Heart Treasure of the Saints

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Patrul Rinpoche, image courtesy of Shechen Monastery

Heart Treasure of the Saints, The Practice of View, Meditation, and Action: Speech that is Virtuous in the Beginning, Middle, and End (Tib. ཐོག་མཐའ་བར་གསུམ་དུ་དགེ་བའི་གཏམ་ལྟ་སྒོམ་སྤྱོད་གསུམ་ཉམས་ལེན་དམ་པའི་སྙིང་ནོར་, Wyl. thog mtha' bar gsum du dge ba'i gtam lta sgom spyod gsum nyams len dam pa'i snying nor) — a long poem written by Patrul Rinpoche that covers the entire Buddhist path.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Shortcomings of our Decadent Age

Part Two: The View, Meditation and Action of the Mahayana

The Path of the Sutras

Taking Refuge
The Thought of Enlightenment
Guru Yoga

The Path of the Tantras

Pure Perception
The Development Stage
The Completion Stage
Transformation of Senses, Emotions and Aggregates
The Four Essential Points Related to Body, Speech, Mind and Dharmakaya
Conclusion of the Second Discourse

Part Three: The Determination to Be Free from Samsara



  • Patrul Rinpoche, The Practice of the Essence of the Sublime Heart Jewel, View, Meditation and Action: The Propitious Speech from the Beginnining, Middle and End, translated by Thinley Norbu


  • Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones: The Practice of View, Meditation, and Action: A Discourse Virtuous in the Beginning, Middle, and End (Boston & London: Shambhala, 1992)


  • Dilgo Khyentse, Das Herzjuwel der Erleuchteten (Tedesco)


In Tibetan

  • Khenpo Shenga, thog mtha' bar gsum dge ba'i gtam gyi 'bru 'grel rgyal sras lam bzang

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha