Painting by Drugu Choegyal Rinpoche
Texts by and about Gampopa Sonam Rinchen (sgam po pa bsod nams rin chen, 1079–1153), the famous master credited with founding the Kagyü school of Tibetan Buddhism:
- Vajra Net: The Ancillary Preliminary and Concluding Practices for the Three Drops, the Guru Yogas for Venerable Marpa, Mila, and Gampopa by Jokyab Pema Trinlé Nyingpo | Guru Yoga
- A Precious Garland for the Supreme Path of the Three Types of Individual: The Root of Dakpo's Four Dharmas | Lamrim
This brief text in twelve stanzas summarizes the paths of the three levels of spiritual capacity—lesser, intermediate and great—from the Lamrim teachings and conveys the so-called Four Dharmas: 1) turning the mind to the Dharma, 2) Dharma progressing along the path, 3) the path clarifying confusion, and 4) confusion dawning as wisdom.
- The Melody of Complete Accomplishment: A Prayer to Those Praised as Ornaments of the Practice Lineage by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo | Prayers
Jamyang Khyentse says that he wrote this four-verse prayer to the founders of the practice lineage, i.e., Marpa Lotsāwa, Milarepa and Gampopa, in the first month of the Wood Ox year (1865) following a dream.