By Jampa Thaye
'A Garland of Gold' is a historical past of the early masters of the good Kagyu culture of Tibetan Buddhism, equivalent to Saraha, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa and their non secular heirs. This background represents the testomony of the Kagyu lineage forefathers, displaying us how they built devotion and self assurance of their experts, obtained the muse of the dakini messengers, bought the valuable lineages, attained the imaginative and prescient of mahamudra, and unfold the keys to enlightenment.
Their songs, additionally translated right here, although incomplete with no master's textual transmission, provide a reference to the area of mahamudra.
Lama Jampa Thaye's account of the early masters is predicated at the histories composed through Pawo Tsuklak Trengwa (1504-1566), cross Lotsawa (1392-1481) and Pema Karpo (1527-1592). He bought the transmissions and teachings of the Kagyu forefathers from Karma Thinley Rinpoche and his different professionals resembling Ato Rinpoche and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.
The Kagyu culture is without doubt one of the 4 significant faculties of Tibetan Buddhism along the Sakya, Nyingma and Gelug. It rose to prominence within the 11th and 12th centuries C.E. a few one and a part millennia after the passing of Lord Buddha and is still one of many nice religious transmission on hand on the planet today. This e-book deals a impressive investigate the origins of this global.
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