Biographies of Rechungpa

Biographies of Rechungpa

from Roberts, Peter Alan

New paperback edition. This study traces the life story of Rechungpa, renowned Tibetan Kagyu master and student of Milarepa, using rare and little-known manuscripts, and discovers how the image of both Milarepa and Rechungpa underwent fundamental transformations over a period of over three centuries. The translator Peter Roberts compares significant episodes in the life of Rechungpa as portrayed in a succession of texts and thus demonstrates the evolution of Rechungpa's biography.

This is the first survey of the surviving literature that includes a detailed analysis of their dates, authorship, and interrelationships. It shows how Rechungpa was increasingly portrayed as a rebellious, volatile and difficult pupil, as a lineage from a fellow pupil, Gampopa, prospered to become dominant in Tibet. Paperback,

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