A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters: The Life and Times of the Tenth Karmapa Choying Dorje

A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters: The Life and Times of the Tenth Karmapa Choying Dorje

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The Tenth Karmapa (1604-1674) lived through dramatic changes in Tibet, including the rise to political supremacy of the Fifth Dalai Lama and the Gelug sect following a Mongol invasion. Regarded as a remarkable bodhisattva and artist, the Karmapa has largely escaped the close attention of modern scholars. In this book, Shamar Rinpoche, the Fourteenth Shamarpa, introduces the Tenth Karmapa through his translations of the Karmapa's autobiographical writings and an eighteenth century biography of him. As a direct lineage-descendant from the Sixth Shamarpa--the Karmapa's guru--the Shamar Rinpoche shares his unique knowledge and experience through extensive annotations and a historical overview of Tibet from the thirteenth through seventeenth century. The text of A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters: The Life and Times of the Tenth Karmapa Choying Dorje is complemented by maps and color illustrations depicting places where the Karmapa lived and his prolific artistic work, with some object images being published for the first time.

Author: Shamar Rinpoche
Publisher: Rabsel Publications
Published: 06/15/2021
Pages: 300
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.30lbs
Size: 9.30h x 5.90w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9782360170258

About the Author
Shamar Rinpoche, Mipham Chökyi Lodrö (1952-2014), was the 14th Shamarpa. Born in Derge, Tibet, Shamar Rinpoche was recognized by the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa in 1957 and by the 14th Dalai Lama. Shamar Rinpoche was an accomplished Buddhist master