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Praise to the Lotus Born: A Verse Garland of Waves of Devotion

by Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche

In 1972 a 21-year old Nyingmapa Buddhist monk was recovering from tuberculosis in a clinic in Switzerland. Turning his mind to Guru Padmasambhava known to Tibetans as the second Buddha he wrote these poems in a mere three days. Praise to the Lotus Born is a verse biography of Guru Padmasambhava who along with Khenchen Shantarakshita and King Trisong Deutsen founded Tibetan Buddhism. Scholars kings and queens sweep through these pages against a backdrop of philosophy ritual myth and magic. With the poems are notes containing Khentrul’s lively commentaries which capitvate and enlighten the reader.


Published by Dharma Samudra.

192 pages.