The Jamgon Kongtrul Archive Project

Video documentations from 1987 to 1991

The development of the archive

Shortly after my first encounter with Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche in July 1987, he encouraged me to accompany him on his travels and document his activities on video. Following his invitation, I travelled with Rinpoche to more than ten countries in three continents from 1987 to 1991. The result was an extensive video archive of teachings and rituals recorded on different analogue video formats in various qualities. They are today, a precious treasure of documentry of the 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche and other masters of Tibetan Buddhism.


Buddhism involves a spiritual philosophy that points the way to self-liberation through continual transmission of the teachings and practices from master to master. My objective is to make this invaluable video material in the form of teachings, practice instructions and rituals available to a wide audience especially for those who are searching for inspiration and authentic guidance, and those who are interested in developing insight into the nature of their mind. It also shows the way of coping with life like dealing with suffering and dissolving habits and self-imposed limitations. In contrast to materialistic thinking, they open the door to wisdom and loving-kindness and compassion for all beings. 


I dedicate this project to Tenzin Dorjee and all members of the Jamgon Kongtrul Labrang

for their unwavering devotion and immeasurable work for the 3rd and 4th Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche.


Valerio Albisetti 



Letter from Tenzin Dorjee, general secretary Jamgon Kongtrul Labrang, to the launching of the project
Jamgon Kongtrul Archive Project Launch 1
Adobe Acrobat Dokument 92.5 KB