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Tsong-kha-pa’s Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam rim chen mo)
This three-volume masterwork is the book that His Holiness will be teaching on during the six days of teachings. It contains the complete instructions for the stages of spiritual evolution from our ordinary, unenlightened state to the complete enlightenment of a buddha. It is said that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has read this text more than eighty times. His Holiness has stated that he greatly appreciates when attendees come to his teachings having prepared ahead of time by reading the text from which he will teach. To learn more about the Great Treatise or to obtain a copy at a 20% discount, please visit the book's page at Snow Lion Publications.

Recent Release!  
Introduction to Emptiness: As Taught in Tsong-kha-pa's Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path by Guy Newland. 144 pages, $14.95. Available now.
TBLC sponsored Buddhist Studies scholar and editor of the Great Treatise Guy Newland to create this introduction to the central teaching of Mahayana Buddhism, the concept that ultimate reality is “emptiness.” It is designed to assist in understanding the basic features of Tsong-kha-pa’s viewpoint on this complex topic.


Recent Release!  
Tsong-kha-pa’s Final Exposition of Wisdom by Jeffrey Hopkins. 384 pages, special sale price: $23.96.
Leading scholar of Tibetan Buddhism Jeffrey Hopkins elucidates Tsong-kha-pa’s view of emptiness, the linchpin of Buddhist philosophy. Drawing upon two of Tsong-kha-pa’s revered works—The Medium-Length Exposition of the Stages of the Path and his commentary to Chandrakirti’s Supplement to Nagarjuna’s Treatise on the Middle—Hopkins contrasts Tsong-kha-pa’s views with those of Dol-bo-ba Shay-rab Gyel-tsen, thereby bringing to light the intricate issues at stake in their systematic presentations on the nature of reality.


Supplemental Reading List:
Among the many books available on the "Stages of the Path" teachings, we would like to recommend many of those that have been published by Snow Lion Publications and Wisdom Publications. All are available from Snow Lion either by calling 800-950-0313 or www.snowlionpub.com.

Preparation for Public Talk “Generating a Good Heart”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Ethics for the New Millennium

Additional Preparation for Teachings on the Great Treatise:
Short Versions of the “Stages of the Path” (Lamrim)
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s The Path to Bliss
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s The Path to Enlightenment
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Kindness, Clarity, and Insight
Geshe Wangyal’s The Door of Liberation

Accessible Commentaries on Lamrim Topics
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s How to Expand Love
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s How to See Yourself as You Really Are
Thupten Chodron’s Guided Meditations on the Stages of the Path (with CD)

Detailed Commentaries on the Great Treatise
Geshe Lhundup Sopa’s Steps on the Path to Enlightenment Volumes 1-3
Elizabeth S. Napper’s Dependent-Arising and Emptiness
Yangsi Rinpoche’s Practicing the Path: A Commentary on the Lamrim Chenmo
 
Introductions to Spiritual Practice and Buddhism
His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Ethics for the New Millennium
Robert A. F. Thurman’s Inner Revolution: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Real Happiness

 
 
Suggested Texts
Cover of volume one courtesy of Snow Lion Publications