Essentials of Mahamudra

Unmatched in its directness, Essentials of Mahamudra addresses both these needs, rendering one of the most advanced forms of meditation more easily adaptable to our everyday lives.

Author: Thrangu

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861718453

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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What would you see if you looked directly at your mind? The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on mahamudra are known for their ability to lead to profound realization. Peaceful and infinitely adaptable, these teachings are as useful for today's busy world as they have been for centuries. Written by the tutor to the seventeenth Karmapa, Essentials of Mahamudra is a commentary on Tashi Namgyal's famous Moonlight of Mahamudra - a text that the sixteenth Karmapa had identified as the most valuable for Westerners. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche recognized that Western meditators don't just need to know how to maintain our meditation practice - we need to know why we should do it. Unmatched in its directness, Essentials of Mahamudra addresses both these needs, rendering one of the most advanced forms of meditation more easily adaptable to our everyday lives.

Moonbeams of Mahamudra

See Thrangu Rinpoche, Essentials of Mahamudra, Moonbeams of Mahamudra, Moonlight of Mahamudra: Volume III, and Moonlight of Mahamudra: Volume IV: and Traleg Kyabgon, Moonbeams of Mahamudra. See R. Jackson, “The Indian Mahāmudrā ...

Author: Dakpo Tashi Namgyal

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1559394803

Category: Religion

Page: 856

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A new translation of Tibet's most important manual for Mahāmudrā view and meditation This classic Buddhist work, written in the sixteenth century, comprehensively presents the entire scope of the Tibetan Kagyu Mahāmudrā tradition. These profound yet accessible instructions focus on becoming familiar with the nature of one’s mind as the primary means to realize ultimate reality and thus attain buddhahood. Dakpo Tashi Namgyal’s manual for the view and practice of Mahāmudrā is widely considered the single most important work on the subject, systematically introducing the view and associated meditation techniques in a progressive manner. Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā, along with the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje’s Dispelling the Darkness of Ignorance, are to this day some of the most studied texts on Mahāmudrā in the Kagyu monasteries throughout Tibet and the Himalayas. Elizabeth M. Callahan, a renowned translator of classical Kagyu literature, has provided new translations of these two texts along with ancillary materials and annotations, making this a genuine resource for both scholars and students of Tibetan Buddhism. This historic contribution therefore offers the necessary tools to properly study and apply the Mahāmudrā teachings in a modern context.

Mahamudra

Judith Simmer-Brown, Naropa University, author of Dakini's Warm Breath Essentials of Mahamudra Looking Directly at the Mind Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche “Makes the practice of mahamudra, one of the most advanced forms of meditation, ...

Author: Lama Yeshe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614294100

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Relish these direct, experiential meditation instructions from the author of the bestselling Introduction to Tantra. Lama Yeshe tells us that mahamudra is “the universal reality of emptiness, of nonduality” and its unique characteristic is its emphasis on meditation: “With mahamudra meditation there is no doctrine, no theology, no philosophy, no God, no Buddha. Mahamudra is only experience.” He relies on the First Panchen Lama’s well-known Root Text of Genden Mahamudra, which in a few short pages provides the pith instructions for, first, overcoming distraction and resting in meditative stillness on the clarity of one’s own mind, and then by using a subtle wisdom, penetrating its ultimate nature, its emptiness. As always, Lama Yeshe’s words are direct, funny, and incredibly encouraging. He gets us to go beyond ego’s addiction to a limited sense of self and to taste the lightness and expansiveness of our own true nature.

Mahamudra

HE profound ZURMANG teachings KAGYU on TRADITION mahāmudrā, has which its own are encapsulated unique and in ... introduce students to the practice of mahāmudrā by way of a concise text that teaches the essentials of mahāmudrā practice.

Author: the Twelfth Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614296103

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Essential instructions on Mahamudra from one of today's greatest Mahamudra masters. In his first major book, His Eminence the Twelfth Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche, the head of the Zurmang Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, elucidates the essence of a fundamental Mahamudra teaching. At the heart of this book are Rinpoche’s practical instructions on how to settle the mind and meditate in a way that directly works with the mind, with the aim of discovering and becoming familiar with the nature of the mind. These instructions are given as commentary to a short text written by Bokar Rinpoche, which is itself a concise commentary on the Ninth Gyalwa Karmapa Wangchuk Dorjé’s Ocean of Definitive Meaning, which is considered to be one of the most authoritative and exhaustive treatises on Mahamudra. The book covers topics such as the preliminary practices, the practice of samatha and vipasyana according to the Mahamudra tradition, and advice for overcoming obstacles and making progress along the path. His Eminence Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche offers revealing commentary on Bokar Rinpoche’s pithy teaching, illuminating and unlocking it for contemporary readers, showing us the way to understand the very nature of our own minds

The Play of Mahamudra

Mahamudra A Practical Guide His Eminence the Twelfth Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche In his first major book, ... Roger R. Jackson, Carleton College, author of Tantric Treasures Essentials of Mahamudra Looking Directly at the Mind Khenchen ...

Author: Lama Migmar Tseten

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614297762

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Essential commentary on the spontaneous mystical songs of the Indian Buddhist rebel-saint Virupa. In this collection, renowned Tibetan Buddhist teacher Lama Migmar Tseten provides essential commentary on the mystical songs of the Indian Buddhist rebel-saint Virupa. One of the most celebrated tantric masters of Buddhist India, Virupa’s songs describe his realization of mahamudra, the ultimate nature of reality. Intimate and highly engaging, The Play of Mahamudra unpacks these songs with meticulous clarity, making Virupa’s insights accessible to modern readers. “This new collected edition of Khenpo Migmar Tseten’s Play of Mahamudra volumes constitutes a veritable treasure for all who are deeply engaged on the path to enlightenment. Khenpo Migmar’s translation of Mahasiddha Virupa’s Treasury of Dohas and of Sachen Kunga Nyingpo’s Praise to Virupa makes us intimately familiar with the essence of these root texts, and his elucidation of the Dohas offers us a deep and clear understanding of their core meaning. Anyone who truly contemplates on Mahasiddha Virupa’s words is certain to attain realization.” —His Holiness the Sakya Triche

Mind of Mahamudra

—Judith Simmer-Brown, author of Dakini's Warm Breath Essentials of Mahāmudrā Looking Directly at the Mind Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche 288 pages, $18.95, ebook $13.81 “Makes the practice of mahāmudrā easily acessible to Westerners' ...

Author: Thupten Jinpa

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614292124

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The Mind of Mahamudra is the third volume in the Tibetan Classics series, which aims to make available accessible paperback editions of key Tibetan Buddhist works drawn from Wisdom Publications' Library of Tibetan Classics. Enjoy six key texts on the cornerstone meditation practice of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism by some of its most celebrated forebearers. The Mind of Mahamudra highlights mahamudra, the central meditation practice of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. The six texts range in date from the twelfth to the seventeenth century and include such celebrated authors as Lama Shang and the Third Karmapa. Mahamudra is essentially a simple, direct method for looking beyond our thoughts to the very nature of conscious experience. Mahamudra literally means "the great seal" and masters of this tradition have explained it to mean that everything is sealed with buddhahood, and there is no liberation to be attained other than what is already present. Mahamudra, it is said, is not attained not because it is too difficult, but because it is too easy; not because it is too far, but because it is too close; and not because it is hidden but because it is too evident. Because of its universality and directness, mahamudra meditation is particularly suited to the modern West. Eminent scholar Peter Alan Roberts draws on his thirty-plus years of experience of translating for Tibetan lamas to illuminate these benchmark translations.

Naropa s Wisdom

Also Moonbeams of Mahāmudrā. Translated by Elizabeth M. Callahan. Boulder, CO: Snow Lion, 2019. An extremely detailed description of Mahamudra meditation. Thrangu Rinpoche's commentary on this text is Essentials of Mahamudra: Looking ...

Author: Khenchen Thrangu

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1559394900

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Accessible and practical teachings on the life of Naropa, with verse-by-verse commentary on his two most important Mahamudra songs by a contemporary Karma Kagyu master. Naropa is one of the accomplished lineage holders of the Mahamudra tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In this book, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, a beloved Mahamudra teacher, first tells the extraordinary story of Naropa’s life and explains its profound lessons. He follows this with lucid and practical commentaries on two of Naropa’s songs of realization, explaining their precious instructions for realizing Mahamudra, the nature of one’s mind. Throughout, Thrangu Rinpoche speaks plainly and directly to Westerners eager to receive the essence of Mahamudra instructions from an accomplished teacher.

Yogacara Texts Indo Tibetan Sources of Dzogchen Mahamudra

... your life-power will expand like the waxing moon. Radiant and healthy, with the composure of a lion, you shall thus attain the Accomplishment (Siddhi), both mundane and supreme! Colophon May these pith instructions, the essentials ...

Author: Rodney Devenish

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304481921

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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The Yogacara Doctrine teaches one fundamental truth, namely that all beings are Buddha-'sattva Buddha evam'-or, in other words, all beings are aspects of one all-embracing absolute awareness, were they but to know it. This book sets a context for the study and meditation on ten pivotal texts of Yogacara. The source texts, translated from a practice perspective, derive from the Indo-Tibetan mahasiddha tradition and are presented with an ecumenical approach. As this collection of pithy Yogacara works will readily prove to the reader, the ancient 'Practice Tradition of the Yogin' (rnal-bhyor-pa'i sgrub-brgyud) is based on a clearly active realization of the essential nature of mind and consciousness gained through years of intensive examination and reflection. Yogacara approach advocates a dynamic form of meditation that is neither suppressive nor lethargic. The guide to this attainment, the mechanism that sharpens the mind's penetrative and illuminative qualities, is metaphysical inquiry.

Creation and Completion

Also from Wisdom Publications The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism Its Fundamentals and History Dudjom Rinpoche ... Buddhadharma Essentials of Mahamudra Looking Directly attheMind Khenchen ThranguRinpoche 288 pages | $16.95 ISBN ...

Author: Jamgon Kongtrul

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861718208

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Creation and Completion represents some of the most profound teachings of Jamgon Kongtrul (1813-99), one of the true spiritual and literary giants of Tibetan history. Though brief, it offers a lifetime of advice for all who wish to engage in-and deepen-the practice of tantric Buddhist meditation. The original text, beautifully translated and introduced by Sara Harding, is further brought to life by an in-depth commentary by the contemporary master Thrangu Rinpoche. Key Tibetan Buddhist fundamentals are quickly made clear, so that the reader may confidently enter into tantra's oft-misunderstood "creation" and "completion" stages. In the creation stage, practitioners visualize themselves in the form of buddhas and other enlightened beings in order to break down their ordinary concepts of themselves and the world around them. This meditation practice prepares the mind for engaging in the completion stage, where one has a direct encounter with the ultimate nature of mind and reality.

Mah mudr

The original Tibetan text of student. The original Tibetan text of nearly 800 pages was composed by Takpo Tashi Namgyal (1512-1587) a great lama and a scholar of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

Author: Bkra-śis-rnam-rgyal (Dwags-po Paṇ-chen)

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120810747

Category: Mahāmudrā (Tantric rite)

Page: 488

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Mahamudra is the first English translation of a major Tibetan Buddhist presentation of the theory and practice of meditation-a manual detailing the various stages and practices for training the advanced student. The original Tibetan text of nearly 800 pages was composed by Takpo Tashi Namgyal (1512-1587), a great lama and a scholar of the kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. His text is so vast and thorough in scope that it is still the primary source used by living Tibetan meditation masters in instructing their disciples. The first major text representing the meditational methods of both mahayana and vajrayana Buddhism to appear in English, Mahamudra is an invaluable guide for advanced students, scholars, and Buddhist practitioners. Mahamudra is the first english translation of a major Tibetan Buddhist presentation of the theory and practice of meditation-a manual detailing the various stages and practices for training the advanced student. The original Tibetan text of student. The original Tibetan text of nearly 800 pages was composed by Takpo Tashi Namgyal (1512-1587) a great lama and a scholar of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The first major text representing the meditational methods of both mahayana and vajrayana Buddhism to appear in english. Mahamudra is an invaluable guide for advanced students, scholars, and buddhist practitionaers.