Gorum Publications was established to publish the teachings of Lama Choedak Yuthok Rinpoche, the founder and Spiritual Director of Sakya Losal Choe Dzong (Tibetan Buddhist Society of Canberra) and Rongton Buddhist Training College.
Rinpoche's latest publication, "Original Virtue" comprises teachings on Sakya Pandita's guide to the Buddhist path: "The Sage's Intent".
Gorum publishes a number of books on the meditation practices of Tibetan Buddhism and, in particular, the Lamdre "Path and Result" teachings derived from the Hevajra Tantra.
It also publishes sadhanas and pujas, CDs of the teachings of Rinpoche, and a CD of traditional and relevant Tibetan payers and chants.
To order any of these books shown below please download an order form (84 KB).
by Lama Choedak Yuthok
Original Virtue provides a clear guide to essential Tibetan Buddhist practices based upon the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist scholar Sakya Pandita contained in his 13th century text, "Illuminating the Sage's Intent".
The main theme of the book is the cultivation of bodhicitta, that is, the altruistic intention to gain full enlightenment in order to benefit all sentient beings. This may be achieved through taking refuge in the Triple Gem, developing loving kindness and compassion and practising the six virtues of generosity, morality, patience, diligence, meditation and wisdom.
It is a luminous and succinct teaching which is invaluable to our spiritual development.
by Lama Choedak Yuthok
Bestselling "Healing Relationships" helps us to understand the importance of our own role in the nurturing or the breakdown of our relationships. It enables us to look closely at the discontentment we often feel about ourselves and our relations with others in a new light by transforming old habits of mind and resolving past hurts.
Infused with the warmth and humour that pervades his teachings, this book of gentle wisdom introduces tools and wisdom to strengthen our bonds with those near and dear to us.
by Lama Choedak Rinpoche
From the Introduction by Rinpoche:
"This manual consists of notes compiled for various courses on Shamatha or Calm Abiding meditation conducted for both Dharma students and the general public. Over the years I have adapted these courses so that they provide practical techniques not only for aspiring Buddhists, but also for people of other faiths who wish to enrich their religious life. In fact, it is not necessary to hold any religious beliefs in order to benefit from Shamatha" - Lama Choedak Rinpoche.
by Lama Choedak Yuthok
This book is based on introductory talks given by Lama Choedak to prepare students for Lamdre - the teachings prized by the students and masters of all Tibetan traditions.
This book will interest all such students, especially those aspiring to take higher initiations.
Lamdre - Dawn of Enlightenment is a unique work which describes the actual teachings disciples will receive.
Special features of this work include:
- The origins of the lineage and the special characteristics of the Lamdre system.
- An integrated perspective on the three vehicles: Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana.
- The respective roles of teachers and disciples within Buddhism, with particular reference to the Vajrayana.
- How disciples can benefit by incorporating the Lamdre approach into every aspect of their spiritual practice and their daily lives.
by Pamchen Ngawang Choedak
Translated and annotated by Lama Choedak T Yuthok
Lama Choedak has combined his translation of the Sacred Triple Tantra by Panchen Ngawang Choedak with three fascinating chapters, adapted from his earlier sub-thesis on the topic, which explore the hitherto unknown origin of the Lamdre (lam 'bras) tradition in India.
The Triple Tantra contains the most esoteric oral teachings of Mahasiddha Virupa according to the Hevajra Tantra.
His Holiness Sakya Trizin requested Lama Choedak Rinpoche translate this text to assist students in the Lamdre Tsogshe system of the Sakyapa Tradition. For sincere students with a firm faith in Vajrayana teachings and practices, and who have received the full Lamdre teachings, this is an indispensable book. As one of the first translations to become available from the Sakyapa tradition, it will be greatly appreciated by the ever expanding Tibetan Buddhist world.
by Lama Choedak T. Yuthok
Format: Paperback (ring binding)
"Subdue your fear by learning something new every day"
This Tibetan language course handbook is designed for people who want to acquire a good working knowledge of the language in a short time, and who will probably be working at home without a teacher. It will enable those with no previous knowledge of Tibetan to reach the point where they can communicate effectively and can read, write and converse on a range of topics.
Originally written as a textbook for an intensive Tibetan language course, this handbook covers the essential elements of Tibetan grammar of both spoken and written Tibetan. It has been used for the various Tibetan language classes conducted over the years by Rinpoche and has proved to be effective teaching material for both class and individual tuition. A set of 4 CDs (or 3 cassette tapes) recording Lama Choedak's voice articulating the pronunciation exercises in the text book is available for $30.
This manual strictly follows the unique grammatical rule is which makes this language so different from any other language. There is nothing in this book that the so-called classical Tibetan courses would not have covered. The only difference is that you will know how to speak, read, write; and most importantly, you will be able to feel and think in the language. Completing this course will bring you closer to Tibetan people in your company, and enable you to become a part of their unique culture. It will provide you with an eye into a new culture. When you are not with the Tibetan people, you will find before you in this book a mine of Buddhist knowledge and wisdom preserved in the scriptures. While many learn Asian languages for financial reasons, learning Tibetan will have a special reason which only a keen student will be able to feel within themselves.