Karmapa the Sacred Prophecy
-While visiting Karma Monastery in Nangchen, Eastern Tibet, the great nineteenth century master Chogyur Dechen Lingpa was granted a prophetic vision of twenty-one incarnations of Karmapa, the supreme head of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Chogyur Lingpa described his vision in detail to Karmai Khenchen Rinchen Tarjay, Supreme Abbot of Karma Monastery, who painted a representation of the prophecy on silk. Disciples of Chogjur Lingpa committed his oral description of the vision to writing, in a text later printed in woodblock at the renowned monastery of Mindroling. Translated into English for the first time in this book, the prophecy of Chogyur Lingpa is cherished by the Kagyu lineage as a sacred document indicating the qualities and activities of the future Karmapas. Photographs of the nineteenth century woodblock text, as well as the silk painting by Karmai Khenchen, accompany the translation.-
It is our hope that the present volume will serve to inform readers new to Tibetan Buddhism, inspire established practitioners, and, perhaps most importantly, offer insight into our very real potential to develop the qualities of power, loving kindness, and wisdom which the Karmapa himself fully embodies.
Karmapa the Sacred Prophecy, Kagyu Thubten Choling, Hardcover, $45.00