The most in-depth and famed text on Mahamudra ever written, The Ocean of Definitive Meaning by the Ninth Karmapa offers a detailed, uniquely comprehensive presentation. Thrangu Rinpoche has distilled the essence of the Ninth Karmapa’s massive text and gives guidance in implementing the instructions. The availability of the translation of this text has traditionally been restricted to advanced students only. However, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche has consented to the publication of these core teachings. He believes Mahamudra is especially appropriate for Westerners because it can be realized in the context of virtually any lifestyle, revealing the radiant display of mind.
“Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche has a unique ability to bring forth the central issues of a text and make them available to a contemporary audience.”—H.H. the Seventeenth Karmapa
“Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche is among the wisest and most compassionate Buddhist masters alive today.”—Pema Chödrön, author of Taking the Leap
“Thrangu Rinpoche’s presentation makes accessible a classic text about the artificial separation between phenomena and emptiness.”—Midwest Book Review
“The single most useful Mahamudra text you'll ever read. Thrangu Rinpoche has distilled the most comprehensive of Wangchuk Dorje’s three works to present a systematic, wonderfully accessible guide to this especially timely practice.”—Ziji