Mahamudra: A Practical Guide (Paperback)

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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.

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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.

His Eminence the 12th Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche was born a son of the Sikkimese Royal Court and was recognized by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa as the twelfth incarnation of the Gharwang Tulkus. Rinpoche is the supreme lineage holder of the Whispered Lineage of the Zurmang Kagyu tradition. He teaches around the world.

Praise For…


“Gharwang Rinpoche’s work serves as a definitive manual, guiding aspiring mahamudra students along the complete path, beginning with a clear presentation of the preliminaries, through a detailed presentation of samatha and vipasyana, and concluding with enlightening instructions on the actualization of the result.”
—from the foreword by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen

 
— His Holiness the Sakya Trichen

“The line between sa?sara and nirva?a is very thin. This is because sa?sara is simply the projection of our minds, a projection created by confusion. Nirva?a is simply freedom from this confusion. You can sit on either side of the line between sa?sara and nirva?a. It’s up to you. But although the line is very thin, it takes extraordinary skill and profound wisdom to traverse the path from one side to the other—to dissolve the division itself. This book and these teachings are intended to serve as support for that journey.”
—from H. E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche’s introduction 

 
— H. E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche


Product Details
ISBN: 9781614295877
ISBN-10: 1614295875
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publication Date: April 20th, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English