A Ceremony Of Offering To The Gurus
Author : H.H. Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Binding : Paperback
Size : NA
Language : English
Pages : 137
Publisher : Ktd Publications
Year of Publication : 2007
Ceremony of Offering to the Gurus, by His Holiness Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, was composed for the annual Kagyu Monlam to accord with our present needs and to be accessible to all people. It is a carefully constructed compilation of selected Gurupujas from many different traditions. These include extracts from the Pangkong Chagyapa Sutra, which was the earliest dharma to reach Tibet; the Bodhicharyavatara by Shantideva; the Gurupuja by the mahasiddha Lingrepa; the Gurupuja by Panchen Lozang Chogyen; the Gurupuja of All the Dakpo Kagyu by the guru Jamgon Lodro Thayey; the Shakyamuni Ceremony by the great scholar Mipam Jamyang Namgyal; the Ceremony of the Elders by Shamar Chodrak Yeshe; and sutra rituals composed by several of the Sakya tradition.
Motivated by the purest of compassion, the Gyalwang Karmapas have taken rebirth continuously since the eleventh century. The present seventeenth incarnation, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, was born in eastern Tibet in 1985. Seven years later, he was recognized by a letter of prediction and taken to Tsurphu Monastery, the seat of the Karmapas in Tibet. There, he received a traditional education in practice and philosophy, and at the turn of the millennium, he journeyed over the Himalayas to India where he presently resides. Known for his clear and direct teaching style, the youthful Karmapa radiates the brilliance of his heritage, connecting with our daily lives and our deepest aspirations.