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"Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche is among the wisest and most compassionate Buddhist masters alive today."—Pema Chödrön, author of When Things Fall Apart

"An invaluable guide for Mahamudra practitioners on how to look at the mind, it is clearly laid out so that the instructions are easy to recall and put to use. For those committed to ascertaining the mind's true nature, checking their experience, and refining and extending their insight, there is certainly no more systematic or comprehensive approach than can be found in this extraordinary set of instructions."—Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies

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At the heart of successful Mahamudra practice is the ability to understand the nature of mind. The Ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje (1556-1603), was the acknowledged master of this approach. No more authoritative or useful instructions exist than in his three definitive texts on Mahamudra, of which this easy-to-use manual is the shortest and most practical. Pointing Out the Dharmakaya is an indispensable companion to The Ocean of Definitive Meaning, the most vast and detailed of the texts. An invaluable guide for Mahamudra practitioners on how to look at the mind, it is clearly laid out to that the instructions are easy to recall and put to use. Brilliant explanations by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche make this text vividly relevant for contemporary Western practitioners. For those committed to ascertaining the mind's true nature, checking their experience, and refining and extending their insight, there is no more systematic or comprehensive approach then can be found in this extraordinary set of instructions.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Snow Lion; 2nd Edition edition (April 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1559393882
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559393881
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #839,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Very Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche was born in Kham in 1933 and was formally recognized at the age of five as the ninth incarnation of the great Thrangu tulku. One of the most highly regarded masters of Mahamudra meditation, Rinpoche has touched the lives of students from all parts of the world through his compassionate presence, his immense knowledge, and his way of making even complex teachings accessible.

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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. "The 9th Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning" 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) a commentary on "The Ocean of Definitive Meaning" entitled: "The Ocean of Ultimate Meaning" (which I own, but have not yet read) though he previously published a commentary on it entitled "The Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning." 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" which has been translated by Alex Berzin with commentary by Beru Khyentze Rinpoche and is also presently available.
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This is a very clear presentation of the Mahamudra system, and how to get started. As it is said, "More important than the main practice, are the preliminaries". All these books about Mahamudra are only effective when we have worked out the preliminary practices, and we have established the connection with the Lineage. Without confidence and trust in the masters of the Lineage, reading the books is like "driving" a car without starting it. It may seem funny, but this is what most of us do, because we don't have genuine confidence in the Lineage Holders and the Teachings. We are only "virtual practitioners", very learned, with a good intellectual level, with plenty of books on our bookshelves. This concise guide can help us to see our natural face, but only if we take it seriously, and put it into practice.
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This is by far one of the best, most practical books on shamatha meditation I have read. It is a practice-oriented book for mature practitioners. Because it is written by a Tibetan teacher, the reader needs to be familiar with the terms used in Tibetan Buddhism One might say that the material in the book is self-secret. That is, if you have a certain level of experience, you will understand it. If you haven't reached that level yet, it will make little sense. I read part of it a few years ago, and it made very little sense to me. Now it is perfectly clear. If you are serious about resting in the nature of mind, sooner or later, this is the book for you.
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Exactly what is the difference, if any, between the 1st and 2nd editions?

I have this book and I do not believe that there is a 2nd edition that differs in any way from the edition I have, dated 2003 and 2011.
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A very important book for those who are interested in Mahamudra study and practice
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