The Life of Longchenpa: The Omniscient Dharma King of the Vast Expanse

The Life of Longchenpa: The Omniscient Dharma King of the Vast Expanse

by Jampa Mackenzie Stewart (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781559394185
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 02/04/2014
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JAMPA MACKENZIE STEWART is a lay practitioner of the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages. His works include The Life of Gampopa and over fifty published articles on Buddhist and Taoist practice, qigong, and Chinese medicine. An acupuncturist, writer, teacher, and healer, he lives in the mountains of Crestone, Colorado.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

Preface xiii

Note on Sanskrit and Tibetan Terms xxi

Introduction Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche xxiii

Prelude-From The Legend of the Great Stupa Padmasambhava 1

1 His Previous Lives 11

2 His Birth and Early Life 29

3 His Early Teachers and Training 33

4 Leaving Sangphu and Dark Retreat 39

5 Meeting the Guru Kumaradza 43

6 Visions and Retreats 49

7 Turning the Dharma Wheel 51

8 Terma Revelations and Miraculous Events 61

9 White Skull Snow Mountain 67

10 Self-Exile in Bhutan 75

11 Return to Tibet 85

12 Final Days and Parinirvana 91

13 His Legacy 107

In Praise of Longchen Rabjam Khenpo Shenga 133

Notes 137

Glossary 149

Bibliography 175

English Translations of Longchenpa's Writings 177

Credits 179

Index 181

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