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Author: Ngorchen Könchok Lhundrup
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.80h x 6.20w x 1.10d
About the Author
Ngorchen Könchok Lhundrup (1497-1557) -- In 1429 the Sakya master Ngorchen Kunga Sangpo (1382-1456) founded the monastery of Ngor Ewam Chöden, which became a vibrant center for the ancient teachings of Sakya, especially the Lamdré and other tantric transmissions. In 1534, after many years of study and meditation, Ngorchen Könchok Lhundrup became the tenth abbot of Ngor Monastery. From then on, he bestowed the complete Lamdré teachings every year at Ngor, quickly becoming known as one of the greatest masters of the Sakya tradition, famous for the brilliance and clarity of his spoken teachings and the eloquence and authority of his written works. In 1543 he composed the Ornament to Beautify the Three Appearances, a masterful explication of the preliminary practices of the Lamdré, and in 1552 completed the Ornament to Beautify the Three Continua, a consummate work on the main practices of the Lamdré. Könchok Lhundrup's writings on a vast range of subjects remain indispensable for understanding Buddhist practice and theory in the Sakya tradition today, nearly five hundred years after they were written. Cyrus Stearns first began to study Buddhism with Dezhung Rinpoche (1906-87) in 1973. Since that time he has studied with and translated for many Tibetan teachers, especially Dezhung Rinpoche and Chogye Trichen Rinpoche. Cyrus has a PhD in Buddhist studies from the University of Washington and lived for about eight years in Nepal, India, and Southeast Asia. Among his other publications are The Buddha from Dolpo, Hermit of Go Cliffs, and Luminous Lives. Cyrus has three daughters and lives on Whidbey Island, Washington.
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