The spiritual biography of Gampopa, disciple of Author: Thrangu Rinpoche
Milarepa and one of the founders of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, plus a commentary by Thrangu Rinpoche on the Four Dharmas of Gampopa. Besides writing the Jewel Ornament of Liberation, Gampopa distilled the essence of the Buddhist path into four short lines or truths, called dharmas. This influential work became known as the Four Dharmas of Gampopa.
To read spiritual biographies of the Kagyu lineage masters is a great inspiration to enter the path and also provides encouragement and enthusiasm to continue when circumstances become difficult. The spiritual biography of Gampopa, covered in the first half of this book, is a very good example of avoiding the extremes in practice and of showing how we should correctly practice.