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Title Tilopa's wisdom : his life and teachings on the Ganges Mahamudra / Khenchen Thrangu ; based on translations from oral teachings by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso, Jules Levinson, and Jerry Morrell.
Author Thrangu, Rinpoche, 1933- author.
Publication Boulder : Snow Lion, 2019.
Copyright date ©2019
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 208 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Call # 294.392 T
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-196) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Childhood -- Renouncing Samsara and meeting his teachers -- Teaching Mahamudra at Pancapana -- Receiving secret instructions -- Gaining disciples -- Tilopa's Ganges mahamudra: root text -- Introduction -- The view of Mahamudra in six metaphors -- The conduct of Mahamudra -- The commitments of Mahamudra -- The benefits of practicing Mahamudra -- The defects of not practicing Mahamudra -- How to practice the preliminaries -- How to practice the main body of Mahamudra.
Summary "The lineage of the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism begins with Tilopa, who is said to have received the teachings of Mahamudra directly from the buddha Vajradhara. Tilopa expressed his realization in the form of spiritual songs, pithy yet beautiful poems that he sung spontaneously. In this book, Khenchen Thrangu, a contemporary Karma Kagyu master, first tells the story of Tilopa's life and explains the lessons we can learn from it. Then he provides verse-by-verse commentary on one of Tilopa's songs, the Mahamudra Upadesha, also known as the Ganges Mahamudra, and explains its precious instructions for realizing Mahamudra, the pinnacle of the Buddhist path to enlightenment. This path focuses on the direct experience of the nature of one's mind, which in this tradition is the primary means to realize ultimate reality and thus attain buddhahood. Thrangu Rinpoche speaks plainly, directly, and without using any technical jargon to Westerners eager to learn the fundamentals of Mahamudra from a recognized master. As Thrangu Rinpoche says, "Mahamudra is a practice that can be done by anyone. It is an approach that engulfs any practitioner with tremendous blessings that make it very effective and easy to implement. This is especially true in our present time and especially true for Westerners because in the West there are very few obstacles in the practice of Mahamudra""-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Tillopāda, 988-1069.
Buddhist priests -- India -- Biography.
Meditation -- Buddhism.
Mahāmudrā (Tantric rite)
Tillopāda, 988-1069. (OCoLC)fst00129977
Buddhist priests. (OCoLC)fst01727629
Mahāmudrā (Tantric rite) (OCoLC)fst01006024
Meditation -- Tantric Buddhism. (OCoLC)fst01015433
India. (OCoLC)fst01210276
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Addl. Author O'Hearn, Peter, 1959- translator.
Levinson, Jules B., translator.
Morrell, Jerry (Translator), translator.
ISBN 1559394870 (paperback) :
9781559394871 (paperback) :

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