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King of the Empty Plain The Tibetan Iron Bridge Builder Tangtong Gyalpo

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ISBN-10: 1559392754

ISBN-13: 9781559392754

Edition: 2007

Authors: Cyrus Stearns

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The core of this book is a complete translation of the most famous biography of the great adept Tangtong Gyalpo, King of the Empty Plain (1385-1464), whose impact on the religious, artistic, and technological history of Tibet is unrivaled.
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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 700
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Cyrus Stearns first began to study Buddhism with Dezhung Rinpoche (1906-87) in 1973. Since that time he has studied with and translated for many Tibetan teachers, especially Dezhung Rinpoche and Chogye Trichen Rinpoche. Cyrus has a PhD in Buddhist Studies from the University of Washington and lived for about eight years in Nepal, India, and Southeast Asia. Among his other publications are The Buddha from Dolpo, Hermit of Go Cliffs, and Luminous Lives. Cyrus has three daughters and lives on Whidbey Island, Washington.

Preface
List of Illustrations
List of Plates
Introduction
The Life and the Lifespan
King of the Empty Plain
Iron-Bridge Man
Madman of the Empty Valley
A Jewel Mirror in Which All Is Clear
Prologue
Hundreds of Thousands of Lifetimes
A Mental Emanation of Padmasambhava
Crazy Tsondru Is Insane
The White Light of Profound and Vast Instructions
Five Names of Suitable Meaning
Uddiyana, the Land of Dakinis
Appearances Are Like Dream and Illusion
A Situation in Which a Yogin Needs Iron
Fine Pathways of Precious Iron
A Relic of the Buddha Blazing with Light
Five-Peaked Mount Wutai
A Geomantic Focal-Point to Suppress the Mongol Armies
The Auspicious Stupa of Many Doors
To the Palace of the King of Kamata in India
A Yogin Departs into the Basic Space of Phenomena
Colophon
The Final Story Concerning the Nirvana of the Great Adept
Notes
Bibliography
Sources in Tibetan Language
Sources in European Languages
Index