Commentary on The Essence of All Eloquent Speech by the great meditator Ngawang Drakpa of Dagpo.
The root text is available in The Pearl Garland: An Anthology of Lamrims by Rosemary Patton, published by Editions Guépèle. Sravasti Abbey monastics are working on a translation that will be made available online when it is finalized.
Gomchen Lamrim: Study Guide
Contemplation points to augment a series of teachings given on the Gomchen Lamrim, also entitled The Ascertainer of the Door to Practice Arisen from the Stages of the Path to Awakening: The Essence of All Eloquent Speech.
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The four great qualities of the lamrim
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How to listen to and explain the Dharma teachings
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The qualities of spiritual mentors and students
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The six preliminary practices, part 1
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The six preliminary practices, part 2
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The freedoms and fortunes of a precious human rebirth
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How to take full advantage of a precious human rebirth
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The drawbacks to not remembering death
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Antidotes to the eight worldly concerns and the ten ...
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The benefits of remembering death
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