (1487-1542) with Commentary by Dudjom Rinpoche (1904-1987). Translated by Khenpo Gyurme Samdrub and Sangye Khandro, Wisdom, 1996. Details the codes of conduct of the three major schools of Buddhism: Pratimoksha of Common Buddhism, Bodhisattva of Mahayana Buddhism, and Tantra of Esoteric Buddhism.

The Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding by Longchen Rabjam. Translated by Richard Barron, Padma Publishing, 1998. One of the Seven Treasure Volumes on Dzogchen by Longchen Rabjam (1308-1363).

The Seven Treasure Volumes are the most elaborate exposition of the Dzogchen view, meditation, and conduct resulting from the practices of Cutting Through (khregs ch'od) and Direct Approach (thod rgal) written by Longchen Rabjam.

A Treasure Trove of Scriptural Transmission, A Commentary on The Precious Treasury of the Basis Space of Phenomena by Longchen Rabjam. Translated by Richard Barron, Padma Publishing, 2001. One of the Seven Treasure Volumes on Dzogchen by Longchen Rabjam (1308-1363).

Yeshe Lama by Vidyadhara Jigmed Lingpa. Translated by Sangye Khandro and Lama Chonam, published by Lynda Isenberg and James Dure, 1998. The most important and well-known meditation manual of Dzogchen, adopted by most of the Dzogchen meditators. (Restricted Distribution.)

Ningmapai Cidi Chan (in Chinese), the Progressive Stages of Dhyana of the Nyingma School, Hong Kong: Vajrayana Buddhism Association, 1998. Preface is on pp. 5-11 (with a Chinese translation on pp. 12-17). Excerpts from The Practice of Dzogchen are on pp. 62-194.

A translation of Dudjom Lingpa's Rang bzhin rdzogs pa chen pa'i rang zhal mngon du byed pa'i dgams pa ma bsgom snangs rgyas bzhugs so (popularly known as the sNang sbyang), with a detailed commentary by Master Tam Shek-wing. The preface is on pp. 3-9 (with a Chinese translation on pp. 10-15).

Liu Zhongyou Zijietuo Daoyin (in Chinese), the Natural-Liberation Teachings on the Six Bardos. Translated by Master Tam Shek-wing, Hong Kong: Vajrayana Buddhism Association, 1999. This is from the Zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol by Padmasambhava, discovered as a gter ma literature by Karma gling pa. The preface is on pp. 1-7 (with a Chinese translation on pp. 8-14).

Secret of the Vajra World: The Tantric Buddhism of Tibet by Reginald A. Ray, Shambhala, 2001.A comprehensive survey of the whole profound and vast teachings of Vajrayana, focusing especially on Kagyü and Nyingma wisdoms.

The Warrior Song of King Gesar by Douglas J. Penick, Wisdom, 1996.One of hundreds of books on King Gesar of Ling (11th century?), the most famed national warrior of Tibet. These books are the most popular reading treasures for lay Tibetans on the wars of heroes.