Perfect Clarity: A Tibetan Buddhist Anthology of Mahamudra and Dzogchen

By Erik Pema Kunsang, Marcia Schmidt, Michael Tweed

Excellent readability is an anthology of crucial writings on Mahamudra and Dzogchen for the scholar of Tibetan Buddhism. Mahamudra, a meditation perform targeting the character of brain, and Dzogchen, a physique of teachings geared toward understanding the "great perfection" or typical, primordial nation, are primary to Vajrayana practitioners today.

Translator Erik Pema Kunsang has chosen works via mythical masters either historic and sleek. From the far away, mythic prior come teachings from Guru Rinpoche (also referred to as Padmasambhava), the tantric grasp who confirmed Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet within the 9th century, his consort Yeshe Tsogyal, and the recognized yogis Milarepa (1040-1123), and Longchenpa (1308-1363). newer lecturers integrated during this assortment are Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991), and Khenpo Ganshar, the basis guru of Chogyam Trungpa, and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. The writings are in a number of types reflecting the genius of every contributor: chapters of certain meditation directions, encouraged poems, and parable-like tales.

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Tsele Natsok Rangdrol CONTENTS conceal name web page Copyright Epigraph Preface, Marcia Binder Schmidt An advent to counsel Manuals Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche Supplications Cloud Banks of Nectar Longchenpa The Cloud financial institution of advantages Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo The potent Vajradhara of the Definitive that means Dudjom Rinpoche Mahamudra Illuminating knowledge Milarepa the only enough direction Gampopa The Mahamudra Aspiration of real that means Karmapa Rangjung Dorje The View, Meditation, and motion of Mahamudra Tsokdrug Rangdrol Notes on Mahamudra Pema Karpo The guideline on Stillness, incidence, and know-how in Mahamudra Mipham Rinpoche Dzogchen The handbook for the floor of Trekcho Vajra Yogini and Chokgyur Lingpa Uncultivated Buddhahood Dudjom Lingpa The Essence of Wakefulness Mipham Rinpoche The replicate of Mindfulness Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche The Lamp that Dispels Darkness Mipham Rinpoche outdated Vijaya Shechen Gyaltsab Pema Namgyal Key issues in Dzogchen perform Shechen Gyaltsab Pema Namgyal cohesion certainly freeing no matter what You Meet Khenpo Gangshar recognition Tsele Natsok Rangdrol View and Meditation Jamgon Kongtrul Liberation via listening to within the Bardo Guru Rinpoche and Chokgyur Lingpa the last word Confession of Simplicity Guru Rinpoche and Chokgyur Lingpa The Aspiration of Yeshe Tsogyal Guru Rinpoche and Pema Ledrel Tsal Biographical Notes word list PREFACE Marcia Binder Schmidt For practitioners at the paths of dzogchen and mahamudra, one of many maximum joys is to for my part obtain oral directions from a discovered instructor.

Look at your brain even if you stroll or no matter if you take a seat; Then strolling and sitting are the true circumambulations. investigate your brain no matter if you devour or no matter if you drink; Then consuming and ingesting are the undefiled ceremonial dinner supplying. inspect your brain even if you lie down or even if you sleep; that's the guide in spotting the luminosity of sleep. if you are working towards the sadhanas of profound teachings, look at your personal brain, the profound which means; that may keep away from the maras and hindrances.

Or is the brain most vital? ” a few humans will answer that it's the physique, a few that it's the speech, and a few will say that the brain is the first point. at the least, whoever claims that the physique or speech is most crucial has not likely penetrated to the middle with their exam. it's the brain that's the most vital. the reason being that except your brain intends to take action, your physique can't probably do whatever strong or undesirable. Nor can your voice convey whatever strong or evil. Your brain is as a result the first issue.

MANGALAM. LIBERATION via listening to within the BARDO Verses at the Bardo from the Six awesome equipment for Enlightenment with no Cultivation Guru Rinpoche published by way of Chokgyur Lingpa right here I shall clarify the profound which means of liberation via listening to for the person who has reached the time of demise. one of the 3 varieties of bardos, the 1st is the bardo of demise: lucky one in every of noble kin, pay attention one-pointedly with mindfulness and no distraction. no matter what appears to be like during this global is the illusory deception of Mara.

Throughout the meditation kingdom, it really is necessary to unravel that every one phenomena are nonexistent, pervasive, spontaneously current, and oneness. 22 except you maintain continuity in meditation, you won’t arrive on the important aspect. easily assuming that the view is such and such isn't really sufficient. it really is necessary to retain meditation continually with diligence. until you differentiate among sturdy and undesirable behavior, there's the chance that you're going to stray into overall negativity, considering that either strong and evil are empty.

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