Tilopa's Mahamudra Upadesha: The Gangama Instructions with by Sangyes Nyenpa,David Molk

By Sangyes Nyenpa,David Molk

All lineages of Mahamudra meditation have their resource in a verse teaching—a "song of realization"—sung by means of the Mahasiddha Tilopa to his disciple Naropa at the banks of the Ganges River greater than one thousand years in the past. for the reason that that point, the which means of Tilopa’s directions has been handed without delay from grasp to disciple in a continual move that exists unbroken to this present day. This ebook deals the reader a unprecedented glimpse into the Mahamudra oral transmission, given in a standard Tibetan context by way of one of many lineage’s such a lot realized and complete modern masters.

Mahamudra meditation, whereas hugely complicated, is but uncomplicated, sensible, and available for someone, simply because what's pointed out and reflected upon is the very nature of one’s personal brain. In Sangyes Nyenpa Rinpoche’s phrases, "The contrast among deception and liberation lies in even if we comprehend the ever present nature of our personal brain or no longer. figuring out our personal face is liberation; now not understanding our personal face is samsara. this isn't anything some distance far away from us."
The directions are perfect for Westerners as the root textual content is plausible and Rinpoche has supplied an overview of his personal composition that makes it simply comprehensible. He explains terminology with common comparisons among Dzogchen and Mahamudra, charges prolifically from scripture, offers transparent examples, and usually cajoles, admonishes, and encourages his listeners to be precise to their very own religious path.

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