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The Third Karmapa's Mahamudra Prayer

  • by 
  • XII Khentin Tai Situpa Rinpoche

SKU# 9781559391696

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Snow Lion | 02/20/2002
Pages: 118 | Size: 5.50 x 8.50
ISBN: 9781559391696

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The Mahamudra Prayer by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje is a short yet thorough and profound text which presents all the essential points of Mahamudra teaching in terms of view, practice, and fruition. It is a classic that, especially in the tradition of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, has been and is widely used whenever a disciple is given a first introduction into Mahamudra. The Third Karmapa shows how to recognize our ultimate potential as a buddha. The short root text is further explained by Khentin Tai Situpa Pema Donyo Nyingje Wangpo, the twelfth incarnation of the Tai Situpa lineage, which is one of the most important lineages of the Kagyu tradition. His deep understanding of Western culture, especially of the Western psychological perspective, allows him to expound the Dharma with a clarity and directness that is truly inspiring.

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"Mahamudra is the ultimate nature of mind—the Third Karmapa's Mahamudra Prayer is both an aspiration that all sentient beings realize the mind's true nature, as well as a clear concise and complete explanation of how we can do so. In this book, the brilliant master Tai Situ Rinpoche explains the Mahamudra Prayer to the modern audience directly in English in a way that is both profound and easy for everyone to understand. Such teachings are priceless and all who aspire to realize the luminous clarity that is the basic nature of mind would benefit greatly from reading this book."—Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

"H.E. Tai Situ Rinpoche's commentary brilliantly brings to life the ancient wisdom of the Mahamudra lineage with precision, clarity, and directness. All levels of meditation practitioners will greatly benefit from reading this wonderful book."—Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

"I am sincerely grateful for Rosemarie Fuchs—for her great assistance in translating and editing this teaching and to Snow Lion for making this teaching available to benefit many beings."—Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

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