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Essentials of Mahamudra: looking directly at the mind

by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

What would you see if you looked directly at your mind?

The Tibetan Buddhist teachings on mahamudra are known for their ability to lead to profound realization. Peaceful and infinitely adaptable, these teachings are as useful for today's busy world as they have been for centuries.

Written by the tutor to the seventeenth Karmapa, Essentials of Mahamudra is a commentary on Tashi Namgyal's famous Moonlight of Mahamudra-a text that the sixteenth Karmapa had identified as the most valuable for Westerners. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche recognized that Western meditators don't just need to know how to maintain our meditation practice-we need to know why we should do it. Unmatched in its directness, Essentials of Mahamudra addresses both these needs, rendering one of the most advanced forms of meditation more easily adaptable to our everyday lives.


Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche (was) one of the foremost mahamudra teachers. 'It (mahamudra meditation) is peaceful and gentle,' he writes in ESSENTIALS OF MAHAMUDRA. The book is based on Tashi Namgyal's 'Moonlight of Mahamudra,' a sixteenth-century text that lays out the rationale behind the mahamudra practices, along with detailed instructions, including how to continue practicing off the cushion. ESSENTIALS contains answers to students' questions - helpful to practitioners at any level.

What makes Rinpoche's work distinctive is the clarity and vividness of his religious thought.
—Library Journal

Essentials of Mahamudra: looking directly at the mind

ISBN / Product Code: 9780861713714

Format: Paperback

Length: 352 pages

Size: 228 x 152mm

Availability: In stock

Price: $A 35.95

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