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Tilopa's Wisdom: His Life and Teachings on the Ganges Mahamudra
Author Khenchen Thrangu (著) ; O'Hearn, Peter (譯) ; Levinson, Jules (譯) ; Morrell, Jerry (譯) ; Lama Yeshe Gyamtso (譯)
EditionFirst edition; Illustrated edition
PublisherSnow Lion
Publisher Url
LocationBoulder, CO, US [博爾德, 科羅拉多州, 美國]
Content type書籍=Book
NoteKhenchen Thrangu is an eminent teacher of the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was appointed by the Dalai Lama to be the personal tutor for His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa and has authored many books, including The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer, Luminous Clarity, Advice from a Yogi, Pointing Out the Dharmakaya, Everyday Consciousness and Primordial Awareness, and Vivid Awareness.
AbstractAccessible and practical teachings on both the life of Tilopa, who founded the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and one of his most important texts on the practice of Mahamudra.

Most traditions of Mahamudra meditation can be traced back to the mahasiddha Tilopa and his Ganges Mahamudra, a “song of realization” that he sang to his disciple Naropa on the banks of the Ganges River more than a thousand years ago. In this book, Khenchen Thrangu, a beloved Mahamudra teacher, tells the extraordinary story of Tilopa’s life and explains its profound lessons. He follows this story with a limpid and practical verse-by-verse commentary on the Ganges Mahamudra, explaining its precious instructions for realizing Mahamudra, the nature of one’s mind. Throughout, Thrangu Rinpoche speaks plainly and directly to Westerners eager to receive the essence of Mahamudra instructions from an accomplished teacher.
Table of contentsEditor's Preface

Part One: The Life of Tilopa ix
1. Introduction 3
2. Childhood 7
3. Renouncing Samsara and Meeting His Teachers 11
4. Teaching Mahamudra at Pancapana 19
5. Receiving Secret Instructions 29
6. Gaining Disciples 35

Part Two: Teachings on the Ganges Mahamudra
7. Tilopa's Ganges Mahamudra: Root Text 47
8. Introduction 55
9. The View of Mahamudra in Six Metaphors 67
10. The Conduct of Mahamudra 89
11. The Commitments of Mahamudra 101
12. The Benefits of Practicing Mahamudra 107
13. The Defects of Not Practicing Mahamudra 111
14. How to Practice the Preliminaries 115
15. How to Practice the Main Body of Mahamudra 135

Afterword 155
Appendix A: Tilopa's Six Points for Mahamudra 157
Appendix B: The Five Buddha Families 161
Appendix C: The Eight Consciousnesses 163
Glossary 165
Glossary of Tibetan Terms 179
Notes 183
Annotated Bibliography 191
Index 197
Biographical Note about Khenchen Thrangu 207
ISBN9781559394871 (Paperback); 9780834842571 (ebook); 0834842572 (Paperback)
Created date2023.12.26
Modified date2023.12.26

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