The Tenth Karmapa (1604-1674) lived through dramatic changes in Tibet, including the rise to political supremacy of the Fifth Dalai Lama and the Gelug following a Mongol invasion. Regarded as a remarkable bodhisattva and artist, the Karmapa has largely escaped the close attention of modern scholars. In this book, Shamar Rinpoche, the Fourteenth Shamarpa, introduces the Tenth Karmapa through his translations of Karmapa’s autobiographical writings and an eighteenth century biography of him. As a direct lineage-descendant from the Sixth Shamarpa-the Karmapa’s guru-the Shamar Rinpoche shares his unique knowledge and experience through Tibet through the seventeenth century.
Bird of Paradise Press, Inc. (14 August 2012)