Birth of a Tibetan Buddhist Master, Part 1: Visionary Experiences prior to the Birth of the Seventh Karma pa, Chos grags rgya mtsho (1454–1506)

Dominik Dell


This paper highlights the importance of the secret level of rnam thars – accounts of visionary experiences and miraculous events as a sign of realisation in life stories of Tibetan Buddhist masters – based on existing research. Focus is mainly on visionary experiences. This paper contributes to this field by providing an annotated translation, analysis, and edition of a so-far untranslated section of the rnam tharof the Seventh Karma pa from the Chos ’byungmkhas pa’i dga’ ston.

Słowa kluczowe: Chos grags rgya mtsho, Karmapa VII, rnam thar, secret life story, chos ’byung mkhas pa’i dga’ ston, visions

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