A translation of the autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, one of the most influential Tibetan teachers and scholars, and proponent of the Rimey nonsectarian movement. Jamgon Kongtrul (1813-1900) was also a prolific writer and this book includes two additional texts: one, authored by Kongtrul himself, discusses the past masters of whom he was considered to be an emanation; the second was written by one of his close personal students and recounts Kongtrul's final days and funeral rites.
"Reading the autobiography of this supreme master gives us an understanding of the truly wondrous deeds that bodhisattvas perform, filling our minds with awe and our hearts with faith. It inspires us to actualize our own inherent potential that allows the qualities of the bodhisattvas to manifest within ourselves. This book is a priceless treasure to be studied and revered." Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.
"If one wants to get a complete picture of Tibetan Buddhism as a whole, especially from an inner perspective, I think there is no book more important to read than Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul. This is the autobiography of a yogi who studied, practiced, and found the essence of each and every spiritual path in Tibet." Ringu Tulku.