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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Snow Lion; 2nd Edition edition (May 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155939370X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559393706
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 6 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #464,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche has a unique ability to bring forth the central issues of a text and make them available to a contemporary audience."—H.H. the Seventeenth Karmapa

"Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche is among the wisest and most compassionate Buddhist masters alive today."—Pema Chödrön, author of Taking the Leap

"Thrangu Rinpoche's presentation makes accessible a classic text about the artificial separation between phenomena and emptiness."—Midwest Book Review

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The most in-depth and famed text on Mahamudra ever written, The Ocean of Definitive Meaning by the 9th Karmapa offers a detailed, uniquely comprehensive presentation. Thrangu Rinpoche has distilled the essence of the 9th Karmapa's massive text and gives guidance in implementing the instructions.

The availability of the translation of this text has traditionally been restricted to advanced students only. However Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche has consented to the publication of these core teachings. He believes Mahamudra is especially appropriate for Westerners because it can be realized in the context of virtually any lifestyle, revealing the radiant display of mind. Compelling, systematic approach to some of the highest teachings in the Kagyu tradition.

"The single most useful Mahamudra text you'll ever read. Thrangu Rinpoche has distilled the most comprehensive of Wangchuk Dorje's three works to present a systematic, wonderfully accessible guide to this especially timely practice."--Ziji --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Neal J. Pollock VINE VOICE on December 4, 2004
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This is a very fine book on Mahamudra. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche (Karma Lodro Ringluk Marwe Sengge) is obviously a modern master; who better to comment upon Wangchuk Dorje's (1555-1603) book? I have read several of Thrangu Rinpoche's works (e.g. Pointing Out the Dharmakaya and Essentials of Mahamudra) and they are all high quality works. If you want to read a book on Mahamudra, it's hard to beat him in quality, readability, sensitivity, etc. If someone asked me to recommend a Mahamudra author, it would be him. Interestingly, he has also authored (published in 2004) another book on the same text entitled: "The Ocean of Ultimate Meaning" which I have not yet read. He's also published a commentary on the 9th Karmapa's work "Pointing Out the Dharmakaya" under the same title as the original. The 9th Karmapa, one of the greatest of Mahamudra masters (maybe the greatest) wrote 3 texts. In addition to the two mentioned already, there is also "Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance." A translation by Alex Berzin with commentary by Beru Khyentze Rinpoche is also available.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Gross on July 19, 2013
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Thrangu Rinpoche, as with all his other books, is lucid and clear in his explanation of this profound text. I highly recommend this book.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. F. Fendon on May 2, 2012
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This book arrived punctually and in excellent condition for which I am most thankful.

I highly recommend this well written and easy to understand teaching of Buddhist meditation that covers the Mahamudra path to enlightenment.
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