This long-awaited biography is a luminous portrait of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, one of the Kagyu lineage's most beloved and respected teachers, and author of such books as Dharma Paths.
Beautifully written by Lama Karma Drodul, Amrita of Eloquence describes Khenpo Rinpoche and his life with humour, lyrical beauty, and boundless affection. The book is composed in the traditional style of Tibetan spiritual biographies, but is nonetheless completely accessible to modern readers.
Born in eastern Tibet in 1924, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche is one of the great modern masters of the Kagyu tradition. Abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra monastery in the USA and spiritual guide to its thirty-five affiliate centres, Rinpoche has touched the lives of thousands of Western students.
"You light the beacon of dharma in a land where it was previously absent. You bring happiness to the minds of all kinds of beings. You are always on the path of nonviolence, peace, and happiness. Holy being with flawless morality, I pray that your remain." Supplication written by the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Rinpoche.
"Lama Karma Drodul has done a tremendous service to the Kagyu tradition by compiling this much-needed biography of this great modern-day Tibetan master. As it is said in the traditional teachings, masters of this stature are becoming rarer than a star in the midday summer sky." Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche.