Here are stories of the great Buddhist meditators of the past, various meditation practices, deities, and dharma protectors.

The Life of Lord Marpa by Gampopa

This life story of the great 11th century translator, Marpa Chökyi Lodrö, was written by Gampopa Sönam Rinchen (1079-1153). (5 pages)

Story of the Lives of the Dharma Protectress Achi Chokyi Dronma by Rinchen Phuntshog

This is the classic story of Achi, the “Grandmother”, of the Drigung Kagyü lineage written by one of her descendants in the Kyura family line, Rinchen Phüntshog (1509-1557). She was an enlightened being who took birth to be a mother and display the perfect realization of Buddhahood to inspire others. She later attained the rainbow body and continues to this day to protect all who call on her for assistance in their dharma practice and lives. (6 pages)

Story and Introduction to the Khandro Nyingthig by Rinchen Phuntshog

This is an introduction to the history and practice behind the classic Dzogchen hidden treasure cycle of dharma teachings and practices known as the Khandro Nyingthig, or “Heart Sphere of the Dakinis”. The rest of this commentary on these materials is available in the bookstore. (9 pages)