Yönten Dzö

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Yönten Dzö (Tib. ཡོན་ཏན་མཛོད་, Wyl. yon tan mdzod) — The Treasury of Precious Qualities, the famous treatise by Jikmé Lingpa, in which he expounds the entire Buddhist path, from the shravaka yana teachings up to the Great Perfection.

Outline

The text has thirteen chapters:

  1. The Difficulty of Gaining the Freedoms and Advantages
  2. Death and Impermanence
  3. Karma: Cause and Effect
  4. The Sufferings of Samsara
  5. The Four Wheels, which are the initial entry point for supreme beings
  6. Taking Refuge, the entrance to the Buddhist Path
  7. The Entrance to the Actual Mahayana (cultivating the four immeasurables)
  8. Arousing Bodhichitta
  9. The Bodhisattva Trainings
  10. The Pitaka of the Vidyadharas
  11. The Nature of the Ground
  12. The Extraordinary Path of the Natural Great Perfection
  13. The Kayas and Wisdoms of the Ultimate Fruition

The first nine chapters comprise the sutra section, and the last four comprise the mantra section.

Commentaries

In Tibetan

  • Jikmé Lingpa himself:-
  • Wyl. yon tan rin po che’i mdzod kyi rga cher ‘grel ba bden gnyis shing rta - Jikmé Lingpa’s Collected Works, 1985 Dodrupchen Monastery edition in 9 volumes, Vol 1 (ka) pp.103-1023.
  • Wyl. yon tan rin po che’i mdzod las/ ‘bras bu’i theg pa’i rgya cher ‘grel rnam mkhyen shing rta - Jikmé Lingpa’s Collected Works, 1985 Dodrupchen Monastery edition in 9 volumes, Vol 2 (kha) pp.1-879
  • Dodrupchen Jikmé Trinlé Özer
  • Ngawang Tendar, yon tan rin po che'i mdzod kyi dka' gnad rdo rje'i rgya mdud 'gro byed legs bshad gser gyi thur ma *TBRC-tag.png [1]
  • Patrul Rinpoche’s outlines and brief studies on the Yönten Dzö, all from The Collected Works of Patrul Rinpoche, published in 8 volumes by si khron mi rigs dpar skrun khang, 2003
  • Wyl. yon tan mdzod kyi ‘chad thabs yid kyi me long (Vol. 2, pp. 308-312)
  • Wyl. yon tan mdzod kyi spyi don dang sa bcad rgyas bsdus bcas (Vol. 2, pp. 313-343)
  • Wyl. yon tan mdzod kyi bsdus don me tog phreng ba (Vol. 2, pp. 344-424)
  • Wyl. yon tan rin po che’i mdzod kyi dka’ ‘grel nyin byed snang ba (Vol. 4, pp. 25-172)
  • Khenpo Yönga (Tib. ཡོན་ཏན་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་མཛོད་ཀྱི་འགྲེལ་པ་ཟླ་བའི་སྒྲོན་མེ་དང་ཉི་མའི་འོད་ཟེར་ , Wyl. yon tan rin po che'i mdzod kyi 'grel pa zla ba'i sgron me dang nyi ma'i 'od zer) Vol.1 (Tib. བདེན་གཉིས་གསལ་བྱེད་ཟླ་བའི་སྒྲོན་མེ།, Wyl. bden gnyis gsal byed zla ba’i sgron me)*TBRC-tag.png [2]
  • Khenpo Yönga (Tib. ཡོན་ཏན་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་མཛོད་ཀྱི་འགྲེལ་པ་ཟླ་བའི་སྒྲོན་མེ་དང་ཉི་མའི་འོད་ཟེར་ , Wyl. yon tan rin po che'i mdzod kyi 'grel pa zla ba'i sgron me dang nyi ma'i 'od zer) Vol.2 (Tib. ཟབ་དོན་སྣང་བྱེད་ཉི་མའི་འོད་ཟེར། , Wyl. zab don snang byed nyi ma’i ‘od zer) *TBRC-tag.png [3]
  • Kangyur Rinpoche Wyl. yon tan rin po che’i mdzod kyi mchan ‘grel thegs gsum bdud rtsi’i nying khu TBRC-tag.png 2782
  • A version of Kangyur Rinpoche's commentary edited by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche: - TBRC-tag.png 4520
  • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche,

Translations

  • Kangyur Rinpoche, Treasury of Precious Qualities, Shambhala, 2001 (This is a translation of Kangyur Rinpoche's commentary, not the root verses, for the first nine chapters only)
  • Kangyur Rinpoche, Treasury of Precious Qualities: Book One, revised edition Shambhala, 2010. (This is a translation of Kangyur Rinpoche's commentary for the first nine chapters, and also contains the root verses).
  • Kangyur Rinpoche, Treasury of Precious Qualities Book Two, Shambhala, 2013. The second part of a commentary on the Treasury of Precious Qualities.
  • Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems, Padma Publishing, 2005 (Includes a translation of the last three chapters on Ground, Path and Fruition, pp. 566-89)

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

  • Steven Goodman, Rigpa San Francisco, 19 April 1998
  • Khenchen Pema Sherab, Shedra West, Lerab Ling, 2012, September. The first two chapters.
  • Khenchen Pema Sherab, Shedra West, Lerab Ling, 2013
  • Khenchen Pema Sherab, Shedra West, Lerab Ling, 2014, 17 to 25 May.
  • Khenchen Pema Sherab, Shedra West, Lerab Ling, 2015, 25 May to 2 June.
  • Khenchen Pema Sherab, Shedra West, Lerab Ling, 2016, 1 to 8 June.