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History of the Karmapas The Odyssey of the Tibetan Masters with the Black Crown

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ISBN-10: 1559393904

ISBN-13: 9781559393904

Edition: 2012

Authors: Lama Kunsang, Lama Pemo, Marie Aubele, Jonathan C. Bell, Mila Khyenyse

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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Map of Tibet
Acknowledgments
Translators' Word
About the Authors
Introduction
The First Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa (1110-1193)
Birth in Eastern Tibet
Central Tibet, a Melting Pot of Buddhist Sciences
Gampopa and the Kagyu Lineage
"The Three Men of Kham"
Transmissions
Enlightenment and the Black Crown
Prophesied by the Buddha
A Great Activity
Return to Central Tibet
Last Testament and Tulkus
The Ultimate Meditation
The Golden Rosary
The Second Karmapa, Karma Pakshi (1204-1283)
"Blessed by the Dakinis"
Establishing the Monastic Code
A Great Activity
The Mongols Become Interested in Tibet
First Trip to Kubila� Khan
The Powerful Mongka Khan
Kubila� Khan's Revenge
The Statue of the "Ornament of the World"
Tsurphu, Blessed Land of the Karmapas
Numerous Prophetic Visions
An Extraordinary Death
The Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339)
"The Moon Has Risen"
Meeting with the Accomplished Orgyenpa
Journey to Eastern Tibet and Continuation of Study
Peregrinations in Tibet
In Khanbalik (Beijing) with the Mongol Emperors
Return to Tibet
The Karmapa in the Moon
The Fourth Karmapa, Rolpe Dorje (1340-1383)
"I Will Have Many Disciples"
First Encounters with His Masters
Tibet in Turmoil
Studies at Tsurphu
Restoring Ties with the Mongol Emperor
Meeting with the Young Tsongkhapa
At the Imperial Court in Khanbalik (Beijing)
Return to Tibet
Incessant Journeys throughout the Land of Snows
The Fifth Karmapa, Deshin Shekpa (1384-1415)
"I Bow before All the Buddhas"
In Nanjing, at the Court of the Ming Dynasty
"The Hundred Marvelous Acts" and the Black Crown
Peace and Harmony
Emergence of the Geluk Lineage
The Prophecy
Rainbows and Rain of Flowers
The Sixth Karmapa, Thongwa Donden (1416-1453)
"lam the Unborn, Free of Names and Places"
Recognition of the Tulku
Liturgies and the Buddhist Canon
The Great Encampment of the Karmapa
Tangtong Gyelpo, Bridges, and Goddesses
The Regency
The Seventh Karmapa, Ch�drak Gyamtso (1454-1506)
"For Me, There Is Neither Birth Nor Death"
Way of Life and Teachings
Philosophical Education through Debate
In the Fortress of the Rinpung Princes
The Next Pearl
"You Must Emanate Many Incarnations of Yourself "
The Eighth Karmapa, Miky� Dorje (1507-1554)
"Do Not Doubt, I Am the Karmapa"
Enthronement and Numerous Visions
With the King of Jang
The Root Lama
The "Adamantine Sow"
Master of the Arts
Maturity and Activity
Taking on of Illness
The Ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje (15 56-1603)
An Itinerant Life
A Gigantic Thangka and Ritual Dances
A Complex Political Situation
The Emergence of the Dalai Lamas
From Southern Tibet to Sikkim
Embalming
The Tenth Karmapa, Ch�ying Dorje (1604-1674)
A Gifted Child
Central Tibet in Great Upheaval
A Long Journey
Mongol Surge
Thirty Years in Exile
Return to Lhasa
The Eleventh Karmapa, Yeshe Dorje (1676-1702)
"I Am the Karmapa"
Lhasa in the Seventeenth Century
Spiritual Treasures and Their Revealers
A Great Activity
The Twelfth Karmapa, Jangchtub Dorje (1703-1732)
Childhood in Kham
"The Land of Meditators"
The Mongol Tribes Strengthen the Pressure
To Nepal and India
The Eighth Tai Situpa and the Derge Printing House
Last Journey
Passing of Two Masters
The Funerary Stupas of the Karmapas
The Thirteenth Karmapa, Ductal Dorje (1733-1797)
Birth in Southern Tibet
Miracles and Consecrated Pills
The Passing of His Master, the Eighth Tai Situpa
Monasteries and Monks
Troubles in Nepal and Effects on the Shamarpas
The Passing
The Fourteenth Karmapa, Thekchok Dorje (1798-1868)
First Years
The Rim� Movement
The Great Tert�n
A Vision of Twenty-One Karmapas
The "Wild Situpa"
Bestowing Transmissions
The Fifteenth Karmapa, Khakhyab Dorje (1871-1922)
A Canopy of Rainbows
With His Masters
The Death of Old Khyentse
Link with Bhutan
A Tert�n Karmapa
A Family of Tulkus
The Great Dakini of Tsurphu
The Two Last Testaments
The Sixteenth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje (1914-1981)
First Years in Eastern Tibet
To Central Tibet
An Undisciplined Disciple
A Journey Full of Surprises
Studies at Palpung
Return to Central Tibet
First Journey to India and Nepal
The Karmapa's Animals
Tibet in Difficulty Transmissions
Travel in China
Second Pilgrimage to India Exile
In Sikkim
New Monastery in Rumtek
Helping the Tulkus
Three Masters in One
The Karmapa and the West
Alleviating the Suffering of Beings
The Great Departure
His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje (born in 1985)
"He Who Brings Happiness"
The Last Testament
Enthronement Ceremony at Tsurphu
Tsurphu's Revival
Intensive Training and Constant Surveillance
The Escape from Tibet
From Nepal to India
His Teachers
The Kagyu Monlam
Bodhisattva Activity
The Black Crowns of the Karmapa
The Lineage of the Golden Rosary
The Different Incarnation Lineages in the Karma Kagyu Tradition
The Principal Contemporary Masters of the Karma Kagyu Tradition
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Persons