These notes on The Gradual Path to Enlightenment, the “Lamrim”, are composed mainly from following books:

  1. Je Gampopa, Ken Holmes: “Gems of Dharma, Jewels of Freedom”,

  2. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: “Joyful Path of Good Fortune”,

  3. Geshe Jampa Tegchok, Thubten Chodron: “Transfering the Heart. The Buddhist Way to Joy and Courage”,

  4. Patrul Rinpoche, Joanna Grela: “Słowa Mistrza Samantabhadry” (“The Words of My Perfect Teacher”),

  5. Geshe Sonam Rinchen, Ruth Sonam: “Atisha's Lamp for The Path to Enlightenment”,

  6. Ken Holmes: “Maitreya on Buddha Nature”,

  7. Ven. Lobsang Gyatso: “The Four Noble Truths”,

  8. Geshe Sonam Rinchen, Ruth Sonam: “The Three Principal Aspects of The Path”,

  9. Pabongka Rinpoche, Michael Richards: ”Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand”,

  10. dr Cornelia Weishaar-Günter, Regine Leisner: “Die Struktur des Lamrim”,

  11. H.H. Dalai Lama, Tsongkhapa, Jeffrey Hopkins: “Tantra in Tibet”,

  12. H.H. Dalai Lama, Tsongkhapa, Jeffrey Hopkins: “Deity Yoga. In Action and Performance Tantra”,

  13. Daniel Cozort: “Highest Yoga Tantra”,

  14. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: “Tantric Grounds and Paths”,

  15. Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Ron Garry: “The Teacher-Student Relationship”,

  16. Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Shenpen Hookham: “Stopnie Medytacji Pustki” (“Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness”),

  17. Lati Rinpoche, Jeffrey Hopkins: “Śmierć, stan pośredni i odrodzenie w Buddyźmie Tybatańskim” (“Death, Intermediate State, Rebirth in Tibetan Buddhism”),

  18. Alexander Berzin: “Taking the Kalachakra Initiation”,

  19. Ven. Lobsang Gyatso, Ven. Sherab Gyatso: “Bodhicitta. Cultivating the compassionate mind of enlightenment”,

  20. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: “Meaningful to Behold, The Bodhisattva's Way of Life”,

  21. Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche: “Buddhist Ethics”,

  22. Gesche Rabten: “Mahamudra, der Weg zur Erkenntnis der Wirklichkeit”,

  23. Panchen Sonam Dragpa: “Overview of Buddhist Tantra”,

  24. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso: “Clear Light of Bliss”,

  25. Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche: “Ascertaining Certainty about the View”,

  26. Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey, Alexander Berzin: “An Anthology of Well-Spoken Advice on the Graded Path of the Mind”.

    All of these books are available at the library: Książnica Pomorska in Szczecin, Poland -“The Buddhist Book Project Poland”.
    Internet page:

    Other books and internet pages which were useful:

  27. L. S. Dagyap Rinpoche, Thomas Lautwein: „Achtsamkeit und Versenkung. Lamrim – die tibetische Meditation“,

  28. : Lam Rim,

  29. : Je Tsongkhapa: „Lines of Experience. Lam-Rim Bsdus-Don“, Aryasura: „Fifty Stanzas of Guru Devotion“ and other important texts,

  30. : Vows and commitments, and other teachings,

  31. : „Tipitaka, The Pali Canon“ including „Dhammapada“, and other important texts,

  32. : Ven. Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche: „The Tantric Grounds and Paths“, mp3 files

  33. : Issues of Shenphen Ösel.

The graphic of the white conch was taken from AsiaView, a program of The Asian Classics Input Project, e-mail: [email protected]. The white conch symbolizes the deep, far-reaching and melodious sound of the Dharma teachings

May these notes be helpful for others,

Mariusz Mantur

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