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By Jampa Thaye

'A Garland of Gold' is a background of the early masters of the good Kagyu culture of Tibetan Buddhism, akin to Saraha, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa and their non secular heirs.  This background represents the testomony of the Kagyu lineage forefathers, displaying us how they built devotion and self assurance of their experts, got the foundation of the dakini messengers, got the valuable lineages, attained the imaginative and prescient of mahamudra, and unfold the keys to enlightenment.

Their songs, additionally translated the following, although incomplete and not using a master's textual transmission, supply a reference to the area of mahamudra.

Lama Jampa Thaye's account of the early masters is predicated at the histories composed through Pawo Tsuklak Trengwa (1504-1566), move Lotsawa (1392-1481) and Pema Karpo (1527-1592).  He got the transmissions and teachings of the Kagyu forefathers from Karma Thinley Rinpoche and his different professionals equivalent to Ato Rinpoche and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.

The Kagyu culture is among 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 religious transmission on hand on this planet today.  This ebook bargains a impressive inspect the origins of this international.

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Four of Gampopa's students. Dusum Khyenpa. Dakpo Gomtsul. Phakmo Drupa. and Baram Darma Wangchuk received the complete transmission of his teaching. These four. directly or indirectly. subsequently became the founding fathers of the 'four major' branches of the Dakpo Kagyu: The Karma. Tshal. Phakmo Dru and Baram. These branches spread Gampopa's dharma system of the two streams of Kadam and maftamudra throughout Tibet. The Karma. or as it is sometimes known. 1193). first in the line of the Karmapa incarnations.

Jnanagarbha and Kukkuripa, for further training. Jnanagarbha bestowed upon Marpa the abhiseka of Mahamaya, a tantra of the mother-tantra class. 3 At the conclusion of this first period of training, Marpa returned to Tibet. On arriving back in Lhodrak, he discovered that in his absence his parents had passed away. Nothing therefore stood in the way of his return to India for further studies except his need for the necessary funds. To finance his next trip Marpa utilized Naropa's instruction on the propitiation of Vetali by performing ceremonies dedicated to the goddess as a protection-ritual for the sons of wealthy men.

Phakmo Drupa. and Baram Darma Wangchuk received the complete transmission of his teaching. These four. directly or indirectly. subsequently became the founding fathers of the 'four major' branches of the Dakpo Kagyu: The Karma. Tshal. Phakmo Dru and Baram. These branches spread Gampopa's dharma system of the two streams of Kadam and maftamudra throughout Tibet. The Karma. or as it is sometimes known. 1193). first in the line of the Karmapa incarnations. Dakpo Gomtsul (I I 16-1 169) nephew of Gampopa and heir to the monastery of Daklha Gampo acted indirectly as the founding patriarch of the Tshal branch.

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