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The Resource Tilopa's wisdom : his life and teachings on the Ganges Mahamudra, Khenchen Thrangu ; based on translations from oral teachings by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso, Jules Levinson, and Jerry Morrell

Tilopa's wisdom : his life and teachings on the Ganges Mahamudra, Khenchen Thrangu ; based on translations from oral teachings by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso, Jules Levinson, and Jerry Morrell

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Tilopa's wisdom : his life and teachings on the Ganges Mahamudra
Title
Tilopa's wisdom
Title remainder
his life and teachings on the Ganges Mahamudra
Statement of responsibility
Khenchen Thrangu ; based on translations from oral teachings by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso, Jules Levinson, and Jerry Morrell
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The lineage of the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism begins with Tilopa, who is said to have received the teachings of Mahamudra directly from the buddha Vajradhara. Tilopa expressed his realization in the form of spiritual songs, pithy yet beautiful poems that he sung spontaneously. In this book, Khenchen Thrangu, a contemporary Karma Kagyu master, first tells the story of Tilopa's life and explains the lessons we can learn from it. Then he provides verse-by-verse commentary on one of Tilopa's songs, the Mahamudra Upadesha, also known as the Ganges Mahamudra, and explains its precious instructions for realizing Mahamudra, the pinnacle of the Buddhist path to enlightenment. This path focuses on the direct experience of the nature of one's mind, which in this tradition is the primary means to realize ultimate reality and thus attain buddhahood. Thrangu Rinpoche speaks plainly, directly, and without using any technical jargon to Westerners eager to learn the fundamentals of Mahamudra from a recognized master. As Thrangu Rinpoche says, "Mahamudra is a practice that can be done by anyone. It is an approach that engulfs any practitioner with tremendous blessings that make it very effective and easy to implement. This is especially true in our present time and especially true for Westerners because in the West there are very few obstacles in the practice of Mahamudra""--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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LBSOR/DLC
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1933-
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Thrangu
Dewey number
  • 294.3/92092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ990.I57
LC item number
T47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • O'Hearn, Peter
  • Levinson, Jules B.
  • Morrell, Jerry
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  • Tillopāda
  • Buddhist priests
  • Meditation
  • Mahāmudrā (Tantric rite)
Label
Tilopa's wisdom : his life and teachings on the Ganges Mahamudra, Khenchen Thrangu ; based on translations from oral teachings by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso, Jules Levinson, and Jerry Morrell
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Publication
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31223135890656
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood -- Renouncing Samsara and meeting his teachers -- Teaching mahamudra at Pancapana -- Receiving secret instructions -- Gaining disciples -- Tilopa's Ganges mahamudra: root text -- Introduction -- The view of Mahamudra in six metaphors -- The conduct of Mahamudra -- The commitments of Mahamudra -- The benefits of practicing Mahamudra -- The defects of not practicing mahamudra -- How to practice the preliminaries{au: change in title ok to be more descriptive?} -- How to practice the main body of mahamudra{au: change in title ok to be more descriptive?}
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 208 pages
Isbn
9781559394871
Lccn
2019007662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091846823
Label
Tilopa's wisdom : his life and teachings on the Ganges Mahamudra, Khenchen Thrangu ; based on translations from oral teachings by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso, Jules Levinson, and Jerry Morrell
Publication
Bar code
31223135890656
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Childhood -- Renouncing Samsara and meeting his teachers -- Teaching mahamudra at Pancapana -- Receiving secret instructions -- Gaining disciples -- Tilopa's Ganges mahamudra: root text -- Introduction -- The view of Mahamudra in six metaphors -- The conduct of Mahamudra -- The commitments of Mahamudra -- The benefits of practicing Mahamudra -- The defects of not practicing mahamudra -- How to practice the preliminaries{au: change in title ok to be more descriptive?} -- How to practice the main body of mahamudra{au: change in title ok to be more descriptive?}
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 208 pages
Isbn
9781559394871
Lccn
2019007662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091846823

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