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By Jampa Thaye

'A Garland of Gold' is a heritage of the early masters of the good Kagyu culture of Tibetan Buddhism, comparable to Saraha, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa and their non secular heirs.  This background represents the testomony of the Kagyu lineage forefathers, displaying us how they constructed devotion and self assurance of their professionals, acquired the muse of the dakini messengers, got the dear lineages, attained the imaginative and prescient of mahamudra, and unfold the keys to enlightenment.

Their songs, additionally translated right here, even though incomplete with no master's textual transmission, supply a reference to the realm of mahamudra.

Lama Jampa Thaye's account of the early masters is predicated at the histories composed by way of Pawo Tsuklak Trengwa (1504-1566), pass Lotsawa (1392-1481) and Pema Karpo (1527-1592).  He obtained the transmissions and teachings of the Kagyu forefathers from Karma Thinley Rinpoche and his different experts equivalent to Ato Rinpoche and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.

The Kagyu culture is likely 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 non secular transmission to be had on the earth today.  This e-book bargains a awesome inspect the origins of this international.

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These branches spread Gampopa's dharma system of the two streams of Kadam and maftamudra throughout Tibet. The Karma. or as it is sometimes known. 1193). first in the line of the Karmapa incarnations. Dakpo Gomtsul (I I 16-1 169) nephew of Gampopa and heir to the monastery of Daklha Gampo acted indirectly as the founding patriarch of the Tshal branch. second of the four. It was his student, Zhang Yudrakpa ( 1123-1193) who actually founded the monastery of Tshal in Gungthang from which this branch spread.

These branches spread Gampopa's dharma system of the two streams of Kadam and maftamudra throughout Tibet. The Karma. or as it is sometimes known. 1193). first in the line of the Karmapa incarnations. Dakpo Gomtsul (I I 16-1 169) nephew of Gampopa and heir to the monastery of Daklha Gampo acted indirectly as the founding patriarch of the Tshal branch. second of the four. It was his student, Zhang Yudrakpa ( 1123-1193) who actually founded the monastery of Tshal in Gungthang from which this branch spread.

5 Karma Pakshi spent his last years back at Tshurphu. He died in 1283. having entrusted his lineage to the yogin Orgyenpa. 6 Tshal The existence of the Tshal branch of the Dagpo Kagyu tradition dates specifically from the establishment of a monastery at Cungthang by the siddfta Lama Zhang. However since it was Dakpo Comtsul who was the link between Zhang and Campopa. it is more correct to trace the development of this sect to him. Comtsul. the eldest son of Campopa's elder brother Cyasere and his wife Tsecham.

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