The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet

Accompanying the text are sixteen line drawings, based on the thangka paintings of the Karmapas at Rumtek monastery, the seat of the present Karmapa.

The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet

Author: Karma Thinley

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781570626449

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The Karmapa is the spiritual leader of the Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The present Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, is the sixteenth of the line which began with Dusum Khyenpa, the first Karmapa, in the twelfth century. Karma Thinley presents the biographies of all the Karmapas, based on his translations from numerous Tibetan sources. These biographies are not only histories of the training and teaching of these great teachers; they are also inspirational texts used to cultivate devotion in the practitioner. Accompanying the text are sixteen line drawings, based on the thangka paintings of the Karmapas at Rumtek monastery, the seat of the present Karmapa.

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The history of the 16 Karmapas explains the origins of the philosophical study of
religion , i.e. , advanced undergraduates , graduate the sect , its relation to the
three other major Buddhist sects Tibet , the students , and professional
academics .

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History of the Karmapas

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
Kunsang ...

History of the Karmapas

Author: Lama Kunsang

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1559393904

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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.

Cultural Intersections in Later Chinese Buddhism

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
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Cultural Intersections in Later Chinese Buddhism

Author: Marsha Smith Weidner

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824823085

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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.

The History of Tibet

bsKo Ja = bsKo Bya , q . v . , CG , p . 63 , col . 2 . 1585 . I , p . 103b , line 2 . 1454 -
1506 . See Karma Thinley , The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet (
Boulder , 1980 ) , pp . 83 - 87 . 1586 . I , p . 1036 , line 2 , indistinct ; II , p . 243 ,
line 16 ...

The History of Tibet

Author: Dalai Lama Ṅag-dbaṅ-blo-bzaṅ-rgya-mtsho (V.)

Publisher: Indiana Univ Research

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The Mongols and Buddhism 1206 1757

Appendix Four ( Information compiled from The History of the Sixteen Karmapas
of Tibet , by Thinley , Karma . ) The Gyalwa Karmapas of Tibet 1 Karmapa Dusum
Khyenpa ( 1110 - 1193 ) 2 Karmapa Karma Pakshi ( 1206 - 1283 ) 3 Karmapa ...

The Mongols and Buddhism  1206 1757

Author: Adam S. Zenko

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Music in the Sky

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 ) .

Music in the Sky

Author: Michele Martin

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

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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.

Advanced History of Buddhism

Originally built by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje in 1740 , Rumtek served as
the main seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage in Sikkim for some time . But when the
16th Karmapa arrived in Sikkim in 1959 , after fleeing before the Chinese ...

Advanced History of Buddhism

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Thinley , Karma , The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet , Great Eastern
Book Company . 6X9 ; 159pp ; pa / 86.95 ( ISBN 0-87773-716-9 ) . Biographies of
each of the Karmapa lamas , head of one of the four major sects of Tibetan ...

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The Karmapa Papers

From the first to the 16th Karma pas, they have been born and have died, the
incarnations; this will continue. As to history, as to prediction, in dependence on
that. 21 incarnations, 25 incarnations are predicted to manifest. This is the time
for ...

The Karmapa Papers

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Lives Lived Lives Imagined

The Mirror of Life : The Structure of a 16th Century Tibetan Hagiography . ” In
Religion and Biography in ... Terhune , Lea 2004. Karmapa : The Politics of
Reincarnation . ... The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet . Boulder : Prajña
Press .

Lives Lived  Lives Imagined

Author: Linda Covill

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Buddhist biographies have different kinds of textual history and are conveyed through various media. They are composed by named poets or written down by anonymous redactors and compilers; they are told by bards and even enacted by performers. They are also written by historical persons as autobiographies, both "public" and "secret." They are addressed to different kinds of readerships and have diverse purposes, including forming a model for emulation, an explanation of the foundation of a particular community, or a narrative explication of doctrine. This book presents a multifaceted, multitradition portrait of Buddhist biographies. Part one deals with biographies of the Buddha, investigating Chinese sources and featuring poetic versions by Ashvaghosha. Part two contains modern Buddhist life stories, including a rare autobiography from Burma. Part three explores the Tibetan tradition. Together, these biographies give students and seekers a thoughtful overview of how diverse Buddhist teachers understand and explain the highest purpose of life.

Secret of the Vajra World

16 . 4 , the photograph of Ven . Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche , is reproduced
courtesy of Padma Publishing . Fig . 18 . 1 , the photograph of H . H . the sixteenth
Gyalwang Karmapa , is from Empowerment ( Vajradhatu Publications , 1976 ) .

Secret of the Vajra World

Author: Reginald A. Ray

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Demonstrates how tantra opens up the world of sensory experiences, covering the foundations of Vajrayana, the role of the tantric mentor, and the practice of retreat.

The Tibet Journal

See David Snellgrove , “ The Notion of Divine Kingship in Tantric Buddhism , ”
Studies in the History of Religion . Volume IV ... Karma Thinley , Rinpoche , The
History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet , Boulder : Prajna Press , 1980 , pp . 150
ff .

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The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet ( February , paper £ 3 ) by K Thinley
describes the flawless lives of the spiritual leaders of the Karma Kagyu sect of
Tibetan Buddhism ; finally , from Trevor Leggett comes volume 1 of Shankara on
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The History of Bhutan

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
, ...

The History of Bhutan

Author: Karma Phuntsho

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN: 1908323590

Page: 661

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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 Middle Way

... with monks and laypeople . I also enjoyed ' Buddhism and Social Change ' , An
Historical Perspective by Joseph Kitagawa . ... THE HISTORY OF THE SIXTEEN
KARMAPAS OF TIBET by Karma Thinley . Great Eastern Book Co . , 142 pages ...

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The Karmapa s Middle Way

The History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet . Boulder : Prajna Press . Khenchen
Thrangu Rinpoche . 2002. Essential Practice : Lectures on Kamalashila's Stages
of Meditation in the Middle Way School . Translated by Jules B. Levinson .

The Karmapa s Middle Way

Author: Dbaṅ-phyug-rdo-rje (Karma-pa IX)

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781559392891

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"Marked by eloquent poetry, vigorous and extensive analysi,s and heart instructions on breaking through the veils of confusion to independently experience the true nature of things, The Karmapa's Middle Way contains the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje's comprehensive commentary on the Indian master Chandrakirti's seminal text, the Madhyamakavatara or Entrance to the Middle Way. This commentary, Feast for the Fortunate, is the Ninth Karmapa's abridgement of the Eighth Karmapa Mikyo Dorje's masterpiece, the Chariot of the Takpo Kagyu Siddhas. In it, readers will find previously unavailable material on the Karmapa's Middle Way view and a rare window into a philosophically charged era of Middle Way exposition in Tibetan Buddhism. Chandrakirti and the Karmapa present in precise detail the vital Buddhist concept of emptiness through which the Mahayana path of compassionate altruism becomes complete. Introductory material, copious footnotes, appendices, and a reader-centric approach to the language will make this volume equally accessible to the seasoned scholar of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and the newly curious nonspecialist alike"