A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters: The Life and Times of the by Shamar Rinpoche

By Shamar Rinpoche

The 10th Karmapa (1604–1674) lived via dramatic adjustments in Tibet, together with the increase to political supremacy of the 5th Dalai Lama and the Gelug sect following a Mongol invasion. considered as a notable bodhisattva and artist, the Karmapa has mostly escaped the shut consciousness of recent scholars.

In this booklet, Shamar Rinpoche, the Fourteenth Shamarpa, introduces the 10th Karmapa via his translations of the Karmapa’s autobiographical writings and an eighteenth century biography of him. As an instantaneous lineage-descendant from the 6th Shamarpa—the Karmapa’s guru—the Shamar Rinpoche stocks his specific wisdom and event via large annotations and a old evaluate of Tibet from the 13th via 17th century.

The textual content of A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters: The existence and instances of the 10th Karmapa Choying Dorje is complemented via maps and colour illustrations depicting areas the place the Karmapa lived and his prolific inventive paintings, with a few item pictures being released for the 1st time.

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