Gampopa, who lived in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, was the organizer of the Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism.
Khenchen Koenchog Gyaltshen, founder of several Buddhist centers worldwide, is respected and beloved as an accomplished scholar, meditation master, teacher, translator, and author. In 2001 he received the high honor of being enthroned as Khenchen (great abbot). He lives in Frederick, Maryland.
"Anyone who knows the Jewel Ornament well can say that they really understand Buddhism."--Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen
"Contains a wealth of useful material for anyone committed to the study and practice of the path and stages, or the Great Vehicle. The introduction is a fine overview of the text, given in a form accessible to the Western non-scholar practitioner. In fact, the introduction constitutes the contents of a single course on the Great Vehicle. . . . Provides a fine biography of Gampopa."--Tibet Journal