An important publication that has recently appeared is a collection of the surviving writings of Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo (1925-1958/1959). This famed teacher was connected to both Shechen and Thrangu Monasteries in Kham. He is known as a master of the “Crazy Wisdom” Tradition and was the root guru of Surmang Drungpa Rinpoche, who spread the teaching of this lineage to the west. This work was input and made available through the gracious support of the Tsadra Foundation.
Copies of this publication are available without charge to libraries and lineage holders through the Tsadra Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
The publication of this slim volume was made possible through the efforts of the monk Sean Price and Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery in Kathmandu.
The search for the collected writings of Khenpo Gangshar has consumed many years. His works were rumored to have filled four volumes
Sean Price has commented: “As far as we are aware there are no other works of Khenpo Gangshar, although we are still looking. We initially thought there were 4 vols. because of an hand written 3 vol. commentary on the bka’ ma mdo dbang but this turned out to be the dpal spyi mdo dgongs pa ‘dus pa’i ‘grel pa rnal ‘byor nyi ma gsal ba byed pa’i legs bshad gzi ldan ‘char kha’i ‘od snang written by Khenpo Jorden. There were also some other minor writings (guruyogas, etc,) but these were not written by Khenpo Gangshar himself, but rather about him.”
The bibliographic details of the collected works (work) of Khenpo Gangshar.
The contents of the entire collection can be seen in the outline.
Two major works to be found in this collection are a large commentary on the rdzogs chen rtsa mgur of Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche: mi pham ‘jam pa’i dbyangs kyi rdzogs chen lta ba’i nyams mgur sgra snyan gyi rol mo’i ‘grel ba zab don snang ba’i sprin phung
and a major work on the philosophical position of Madhyamika philosophy (nges don dbu ma’i grub mtha’ chen po’i gtam gtso bor brjod pa’i grub mtha’i sgo ‘byed ‘phrul gyi lde mig)