A welcome new translation of Gampopa's classic overview of the Buddha's teachings.
Discover the heart of the Buddha’s teachings in this new and beautiful translation of Gampopa’s classic guidebook.
Ornament of Precious Liberation is a spiritual and literary treasure of Tibetan Buddhism and of the Kagyü lineage in particular. Laying out step-by-step the path to buddhahood that is open to us all, to read Gampopa’s text is like receiving the teachings directly from the master himself. It is a quintessential guide to enlightenment that students will return to again and again for its insights into living an awakened life.
“Though there are several earlier translations of Ornament of Precious Liberation, this translation is the most readable and faithful, and the extensive footnotes will be of help to practitioners and scholars alike.”
– The Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje
“A classic work on the spiritual path, brought to life in for contemporary English readers in this lively new translation. This is among the clearest explanations of the Mahayana path in any language.”
– Kurtis R. Schaeffer, University of Virginia
“The Ornament of Precious Liberation by the dharma lord Gampopa is not only an authoritative and comprehensive blueprint of Buddhist spirituality, it is also a classic of world literature. Ken Holmes’s beautiful new translation will help ensure that these much needed guidelines of Gampopa for developing wisdom and compassion will receive timely new attention in our shared experience of the 21st century.”