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The Resource Opening the treasure of the profound : teachings on the songs of Jigten Sumgön and Milarepa, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen ; edited by Khenmo Trinlay Chödron

Opening the treasure of the profound : teachings on the songs of Jigten Sumgön and Milarepa, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen ; edited by Khenmo Trinlay Chödron

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Opening the treasure of the profound : teachings on the songs of Jigten Sumgön and Milarepa
Title
Opening the treasure of the profound
Title remainder
teachings on the songs of Jigten Sumgön and Milarepa
Statement of responsibility
Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen ; edited by Khenmo Trinlay Chödron
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Tibet, vajra songs became popular when Milarepa gave teachings in that style to his disciples. His example influenced all Tibetan Buddhist schools, particularly the Kagyu lineages. People commonly memorized such songs and sang them with beautiful melodies. But vajra songs are much more than pleasant tunes or ordinary poetry. A vajra song reflects the enlightened mind of its author by encapsulating precisely profound meaning in just a few words. Thus, it can be difficult for the unenlightened to penetrate their meaning. Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen learned to sing vajra songs at his mother's knee. Later in life, he learned of their profound meaning from masters of Tibetan Buddhism, which allowed him to finally experience their depth in solitary retreat. Rinpoche brings this tradition into a Western context by translating songs composed by iconic Buddhist figures and explaining them in contemporary terms. Rinpoche presents the outer and inner meaning of nine vajra songs by Milarepa (ca. 1052-1135) and Jigten Sumgon (1143-1217). He describes the Buddhist path of wisdom and compassion that leads to ultimate peace and happiness, and shows how to develop our mental qualities. In ancient times, these teachings were given to help others reach spiritual maturity. Here, we are invited into the world of transmission from master to disciple in order to discover truth for ourselves--to open the eye of wisdom that reveals the mind that cannot be seen"--
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Konchog Gyaltsen
Dewey number
294.3/4432
Index
no index present
LC call number
BQ7950.M557
LC item number
K68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
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Trinlay Chödron
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mi-la-ras-pa
  • ʼBri-gung Chos-rje ʼJig-rten-mgon-po
  • Spiritual life
  • Tantric Buddhism
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Spiritual life
  • Tantric Buddhism
Label
Opening the treasure of the profound : teachings on the songs of Jigten Sumgön and Milarepa, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen ; edited by Khenmo Trinlay Chödron
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Song of the fivefold profound path of Mahamudta
  • The song that clarifies recollection
  • Vajra song at Tsa-uk called "Tsa-uk Dzong Drom"
  • Song of the six confidences
  • Supplication to the seven Taras
  • Part three: The life and liberation of Lord Jigten Sumgon
  • The life of Jigten Sumgon, by Drigung Kyabgon Padmai Gyaltsen
  • The precious jewel ornament, by Ngorje Repa
  • Jigten Sumgon: the second Nagarjuna, by H. H. the Drigung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche -- Glossary of Enumeration -- Glossary of names and terms -- Selected bibliography -- Index
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Supplication to the Kagyu Gurus for the Mist of the Great Blessing
  • Part One: Vajra songs of Jetsun Milarepa
  • Distinguishing happiness from suffering
  • The eight bardos
  • Part two: Vajra songs of Lord Jigten Sumgon
  • Vajra song on attaining enlightenment
Control code
819383486
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781611800708
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012049323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)819383486
Label
Opening the treasure of the profound : teachings on the songs of Jigten Sumgön and Milarepa, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen ; edited by Khenmo Trinlay Chödron
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Song of the fivefold profound path of Mahamudta
  • The song that clarifies recollection
  • Vajra song at Tsa-uk called "Tsa-uk Dzong Drom"
  • Song of the six confidences
  • Supplication to the seven Taras
  • Part three: The life and liberation of Lord Jigten Sumgon
  • The life of Jigten Sumgon, by Drigung Kyabgon Padmai Gyaltsen
  • The precious jewel ornament, by Ngorje Repa
  • Jigten Sumgon: the second Nagarjuna, by H. H. the Drigung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche -- Glossary of Enumeration -- Glossary of names and terms -- Selected bibliography -- Index
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Supplication to the Kagyu Gurus for the Mist of the Great Blessing
  • Part One: Vajra songs of Jetsun Milarepa
  • Distinguishing happiness from suffering
  • The eight bardos
  • Part two: Vajra songs of Lord Jigten Sumgon
  • Vajra song on attaining enlightenment
Control code
819383486
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 276 pages
Isbn
9781611800708
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012049323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)819383486

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