Over the past six centuries, the teaching lineage of the great monasteries of ancient Tibet has created some of the most influential spiritual figures of the ancient world, and this lineage has continued on up to the present time. More recently the treasures of this lineage have begun to be mined from the deep monastic teachings, in order to address the everyday concerns of modern people.
These teachings, still relevant today, started with an extraordinary master who was known as Je Tsongkapa (1357-1419). He trained the first great lamas of this lineage, and was himself a master of a great number of arts, sciences, and philosophies.
This book, The King of the Dharma, combines the story of a modern American temple dedicated to these teachings, with rare illustrations of the life of Je Tsongkapa, accompanied by the unique translation of a text describing every panel, as well as a complete bibliography of all of his writings. This is the first time such a complete and detailed translation of the life of this extraordinary Buddhist master—one of the most important spiritual figures ever to walk this world—has ever been available.
All profits from the sales of the King of the Dharma books go to benefit the Rashi Gempil Ling Temple and Castle Rock Fund.