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Mahamudra Tantra

The Supreme Heart Jewel Nectar

By Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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Format: Paperback, 294 pages
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Published In: United Kingdom, 04 June 2005
Mahamudra is the union of great bliss and emptiness - the most subtle mind that experiences great bliss and realizes ultimate truth, the way things actually exist. From his practical experience, Geshe Kelsang explains how to prepare our mind for Mahamudra meditation, how to remove obstacles to successful practice, and how we can experience progressively subtler states of mind. By explaining how to uncover and purify the deepest level of our mind and to use this very subtle blissful mind to meditate on ultimate truth, he shows how we can destroy all our negative minds at their very root and quickly reach the state of full enlightenment.

Table of Contents

Illustrations; Preface; PART ONE - INTRODUCTION TO TANTRA: Basic View; Basic Intention; What is Tantra?; The Tantra of Generation Stage; The Tantra of Completion Stage' What is Mahamudra?; PART TWO: HOW TO TRAIN IN MAHAMUDRA: The Preliminary Guide; The Six Stages of Training in Mahamudra:; Identifying Our Own Mind; Realizing Our Mind Directly' Identifying Our Subtle Mind; Realizing Our Subtle Mind Directly; Identifying Our Very Subtle Mind; Realizing Our Very Subtle Mind Directly; PART THREE: WHAT IS EMPTINESS?: The Purpose of Meditating on Emptiness; The Emptiness of Our Body; The Emptiness of Our Mind; The Emptiness of Our I; Conventional and Ultimate Truths; The Union of the Two Truths; The Practice of Emptiness in Our Daily Activities; Dedication; Appendix I - An Explanation of Channels; Appendix II - An Explanation of Inner Winds; Appendix III - The Root Tantra of Heruka and Vajrayogini; Appendix IV - Liberating Prayer; Appendix V - A Handbook for the Daily Practice of Bodhisattva Vows and Tantric Vows; Appendix VI - Heart Jewel; Appendix VII - Vajra Hero Yoga; Glossary; Bibliography; Study Programmes of Kadampa Buddhism; Tharpa Offices Worldwide; Index

About the Author

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Resident in the West since 1977, he is the author of a series of highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has also founded several hundred Buddhist Centres throughout the world.

EAN: 9780948006937
ISBN: 0948006935
Publisher: Tharpa Publications
Dimensions: 18.95 x 12.9 x 1.91 centimetres (0.31 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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