Revised and clarified to guide the meditator through the profound and world-transforming practice of Mahamudra: the very essence of Buddha's teachings of Sutra and Tantra. Reveals the uncommon practice of Tantric Mahamudra of the Ganden Oral Lineage which the author received directly from his Spiritual Guide, Vajradhara Trijang Rinpoche. Following the root text of the Mahamudra - The Main Path of the Conquerors by the First Panchen Lama - this remarkable book provides easy-to-understand explanations and extremely clear insights based on the author's experience during many years of retreat. The author concisely explains the entire spiritual path from the initial preliminary practices to the final completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra, which enable to attain full enlightenment in this life. Includes precious meditation instructions on tranquil abiding, superior seeing, the yoga of the central channel, the yoga of the drop, and the yoga of wind.
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society. He is the author of 22 highly acclaimed books that perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. He has founded over 1200 Kadampa Buddhist centres and groups throughout the world.
Illustrations; PART ONE: THE GENERAL EXPLANATION OF THIS PRACTICE: IntroductionThe Practice of the Preliminaries; The Actual Practice of Mahamudra; PART TWO: THE HUNDREDS OF DEITIES OF THE JOYFUL LAND ACCORDING TO HIGHEST YOGA TANTRA: THE GURU YOGA OF JE TSONGKHAPA AS A PRELIMINARY PRACTICE FOR MAHAMUDRA; PART THREE: THE NEW ESSENCE OF VAJRAYANA: HERUKA BODY MANDALA SELF-GENERATION PRACTICE, AN INSTRUCTION OF THE GANDEN ORAL LINEAGE: The Practice of the Preliminaries; The Actual Practice of Self-Generation; PART FOUR: ESSENCE OF THE FIVE STAGES OF COMPLETION STAGE OF HERUKA: Appendix I: Guidelines for the Practice of the Four Great Preliminary Guides of Mahamudra; Appendix II: 'Liberating Prayer'; Appendix III: 'Quick Path to Great Bliss', the Extensive Self-Generation Sadhana of Vajrayogini; Appendix IV: An Essential Commentary to the Eleven Yogas of Vajrayogini; Appendix V: 'The Blissful Path', the Condensed Self-Generation Sadhana of Vajrayogini; Appendix VI: 'The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability'; Appendix VII: 'Keajra Heaven', the Essential Commentary to the Practice of 'The Uncommon Yoga of Inconceivability'; Appendix VIII: 'Prayers of Request to the Mahamudra Lineage Gurus'; Glossary; Bibliography; Study Programmes; Index