A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters: The Life and Times of the by Shamar Rinpoche

By Shamar Rinpoche

The 10th Karmapa (1604–1674) lived via dramatic adjustments in Tibet, together with the increase to political supremacy of the 5th Dalai Lama and the Gelug sect following a Mongol invasion. considered as a striking bodhisattva and artist, the Karmapa has principally escaped the shut recognition of recent students. during this publication, Shamar Rinpoche, the Fourteenth Shamarpa, introduces the 10th Karmapa via his translations of the Karmapa’s autobiographical writings and an eighteenth century biography of him. As an immediate lineage-descendant from the 6th Shamarpa—the Karmapa’s guru—the Shamar Rinpoche stocks his precise wisdom and event via wide annotations and a old evaluation of Tibet from the 13th via 17th century. The textual content of A Golden Swan in Turbulent Waters: The lifestyles and occasions of the 10th Karmapa Choying Dorje is complemented by means of maps and colour illustrations depicting locations the place the Karmapa lived and his prolific inventive paintings, with a few item photos being released for the 1st time.

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The Kurabpa and Tsangpa troops defeated all the monk armies. The head of Taglung (a Kagyu sect) arrived and acted as a mediator for the monks of Sera and Drepung. He asked that they be allowed to return to their respective Gelug monasteries. As a favor to the head ofTaglung, the Tsang government granted his plea. In return, the Tsang government demanded 200 gold zho (a measurement of gold) from the Drepung Monastery. The Sera Monastery had to pay 100 gold zho. It was also stipulated that 37 SH(TIB}: Volume 1, 398 38 Shakabpa is pointing out that unlike the Sera and Drepung administrators, the Gaden Monastery administrators did not take part in the aggression.

His knowledge of Dharma was unparalleled. He was a paragon bodhisattva revered by all sects. His prestige helped to heal the rift between the Gelug and the Karma Kagyu sects. The Tsang Ruling Government Established During the life of the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje (1556-1603), the leadership of the Tibetan government underwent another change. Control passed from the Rinpung to the Tsang family. The last Rinpung Desi was Ngagwang Jigdrag. His relative, Tsang Tseten Dorje who held a high post in the palace, started to rebel against the Rinpung rule around 1563.

He was a paragon bodhisattva revered by all sects. His prestige helped to heal the rift between the Gelug and the Karma Kagyu sects. The Tsang Ruling Government Established During the life of the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje (1556-1603), the leadership of the Tibetan government underwent another change. Control passed from the Rinpung to the Tsang family. The last Rinpung Desi was Ngagwang Jigdrag. His relative, Tsang Tseten Dorje who held a high post in the palace, started to rebel against the Rinpung rule around 1563.

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