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Allgemeines Curriculum von Khenchen Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

«Die Essence des Buddha-Dharma ist Gleichheit oder Gleichwertigkeit.
Studiert Gleichwertigkeit!
Alle Studien und Eingewöhnung sollten in diesem Bewusstsein aufgehen.»

(Khen Rinpoche) Curriculum

Appearance-emptiness equality

by Khenchen Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
«Not to know the equality of appearance-emptiness
And get attached to appearances alone is delusion.
But to get attached to emptiness alone is delusion too.
If you know the equality of appearance-emptiness
There‘s no need to get caught up in or give up phenomena.
Those appearances and emptiness, -
What you must do is to rest in the spaciousness
Of the equality of appearance-emptiness.»


  1. Lob-rim – Stufenweise Studien von Schriften
  2. Gom-rim – Stufenweise Praxis der Eingewöhnung
  3. Rig-lam – Studienpfad in buddhistische Logik
  4. Lü-jong – Tibetisches Yoga
  5. Tibetische Literatur-Sprachstudien
  6. Tibetische Umgangs-Sprachstudien
  7. Sanskrit Grund-Studium
The series of steps taken and the study time line depend entirely on the tutor, the students and many other circumstantial factors.

1) Lob-rim – Stufenweise Studien von Schriften

Thema: 37 Übungen der Bodhisattvas
Beschreibung:    Autor: Thogme Sangpo
Dauer; 2 Monate

Thema: Der kostbare Schmuck der Befreiung
Beschreibung:    Beschreibung: Autor: Gampopa, The Table of Content in metric (dom-zig/ Wylie: sdom zig) der gesamte Text
Dauer: 1,5 bis 2 Jahre

Thema: Gradual Stages of Meditation on Emptiness
Beschreibung:    Khen Rinpoche emphasises a brief introduction into the stages in order to be prepared for the study of the Mahayanauttaratantrashastra
Dauer; 6 Monate

Thema: The Ultimate Continuum of the Mahāyāna/Mahāyānottaratantrashastra
Beschreibung:    Autor: Maitreya-Asanga, depending on the level of the students: beginning with the 4th chapter: The Element - Tathagatagarbha or the whole text including the commentary
Dauer; 2 Jahre

Thema: A Guide to the Bodhisattava Way of Life/Bodhicharyavatara
Beschreibung:    Autor: Shantideva, Depending on the level of the students: only chapter 1, 2, 3 and 10 or the whole text
Dauer; 1 bis 2 Jahre

Thema: The Torch of True Meaning
Beschreibung:    Author: Jamgon Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye, Instructions on the Mahamudra Preliminaries
Dauer; 6 Monate

Thema: The Distinction between Phenomena and the Nature of Phenomena/Dharma-dharmathā-vibhāga-karika
Beschreibung:    Autor: Maitreya-Asanga, der gesamte Text
Dauer; 1,5 bis 2 Jahre

Thema: The Distinction between the Middle and Extremes/Madhyānta-vibhāga-karika
Beschreibung:    Autor: Maitreya-Asanga, the whole text
Dauer; 1 year

Thema: The Sun of Wisdom
Beschreibung:    KhenchenTsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
Dauer; 1 to 2 Jahre

Thema: Herz-Sutra
Beschreibung:    Sherab nyingpo, with commentary by Pema Karpo
Dauer; 6 Monate

The Treasury of knowledge She-cha-dzö/shes bya mDzod by Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye:
Thema: Kapitel 7.2
Beschreibung:    Investigation of the Three Dharmachakra in terms of the provisional and definitive meaning
Dauer; 1 month

Thema: Kapitel 7.3
Beschreibung:    Gaining Certainty about the View
Dauer; 3 Monate

Thema: Kapitel 8.4
Beschreibung:    Stages of Meditation of Shamatha and Vipashyana as the general Basis of all Samadhi
Dauer; 3 Monate

  • by Jetsun Milarepa:
    • Prayer of Solemn Commitment
    • An Authentic Portrait of the Middle Way
    • Distinguishing the Provisional from the Definitive
  • other...

