Accessible and practical teachings on both the life of Tilopa, who founded the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and one of his most important texts on the practice of Mahamudra.
KHENCHEN THRANGU is one of the most famous and well-respected lamas in Tibetan Buddhism. He has thousands of followers and monks that he supports throughout the world, and he is the main tutor of the Karmapa. Born in 1933 in Kham, Rinpoche is one of the few remaining Tibetan teachers who was born before the time of the Cultural Revolution. Rinpoche's influence and experience make him an important master of the Karma Kagyu lineage, one of the largest traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
"As one of the greatest living teachers of the Kagyu lineage, Yongzin Khenchen Thrangu is eminently qualified to describe the life of the mahasiddha Tilopa, who founded that same lineage. Thrangu Rinpoche's clear exposition of Tilopa's magical life and deeply spiritual poetry will make it possible for more people to be inspired by these precious stories and Mahamudra teachings."--The Twelfth Tai Situpa