Ornament of Precious Liberation - Praise

A welcome new translation of Gampopa’s classic overview of the Buddha’s teachings.

 

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Acknowledgments
I shall ever be indebted to Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche for first
taking me carefully through Gampopa’s entire text, term by term, idea by
idea, on three separate occasions, and to Khenchen the Ninth Thrangu Rinpoche
for his subsequent clarifications over many months of revision as he
taught it in extenso in Kagyu Samye Ling. Most of all, I am grateful to Katia
Holmes, whose years of devoted work on this text produced the initial draft
that formed the basis for our first published translation, under the title
Gems of Dharma, Jewels of Freedom in 1995. I was delighted then to bring to
fruition the task that the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa had entrusted to us
but that ill health prevented her from completing. Since then, I am grateful
that the support of the Institute of Tibetan Classics under the guidance of
Thupten Jinpa and with funding from the Tsadra Foundation has allowed
me to bring the translation to its present form. The excellent work of their
teams on the Tibetan text, sourcing each quotation, comparing editions,
and researching so many points, has truly impressed me and added a vital
dimension to this translation beyond my best hopes. Every credit to them. I
am delighted now for this opportunity to take this work forward, bringing
it to a wider public and contributing to the never-ending duty of us translators
to one day render perfectly Gampopa’s thought in English.