The Dhagpo Kagyu library has acquired a newly published collection of the complete works of all the Karmapas. Compiled by khenpo Loyak Tashi, this collection is made up of 108 volumes in the traditional Tibetan format and also of an index. We already had the works of the 3rd, 7th, 8th, 10th and 15th Karmapas but we didn’t have the others. They are now all available!

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Couverture du livre du 2e Karma Trinlépa We have also acquired Karma Shingta, a two-volume book written by the 2nd Karma Trinlepa and published by dpal brtsegs bod yig dpe rnying zhib ‘jug khang. A disciple of the 8th Karmapa Mikyö Dorje, the 2nd Karma Trinlepa Ngawang Chökyi Gyatso clarifies in this work certain points of his master’s teaching.
Couverture de la biographie du 16e Karmapa de Shamar Rinpoché

We would also like to bring to your attention the publication in 2013 of two books written by Künzik Shamar Rinpoche. The first, Kündé dri sung (literal translation : the water lily’s perfume) is a biography in Tibetan of the 16th Karmapa Rangjung Rikpe Dorje put into verse.

Couverture du livre Au Cœur de la méditation bouddhique, de Shamar Rinpoché

The second book Boundless Awakening: The Heart of Buddhist Meditation presents a direct, deep and yet simple access to Buddhist meditation. This practical guide is easy to understand and will be useful to anyone, Buddhist or not, who is interested in discovering or deepening this path.


Over the last six months, several hundred books, mainly in English but also in French or Russian, have been given to the library. They are mostly Buddhist texts translated as well as studies or conference proceedings. If you have books that you wish to donate, please don’t hesitate to contact us beforehand by mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by phone at +33 5 53 50 47 28.