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Author Bkra-śis-rnam-rgyal, Dwags-po Paṇ-chen, 1512 or 1513-1587.

Title Mahāmudrā, the moonlight quintessence of mind and meditation / Dakpo Tashi namgyal ; translated and annotated by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa
Edition Second edition
Published Boston : Wisdom Publications, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xlviii, 480 pages) : illustrations
Contents ""Contents""; ""Dedication""; ""Foreword""; ""Preface to the First Edition""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Translator's Introduction""; ""Mahamudra""; ""Introduction""; ""Book One Concise Elucidation of the Common System of Tranquil Equipoise""; ""THE OUTLINE OF TRANQUIL EQUIPOISE IN GENERAL AND THE REMOVAL OF DOUBTS""; ""CHAPTER ONE The Ordinary Meditation of Tranquility and Insight""; ""CHAPTER TWO The Stages of Tranquility and Insight: Part One, Tranquility""; ""CHAPTER THREE The Stages of Tranquility and Insight: Part Two, Insight""
""CHAPTER FOUR The Stages of Tranquility and Insight: Part Three, Clearing Doubts Regarding the Methods for Maintaining the View of Reality and Meditative Absorption""""Book Two An Extensive Elucidation of Mahamudra, the Uncommon Meditation""; ""PART ONE: PRELIMINARY EXPOSITION""; ""CHAPTER ONE The Reasons for Engendering Trust""; ""CHAPTER TWO Preparatory Practices""; ""PART TWO: THE MAIN MEDITATION OF MAHAMUDRA""; ""CHAPTER THREE Guiding Meditators on the Path: Tranquility""; ""CHAPTER FOUR Guiding Meditators on the Path: Insight""; ""CHAPTER FIVE The Stages of Virtuous Practice""
""CHAPTER SIX Consolidation of Experience in Meditation: How to Maintain Absorption and Postabsorption""""CHAPTER SEVEN Consolidation of Experience in Meditation: How to Get Rid of Meditative Deviation""; ""CHAPTER EIGHT Consolidation of Experience in Meditation: How to Determine the Mind as Nonarising [Emptiness] and Enhance Meditation""; ""CHAPTER NINE The Resultant Dawning of Realization""; ""Dedication""; ""Colophon""; ""Translator's Notes""; ""Sources Cited In Mahamudra""; ""Suggested Reading""; ""About Wisdom""
Summary Mahamudra meditation is simultaneously the most profound of meditative disciplines and the most accessible for modern practitioners. Traditionally passed orally from teacher to disciple, mahamudra instructions point the meditator to the innate perfection of every experience. When it first appeared in 1986, Mahamudra: The Moonlight - Quintessence of Mind and Meditation was the first presentation in English of a major Tibetan Buddhist work on meditation. This classic guide was composed in the sixteenth century by an eminent lama of the Kagyu school and is so comprehensive and practical that it is still widely used today as a manual. Divided into two major sections, it presents first the common approach and then the mahamudra approach to tranquility (shamatha) and insight (vipashyana) meditation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Mahāmudrā (Tantric rite)
Spiritual life -- Bkaʼ-brgyud-pa (Sect)
Spiritual life -- Tantric Buddhism.
Form Electronic book
Author Lhalungpa, Lobsang Phuntshok, 1926-
ISBN 0861719506 (electronic bk.)
9780861719501 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Nes don Phyag rgya chen poʼi sgom rim gsal bar byed paʼi legs bśad zla baʼi ʼod zer. English