Gelug Mahamudra sources

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Gelug Mahamudra sources

Post by Javierfv1212 »

Seeing as how there's already a thread that lists Kagyu Mahamudra texts (stickied) but not one which collects Gelug materials, I thought there should be a thread for Gelug Mahamudra links and texts, so here is what I have found so far:

Root texts

The Fourth Panchen Lama Chokyi Gyaltsen, Gelug Kagyu Mahamudra Root Text

Alexander Berzin translation (text and audio) ... -mahamudra

Glen Svenson's translation of the text and some of the autocommentary: ... erials.pdf

Commentaries on this root text

14th Dalai Lama, Commentary on "A Root Text for Mahamudra" ... dalai-lama

14th Dalai Lama, A Discourse on "Autocommentary to 'A Root Text for Mahamudra'" ... dalai-lama

Commentary on "Root Text for Mahamudra" – Geshe Ngawang Dhargyey ... g-dhargyey

Yongdzin Yeshe Gyaltsen (Khachen Yeshe Gyaltsen, 1713–93), "The Lamp of the Clear and Excellent Path of the Oral Tradition Lineage" (Yongs-'dzin ye shes rgyal mtshan). To my knowledge, this remains untranslated at the moment.


Lama Thubten Yeshe, Questions and answers on Mahamudra, The Great Seal ... lama-yeshe

Lama Thubten Yeshe, Teachings on Mahamudra, from, ‘Becoming the Compassion Buddha; Tantric Mahamudra in Everyday Life’ ... 0Yeshe.pdf

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Teachings from the Mahamudra Retreat (Audio and Unedited Transcript) ... transcript


Glen Svensson: Gelug Tradition of Mahamudra, talks from 8 day retreat based on Chokyi Gyaltsen's root text

Alan Wallace, talks from an 8 week retreat based on Chokyi Gyaltsen's root text and also a Karma Chagme text


14th Dalai Lama, Alexander Berzin, The-Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra (collects most of the materials available online and linked above) ... Berzin.pdf

Lama Yeshe, Mahamudra: How to Discover Our True Nature ... +mahamudra

If anyone knows of any more sources available online or otherwise please contribute.
It is quite impossible to find the Buddha anywhere other than in one's own mind.

Amid those who are self-constrained, the Stable One would not posit as categorically true or false
anything seen, heard, or sensed, clung to and considered truth by others.
Since they have already seen this dart to which people cling and adhere,
saying “I know, I see, it is just so,”
the Tathāgatas cling to nothing.
-Kalaka sutta
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