Author: Riggs, Nicole
A book that honours the rare and renowned Shangpa lineage from the Kagyu tradition, which originated with the teachings the yoginis Niguma and Sukhasiddhi received from Vajradhara. The lineage was then established by Khyungpo Naljor (900-1139) in the valley of Shang, west of Lhasa.
This book is the first English translation of the biographies from the unique Shangpa lineage, recorded by the masters themselves between five hundred and one thousand years ago in Tibet, and these colourful and poignant tales have retained their power to inspire and even emancipate. It includes an in-depth introduction which examines the major strands running through the life stories, from the appeal of solitary retreat to the realization of the clear-light nature of mind.
"Simply hearing the life stories of such genuine beings blesses our mindstream. Guided by faith and devotion, our renunciation, compassion, wisdom and so on, grow and flourish." Bokar Rinpoche.
"If on all things, like and illusion; one meditates, like an illusion; true Buddhahood, like an illusion; will come to pass, due to devotion." Dakini Niguma.