The Book of Kadam: The Core Texts

The Book of Kadam The Core Texts The Kadam school of Tibetan Buddhism emerged in the eleventh century from the teachings of the Indian master Atisa and his principal Tibetan student Dromtonpa Although it no longer exists as an indep

  • Title: The Book of Kadam: The Core Texts
  • Author: Thupten Jinpa
  • ISBN: 9780861714414
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Kadam school of Tibetan Buddhism emerged in the eleventh century from the teachings of the Indian master Atisa and his principal Tibetan student, Dromtonpa Although it no longer exists as an independent school, Kadam s teachings were incorporated into the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism and are still prized today for their unique practical application of the boThe Kadam school of Tibetan Buddhism emerged in the eleventh century from the teachings of the Indian master Atisa and his principal Tibetan student, Dromtonpa Although it no longer exists as an independent school, Kadam s teachings were incorporated into the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism and are still prized today for their unique practical application of the bodhisattva s altruistic ideal in everyday life One of the most cherished teachings stemming from Atisa and Dromtonpa is the collection of esoteric oral transmissions enshrined in The Book of Kadam This volume includes the core texts of the Book of Kadam, notably the twenty three chapter dialogue between Atisa and Dromtonpa that is woven around Atisa s Bodhisattva s Jewel Garland, as well as complementary texts that illuminate the history and practices of the Kadam tradition.

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    1. So far I'm a few chapters in and I'm already blown away. Atisha's knowledge represents the very utmost zenith of Buddhist knowledge, he travelled far and wide, from East India during the peak of the ascent of the sun of the Dharma in that region at Nalanda and Vikramshila, to Indonesia, where he received 10 years of training in Bodhichitta from Suvarnadvipi, who he would refer to as his main guru (interesting considering that he had spent time in Bengal studying high Mahayana teachings but consi [...]

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