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  Quintessence of the Union of Mahamudra and Dzokchen
By: Karma Chakme and Commentary by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche




 
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Author: Karma Chakme & Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche
Translator: Lama Yeshe Gyamtso
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781934608029
Publication Date: February 2008

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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.

The Quintessence of the Union of Mahamudra and Dzokchen, Karma Chakme, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, KTD Publications, Paperback, 2008, 360 Pages, $24.95
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Outrageous Truth April 8, 2008
Reviewer: Sally Clay from Lake Placid, FL United States  
The garuda on the cover of this book is an outrageous creature half bird and half man, representing primordial wisdom in both gods and humans. Karma Chakme, author of the root text, often compared his teachings to the garuda because they are both mahamudra and dzokchen. His eight songs are clear and easy to understand, yet comprehensive and thorough. These qualities also describe the commentary by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, abbot of KTD Monastery and a contemporary Tibetan master. The commentary contains concise instructions for the array of practices in vajrayana Buddhism, yet interspersed with practical instructions is always the advice to simply recognize the nature of mind, described as ground clear light. Rinpoche comments that the mind has always been what it is and of itself, but it has not been recognized. He points out that the path in both mahamudra and dzokchen consists of the purification of obscurations, and thereby gradual revelation of the innate qualities of the ground.

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