The Life of Gampopa

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Snow Lion Publications, May 20, 2004
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A concluding essay on mahamudra introduces Vajrayana buddhism to beginners, while simultaneously supporting advanced practitioners with fresh insights.
 

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Contents

The Prophecies
17
Gampopa the Layman
22
Gampopa the Monk
26
The Call of the Guru
29
The Three Beggars
33
In Search of Milarepa
38
Arrival
43
Meeting the Guru
45
The Death of Milarepa
85
Daklha Gampo
90
The Three Yogis of Kham
92
Stories of the Master Gampopa
102
The Parinirvana of Gampopa
110
Epilogue
113
Colophon
116
The History of the Kagyupa Order
117

Initiations and Instructions
51
Tummo Retreat
56
Gampopas Magnificent Dream
60
Bardo Teachings
69
Dreams Songs and Empowerment
72
Final Instructions and Farewell
78
Gampopas System of Tibetan Buddhist Meditation
141
Notes
151
Glossary
161
Bibliography
183
Index
186
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Jampa Mackenzie Stewart is a student of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. He lives in Austin, Texas

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