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By Jampa Thaye

'A Garland of Gold' is a background of the early masters of the nice Kagyu culture of Tibetan Buddhism, resembling Saraha, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa and their non secular heirs. This background represents the testomony of the Kagyu lineage forefathers, exhibiting us how they constructed devotion and self assurance of their professionals, acquired the muse of the dakini messengers, acquired the valuable lineages, attained the imaginative and prescient of mahamudra, and unfold the keys to enlightenment.

Their songs, additionally translated right here, although incomplete with no master’s textual transmission, provide a reference to the area of mahamudra.

Lama Jampa Thaye's account of the early masters is predicated at the histories composed by way of Pawo Tsuklak Trengwa (1504-1566), cross Lotsawa (1392-1481) and Pema Karpo (1527-1592). He bought the transmissions and teachings of the Kagyu forefathers from Karma Thinley Rinpoche and his different specialists akin to Ato Rinpoche and Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.

The Kagyu culture is likely one of the 4 significant colleges of Tibetan Buddhism along the Sakya, Nyingma and Gelug. It rose to prominence within the 11th and 12th centuries C.E. a few one and a part millenia after the passing of Lord Buddha and continues to be one of many nice non secular transmission to be had on the planet at the present time. This publication bargains a striking check out the origins of this world.

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