Terhune, Karmapa, 115–16. “Yishin Norbu” is a form of respect used when
addressing the Karmapa or the Dalai Lama. Kunsang and Schmidt, Blazing
Splendor, 345. The king died several months later. Ibid., 353. Interview by Lama
Author: Lama Kunsang
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Masters of esoteric knowledge and miraculous practices, the lineage of the Karmapas is the earliest of all the recognized incarnate linages and is said to descend from the great Indian tantric master Tilopa through a chain that includes Naropa, Marpa, and Milarepa. The Karmapas are distinguished by their black crowns, said to have been woven by dakinis and symbolizing the activity of the buddhas. Unlike other Tibetan Buddhist lineage heads, each Karmapa has specific knowledge of his next reincarnation and leaves behind a "Last Testament," a letter to his disciples describing the place and circumstances of their future rebirth, the name of their parents, and so on. At a very young age each successive incarnation is often able to recognize himself as the Karmapa. In their recounting of the histories of the seventeen Karmapas, the authors reveal the universal and marvelous concealed in the everyday world. Their lively account, peppered with anecdotes, is the most comprehensive in the West on this subject, with information from Tibetan, Chinese, Mongolian, French, and English sources. There are over 50 illustrations/photos in color and black and white.
This same series of compositions was also redrawn by Christopher Banigan (
Namkha Tashi ) for Karma Thinley's History of the Sixteen Karmapas . See
Jackson , A History of Tibetan Painting ( Vienna : Verlag der Osterreichischen
Author: Marsha Smith Weidner
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
This collection of essays on later Chinese Buddhism takes us beyond the bedrock subjects of traditional Buddhist historiography - scriptures and commentaries, sectarian developments, lives of notable monks - to examine a wide range of extracanonical materials that illuminate cultural manifestations of Buddhism from the Song dynasty (960-1279) through the modern period. Straying from well-trodden paths, the authors often transgress the boundaries of their own disciplines: historians address architecture; art historians look to politics; a specialist in literature treats poetry that offers gendered insights into Buddhist lives. The broad-based cultural orientation of this volume is predicated on the recognition that art and religion are not closed systems requiring only minimal cross-indexing with other social or aesthetic phenomena but constituent elements in interlocking networks of practice and belief.
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Buddhaghosa, The Path of Purification, trans. Ñān ̣amoli Bhikkhu ... Karma
Thinley, History of 16 Karmapas (Boston: Shambhala, 2001). Poonam Sharma
and Jim ...
Author: B. Alan Wallace
Publisher: Columbia University Press
By establishing a dialogue in which the meditative practices of Buddhism and Christianity speak to the theories of modern philosophy and science, B. Alan Wallace reveals the theoretical similarities underlying these disparate disciplines and their unified approach to making sense of the objective world. Wallace begins by exploring the relationship between Christian and Buddhist meditative practices. He outlines a sequence of meditations the reader can undertake, showing that, though Buddhism and Christianity differ in their belief systems, their methods of cognitive inquiry provide similar insight into the nature and origins of consciousness. From this convergence Wallace then connects the approaches of contemporary cognitive science, quantum mechanics, and the philosophy of the mind. He links Buddhist and Christian views to the provocative philosophical theories of Hilary Putnam, Charles Taylor, and Bas van Fraassen, and he seamlessly incorporates the work of such physicists as Anton Zeilinger, John Wheeler, and Stephen Hawking. Combining a concrete analysis of conceptions of consciousness with a guide to cultivating mindfulness and profound contemplative practice, Wallace takes the scientific and intellectual mapping of the mind in exciting new directions.
reincarnation of an earlier person. This led to the rise of the widespread religious
institution of incarnations or trulku. Several of the Karmapa hierarchs including
the 1st, 12th and 16th visited Bhutan to see places such as Taktshang and Kurjey
Author: Karma Phuntsho
Publisher: Haus Publishing
In 2008, Bhutan triumphantly took the stage as the world’s youngest democracy. But despite its growing prominence—and rising scholarly interest in the country—Bhutan remains one of the least studied, and least well-known places on the planet. Karma Phuntsho’s The History of Bhutan is the first book to offer a comprehensive history of Bhutan in English. Along with a detailed social and political analysis, it offers substantive discussions of Bhutan’s geography and culture; the result is the clearest, richest account of this nation and its history ever published for general readers. A 2015 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title Award Winner
The Incredible True Story of Tibet's 17th Karmapa Mick Brown. help repel the
Gurkha invaders gave the ... Commenting on this period, the 16th Karmapa said, '
Merit was becoming smaller and smaller. There was much political interference.
Author: Mick Brown
Publisher: A&C Black
In January 2000, two Ambassador taxis twisted their way up the narrow road leading towards Dharamsala in the Himalayan foothills of northern India - the home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama. In one taxi was a fourteen-year-old boy, the 17th Karmapa, one of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism. The boy's arrival in Dharamsala was the culmination of an extraordinary escape which had brought him 900 miles across the Himalayas, in conditions of high danger, from the monastery in Tibet where he had lived since he was seven years old. Fascinated by this charismatic young figure, Mick Brown travelled to Dharamsala to meet him, and found himself drawn into the labyrinthine - not to say surreal - web of intrigue surrounding the 17th Karmapa's recognition and young life.
A woman share her experiences traveling in Tibet, beginning with her personal pilgrimage to meet the 17th Karmapa, the second most revered lama in Tibet, as well as her subsequent travels to this troubled, but beautiful and mysterious ...
Author: Gaby Naher
A woman share her experiences traveling in Tibet, beginning with her personal pilgrimage to meet the 17th Karmapa, the second most revered lama in Tibet, as well as her subsequent travels to this troubled, but beautiful and mysterious country. Original.
The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet . Boulder , Colo : Prajna Press ,
1980 . Karmapa , Gyalwa , the Ninth , Wangchuk Dorje . “ Vajra Songs of the
Masters ” in Phyag chen nges don rgya mtsho ( Mahamudra : An Ocean of
Certainty ) .
Author: Michele Martin
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
Presents a biography of the seventeenth Karmapa, discussing a history of his life, including his escape from Chinese occupied Tibet to northern India, and offering some of his teachings, wisdom, and accomplishments.
... power.15 He retired to Tongmön in Shang, where he received initiation from
Karmapa Rölpé Dorjé.16 His nephew Könchok Rinchen was considered by
some as the acting pönchen; but since the imperial decree granting him the tiger-
Author: Gray Tuttle
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Covering the social, cultural, and political development of Tibet from the seventh century to the modern period, this resource reproduces essential, hard-to-find essays from the past fifty years of Tibetan studies, along with several new contributions. Beginning with Tibet's emergence as a regional power and concluding with its profound contemporary transformations, the collection is both a general and specific history, connecting the actions of individuals, communities, and institutions to broader historical trends shaping Asia and the world. With contributions from American, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Tibetan scholars, the anthology reflects the international character of Tibetan studies and its multiple, interdisciplinary perspectives. By far the most concise scholarly anthology on Tibetan civilization in any Western language, this reader draws a clear portrait of Tibet's history, its relation to its neighbors, and its role in world affairs.
A Narrative History of Buddhism in America Rick Fields. Shunryu Suzuki ... 16 .
Wrote one observor : “ Suzuki - roshi was helped to his feet . . . . " Denis Lahey in
Wind Bell , op . cit . , pp . 11 – 13 . ... The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet
Author: Rick Fields
This new updated edition of How the Swans Came to the Lake includes much new information about recent events in Buddhist groups in America and discusses such issues as spiritual authority, the role of women, and social action.