By Jampa Thaye
'A Garland of Gold' is a heritage of the early masters of the nice Kagyu culture of Tibetan Buddhism, equivalent to Saraha, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa and their non secular heirs. This historical past represents the testomony of the Kagyu lineage forefathers, displaying us how they built devotion and self belief of their professionals, acquired the foundation 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 the following, even though 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), pass Lotsawa (1392-1481) and Pema Karpo (1527-1592). He acquired the transmissions and teachings of the Kagyu forefathers from Karma Thinley Rinpoche and his different authorities resembling Ato Rinpoche and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.
The Kagyu culture is among the 4 significant colleges 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 continues to be one of many nice religious transmission to be had on the earth today. This booklet bargains a awesome inspect the origins of this international.
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Consisting of the anuttaratantra cycles which he obtained from his gurus in India. Marpa had intended to transmit his lineages through his son Darma-Dode but this latter was killed in an accident and was unable therefore to continue his father's lineage. 9 Marpa Chokyi Lodro passed away in I 097 at the age of eighty-six. His wife Dakmedma expired simultaneously, her body dissolving into a ball of light and thence into the heart-cakra of Marpa. Thus Marpa and Dakmedma were revealed as manifestations of the deities Hevajra and Nairatmya respectively.
Zhang Yudrakpa passed away at the age of seventy in I 193. His successor as abbot of Tshal Gungthang was Shakya Yeshe ( 114 7-1207). For well over a hundred years the Tshalpa Kagyu was very successful. spreading the doctrine of maframudra. as interpreted by Zhang Yudrakpa throughout Tibet. Baram The Baram branch of the Kagyu tradition was initiated by Baram Darma Wangchuk from Phenyul. one of the four principal students of Gampopa. At Daklha Campo, Barampa received detailed instruction from Gampopa.
His main monastery was located at Tshal Gungthang just south of the city of Lhasa. Due to his wrathful compassion and his powers as a ·siddfra. Lama Zhang dedicated himself to establishing law and order through military means. However. Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa pacified his wrath and brought an end to the disputes in which Lama Zhang was engaged. Zhang Yudrakpa passed away at the age of seventy in I 193. His successor as abbot of Tshal Gungthang was Shakya Yeshe ( 114 7-1207). For well over a hundred years the Tshalpa Kagyu was very successful.
A Garland of Gold: The Early Kagyu Masters in India and Tibet by Jampa Thaye