The Mind of Mahāmudrā - Praise

Advice from the Kagyü Masters

The Mind of Mahamudra introduces the conception of mahamudra in India, its transmission to Tibet, and the varying practices within the Kagyü School of Tibetan Buddhism. This volume includes important texts by the Third Karmapa such as “Prayer for the Definitive Meaning” and other texts by Shonu Lha, Lama Shang, Drukchen Pema Karpo, and Tsele Natsok Rangdrol.



256 pages, 5.5x7.75 inches


ISBN 9781614291954

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ISBN 9781614292128

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“A delightful and accessible collection of some of the most important Mahamudra texts in Tibetan Buddhism. The simplicity, depth, and elegance of these translations brings this most profound of all meditative traditions to life, for the general reader and the practitioner alike. Eloquent testimony to the boundless realization of these Kagyu meditation masters.”—Reginald A. Ray, author of Touching Enlightenment

Mind of Mahamudra offers the best of traditional contemplative literature in expertly crafted translation.”—Kurtis R. Schaeffer, University of Virginia
“Quite simply, the best anthology of Tibetan Mahamudra texts yet to appear. It provides a point of entry into Mahamudra meditation as taught within the school for which it has been most important, the Kagyü. The translations of essential texts by such great Kagyü masters as Lama Shang, the Third Karmapa, Pema Karpo, and Tselé Natsok Rangdröl are accurate, accessible, and informatively annotated. Mind of Mahamudra should be on the shelf of every student of Tibetan meditation—and of everyone interested Tibetan Buddhism more generally.”—Roger R. Jackson, editor of The Crystal Mirror of Philosophical Systems