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A collection of publications associated with the annual Kagyu Monlam - from the prayers and practices recited for world peace to the teachings given by the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa during the festival.


The Kagyu Monlam Book

A Compilation for Recitation

The Kagyu Monlam Book contains all the prayers and practices that are recited at each Kagyu Monlam.

The texts inside have been compiled under careful direction from the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and allow students to read along in their own language whether they are attending the Monlam in person or watching online from afar.

It has now been translated into Tibetan, English, Chinese, Korean, Polish, Russian, German, French, Nepalese, Vietnamese, and Spanish languages and is available for purchase at every Kagyu Monlam in the book store. Some languages are available in eBook format.


Special Publications

The Four-Session Guru Yoga

By Karmapa Mikyo Dorje

The Four-Session Guru Yoga by the Eighth Karmapa Mikyö Dorje is a short yet powerful practice for developing the realization of devotion mahamudra. As it is one of the principal practices of the Karma Kagyu school, many monastic and lay practitioners recite this text daily. This new translation has been prepared under the guidance of the Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje for the occasion of the 34th Kagyu Monlam.

Available on Dharma eBooks in English, Tibetan, Polish, French, Chinese, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Vietnamese.

Ngondro for Our Current Day: A Short Ngondro Practice and Its Instructions

In this succinct teaching presented in 2006 by His Holiness the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa in Bodhgaya, India, students are guided through a shortened version of the preliminaries for mahamudra practice, which His Holiness composed with the aim of benefiting practitioners from developed countries who often lead busy lives.

Available in: English and Tibetan with transliteration.

Ceremony of Offering to the Gurus

Ceremony of Offering to the Gurus, by His Holiness Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, was composed for the annual Kagyu Monlam to accord with our present needs and to be accessible to all people. It is a carefully constructed compilation of selected Gurupujas from many different traditions.

Available in: English and Tibetan with transliteration.

Life of Milarepa

Published in 2010; 2 DVDs + 1 CD + Booklet;

Under the Bodhi Tree, and Jewel Ornament of Liberation

Published in 2004; 6 DVDs, 7hrs

34th Kagyu Monlam Schedule

Tibetan / English / ChineseKoreanFrench • German • Polish • RussianSpanishIndonesianVietnamese

Potowa’s Long Soliloquy Text Downloads

ChineseEnglishFrenchIndonesianPolish • RussianSpanishVietnamese

Dharma Teachings

Teachings on Potowa’s Long Soliloquy
Recorded at the Kagyu Monlam Pavilion. Bodhgaya, India. February 16-18, 2016.

Teachings on The Torch of True Meaning
Recorded at the Kagyu Monlam Pavilion. Bodhgaya, India. February 12-13, 2016.

Teachings from the Torch of True Meaning
Recorded during the 32nd Kagyu Monlam Chenmo, at Kagyu Monlam Pavilion, Bodhgaya,


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