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Lion of Siddhas: The Life and Teachings of Padampa Sangye

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Padampa Sangye's influence on the Buddhism of Tibet and China is profound. This translation of his biography introduces us to a transcendent, irascible, and iconoclastic figure. Padampa Sangye encouraged his disciplines to disregard social conventions, disdain social contact, and break through their cultural conditioning. Although able to deliver lengthy sermons, Padampa S ...more
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Published June 25th 2008 by Snow Lion Publications (first published June 2nd 2008)
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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 ...more
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Padampa Sangye, often known as the "Father of Chöd," was the founder of the Zhijé (ཞི་བྱེད།) Pacification practice of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, and is closely associated with Machik Labdrön.