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This book is the only complete life story of Gampopa, foremost disciple of Milarepa and a forefather of the Kagyu lineages. Compiled from numerous Tibetan biographies, this comprehensive and inspiring rendition highlights the extraordinary details of Gampopa's meditative experiences and presents direct insights into the practices and realization of mahamudra. A history of the Kagyu order by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa augments Gampopa's biography, illustrating this revered teacher's central role in the development of the Tibetan Kagyu lineages. A concluding essay on mahamudra introduces Vajrayana Buddhism to beginners, while simultaneously supporting advanced practitioners with fresh insights.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559392143
ISBN-10: 1559392142
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Snow Lion Publications
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jampa Mackenzie Stewart

Jampa Mackenzie Stewart is a student of the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. In 1987 he was ordained into the Tiep Hien order by Thich Nhat Hanh and has assisted him in leading retreats in North America. He has written over thirty articles on Buddhist Taoist practices and has collaborated with Mantak Chia on several books. He lives in Austin Texas where he practices Chinese medicine, medical qigong, and directs the Austin Yeshe Khorlo and Healing Tao Institute.

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