Pointing Out the Dharmakaya: Teachings on the Ninth Karmapa's Text (Paperback)

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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 so 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 than can be found in this extraordinary set of instructions.

About the Author


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Khenchen Thrangu is one of the foremost teachers of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and is the tutor of the Seventeenth Karmapa. He is the former abbot of Rumtek Monastery in India and currently serves as abbot of Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada.

ANI PACHEN lives in Dharamsala, India, where she devotes her time to her spiritual practices. She has chosen Dharamsala as her home in order to be near the Dalai Lama and his Tibetan Government in Exile. She continues to take part in demonstrations for a free Tibet, and speaks to people from around
the world who have conic to hear her story. She has become a heroine in the Tibetan community.
ADELAIDE DONNELLEY lives in Berkeley, California, near her two sons. She has worked as a psychologist, photographer, and write and has recently completed work on Boundary Water, a memoir. She and Ani have spent time together both in India and the United States, collaborating on the book.

Praise For…


"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781559393881
ISBN-10: 1559393882
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications
Publication Date: April 16th, 2012
Pages: 170
Language: English