Lion of Siddhas The Life and Teachings of Padampa Sangye Best known as Machig Labdron s teacher the Indian mahasiddha Padampa Sangye is counted as a lineage guru by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism He brought the lineage of Ch d to Tibet carried the Buddha

  • Title: Lion of Siddhas: The Life and Teachings of Padampa Sangye
  • Author: David Molk
  • ISBN: 9781559392990
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Best known as Machig Labdron s teacher, the Indian mahasiddha Padampa Sangye is counted as a lineage guru by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism He brought the lineage of Ch d to Tibet, carried the Buddha s teachings to China, and is even asserted in the Tibetan tradition to have been the legendary Bodhidharma Padampa Sangye s teaching methods were unorthodox and sometimes eBest known as Machig Labdron s teacher, the Indian mahasiddha Padampa Sangye is counted as a lineage guru by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism He brought the lineage of Ch d to Tibet, carried the Buddha s teachings to China, and is even asserted in the Tibetan tradition to have been the legendary Bodhidharma Padampa Sangye s teaching methods were unorthodox and sometimes extreme This transcendent and irascible teacher encouraged his disciples to disregard social conventions, disdain social contacts, and go beyond their cultural conditioning He inspired innumerable highly realized disciples, many of whom were women Lion of Siddhas presents two extraordinary texts a biography of Padampa Sangye, and a rare collection of his verbal and nonverbal teachings called Mahamudra in Symbols, recorded by his chief Tibetan disciple almost a thousand years ago Both are previously untranslated.

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    1. I read this book with high expectations, only enhanced by reading a strong introduction. Perhaps too high. Padampa Sangye is one of the great luminaries of Tibetan Buddhism and also influential in the transmissions of Buddhism to Tibet and, in some accounts, China. Padampa Sangye is reputed in some sources to also be Bodhidharma, the father of Zen, and however unlikely this may be, there are some tantalizing hints here and there in the text of an affinity between Padampa Sangye's teachings and t [...]

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