By Jampa Thaye
'A Garland of Gold' is a historical past of the early masters of the nice Kagyu culture of Tibetan Buddhism, similar to Saraha, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa and their non secular heirs. This historical past represents the testomony of the Kagyu lineage forefathers, exhibiting us how they built devotion and self belief of their specialists, acquired the muse of the dakini messengers, acquired the dear lineages, attained the imaginative and prescient of mahamudra, and unfold the keys to enlightenment.
Their songs, additionally translated the following, although incomplete with out a master's textual transmission, provide a reference to the realm of mahamudra.
Lama Jampa Thaye's account of the early masters relies at the histories composed by way of Pawo Tsuklak Trengwa (1504-1566), move Lotsawa (1392-1481) and Pema Karpo (1527-1592). He obtained the transmissions and teachings of the Kagyu forefathers from Karma Thinley Rinpoche and his different authorities corresponding to Ato Rinpoche and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.
The Kagyu culture is likely one of the 4 significant faculties 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 non secular transmission to be had on the earth today. This publication bargains a outstanding check out the origins of this global.