The Jewel Ornament of Liberation: The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings - Gampopa & Khenpo Konchog Gyeltsen Rinpoche
A new translation of this master work of Tibetan Buddhism. This text provides a complete foundation for Buddhist study and practice. For more than eight centuries, this text has provided the backbone of study particularly in the Kagyu tradition - covering the initial entry into the path and continuing through finding a spiritual master, teachings on impermanance, karma, bodhicitta, Buddha nature, six perfections, ten bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood and the activities of a Buddha. "Anyone who knows the Jewel Ornament well can say that they really understand Buddhism." Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen. "Dharma Lord Gampopa (1074-1153) was the principle student of Milarepa. He brought two systems of teachings together: Atisha's Kadampa tradition and Naropa's Mahamudra tradition. His teachings were said to be clear `like the sun'. "The Jewel Ornament of Liberation" is considered to be the most significant of his many texts.