This book grows out of an oral teaching that Khenchen Thrangu gave in Crestone, Colorado, on Karma Chagme’s text Meaningful to Behold: The Essential Instructions of the Compassionate One on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. Thrangu Rinpoche explains in lucid detail the advanced meditation practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen and also their similarities and differences, including advice on how to safely perform some of the more advanced Dzogchen practices.
Karma Chagme was born in Tibet in 1613. He was a major lineage holder of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and his writings have also become central to the Payul Nyingma order.
"The lucid clarity of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche’s commentary illuminates Karma Chagme’s precious text on the union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen for today’s Dharma practitioners. It is simple, practical, and profound—it instructs, inspires, and encourages meditators in the work of realizing the true nature of mind." —The Twelfth Kenting Tai Situpa
"It is outstanding that these two great masters, renowned for making good sense of the Tibetan Buddhist practices, are together at last: the incredible Karma Chagme (1613–1678) and the beloved teacher of our times Thrangu Rinpoche. In this book you will find literally everything you need to know for authentic dharma practice laid out with luminous clarity." —Sarah Harding, translator of Machik’s Complete Explanation