Dagpo Gampopa

Je Gampopa (1079-1153)

This section is dedicated to the life and works of Je Gampopa, the ‘Crown Jewel of all Kagyu’ and to works and research on the Kagyu lineages he inspired (other than Karma Kagyu, for that see Gyalwang Karmapa page).

Four Dharmas of Gampopa by 17th Karmapa

Here are the full edited transcripts of the 17th Karmapa’s teachings in January 2021, from Day 1-8  (based on both the original Tibetan AND English translation). Footnotes and information about the source texts and people HH mentioned are included.

‘Confusion dawning as primordial awareness’: the fourth Dharma, Chinese Zen and the debate on gradual vs instant awakening. ‘Four Dharmas of Gampopa’ by 17th Karmapa (Part VIII: Session II)


‘Dismantling Artificial Boundaries’: Concepts of nations, ‘self’ and ‘other’; developing great love and compassion and ‘without borders’ ultimate nature. ‘Four Dharmas of Gampopa’ by 17th Karmapa (Part VIII)


Suffering is ‘ready and waiting to happen’: The three types of suffering, being a Dharma practitioner and ‘Dharma going on the Path’. ‘Four Dharmas of Gampopa’ by 17th Karmapa (Day VII)

‘Dharma is not ‘one size fits all’: The importance of individual levels, the infallibility of karma and seeing others’ good qualities: ‘Four Dharmas of Gampopa’ by 17th Karmapa (Part VI)

‘May Dharma go along with Dharma’: The difference between ‘real Dharma’ and ‘pretend Dharma’: ‘Four Dharmas’ of Gampopa by 17th Karmapa (Part V)

‘The Crown Jewel of Kagyu’: Gampopa’s Collected Works, Last Testament and Textual Sources : ‘Four Dharmas’ of Gampopa by 17th Karmapa (Part IV)


When Gampopa met Milarepa: A tale of beggars, buttocks and bliss. ‘Four Dharmas’ of Gampopa by 17th Karmapa (Part III)

The Doctor of Dagpo (Dagpo Lhaje) whose family tragedy led to monkhood: ”Four Dharmas’ of Gampopa’ by 17th Karmapa (Part II)

‘All Buddhists can be called ‘Kagyupa”: the ‘Four Dharmas’ of Gampopa by 17th Karmapa (Part I)

Supplications

NEW TRANSLATION: ‘Supplication to Dagpo Kagyu’ by 15th Karmapa and new website section on Gampopa

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