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The Jewel Ornament of Liberation

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The Jewel Ornament of Liberation  
— The Wish-Fulfilling Gem of the Noble Teachings
by Gampopa , translated by Konchog Gyaltsen

jewel ornament of liberationcoverA masterwork of Tibetan Buddhism – providing the complete foundation for study and practice – from beginning to Buddhahood.

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.

“This text is an excellent work that reflects the blending of two systems of teaching – the Kadampa tradition and the mahamudra tradition. Gampopa received complete transmissions of Atisha’s Lam Rim tradition and Naropa’s mahamudra tradition. This text is therefore a Lam Rim text and reflects the Madhyamika philosophical view, but it also implicitly reflects the teachings of highest yoga tantra and mahamudra.” – Dalai Lama.

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