The Practice of Mahamudra

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Mahamudra, the highest level of teaching within Tibetan Buddhism, rewards study and practice with the realization of the very nature of mind itself. There is not a single experience which is not subsumed within the realizations of Mahamudra. On his first tour of the United States, His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche gave detailed instructions in Mahamudra methods. He carefully explained each of the five stages of Mahamudra and taught its main meditational practices. He also gave precise instructions on posture and ...
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Overview

Mahamudra, the highest level of teaching within Tibetan Buddhism, rewards study and practice with the realization of the very nature of mind itself. There is not a single experience which is not subsumed within the realizations of Mahamudra. On his first tour of the United States, His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche gave detailed instructions in Mahamudra methods. He carefully explained each of the five stages of Mahamudra and taught its main meditational practices. He also gave precise instructions on posture and breathing for meditation, and answered many common questions using the teachings of Tilopa and Gampopa to illustrate his various points.
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“The clearest presentation of Mahamudra meditation practice available in English.—Wisconsin Bookwatch

"It is fortunate that this little tome has been re-published. . . . In clean and crisp terms through each chapter we are given guideposts"—New Age Retailer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559393232
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 1,430,362
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

His Holiness Chetsang Rinpoche is the thirty-seventh Drikung Kyabgon head of the Drikung Kagyu order of Tibetan Buddhism. He has worked tirelessly to renew and spread its scholarly and meditative traditions in many countries, including the United States. He lives at the seat of the Drikung Kagyu order in Dehra Dun, India.
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  • Posted June 21, 2009

    Do or Dharma

    Drikung Rinpoche's "The Practice of Mahamudra" is a small book with a big "one hand clapping" round of applause. The Tibetean Buddhist practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen can be arcane at best and at worst, opaque. Drikung has done a masterful job in this overview of Mahamudra practice and meaning.

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