Ornament of Precious Liberation

Gampopa (Author) Thupten Jinpa (Editor)
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Wisdom Publications
Publish Date
February 07, 2017
6.3 X 1.1 X 9.2 inches | 1.4 pounds
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About the Author

Gampopa Sönam Rinchen (1079-1153) was the foremost student of the great yogi Milarepa and is famous for uniting the Kadam tradition and the Mahamudra teachings in the Kagyü lineage in the early twelfth century. Many teachers well known in the West today, including the Karmapa and Pema Chödrön, follow the tradition he set forth.

Ken Holmes has spent his entire adult life, since 1970, immersed in Tibetan Buddhism and had the great fortune to study closely with some of the legendary masters of old Tibet who have long since passed. He has been teaching Buddhism, especially in Europe and Africa, for forty years and is Director of Studies at Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland.


"Though there are several earlier translations of Ornament of Precious Liberation, this translation is the most readable and faithful, and the extensive footnotes will be of help to practitioners and scholars alike."--The Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
"A classic work on the spiritual path, brought to life in for contemporary English readers in this lively new translation. This is among the clearest explanations of the Mahayana path in any language."--Kurtis R. Schaeffer, University of Virginia
"The Ornament of Precious Liberation by the dharma lord Gampopa is not only an authoritative and comprehensive blueprint of Buddhist spirituality, it is also a classic of world literature. Ken Holmes's beautiful new translation will help ensure that these much needed guidelines of Gampopa for developing wisdom and compassion will receive timely new attention in our shared experience of the 21st century."--Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche