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Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra
By: Tai Situ Rinpoche / Rangjung Dorje
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" The essence and pith of the Lord Buddha's teachings is Mahamudra, which is the jewel of contemplative practice and the profound instruction of the Kagyu lineage. The Third Karmapa's influence and benefit to the Kagyu Lineage is incalculable and one of the many profound texts he composed is the Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra, which arose from his own realisation. The prayer contains the entire path and view of Mahamudra, and its depth and beauty is unveiled in this line by line commentary."
Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra of Definitive Meaning Part 1, 10-Day Teaching 1997
By: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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The 1997 Ten Day Teaching by Venerable Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche on the "Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra of Definitive Meaning" by the Third Gyalwa Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje, and the commentary on that by the Eighth Situpa Tenpa'i Nyinchay.
Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra of Definitive Meaning Part 2, 10-Day Teaching, 1998, Restricted
By: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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The 1998 Ten-Day Teachings by Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Continuing the commentary on the Eighth Situ Rinpoche's text on The Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra of Definitive Meaning by the Third Gyalwa Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje, English Translation by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso.
Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra of Definitive Meaning Part 3, 10-Day Teaching 1999, Restricted
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10-Day Teaching 1999. Concludes Aspiration Prayer of Mahamudra of Definitive Meaning, and begins Part 1 of Pointing Out The Dharmakaya. This same Part 1 is duplicated in the 2000 teaching with Part 2 of Pointing Out The Dharmakaya, so that the 2000 10-Day Teaching Pointing Out The Dharmakaya is complete.
Aspirational Prayer for Mahamudra
Aspirational Prayer for Mahamudra
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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The Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje wrote a commonly recited vajra song or doha expressing his understanding of Mahamudra meditation and the path which leads to it.
This spiritual song consists of twenty-five verses and in this book is a translation of the verses along with a verse-by-verse commentary by Thrangu Rinpoche. If one wants an excellent overview of the profound method of Mahamudra meditation, this book is a very good place to start.


Clarifying the Natural State
Clarifying the Natural State
By: Dakpo Tashi Namgyal
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A practical manual for both teacher and student alike, Clarifying the Natural State covers the path from mindfulness to complete enlightenment, simply and methodically. Presenting the profound and ultimate instruction of Mahamudra, it embodies the realization of India and Tibet's greatest masters.



Cloudless Sky; The Mahamudra Path of the Tibetan Buddhist Kagyu School
By: Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye
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Opens the way to a deeper knowledge of mahamudra, a Buddhist system of meditation on the nature of the mind. The author provides a detailed commentary on the Vajra Song of the first Jamgon Kongtrul (1813-1899), elucidating the stages of ground, path, and fruition for those who wish to meditate according to this system.
Crystal Clear
Crystal Clear: Practical Advice for Mahamudra Meditators
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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. Crystal Clear by the learned and realized Tibetan Master Thrangu Rinpoche, is a companion volume to the classic meditation manual - Clarifying the Natural State. In his straightforward and lucid style Rinpoche gives us an indispensable guidebook for insight practice (vipashyana). For people who want more than just theory, this is a handbook that begins with watching the breath and leads practitioners through stages of realization, all the way to complete enlightenment.

Daily Life as Mahamudra, Thrangu Rinpoche
Daily Life as Mahamudra
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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In this modern society when everyone has to work and every individual has their own particular difficulties, the most outstanding and extraordinary oral instructions are those of Mahamudra. In particular for all of us who live in the West, these extraordinary oral instructions have great benefit, are extremely easy to practice, and make it easy to attain the ultimate result.
--- Thrangu Rinpoche


Drukchen Padma Karpos Collected Works on Mahamudra
Drukchen Padma Karpo's Collected Works on Mahamudra , translated by Tony Duff
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This book contains all of Padma Karpo's writings on Mahamudra as found in his Collected Works.  Padma Karpo [1527-1592 C.E.] was the fourth Drukchen or leader of the Drukpa Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.  He is one of the most famous of all Tibetan authors, and is well-known for his erudite explanations of difficult subjects.
Ecstatic Spontaneity
By: Guenther, Herbert
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Saraha's Three Cycles of Doha. Hermeneutical thinking poses a challenge to the hegemony of representational thinking, which in turn tends to dismiss it as the plaything of eccentrics. Saraha was one such eccentric. The Buddhists had a different name for his kind. They are called "mahasiddha" achievers... Saraha stands out among the eccentric achievers for the sheer volume of work he produced and the influence it had on later Tibetan works in the genre.
Essentials of Mahamudra: Looking Directly at the Mind
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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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.
Gampopa Teaches Essence Mahamudra: Interviews with his Heart Disciples, Dusum Khyenpa and Others
Gampopa Teaches Essence Mahamudra: Interviews with his Heart Disciples, Dusum Khyenpa and Others , translated by Tony Duff
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This book began as a translation of the Interviews section of Gampopa's Collected Works.  Interviews or question and answer sessions as they are literally called in Tibetan are records of the personal interviews of a great teacher with those who come to see him.  These are among the most interesting writings to be found in Tibetan literature because of the very personal quality found in them.
Gampopa's Mahamudra: The Five Part Mahamudra of the Kagyu
Gampopa's Mahamudra: The Five Part Mahamudra of the Kagyus
By: Gampopa / Tony Duff
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Mahamudra is reality! "Five-Part Mahamudra" is a specific and effective way of entering reality.  It was first taught by Lord Gampopa, one of the mainstays of the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.  He taught it to his heart disciple Phagmo Drupa who taught it widely.
Garland of Mahamudra Practices
Garland of Mahamudra Practices
By: Konchog Gyaltshen
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Mahamudra, or the Great Seal, refers to a path to enlightenment taught by the Buddha and transmitted through the spiritual lineage of Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, and Milarepa. Gampopa, a disciple of Milarepa who lived in the eleventh century, brought together these teachings of the Buddha into one five-fold path consisting of an enlightened motivation, deity yoga, guru yoga, mahamudra and proper dedication.
Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra
Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra
By: Dalai Lama
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Mahamudra, the great sealing nature, refers to systems of meditation on both the conventional and ultimate natures of the mind. These have been transmitted through the Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Within the Gelug, mahamudra teachings occur in a combined Gelug/Kagyu tradition, exemplified in the First Panchen Lama's Root Text for the Precious Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra.
Ground, Path & Fruition
By:The 12th Kenting Tai Situpa Rinpoche
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An extraordinary teaching in which Rinpoche covers the foundation of dharma, how to understand the dharma, its history, how it was brought to Tibet, the main philosophical schools (including Rangtong and Shentong), logic, precepts, Chenrezig practice, Lojong, Shamatha and Vipashyana Meditation and Mahamudra.
Introduction to Mahamudra Meditation
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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This a quite extraordinary teaching by Thrangu Rinpoche on the path and stages of Mahamudra meditation.
He covers the foundation practices, shamata, vipashyana, creation and completion and Mahamudra along with detailed explanations of posture, technique and practice. Included are some excellent question and answer discussions and teachings on bringing obstacles on the path.
Introduction to Mahamudra
Introduction to Mahamudra: The Co-emergent Unification
By: Drigung Kyopa Jigten Sumgon
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The Unification of Co-emergent Mahamudra is the amalgamation of the whole range of essential pith instructions in the Buddha’s teachings of sutra and tantra. Left behind by the past siddhas, it is the most profound Dharma of the Kagyud lineage in general and the Dagpo Kagyud lineage in particular. It is a very convenient practice, emphasized by the Dharma Lord Gampopa.


Life of Tilopa & The Ganges Mahamudra
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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The first section of this book is the spiritual biography of Tilopa, the Indian yogi who is considered the founding father of the unbroken lineage of the Kagyupa tradition. It is not a biography in the ordinary sense, but inspirational stories of the events that led to his realization, how he began and applied himself, the methods he used, and how through his realization he benefited others.
The second section of the book contains the root text and commentary on the The Ganges Mahamudra, Tilopa's oral instructions for the accomplishing enlightenment - considered the source text for all Kagyu doctrine and the tradition of Mahamudra meditation in general.
Tilopa gave these instructions on the banks of the Ganges River sometime in the eleventh century to his student Naropa, who in turn transmitted them to his Tibetan disciple Marpa Lotsawa. For over a thousand years it has been passed down through an unbroken lineage of realized teachers to Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, so this publication represents something quite extraordinary and wonderful.
Looking Directly at Mind, the Moonlight of Mahamudra
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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Mahamudra is the principle meditation of the Kagyu Lineage. This is a meditation of practitioners, not scholars or logicians. Briefly, it involves looking directly into the mind to understand the true nature of reality.
Mahamudra meditation is particularly appropriate for modern students because this meditation does not require taking monastic ordination or doing extensive retreats. This form of meditation has come down to us from the mahasiddhas of India who were carpenters, university professors, kings, fishermen, and common laborers. They practiced this meditation while having families and engaging in their daily work and were able to reach enlightenment with this meditation.
Thrangu Rinpoche used Tashi Namgyal's The Moonlight of Mahamudra as a guide for this teaching. The choice of this book was actually that of His Holiness, the Sixteenth Karmapa. Thrangu Rinpoche gave five sets of teachings on this vast text to help clarify it for his students at five yearly Mahamudra Retreats at Big Bear in California.
For the first time all five teachings have been condensed into one book with a complete glossary, notes, bibliography, and index. Any student wanting to understand these profound teachings will find that they are described in detail and that Thrangu Rinpoche's commentary is extraordinarily clear.
Mahamudra : The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and Meditation
By: Takpo Tashi Namgyal
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 Mahamudra - The Moonlight - The Quintessence of Mind and Meditation represents the advanced doctrine and practice as understood and realized by the Kagyupa Order of Tibetan Buddhism.

This extraordinary treatise provides not only a wealth of knowledge but also methods for realizing enlightenment. In writing this work the great Tibetan teacher Tashi Namgyal (1511-1587) made known many of the ancient secret oral teachings and published them as xylographic prints. In the course of his extensive studies and training, Tashi Namgyal studied with some Sakyapa teachers and even acted as the abbot of Nalanda Sakyapa Monastery, north of Lhasa.

During his later years he functioned as Gampopa's regent and as chief abbot of the monastery of Daklha Gampo, in South Tibet.

This great Tibetan classic, which is widely recognized as an outstanding original work, reveals profound wisdom. The text draws systematically on the vital knowledge and the practical methods of the Buddhist sciences that form the major part of the monastic syllabus. From the sacred law (vinaya) comes the tenet of self-control, the conquest and transformation of the mind. From the essential aspects of logic (pramana) come the methods of determining the nature of reality. From the psychological branch of the sublime doctrine (abhidharma) come the methods of identifying and eliminating the root of self-delusion. From the tenets of the Buddha's transcendental wisdom (prajnaparamita) come the ways of achieving insight into the universal voidness as the ultimate state. From the Mahayana system of self-realization comes the essential practice known as (the twin principles of) transcendental wisdom and infinite compassion. From this ideal emanate the psychological methods for reorienting self-centeredness to a definite concern and compassion for others. From the Buddhist tantric doctrine come the methods of transforming inner delusion and its manifestations into aspects of transcendental wisdom.

Mahamudra and Atiyoga
Mahamudra and Atiyoga
By: Giuseppe Baroetto
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Mahamudra and Atiyoga are particular forms of Buddhist spirituality: Mahamudra, the ‘Great Seal’, is considered by Tibetan teachers to be the essence of both the short path and the final instructions that conclude the gradual common and esoteric paths of Buddhist doctrines; Atiyoga or ‘Extreme Union’ represents the Buddhist Dzogchen or ‘Great Completeness’ doctrine. This volume comprises commentaries on and the transliteration of some ancient Tibetan texts, authored by Buddhist mystics and Tantric teachers of Mahamudra and Atiyoga. Translated from the Italian, the book is based on oral instructions received by the author from Tibetan teachers. It discusses the insights of the sacred texts and the commentaries on them with respect to the nature of consciousness and phenomenal existence, meditation on guru and deity, Tantric sexuality, and the introduction to and realization of non-dual awareness. Simple to understand, the commentaries explain the many meanings of the texts and the symbols and images used. They motivate readers to observe for themselves and personally experience the significance of the traditions and the application of their methods of practice. The volume will be useful to all students and scholars of Buddhist studies, particularly of the Buddhist Tantric tradition, and of Tibetan religion and culture.
Mahamudra and Related Instructions: Core Teachings of the Kagyu Schools
Mahamudra and Related Instructions: Core Teachings of the Kagyu Schools
By: Peter Alan Roberts
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The Kagy school of Tibetan Buddhism began in the 11th century with such renowned figures as Marpa and Milarepa, and it continues today with the Karmapa and several best-selling authors, including Pema Chodron and Chogyam Trungpa. Mahamudra, the Great Seal, is a central teaching of the Kagy school, along with the so-called six dharmas of Naropa. Formulated as a systematic practice by Gampopa (1079-1153), the mahamudra teachings trace their source to earlier Indian materials and focus on the cultivation of profound insight into the nature of the mind.
Mahamudra Meditation
By: Traleg Rinpoche & Bokar Rinpoche
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Teachings on Mahamudra and the Mahamudra Attitude Towards Meditation

This volume contains several teachings focusing on the mahamudra approach to meditation.
The first section provides an overview of mahamudra. The section is a transcript of teaching given by the Venerable Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche at the annual Buddhist Summer School held at Melbourne University in January 1993.
Mahamudra Teaching of the Supreme Siddhas
By: Tai Situ Rinpoche (Eighth)
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This book presents all of the stages of instruction on the path of rnahamudra. It is a concise and complete teaching with formal instructions on the ground, path and fruition of mahamudra practice. The eighth Situpa was a remarkable scholar and practitioner and his commentary is both vast and profound.
Mahamudra Teachings
Mahamudra Teachings
By: H E Garchen Triptrul Rinpoche (Author), Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen (Translator)
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This text contains Mahamudra teachings given by Garchen Rinpoche during his first visit to the United States in 1997. These teachings are based on the teachings of Lord Jigten Sumgon as clarified by RInpoche's own experience and realization and thus represent a unique record of the transmission of Mahamudra in the Drikung Kagyu lineage. In this respect, this is truly a remarkable set of teachings, stemming from the father of the Drikung Kagyu lineage.
Mahamudra Teachings
Mahamudra Teachings
By: Tai Situ Rinpoche
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In the first part Rinpoche explains the meaning and source of Mahamudra in terms of ground, path and fruition. In the second half he explains Mahamudra from the perspective of practice and the path, covering the four contemplations, ngondro, shamata, vipashyanaand Mahamudra meditation. His commentary is based on “Mahamudra Ocean of Certainty” by the 9th Karmapa.
Mahamudra: Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance
Mahamudra: Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance
By: 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje
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Mahamudra, or the Great Seal, refers to a Mahayana Buddhist system of meditation on the nature of the mind and is undertaken for realizing Enlightenment. This text, by the Ninth Karmapa (1556-1603), is one of the most famous expositions of this meditational system. It covers both the preliminary practices as well as the actual Mahamudra meditations of mental quiescence (shamatha) and penetrative insight (vipasyana), Explaining the stages and paths as traveled in this system, it represents a complete path to Enlightenment.
Accompanying the root text is a commentary given orally by Beru Khyentze Rinpoche, based on the teachings of his guru, His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa.
As a proper relation with a Guru is essential for realizing Mahamudra, also included is the basic text on Guru devotion by the first century B.C. Indian master Asvaghosa with an oral commentary by Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey.
Masters of Mahamudra: Songs and Histories of the Eighty-Four Buddhist Siddhas
By: Abhayadatta, Keith Dowman
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In Tibetan Buddhism, Mahamudra represents a perfected level of meditative realization: it is the inseparable union of wisdom and compassion, of emptiness and skillful means. These eighty-four masters, some historical, some archetypal, accomplished this practice in India where they lived between the eighth and twelfth centuries. Leading unconventional lives, the siddhas include some of the greatest Buddhist teachers; Tilopa, Naropa, and Marpa among them.
Meditation Differently
By: Guenther
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Phenomenological-psychological Aspects of Tibetan Buddhism(Mahamudra and sNying-thig) Practices from Original Tibetan Sources
Despite the interest in meditation, few works have studied what “meditation” means within the original traditions. “Meditation Differently” presents a translation of an important Tibetan work which contrasts and compares two central traditions of Buddhist meditative practice- the Mahamudra and rDzogs-chen. particularly the sNying-thig version. This translation is supplemented by a detailed commentary based on original Tibetan sources by Dr. Guenther.
Mind at Ease
Mind at Ease: Self-Liberation Through Mahamudra Meditation
By: Traleg Rinpoche
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In this uniquely insightful overview and practice guide, Traleg Rinpoche presents a thorough introduction to the Kagyu Lineage's Mahamudra tradition . The author's approach is straightforward - he presents the Mahamudra teachings as a means of seeing things in, as he says, "a positive open light. Even things we might normally regard as bad and undesirable can be interpreted in a more uplifting way due to the expansiveness of the Mahamudra vision." Mahamudra - which means "great seal" or "great symbol," referring to the symbol or mark of ultimate reality, or emptiness - points to the true nature of mind as well as the ultimate insubstantiality of all things.
The book includes an exploration of Mahamudra fundamentals and thorough explanation of Ground , Path, and Fruition Mahamudra, including meditation techniques for investigating, experiencing, and contemplating these teachings.
Naked Awareness
Naked Awareness: Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen
By: Karma Chagme
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In this classic 17th-century presentation of the union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, Karma Chagme, one of the great patriarchs of both of these lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, begins with an overview of the spirit of awakening and the nature of actions and their ethical consequences. Then, drawing from his enormous erudition and profound experience, Karma Chagme gives exceptionally lucid instructions on the two phases of Dzogchen practice - the Breakthrough and the Leap-over - followed by an accessible introduction to the practice of the transference of consciousness at the time of death.
Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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The Ocean of Definitive Meaning by the Ninth Karmapa (1556-1603) is the most in-depth and famed text on Mahamudra ever written and is of vital importance in the living Kagyu tradition. It offers a detailed, uniquely comprehensive presentation of instructions on both the view and the practice. In the teachings contained in this book, Thrangu Rinpoche has distilled the essence of the Ninth Karmap’s massive text into manageable proportions and has given pointed guidance on the implementation of its instructions.
Ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje's Ocean of Certainty
By: Traleg Rinpoche
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The realization of impermanence and the inevitability of death have acted as the motivating factor for one to realize the depth of suffering of samsara. Therefore, one has abandoned all concerns with temporal matters, but has given one's thoughts to the welfare of all sentient beings who are one's own mother and father. For their benefit, one would like to attain enlightenment. Furthermore, such an individual may want to achieve enlightenment in one lifetime with one body through use of the effective methods of Vajrayana." from Transcript
Ocean of the Ultimate Meaning: Teachings on Mahamudra
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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In this new book, Khenchen Thrangu provides an exhaustive commentary on the longest and most comprehensive of the three classic treatises on Mahamudra composed by the sixteenth-century scholar Wangchuk Dorje, the Ninth Karmapa.
Khenchen Thrangu's teachings encompass the entire path of Mahamudra, including the preliminaries, the main practice, removing obstacles, and attaining the result of buddhahoodùwith detailed instruction in tranquility and insight meditation. This is the only available volume that presents Khenchen Thrangu's detailed commentary on this entire text.
Opening the Door to Certainty
By: Bokar Rinpoche
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Perfect Clarity: Essentials of Mahamudra and Dzogchen
Perfect Clarity: Essentials of Mahamudra and Dzogchen
By: Erik Pema Kunsang, Marcia Schmidt, Michael Tweed
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Perfect Clarity is an anthology of essential writings on Mahamudra and Dzogchen for the student of Tibetan Buddhism. Mahamudra, a meditation practice focusing on the nature of mind, and Dzogchen, a body of teachings aimed at realizing the "great perfection" or natural, primordial state, are central to Vajrayana practitioners today.

Translator Erik Pema Kunsang has selected works by legendary masters both ancient and modern. From the distant, mythic past come teachings from Guru Rinpoche (also known as Padmasambhava), the tantric master who established Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet in the ninth century, his consort Yeshe Tsogyal, and the famous yogis Milarepa (1040-1123), and Longchenpa (1308-1363). More recent teachers included in this collection are Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991), and Khenpo Ganshar, the root guru of Chogyam Trungpa, and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. The writings are in a variety of forms reflecting the genius of each contributor: chapters of detailed meditation instructions, inspired poems, and parable-like stories.

Pointing Out the Dharmakaya
Pointing Out the Dharmakaya
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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Pointing Out the Great Way: Stages of Meditation in Mahamudra
By: Daniel Brown
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Invaluable for the deep meditator, Pointing Out the Great Way is a comprehensive volume on mahamudra meditation, fully rooted in traditional texts and yet sensitive to the modern Western reader's needs. Author Daniel Brown takes a "gradual stages" approach to mahamudra, and teaches from a psychological perspective, explaing how this very powerful form of meditation actually works.
   A number of works on Buddhist meditation stages in general and mahamudra in particular are already available in English, yet no single text or commentary on the stages of mahamudra meditation captures the inner experience of these stages in sufficient detail to convey its richness.
Pointing Out the Great Way
integrates material from a variety of root texts, pratical maunals, and commentaries to creat a comprehensive pratice resource. It distills and arranges the experiences of great adepts who have traversed the path of meditation to the point of perfect mastery.
Practice of Mahamudra
Practice of Mahamudra
By: Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche
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Mahamudra represents the highest level of teaching within Tibetan Buddhism. Its study and practice leads to the realization of the very nature of reality itself - there is not a single phenomenon which is not subsumed within the realizations of Mahamudra. In 1994, H.H. Chetsang Rinpoche toured the USA and gave detailed instructions in Mahamudra methods based on the ancient traditions of Tibet and India. He carefully explained each of the five stages of Mahamudra and taught many meditation practices. His Holiness also gave precise instructions on meditative posture and breathing and responded with helpful answers to student's questions using  the teachings of Tilopa and Gampopa to illustrate various points. This book is a record of His Holiness' teachings on Mahamudra, and is the clearest presentation of Mahamudra meditation practice available.
Quintessence of the Union of Mahamudra and Dzokchen
By: Karma Chakme and Commentary by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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"The Quintessence of the Union of Mahamudra and Dzokchen presents in a very concise and inclusive way all that an individual actually needs to practice in order to attain awakening. This style of presentation, in its brevity and directness, is appropriate for the present time because our mental afflictions are strong and life is short. We do not have time to waste."             Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche

