Tilopa also known as Tillipa, Telopa or Tailopa (Tib. ཏི་ལོ་པ་) (988-1069) — the most important source of the Kagyü lineage is traced back to the great Indian yogi Tilopa and one of his main disciples, Naropa (1016-1110). He is also counted among the eighty-four mahasiddhas.
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- Fabizio Torricelli and Ācārya Sangye T. Naga, The Life of the Mahāsiddha Tilopa, LTWA, New Dehli, 1995
- Nālandā Translation Committee, 'The Life of Tilopa' in Donald S. Lopez (ed.) Religions of Tibet in Practice, Princeton University Press, 1997
- Roger R. Jackson, Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India, Oxford University Press, 2004
- Thrangu Rinpoche, Life of Tilopa & The Ganges Mahamudra, Zhisil Chokyi Ghatsal, 2002.
- XIIth Khentin Tai Situpa, Tilopa, Some Glimpses Of His Life, Dzalendra Publishing, 1988.