Great treasury of Merit

How to Rely upon a Spiritual Guide

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

"There is nothing more precious than a qualified Spiritual Guide who can give us correct instructions on the path to enlightenment."

- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


Great Treasury of Merit is an extraordinary book that contains clear instructions on how to rely on a Spiritual Guide, the foundation for all spiritual attainments.

It provides a complete explanation of how to practice Offering to the Spiritual Guide (Lama Chöpa), one of the most important meditation practices of Kadampa Buddhism.


A work of unparalleled profundity and clarity, this book contains a wealth of accessible and practical instructions on Lamrim, Lojong and Mahamudra, the very essence of Buddha’s teachings. An indispensable handbook for all those who wish to accomplish the swift path to enlightenment.

At every level of Buddhist practice, relying upon the Spiritual Guide is regarded as the source of inspiration, understanding, and progress on the spiritual path. But nowhere is this practice more important than in Tantra.

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It is the supreme gateway to receiving blessings for all practitioners, but especially for those practicing Mahamudra.

In giving a line-by-line commentary to the practice, the author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, explains the essential stages of the path of Sutra and Tantra and shows how we can greatly increase the efficacy of our meditations by relying sincerely upon a qualified Spiritual Guide.

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