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The Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning
Author Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche (著) ; Lama Tashi Namgyal (編) ; Lama Yeshe Gyamtso (譯) ; Lama Tashi Namgyal (引言) ; Lama Tashi Namgyal (註疏)
Edition2nd ed.
PublisherSnow Lion Publications
Publisher Url
LocationIthaca, NY, US [伊薩卡, 紐約州, 美國]
Content type書籍=Book
NoteThrangu Rinpoche (Tibetan: ཁྲ་འགུ་, Wylie: Khra-'gu [ˈtʰran.ɡu ˈrinpotʃe][need tone]) (1933 – 4 June 2023) was born in Kham, Tibet. He was deemed to be a prominent tulku (reincarnate lama) in the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, the ninth reincarnation in his particular line. His full name and title was the Very Venerable Ninth Khenchen Thrangu Tulku, Karma Lodrö Lungrik Maway Senge. The academic title Khenchen denotes great scholarly accomplishment (English-language analogues include the titles Distinguished Professor and Academic Fellow), and the term Rinpoche ("Precious" or "Precious One") is a Tibetan devotional title which may be accorded to respected teachers and exemplars.
AbstractThe Ocean of Definitive Meaning by the Ninth Karmapa (1556–1603) is the most profound and famous text on Mahamudra ever written and is of vital importance in the living Kagyu tradition. It offers a detailed, uniquely comprehensive presentation of instruction on both the view and the practice. In the teachings contained in this book, Thrangu Rinpoche has distilled the essence of the Ninth Karmapa’s massive text into manageable proportions and has given pointed guidance on the implementation of its instruction. According to Thrangu Rinpoche, Mahamudra practice is especially appropriate for Westerners and contemporary practitioners because it can be realized in the context of virtually any lifestyle. Mahamudra dissolves the artificial separation between phenomena and emptiness, revealing the radiant display of mind. The Ninth Karmapa’s text has traditionally been available only to advanced students. However, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche has kindly consented to the publication of these core teachings on the text, which he gave in the context of a retreat he led in 2001 in the mountains of British Columbia for 140 Western students. His compelling presentation provides teachers and students with a systematic approach to some of the highest practices in the Kagyu tradition. Thrangu Rinpoche’s extraordinary wisdom and insight make this new commentary a peerless jewel in the canons of spiritual literature.
Table of contentsIntroduction
First One Tames the Mind with the Practice of Tranquility
Grasping the Mind That Has Not Been Grasped 3 Stabilizing the Mind after It Has Been Grasped
Bringing Progress to the Mind That Has Been Stabilized
The Practice of Insight Which Eradicates the Kleshas 6 More on the First Insight Technique Looking at the Mind within Stillness
Looking Carefully at the Experience of Not Finding Anything
Within Stillness Looking Scrutinizing Identifying AwarenessEmptiness
Looking at the Mind within the Occurrence of Thought
Looking at the Mind within Appearances
ISBN9781559393706 (Paperback); 9781559397339 (Ebook)
Created date2023.09.08
Modified date2023.09.08

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