Black Crown was presented to the 5th Karmapa by the 3rd chinese emperor yunglo during 15th century

About Tibetan Buddhism  Karmapa Lieage

His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, was one of the greatest spiritual masters of Tibetan Buddhism during 20th Century. He was born in Tibet in 1923 and lived there until circumstances forced him out   in 1959 to the erstwhile Himalayan kingdom of Sikkim (later to become a part of India).  At Rumtek, in Sikkim he built his new monastic headquarters.  He died of illness in the U.S. on 5th November 1981.




About the Book

 The author's articulation of the episodes of H.H. the sixteenth Karmapa in this book exudes the subtle aspects of compassion,serenity and fearlessness so naturally displayed by the H.H. in his life even when challenged by severe terminal illness.At the same time,the author being a scientist himself, the readers of this books are fortunate not to miss the details of the book which would have perhaps sneaked out had the author been inclined towards piety. This book also paves the way to the scientist and the lay audience alike not to close the door to  ponder upon the possibilities of the existence of various dimensions of reality unknown to the world of science at this moment. Paradigm-shit from the current belief of the ontological reality can happen to the present science anytime as happened at the time of the emergence  of Theory of Relativity and Quantum Theory.


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