GARLAND OF MAHAMUDRA PRACTICES by Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche, trans. & ed. by Katherine Rogers
Mahamudra, or the Great Seal, refers to a path to enlightenment taught by the Buddha and transmitted through the spiritual lineage of Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, and Milarepa. Gampopa, a disciple of Milarepa who lived in the eleventh century, brought together these teachings of the Buddha into one five-fold path consisting of an enlightened motivation, deity yoga, guru yoga, mahamudra and proper dedication. His main disciple, Pakmo Druba, gave this approach the name "The Profound Five-fold Path of Mahamudra."
THE GELUG/KAGYU TRADITION OF MAHAMUDRA by H. H. the Dalai Lama and Alexander Berzin
Within the Gelug tradition, mahamudra teachings are exemplified in the First Panchen Lama's Root Text for the Precious Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra. The work presented here contains two brilliant commentaries by the Dalai Lama. Berzin's overview of mahamudra discusses the relation of mind, appearances and reality and offers practical techniques for overcoming problems due to excessive worry, anxiety and disturbing thought. This treasury of practical instruction contains extensive teachings on the nature of mind, the development of shamata, sutra and tantra levels of mahamudra, and the compatibility of Dzogchen and anuttarayoga tantra.
GROUND, PATH AND FRUITION by HE the 12th Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche
An extraordinary teaching in which Rinpoche covers the foundation of dharma, how to understand the dharma, its history, how it was brought to Tibet, the main philosophical schools (including Rangtong and Shentong), logic, precepts, Chenrezig practice, Lojong, Shamatha and Vipashyana Meditation and Mahamudra.
Introduction to Mahamudra Meditation by Thrangu Rinpoche
This a quite extraordinary teaching by Thrangu Rinpoche on the path and stages of Mahamudra meditation.
He covers the foundation practices, shamata, vipashyana, creation and completion and Mahamudra along with detailed explanations of posture, technique and practice. Included are some excellent question and answer discussions and teachings on bringing obstacles on the path.
Introduction to Mahamudra the Co-Emergent Unification by Jigten Sumgon
"...the Unification of Co-emergent Mahamudra is the amalgamation of the whole gamut of essential pithy instructions in Buddha's teachings of sutra and tantra. Left behind by the former siddhas, it is the most profound Dharma of the Kagyu lineage in general and the Dakpo Kagyu lineage in particular. It is a very convenient practice, emphasized by the Dharma Lord Gampopa."..from the foreword by HH the Drinkung Kyabgon Chetsang
Lamp of Mahamudra is a meditation manual on one of the most advanced practices of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, written by a seventeenth-century master of both the Kagyu and Nyingma Schools. This precise text distills the instructions of the practice lineage and describes the entire path of meditation leading to the ultimate fruition. The book includes advice from Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
THE LIFE OF TILOPA AND THE GANGES MAHAMUDRA by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
Tilopa gave these instructions on the banks of the Ganges River sometime in the eleventh century to his student Naropa, who in turn transmitted them to his Tibetan disciple Marpa Lotsawa. For over a thousand years it has been passed down through an unbroken lineage of realized teachers to Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, so this publication represents something quite extraordinary and wonderful.
MAHAMUDRA: The Moonlight - Quintessence of Mind and Meditation by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal, translated by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa, foreword by H.H. the Dalai Lama
This extraordinary treatise provides not only a wealth of knowledge but also methods for realizing enlightenment. In writing this work the great Tibetan teacher Tashi Namgyal (1511-1587) made known many of the ancient secret oral teachings and published them as xylographic prints. In the course of his extensive studies and training, Tashi Namgyal studied with some Sakyapa teachers and even acted as the abbot of Nalanda Sakyapa Monastery, north of Lhasa.
During his later years he functioned as Gampopa's regent and as chief abbot of the monastery of Daklha Gampo, in South Tibet.
This great Tibetan classic, which is widely recognized as an outstanding original work, reveals profound wisdom. The text draws systematically on the vital knowledge and the practical methods of the Buddhist sciences that form the major part of the monastic syllabus. From the sacred law (vinaya) comes the tenet of self-control, the conquest and transformation of the mind. From the essential aspects of logic (pramana) come the methods of determining the nature of reality. From the psychological branch of the sublime doctrine (abhidharma) come the methods of identifying and eliminating the root of self-delusion. From the tenets of the Buddha's transcendental wisdom (prajnaparamita) come the ways of achieving insight into the universal voidness as the ultimate state. From the Mahayana system of self-realization comes the essential practice known as (the twin principles of) transcendental wisdom and infinite compassion. From this ideal emanate the psychological methods for reorienting self-centeredness to a definite concern and compassion for others. From the Buddhist tantric doctrine come the methods of transforming inner delusion and its manifestations into aspects of transcendental wisdom.
Mahamudra Meditation: Teachings on Mahamudra and the Mahamudra Attitude Towards Meditation by Traleg Rinpoche & Bokar Rinpoche
This volume contains several teachings focusing on the mahamudra approach to meditation.
The first section provides an overview of mahamudra. The section is a transcript of teaching given by the Venerable Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche at the annual Buddhist Summer School held at Melbourne University in January 1993.
THE PRACTICE OF MAHAMUDRA by H. H. Chetsang Rinpoche, trans. by Dr. Robert Clark, ed. by Ani Trinley Chodron
In 1994, H.H. Chetsang Rinpoche toured the USA and gave detailed instructions in Mahamudra methods based on the ancient traditions of Tibet and India. He carefully explained each of the five stages of Mahamudra and taught many meditation practices. His Holiness also gave precise instructions on meditative posture and breathing and responded with helpful answers to student's questions using the teachings of Tilopa and Gampopa to illustrate various points. This book is a record of His Holiness' teachings on Mahamudra, and is the clearest presentation of Mahamudra meditation practice available.