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Top Five Mahamudra Books

Post by mahabuddha » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:04 am

What are your top five mahamudra books?

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Re: Top Five Mahamudra Books

Post by heart » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:11 am

mahabuddha wrote:What are your top five mahamudra books?
http://www.amazon.com/Clarifying-Natura ... y_14_img_y

http://www.amazon.com/Royal-Seal-Mahamu ... +mahamudra


These two are really very good.

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Re: Top Five Mahamudra Books

Post by passel » Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:05 am

The big book- Mahamudra and Related Instructions- blows me away. No way to be done with that book- it's infinite. Translation format can be a little clunky but so worth the effort.

Lamp of Mahamudra- very readable; Straight from the Heart is not strictly Mahamudra, or not only Mahamudra, but it has a Mahamudra spin and there is lots of good stuff in there.

Masters of Mahamudra- tales of the mahasiddhas.

And oh, what the hell, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism.
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Re: Top Five Mahamudra Books

Post by passel » Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:08 am

Also, just got Royal Seal of Mahamudra and so far it is quite amazing,

and the biography of Togden Shakya Shri- expensive but you might get lucky and find a used copy.
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Re: Top Five Mahamudra Books

Post by philji » Fri May 27, 2016 3:56 pm

heart wrote:
mahabuddha wrote:What are your top five mahamudra books?
http://www.amazon.com/Clarifying-Natura ... y_14_img_y

http://www.amazon.com/Royal-Seal-Mahamu ... +mahamudra


These two are really very good.

/magnus
Just started reading "Royal seal of mahamudra" and as you say Magnus it is very good. I like my instruction manuals to be practical and concise and this certainly seems to be that, highly recommended.. One of my other personal favourites is " Vivid awareness" Khenpo Gangshar instructions with commentary by Thrangu Rinpoche, again practical, concise and written in plain English!! For a numbskull like me that is very important..... Looking forward to receiving pith instructions from Khenpo Gangshar's teachings in a few weeks from my beloved teacher Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.... :sage:

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Re: Top Five Mahamudra Books

Post by conebeckham » Fri May 27, 2016 4:42 pm

Top five, eh?

If vol. 8 of the Tibetan Classics series contains the Shangpa's Chagchen Ga'uma, it will be one of my favorites books on the topic.

For now.....
Opening the Door To Certainty
Mahamudra and Related Instructions
Ocean of Certainty
Crystal Clear
Clarifying the Natural State

Honorable mention to the various translations of Dakpo Tashi Namgyal's Moonbeams....
དམ་པའི་དོན་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ཆེ་བ་དང་།
རྟོག་གེའི་ཡུལ་མིན་བླ་མའི་བྱིན་རླབས་དང་།
སྐལ་ལྡན་ལས་འཕྲོ་ཅན་གྱིས་རྟོགས་པ་སྟེ།
དེ་ནི་ཤེས་རབ་ལ་ནི་ལོ་རྟོག་སེལ།།


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It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
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Re: Top Five Mahamudra Books

Post by heart » Fri May 27, 2016 4:42 pm

philji wrote:
heart wrote:
mahabuddha wrote:What are your top five mahamudra books?
http://www.amazon.com/Clarifying-Natura ... y_14_img_y

http://www.amazon.com/Royal-Seal-Mahamu ... +mahamudra


These two are really very good.

/magnus
Just started reading "Royal seal of mahamudra" and as you say Magnus it is very good. I like my instruction manuals to be practical and concise and this certainly seems to be that, highly recommended.. One of my other personal favourites is " Vivid awareness" Khenpo Gangshar instructions with commentary by Thrangu Rinpoche, again practical, concise and written in plain English!! For a numbskull like me that is very important..... Looking forward to receiving pith instructions from Khenpo Gangshar's teachings in a few weeks from my beloved teacher Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.... :sage:
Lucky you, I want even see Rinpoche this year because of work issues. I signed up for Chokling Rinpoches seminar i September instead.

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Re: Top Five Mahamudra Books

Post by philji » Fri May 27, 2016 5:32 pm

heart wrote:
philji wrote:
Just started reading "Royal seal of mahamudra" and as you say Magnus it is very good. I like my instruction manuals to be practical and concise and this certainly seems to be that, highly recommended.. One of my other personal favourites is " Vivid awareness" Khenpo Gangshar instructions with commentary by Thrangu Rinpoche, again practical, concise and written in plain English!! For a numbskull like me that is very important..... Looking forward to receiving pith instructions from Khenpo Gangshar's teachings in a few weeks from my beloved teacher Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.... :sage:
Lucky you, I want even see Rinpoche this year because of work issues. I signed up for Chokling Rinpoches seminar i September instead.

