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Karmapa: Urgyen Thrinley Dorje
By: Holmes Ken

Karmapa: Urgyen Thrinley Dorje <br>  By: Holmes Ken

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Author: Holmes Ken
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0952455544
Publication Date: 1995

Product Code: 5516

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Many people have heard of the Dalai Lama, but fewer are aware of the unique role of the Gyalwa Karmapa, Tibet's very first 'reincarnate' lama. in June 1985, among the nomads of Eastern Tibet, the Karmapa took birth again for the 17th time in this millennium, fulfilling the hopes and prayers of millions of Buddhists of the Kagyu tradition worldwide.
Like so many of his fellow lamas, the previous Karmapa, the 16th, left Tibet at the time of the Chinese invasion in the l950s, bringing with him a treasury of Buddhist teachings which had been preserved for more than 800 years in the isolated beauty of 'the land of the snows'. Since that time these teachings have taken root in many countries around the world.
After the 16th Karmapa's death in 1981 his followers had to wait until 1992 to discover his reincarnation. He was found exactly in accordance with instructions left in a letter he himself had concealed in an amulet given to one of his chief disciples, the 12th Tai Situpa. The Dalai Lama subsequently gave his official approval and the 17th Karmapa was enthroned in his tradidional seat at Tsurphu, not far from Lhasa, in Tibet.
Drawing on a quarter-century of experience close to the senior lamas of the Kagyu tradition, including the 16th Karmapa, Ken Holmes presents extremely useful and not always widely available information on topics such as the Karmapa's uniqueness, his lineage, reincarnation, the land of Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism itself-particularly that branch of it that the Karmapa embodies so perfectly. He has created this book as 'simple advice from a friend' in the hope that it will help those who meet the Karmapa to gain more benefit from their experience and others to discover someone who will doubtless be an important figure in the coming century.

H.H. Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Urgyen Trinley Dorje, Ken Holmes, Altea, Paperback, 1995, 152 Pages, $25.00

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