Gampopa (1079 – 1153) was a physician from Gampo, Tibet and the foremost student of the famous Tibetan yogi Milarepa. Gampopa is known for combining the Kadampa tradition of Atisha with the Mahamudra teachings, thus establishing the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Gampopa’s Four Dharmas distill the essence of the Buddhist path into four profound lines that can be easily remembered.
In this detailed commentary, foremost scholar and practitioner Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche provides the essential oral instructions that elucidate the meaning and relevance of Gampopa’s four-line prayer.
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche is one of the most respected scholars of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He is recognized for not only having an extensive scholarly background, but also for having profound meditative insight into the Buddhist teachings and the ability to make these teachings accessible to Western students.