Deshin Shekpa, 5th Karmapa Lama

Deshin Shekpa, 5th Karmapa Lama

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Deshin Shekpa (1384-1415), also Deshin Shegpa, was the fifth Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. Deshin Shekpa was born in Nyang Dam in the south of Tibet. According to the legend he said after being born: "I am the Karmapa. Om mani padme hum shri." Deshin Shekpa was taken to Tsawa Phu who recognized him as the reincarnation of the Karmapa. Deshin traveled extensively through Tibet and Mongolia and taught people about non-violence. After having finished his education, he was invited in 1403 by the emperor of China, because Emperor Zhu Di, the Yongle Emperor, (1402-1424) had a vision of Avalokitesvara. He also required religious ceremonies to be held for his deceased parents.
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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135944584
  • 9786135944587