The text, which is composed of eight songs, presents the quintessence of both mahamudra and dzokchen while celebrating their fundamental unity. Written in Karma Chakme's unique style of extreme simplicity and great profundity, it makes what is normally difficult to understand very easy and straightforward.
Song for the King : Saraha on Mahamudra Meditation
By: Thrangu Rinpoche
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Mahamudra is the basic meditation practice for many Tibetan Buddhists, particularly of the Kagyu tradition. It is particularly adaptable for modern people, since it involves no rituals and can be incorporated into all daily activities. Saraha's Song for the King is a short verse text from classical India that is a basis for the tradition and is widely known in Tibetan Buddhist circles. It is often the basis for teachings given in the West, but there is only one outdated translation of it in print, first published in 1969. Michele Martin has produced a stellar new translation, which is accompanied by a commentary from the well-known teacher Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, who is uniquely skilled and concerned with making this method of meditation available to Westerners. While pithy and accessible, the book easily stands up to academic scrutiny, and includes the original Tibetan as well, making it ideal for the popular, scholarly, and Tibetan audiences all at once.
Spacious Path to Freedom
Spacious Path to Freedom, Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga
By: Karma Chagme
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This manual of Tibetan meditation simply and thoroughly presents the profound Dzogchen and Mahamudra systems of practice. Karma Chagme sets forth the stages of meditation practice including the cultivation of meditative quiescence and insight, the experiential identification of awareness, and the highest steps of Mahamudra and Atiyoga leading to perfect enlightenment in one lifetime. Drawing from his enormous textual erudition and mastery of Tibetan oral tradition, he shows how these two meditative systems can be unified into a single , integrated approach to realizing the ultimate nature of consciousness. Karma Chagme was a major lineage-holder of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and his writings have also become central to the Payul Nyingma order, making him an ideal figure to integrate two of the great meditation systems of Tibet: Mahamudra and Atiyoga.
Third Karmapa's Mahamudra Prayer
Third Karmapa's Mahamudra Prayer
By: Tai Situ Rinpoche
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The Mahamudra Prayer by the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje, shows how to recognize our ultimate potential as a buddha. The Third Karmapa presents the fundamental and essential points of Mahamudra teachings in terms of view, practice, and fruition. It is a classic in the Karma Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism and is used when a disciple is first introduced to Mahamudra.

Tilopa's Mahamudra Upadesha
Tilopa's Mahamudra Upadesha: The Gangama Instructions with Commentary
By: Sangyes Nyenpa Rinpoche
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All lineages of Mahamudra meditation have their source in a verse teachinga song of realizationsung by the Mahasiddha Tilopa to his disciple Naropa on the banks of the Ganges River more than a thousand years ago. Since that time, the meaning of Tilopas instructions has been passed directly from master to disciple in a continuous stream that exists unbroken to this day. This book offers the reader a rare glimpse into the Mahamudra oral transmission, given in a traditional Tibetan context by one of the lineages most learned and accomplished contemporary masters.

Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen Part 1, 10-Day Teaching 2001
By: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen Part 6, 10-Day Teaching 2006
By: Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
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Wild Awakening: The Heart of Mahamudra & Dzogchen
By: Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
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Seen as the culmination of all practice and study by the New Translation Schools of Tibetan Buddhism, the experience of Mahamudra, or "great symbol," is an overwhelming sense of extraordinary clarity, totally open and nondualistic. Dzogchen, or "great perfection," is the ultimate teaching according to the Nyingma tradition and also represents the pinnacle of spiritual development.
Both lineages of meditation practice emphasize the ultimate state of awareness within and the clear and luminous nature of the mind. In this book, Dzogchen Ponlop, holder of the wisdom lineages of both Dzogchen and Mahamudra, presents the view and practices of these two traditions with a pragmatic approach and informal style. He teaches that by applying ourselves to these practices, we can all experience our world more directly.