Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul: A Gem of Many Colors

Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul: A Gem of Many Colors


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Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul: A Gem of Many Colors by Richard Barron

Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Taye (1813–1899) was one of the most influential figures and prolific writers in the Tibetan Buddhist world. He was a founder and the single most important proponent of the nonsectarian movement that flourished in eastern Tibet and remains popular today. Two additional texts discuss his previous lives and recount Kongtrul's final days. The Autobiography of Jamgön Kongtrul is part of The Tsadra Foundation Series published by Snow Lion Publications.

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ISBN-13: 9781559391849
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 02/15/2003
Series: Tsadra Foundation Series
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.36(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.74(d)

About the Author

Richard Barron (Chökyi Nyima) has studied and translated Tibetan Buddhist texts for over thirty years. He completed the first three-year retreat held for Western students under the direction of Kalu Rinpoché. Since that time he has focused on both oral interpretation of teachings (for lamas from all four schools of the Tibetan tradition) and the translation of texts. His published translations include Buddhahood without Meditation, and he is involved in a long-term project to translate the "Seven Treasuries" of Longchenpa.

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