Biografie: (nam-thar)
  • Das Leben von Milarepa
  • Das Leben von Marpa
  • Das Leben von Gampopa

  • Arya Bhadra Charya Pranidhana Raja Noble Aspiration for Excellent Conduct
  • Maitreya Pranidhana with commentary by Mendong Tshampa Rinpoche
  • The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra, the Definitive Meaning by Karmapa Rangjung Dorje

2) Gom-rim – Stufenweise Praxis der Eingewöhnung

  1. Gradual stages of familiarization related to the relative truth based on the Der kostbare Schmuck der Befreiung with Khenpo Rinpoche‘s meditation instructions:
    1. General introduction to Shamatha practice
    2. Familiarization with:
      • precious human existence
      • impermanence of conditioned phenomena
      • the truth of dukkha, six realms, Karma - cause and effect
      • disgust in order to remedy attachment
      • six breath meditations
      • twelve links of interdependent origination
      • loving kindness
      • compassion
      • equalizing oneself and others
      • exchanging oneself and others
  2. Gradual stages of familiarization related to the ultimate truth
    1. General introduction to Vipashyana practice
    2. Gradual Stages on Meditation on Emptiness
  3. Vajrayana: Yidam practices
    1. Vorbereitungen zu Mahamudra
    2. Sādhana of Arya Avalokiteshvara
    3. Sādhana of Buddha Amitabha
    4. Sādhana of Arya Tara
    5. Sādhana of Vajrasattva from the Cycle: The Heart of Secret Bindu (Sang.thik dorsem)
    6. Sādhana of Milarepa Guru Yoga
    7. Sādhana of Chöd
    8. other...

3) Rig-lam – Studienpfad in buddhistischer Logik

Thema: Classifications of mind (science of mind), lo-rig/blo rig
Beschreibung:    provides the most important definitions, classifications and functions of valid and nonvalid cognition
Dauer; 8 Monate

Thema: Classification of reasons, tag-rig/rtags rigs
Beschreibung:    presents correct and faulty reasons in the context of logical proofs as well as their implications
Dauer; 8 Monate

Thema: The Essence of the Ocean of Texts on Reasoning
Beschreibung:    by KhenchenTsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, with emphasis on the 2. chapter: "Delineation of the necessary distinction between mind and mental events"
Dauer; 8 Monate

Thema: Rig.Dü.pa, The mirculous key, ‘phrul gyi de mig
Beschreibung:    by KhenchenTsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche
Dauer; 8 Monate

Thema: Collected Themas, dü-dra/bsdus grva
Beschreibung:    provides basic buddhist terminology in connection with formal logic
Dauer; 8 Monate

4) Lü-jong – Tibetisches Yoga

Practice manual

5) Tibetische Literatur-Sprachstudien

  1. Grammar studies of the literal Tibetan language based on the text:
    37 Practices of a Bodhisattva by Thogme Sangpo
  2. Der kostbare Schmuck der Befreiung by Gampopa:
    Thema: The Table of Content in Metric
    Beschreibung:    dom.zig/sdom zig
    Dauer; 1 Monat

    Thema: The Condensed Version
    Beschreibung:    by Khen Rinpoche dü-dön/sdud don
    Dauer; 8 Monate

    or as an option:
    Thema: Ocean of Sutra Quotations
    Beschreibung:    Karma Lekshey Ling / Dharma download (excerpt of all quotations in the Der kostbare Schmuck der Befreiung)
    Dauer; 8 Monate

6) Tibetische Umgangs-Sprachstudien

Thema: Appearance of Prajna
Beschreibung:    sherab nangwa
Dauer; 3 Monate

Thema: Opening the door to Prajna
Beschreibung:    sherab go-che
Dauer; 3 Monate

7) Sanskrit Grundstudium

lesen, schreiben, Aussprache, Grundgrammatik, grundlegende Übungen der Übersetzung von Versen
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