A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters

A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters

The Life and Times of the Tenth Karmapa Choying Dorje

from Shamar Rinpoche

The Tenth Karmapa Choying Dorje (1604-1674) was a great bodhisattva and artist who lived through a time of dramatic change in Tibet – invasion by the Mongols, the ascendancy of the Gelugpa sect, and the emergence of the powerful Fifth Dalai Lama. His life, however, has largely escaped attention by modern scholars.

In A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters, Shamar Rinpoche introduces readers to the Tenth Karmapa by translating his autobiographical writings as well as those of his 18th-century biographer. The author sets the stage for his biography with a historical overview of Tibet from the 13th through the 17th centuries.

As the 14th Shamarpa, the author is in a line of direct transmission from the Sixth Shamarpa who figures prominently in this book as the Tenth Karmapa's guru. This unique knowledge and experience enrich the author's extensive annotations.

Paperback, 288 pp.

Leseprobe: http://birdofparadisepress.org/10th_Karmapa_Intro.pdf

Price : 31,99 €