The Book of Kadam

The Core Texts


752 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861714414

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ISBN 9780861718030

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“This volume brings key classical Tibetan texts to the Western world.”—Eastern Horizon

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The Kadam school of Tibetan Buddhism emerged in the eleventh century from the teachings of the Indian master Atiśa and his principal Tibetan student, Dromtönpa. Although it no longer exists as an independent school, Kadam’s teachings were incorporated into the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism and are still prized today for their unique practical application of the bodhisattvas altruistic ideal in everyday life. One of the most cherished teachings stemming from Atiśa and Dromtönpa is the collection of esoteric oral transmissions enshrined in The Book of Kadam. This volume includes the core texts of the Book of Kadam, notably the twenty-three-chapter dialogue between Atiśa and Dromtönpa that is woven around Atiśas Bodhisattvas Jewel Garland, as well as complementary texts that illuminate the history and practices of the Kadam tradition.