An Ocean of the Ultimate Meaning: Teachings on Mahamudra

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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 buddhahood—with detailed instruction in tranquility and insight meditation. This is the only available volume that presents ...
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Overview

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 buddhahood—with detailed instruction in tranquility and insight meditation. This is the only available volume that presents Khenchen Thrangu's detailed commentary on this entire text.
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"A practical handbook for advanced meditators that discusses the subtleties of shamatha and vipashyana meditation, particularly their stages and the methods for working with obstacles."— Buddhadharma
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590300558
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/10/2004
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,453,398
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Khenchen Thrangu was born in Tibet in 1933. He has founded numerous monasteries and nunneries, schools for Tibetan children, and medical clinics. He has taught extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and is the abbot of Gampo Abbey. He was appointed by the Dalai Lama to be the personal tutor for the Seventeenth Karmapa.
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Table of Contents

Translator's Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1 The Preliminaries
1 The Particular Preliminaries 3
Pt. 2 The Main Practice
2 Essential Points of the Main Meditation 13
3 Settling the Unsettled Mind 25
4 Stabilizing the Settled Mind 41
5 Enhancing Stability in Meditation 54
6 Understanding Emptiness: The Three Turnings of the Dharma Wheel 63
7 Ascertaining the Mind's Nature 73
8 Cutting through the Root 83
9 Developing Certainty in the Union of Emptiness and Awareness 92
Pt. 3 The Concluding Topics
10 Enhancing the Result 123
11 Eliminating Obstacles 145
12 Proceeding along the Path: The Four Yogas of Mahamudra 152
13 Attaining the Result 161
Pt. 4 The Supplementary Teachings
14 Further Explanations of Mahamudra 167
Afterword 178
Notes 182
Glossary 187
Index 201
About the Author 205
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