The Melody of the White Dharma Conch: My Heartfelt Advice to Benefit Han Chinese Disciples

This heartfelt advice was composed by Jetsünma Mumé Yeshe Tsomo, who is revered as Lama Mumtso by the entire Larung Gar sangha. Lama Mumtso is the spiritual head of the Larung Gar Five Sciences Buddhist Academy and is one of the most eminent female masters in this modern age. She is the niece of His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and is widely recognized as a reincarnation of Jetsün Mingyur Paldrön.

The recent availability of Lama Mumtso’s biography provides the auspicious opportunity for Khenpo Sodargye to translate and teach this text. Khenpo Sodargye commented that it can be considered Lama Mumtso’s Thirty Pieces of Advice from the Heart.

This advice flowed directly from Lama Mumtso’s wisdom mind. She condenses the teachings of both Sutrayana and Tantrayana into this work and points out two expedient methods for the disciples to realize the nature of mind: invoking the blessings of the lineage guru and analysis through Buddhist scriptures and logical reasoning. Additionally, she offers many other practical methods that are applicable to practitioners of different abilities.

An accomplished female master like Lama Mumtso is rarely encountered. Whoever puts this advice into actual practice can surely expect wisdom and compassion to arise in their minds. Khenpo Sodargye’s teaching on this advice is now available with simultaneous translation in English.


Meditation on the emptiness of appearing objects is Madhyamaka;

Meditation on the emptiness of your own mind is Mahamudra and Dzogchen.

Without understanding the view that the true nature of everything is emptiness,

You cannot master the view of the Great Perfection.

Lama Mumtso has been guiding numerous disciples and giving Dharma teachings since she was around the age of eighteen. The grand spectacle of her public Dharma teaching is rarely seen at present or in the past.

Of all those who follow His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, Lama Mumtso is the singular disciple who received the most complete teachings from Rinpoche.

Lama Mumtso never shows the slightest displeasure toward anyone, including her attendants or disciples who are close to her. She was always extremely attentive to her uncle His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and her mother Ani Medron when they were still alive in this world.



Thus, analyzing through in-depth and subtle reasoning,

And practicing guru yoga,

Are the two expedient methods of realizing the nature of mind.

Alternate these two practices and never discard them.