It is a honor and joy to share translations of the writings of enlightened masters with you, readers from all over the world. 

Here is a list of my published translation work, please have a look.
I plan to post some unpublished translations and prepare a few new books I have in mind.

Each book title will links to where I tell a little about the book and the understanding it helped me to find. I will also be happy to hear from you about which books have meant the most to you.


Warmest wishes,

Erik Pema Kunsang

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Translations of original scriptures

Padmasambhava, Dakini Teachings
Padmasambhava, Advice from the Lotus-Born
Padmasambhava, Treasures From Juniper Ridge 
Yeshe Tsogyal, The Lotus-Born
Padmasambhava and Jamgön Kongtrül, Light of Wisdom, Volume I
Padmasambhava and Jamgön Kongtrül, Light of Wisdom, Volume II
Padmasambhava and Jamgön Kongtrül, Light of Wisdom, Volume IV
Padmasambhava and Jamgön Kongtrül, Light of Wisdom,The Conclusion, Volume V

Padmasambhava, Dispeller of Obstacles

Gampopa, The Precious Garland of the Sublime Path
Dakpo Tashi Namgyal, Clarifying the Natural State

Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Mirror of Mindfulness
Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Heart Lamp
Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Empowerment
Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Circle of the Sun

The Heart of the Matter and Lamp of Mahamudra are now in one book: Heart Lamp.

Padmasambhava, Great Accomplishment
Dakini Activity
Tara Compendium
Powerful Transformation
Dzogchen Deity Practice
Precious Songs of Awakening

Chokgyur Lingpa, The Great Gate
Chokgyur Lingpa, Ocean of Amrita
Chokgyur Lingpa, Guru's Heart Practice
e Wish-Fulfilling Tree: The Life-Story of the Master of Uḍḍiyāna

Lama Shabkar, Flight of the Garuda

Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, Gateway to Knowledge, Volume I
Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, Gateway to Knowledge, Volume II
Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, Gateway to Knowledge, Volume III
Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche, Gateway to Knowledge, Volume IV

Erik Pema Kunsang, Wellsprings of the Great Perfection
Erik Pema Kunsang, Perfect Clarity
(Revised edition of Crystal Cave)
Erik Pema Kunsang, Crystal Cave
Erik Pema Kunsang, Jewels of Enlightenment
(Revised edition of A Tibetan Buddhist Companion)
Erik Pema Kunsang, A Tibetan Buddhist Companion



Translations of oral teachings

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Blazing Splendor
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Repeating the Words of the Buddha
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Rainbow Painting
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, As It Is, Volume I
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, As It Is, Volume II
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Vajra Speech
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Vajra Heart

Adeu Rinpoche & Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Skillful Grace
Adeu Rinpoche, Freedom in Bondage

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Crystal Clear
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Songs of Naropa
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, King of Samadhi
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Buddha Nature

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Present Fresh Wakefulness
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Indisputable Truth
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, The Union of Mahamudra & Dzogchen
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Bardo Guidebook
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Medicine and Compassion
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Song of Karmapa
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Jewel of the Heart


Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, Lotus Ocean

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche, Life & Teachings of Chokgyur Lingpa
Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche, Straight Talk

Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Carefree Dignity
Tsoknyi Rinpoche, Fearless Simplicity

Contributor to these books:

Vairotsana, The Great Image
Jamgon Kongtrul, Myriad Worlds- Treasury of Knowledge
Chokgyur Lingpa, A Practice of Padmasambhava
Lama Shabkar, Autobiography of a Yogi
Khenpo Nawang Palzang, Wondrous Dance of Illusion
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Collected Works
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Brilliant Moon
Chatral Rinpoche, Compassionate Action
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, Vivid Awareness
Marcia Binder Schmidt, Dzogchen Primer
Marcia Binder Schmidt, Dzogchen Essentials
Marcia Binder Schmidt, Quintessential Dzogchen


The Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan-English Dictionary of Buddhist Culture. Now expanded and free online.


Essays on various topics.

Books in America & Books in Europe.