ings in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Tilopa’s Mahamudra Upadesha. Rinpoche gave the teachings in Tibetan; they were orally translated by Lama Yeshe. Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche described Tilopa’s Mahamudra Upadesha as “Tilopa’s most significant teaching.” In a commentary in Vancouver, . “Tilopa’s Mahamudra Upadesha” by Sangyes Nyenpa. Posted March 3, All lineages of Mahamudra meditation have their source in a verse teaching–a.

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May this pointed instruction in mahamudra remain in the hearts of fortunate beings. The Life of the Mahasiddha Tilopa.

The royal conduct of the King is effortless. Thus they are forever fresh, always new and inexhaustible. Mzhamudra there is no effort, that is the monarch among all conducts. Cease with rules and ritual, abandon volition, stray not from the Ultimate, and then a true Precept-keeper will you be, a lamp illuminating the darkness.

Straight from the Heart: Let the mind rest in itself, spacious and un-preoccupied with thought. Mahamudra, the royal way, is free from every word and sacred symbol.

Beyond an object of focus, the nature of the mind is luminous. Likewise, when mind looks at mind, The swarms of thoughts cease and unsurpassable enlightenment is attained. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Likewise, the waves of thoughts derived from the mind Dissolve when mind perceives mind. These things of samsara are meaningless or pointless, the causes of suffering. When you fabricate nothing in the mind and are devoid of any wish, [thoughts] are like self-arising, self-subsiding ripples in water.

Tilopa’s Mahamudra Upadesha: The Gangama Instructions with Commentary by Sangye Nyenpa

Liz Theoharis and The Reverend Dr. When there is no fixation to that, the wisdom of empty bliss arises and, flourishing like the waxing moon, one [attains] longevity without greying hair. You need not expend great effort nor store up extensive spirtual power.


Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. The light is hidden only by seeking to know it.

This text is vast and fully useful to all Indo-Tibetan schools of Buddhism. The one who abandons craving for authority and definition, and never becomes one-sided in argument or understanding, alone perceives the authentic meaning hidden in the ancient scriptures.

Impermanent is this world. The way of Mahamudra creates no closure. Supreme attainment attains the goal without past, future or present. You will never realize that which is uncreated through created dharmas. If there is no distraction, this is the king of meditations.

An explanation of the Indian Mahasiddha Tilopa’s renowned Gangama Mahamudra meditation instructions, given in a traditional Tibetan context by one of its lineage’s most accomplished contemporary masters.

Kelly Ekman rated it really liked it Nov 01, Let appearances come and go on their own. Because the basis of experience has no beginning, patterns and distortions fall away.

When maturity is reached, the river flows smoothly and patiently with the powerful sweep of the Ganges. You fortunate one, deal like this with your mind! Thanks for telling us about the problem. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Prana rated it liked it Sep 19, Since the all-ground is unborn, its being covered by the obscurations of latent tendencies is cleared away.

Dreams and illusions do not exist in actuality. Meditation within the Unfabricated State 6. If there is no rejection or accepting, then you are liberated in the mahamudra. Mahamudta followers of Tantra, the PrajnaparamitaThe Vinaya, the Sutras, and other religions- All these, by their texts and philosophical dogmas, Will not see the luminous mahamudra. Mind is like the center of space, beyond being an object of thinking. James Quirk rated it it was amazing Oct 11, The burning stellar radiance of the sun cannot be covered by the eternal darkness of space.


Most probably one of the most illuminating and remarkable commentary on Tilopa founding text, at upstream of the entire Mahamudra approach. Worldly phenomena, well seen through, Are unable to persist, just like dreams and illusions.

If you rest evenly within this, all of your wrongdoing and obscurations will be burned. upadesja

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Tilopa’s Mahamudra Upadesha: The Gangama Instructions with Commentary

Likewise, manamudra luminous essence of mind Cannot be dimmed by the long kalpas of samsara. If Mahamudra is your path then I venture that only your own precious teacher’s instructions will give you more than this book. Cut off the very root of consciousness, and all mental projections will immediately cease. Luminosity is veiled only by the rising of desire. Those who follow tantra and the vehicle of the paramitas, the Vinaya, the Sutras, and the various teachings of the Buddha with an attachment for their individual textual traditions and their individual philosophy will not come to see luminous Mahamudra, because the seeing of that luminosity or clear uppadesha is obscured by their intention and attitude.