Finally! Mahamudra Library of Tibetan Classics Volume

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Finally! Mahamudra Library of Tibetan Classics Volume

Post by Josef » Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:19 pm

The long wait is over.
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Re: Finally! Mahamudra Library of Tibetan Classics Volume

Post by conebeckham » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:31 pm

Yes, this is great news.
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Re: Finally! Mahamudra Library of Tibetan Classics Volume

Post by Josef » Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:08 pm

Its really good. And much more comprehensive than just Mahamudra.
There is a lot of variety in there that puts Mahamudra in the appropriate context.

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Re: Finally! Mahamudra Library of Tibetan Classics Volume

Post by Grigoris » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:11 pm

One of my teachers just informed me that he will be giving instructions on the section of this volume that deals with the mahamudra writings of Gampopa. Does anybody have a list of the texts included in the volume?

I want to read them before the retreat but, unless things go hideously right, I doubt I will have the $70 needed to buy the book sometime soon.
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Re: Finally! Mahamudra Library of Tibetan Classics Volume

Post by Sönam » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:38 pm

A String of Pearls : A Collection of Dharma Lectures

Tshogs chos mu tig phreng ba. This appears to be an uncommon type of Tibetan text, a collection of transcribed lectures to be used as the basis for talks. Gampopa's collected works also includes pupils' records of talks he gave. These texts existed in manuscript form for centuries, and therefore published versions have a number of variations from which a critical edition needs to be made. The published editions in which this text appear include: Selected Writings of Sgam po pa Bsod nams rin chen (Dwags po lha rje) with the Biography Written by His Descendant Sgam Po Pa Bsod nams lhun grub (Dolanji: Tibetan Bonpo Monastic Center, 1974); Collected Works (Gsun 'bum) of Sgam po pa Bsod nams rin chen (Delhi: Shashin, 1976); A Treasury of Instructions on the Mahamudra (Nges don phyag rgya chen po'i khrid mdzod) (New Delhi: Shamar Rinpoche, 1997); Khams gsum chos kyi rgyal po mnyam med sgam po pa 'gro mgon bsod nams rin chen mchog gi gsung 'bum yid bzhin nor bu (Kathmandu:bShri Gautam Buddha Vihara, 2000); Collected Works (Gsung 'bum) of Sgam po pa Bsod nams rin chen (Darjeeling, West Bengal: Kagyu Sungrab Nyamso Khang, 1981); and Collected Works of Gampopa (Bsod nams rin chen gsun 'bum) (Sde dge, Tibet: Sde dge par khang chen mo, n.d.).


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Re: Finally! Mahamudra Library of Tibetan Classics Volume

Post by Malcolm » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:41 pm

gregkavarnos wrote:One of my teachers just informed me that he will be giving instructions on the section of this volume that deals with the mahamudra writings of Gampopa. Does anybody have a list of the texts included in the volume?

I want to read them before the retreat but, unless things go hideously right, I doubt I will have the $70 needed to buy the book sometime soon.
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Post by Sönam » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:46 pm

Gampopa's talks are the thirty first pages of the "Mahamudra and Related Instructions" ... but the book contains The Quintesscence of Nectar, Instructions for the Practice of the Six Dharmas of NAropa by Sharmapa Chökyi Wangchuk ...

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Re: Finally! Mahamudra Library of Tibetan Classics Volume

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:48 pm

Or buy a used copy: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchR ... s&x=40&y=8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

for $40 or so
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Re: Finally! Mahamudra Library of Tibetan Classics Volume

Post by Grigoris » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:52 pm

Thank you all for your kind (and extremely prompt) advice and information! :smile:
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Re: Finally! Mahamudra Library of Tibetan Classics Volume

Post by In the bone yard » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:15 pm

A translator must be able to fully understand what he or she is translating.
How do you know the translators are qualified?

You may get understanding from a translator that isn't very high.

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Re: Finally! Mahamudra Library of Tibetan Classics Volume

Post by Josef » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:23 pm

In the bone yard wrote:A translator must be able to fully understand what he or she is translating.
How do you know the translators are qualified?

You may get understanding from a translator that isn't very high.
The translations in the LOTC are thoroughly vetted.
Peters translation is fine.

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Re: Finally! Mahamudra Library of Tibetan Classics Volume

Post by mindyourmind » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:55 pm

Nangwa wrote:
In the bone yard wrote:A translator must be able to fully understand what he or she is translating.
How do you know the translators are qualified?

You may get understanding from a translator that isn't very high.
The translations in the LOTC are thoroughly vetted.
Peters translation is fine.
Yes, his translations seem to be well supported and accepted by senior Kagyu lamas. Also, Thupten Jinpa, in the Editor's Preface, thanks Roberts for his "masterful translation" of these texts. High praise, I would say.
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