A detailed portrait of the young Karmapa, his escape from Tibet, his first teachings and a selection of his poetry.
As the second millennium drew to a close, the fourteen-year old Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinle Dorje, leapt from a window of his monastery in Tibet. Evading his Chinese guards, he began a gruelling, dangerous journey to exile in India. Now, for the first time in print, this book offers a series of the charismatic seventeen year-old Karmapa`s teachings and poetry. Included are brief biographies of all the previous Karmapas, specially composed by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.
Includes 59 colour photos.
"The bright sun of the Gyalwa Karmapa shines through this book. It illuminates his young life from his discovery in Eastern Tibet through his journey to India. The text also reveals the breadth of his teachings and the beauty of his poetry and art. It has been my experience that the Seventeenth Karmapa delights in the study of Buddhism, demonstrating a seriousness and concentration well beyond his years. Anyone wishing to know more about him and the ancient tradition of Buddhism he embodies would do well to read this book." Thrangu Rinpoche.