A Commentary on the Madhyamakavatara
by the 8th Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje
The Chariot of the Siddhas of the Takpo Kagyu: An Extended Commentary on the Madhyamakavatara (Tak-gyu Druppay Shingta) is one of the greatest treatises on madhyamaka philosophy. The Madhyamaka, or Middle Way, philosophy is based on the teachings of the Buddha Sakyamuni, known
as the Second Turning of the Wheel of Dharma. This text is a commentary on Chandrakirti's classic work, the Madhyamakavatara. Nagarjuna is the founder of the madhyamaka school and
Chandrakirti is the most renowned master of prasangika-madhyamika.
This view of Madhyamaka later became known as the rangtong view of shunyata, or emptiness. The elaborate Kagyu position on this view
is often overlooked. Mikyo Dorje's incisive work presents a uniquely Kagyu presentation of this important area of knowledge.
The text is published in Tibetan using Nitartha-Sambhota software,
and is 773 pages long. The text was thoroughly edited against the original Tibetan pecha versions for accuracy and authenticity by leading Tibetan scholars. This publication of the Chariot of the Siddhas
is the definitive edition of this great work.
The publication of Chariot of the Siddhas is part of our commitment to publish the Eight Great Texts of the Kagyu Tradition. Mahamudra: The Ocean of Definitive Meaning.