/magnus
Are you going to Chokling Rinpoche in Denmark or Austria... I and my wife are very interested in the Guru Dewa Chenpo retreat also the guru yoga of simplicity transmission....I think he is giving these at the two centres?

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Re: Top Five Mahamudra Books

Post by Grigoris » Fri May 27, 2016 5:54 pm

Anything uttered by Saraha!
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Re: Top Five Mahamudra Books

Post by Simon E. » Fri May 27, 2016 6:51 pm

'Pointing Out The Dharmakaya' Thrangu Rinpoche.
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Re: Top Five Mahamudra Books

Post by heart » Fri May 27, 2016 8:59 pm

philji wrote: Are you going to Chokling Rinpoche in Denmark or Austria... I and my wife are very interested in the Guru Dewa Chenpo retreat also the guru yoga of simplicity transmission....I think he is giving these at the two centres?
I am going to Denmark, hitch a ride with a friend. I still can't see any program in Austria. The ultimate Guru Yoga of Simplicity is just a lung, just ask nicely. In Denmark it seems he is giving the Sampa Lhundrup (main deity is Guru Dewa Chenpo)as well as a Vajrapani empowerment and also an other very short Dewa Chenpo practice (probably this one: http://lhaseylotsawa.org/wp-content/upl ... -marks.pdf) . Then threefold sky practice.

Would be nice to see you there. :smile:

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Re: Top Five Mahamudra Books

Post by philji » Fri May 27, 2016 9:44 pm

heart wrote:
philji wrote: Are you going to Chokling Rinpoche in Denmark or Austria... I and my wife are very interested in the Guru Dewa Chenpo retreat also the guru yoga of simplicity transmission....I think he is giving these at the two centres?
I am going to Denmark, hitch a ride with a friend. I still can't see any program in Austria. The ultimate Guru Yoga of Simplicity is just a lung, just ask nicely. In Denmark it seems he is giving the Sampa Lhundrup (main deity is Guru Dewa Chenpo)as well as a Vajrapani empowerment and also an other very short Dewa Chenpo practice (probably this one: http://lhaseylotsawa.org/wp-content/upl ... -marks.pdf) . Then threefold sky practice.

Would be nice to see you there. :smile:

/magnus
Although it isn't yet listed on Gomde Austria site, this is on CGLF website.

AUSTRIA
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Tuesday Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Austria-Germany Ultimate Guru Yoga of Simplicity Retreat
28-Sep-16
Wednesday Guru Trinley Nyingpo practice
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Thursday
30-Sep-16
Friday Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal Empowerment
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Re: Top Five Mahamudra Books

Post by heart » Fri May 27, 2016 9:47 pm

philji wrote:
heart wrote:
philji wrote: Are you going to Chokling Rinpoche in Denmark or Austria... I and my wife are very interested in the Guru Dewa Chenpo retreat also the guru yoga of simplicity transmission....I think he is giving these at the two centres?
I am going to Denmark, hitch a ride with a friend. I still can't see any program in Austria. The ultimate Guru Yoga of Simplicity is just a lung, just ask nicely. In Denmark it seems he is giving the Sampa Lhundrup (main deity is Guru Dewa Chenpo)as well as a Vajrapani empowerment and also an other very short Dewa Chenpo practice (probably this one: http://lhaseylotsawa.org/wp-content/upl ... -marks.pdf) . Then threefold sky practice.

Would be nice to see you there. :smile:

/magnus
Although it isn't yet listed on Gomde Austria site, this is on CGLF website.

AUSTRIA
23-Sep-16
Friday
to
27-Sep-16
Tuesday Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Austria-Germany Ultimate Guru Yoga of Simplicity Retreat
28-Sep-16
Wednesday Guru Trinley Nyingpo practice
29-Sep-16
Thursday
30-Sep-16
Friday Khandro Yeshe Tsogyal Empowerment
01-Oct-16
Saturday Guru Rinpoche Tukdrub Sampa Lhundrub Empowerment
02-Oct-16
Sunday Guru Rinpoche Tukdrub Sampa Lhundrub Grand Puja
That sounds awesome to.

/magnus
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~Kurt Vonnegut

"The principal practice is Guruyoga. But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice." ChNNR (Teachings on Thun and Ganapuja)

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Re: Top Five Mahamudra Books

Post by KRB80 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:23 am

I can also wholeheartedly recommend The Royal Seal of Mahamudra. An absolutely superlative gem of a book.
We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When you understand this, you see that you are nothing, and being nothing, you are everything. That is all. - Kalu Rinpoche

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