The Four Dharmas of Gampopa
༈ བློ་ཆོས་སུ་འགྲོ་བར་བྱིན་གྱིས་རློབས། །
lo chö su dro war chin gyi lop
Grant your blessing so that my mind may turn toward the Dharma.
chö lam du dro war chin gyi lop
Grant your blessing so that the Dharma may become my path.
lam trul wa shyik par chin gyi lop
Grant your blessing so that the path may clarify confusion.
trulpa yeshé su char war chin gyi lop
Grant your blessing so that confusion may dawn as wisdom.
Khenpo Sherab Sangpo, a professor of Tibetan Buddhism in the Nyingma Lineage, began on January 9, 2021, a series of four teachings and guided meditation on Gampopa’s prayer, The Four Dharmas of Gampopa.
Gampopa Sönam Rinchen (སྒམ་པོ་པ་བསོད་ནམས་རིན་ཆེན་, 1079-1153) was born in Nyal, Eastern Tibet. He trained as a medical doctor and became ordained at the age of 26 after his two children and wife died in an epidemic. After studying and practicing the Kadampa teachings, he met his guru, Jetsün Milarepa. Milarepa’s two closest students were the yogīn Rechungpa Dorjé Drak (1084-1161), and the scholar Gampopa—from whom the Dagpo Kagyü tradition took its name. As a physician, scholar, and monk, Gampopa brought together the Kadam tradition that originated with the teachings of Atiśa Dīpaṃkara Śrījñāna (982-1054) with Milarepa’s oral instructions. Gampopa founded the monastic order of the Kagyü school, and wrote the renowned text on the graduated path, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation.
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