The Life of Shabkar: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogi

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THE LIFE OF SHABKAR

The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin

The King of Wish-granting Jewels That Fulfills the Hopes
of All Fortunate Disciples Who Seek Liberation

The detailed narration of the life and liberation
of the great vajra-holder Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol,
refuge and protector for all sentient beings of this dark age

with a Foreword by
His Holiness the
XIVth Dalai Lama

Translated from the Tibetan
by Matthieu Ricard,
Jakob Leschly, Erik Schmidt,
Marilyn Silverstone, and Lodrö Palmo

Edited by
Constance Wilkinson
with Michal Abrams, and other members of the
PADMAKARA TRANSLATION GROUP

Snow Lion Publications
Ithaca, NY USA

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  • The Life of Shabkar - The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin *
  • Contents *
  • Foreword vii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Translator's Introduction xiii
  • A Celebration of Shabkar - "The Melody of Pure Devotion" xxxi
  • Author's Introduction 3
  • 1: Early Years 15
  • 2: Renouncing the World 27
  • 3: Meeting My Teacher 39
  • 4: Retreat at the Hermit's Cave 49
  • 5: Meditation at Tigress Fort 65
  • 6: At the Heart of the Lake 95
  • 7: Meditation at Mount Machen 155
  • 8: At White Rock Monkey Fortress 179
  • 9: Pilgrimage to Central Tibet 205
  • 10: The Ravines of Tsari 243
  • 11: At Mt. Kailash 275
  • 12: Pilgrimage to Nepal 349
  • 13: Meditation at Lapchi 395
  • 14: Return to Central Tibet 447
  • 15: Return to Domey 485
  • Conclusion 541
  • Appendix 1 - Introduction to the Teachings Dealt with in the Biography 547
  • Appendix 2 - Shabkar's Spiritual Teachers 557
  • Appendix 3 - Chögyal Ngakyi Wangpo's Ancestry 565
  • Appendix 4 - Kunzang Dechen Gyalpo and the "Wish‐ Fulfilling Gem, Hayagriva and Varahi" 569
  • Appendix 5 - Shabkar's Writings 577
  • Appendix 6 - Shabkar's Disciples 589
  • List of Abbreviations 593
  • Glossary of Enumerations 595
  • Bibliography 607
  • Maps 617
  • Table of Songs, Letters, Teachings, and Major Events 625
  • General Index 633
  • Index of Persons, Deities, and Sacred Images 655
  • Index of Places 679
  • Index of Tibetan Works 693
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