A Spacious Path to Freedom: Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga

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Shambhala, Dec 25, 1997 - Religion - 240 pages
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This manual of Tibetan meditation simply and thoroughly presents the profound Dzogchen and Mahamudra systems of practice. Karma Chagmé sets forth the stages of meditation practice, including the cultivation of meditative quiescence and insight, the experiential identification of awareness, and the highest steps of Mahamudra and Atiyoga, leading to perfect enlightenment in one lifetime. Drawing from his enormous textual erudition and mastery of Tibetan oral traditions, he shows how these two meditative systems can be unified into a single integrated approach to realizing the ultimate nature of consciousness.
 

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There are times that I just sit back and wonder “What the hell am I doing reviewing this book?” I mean, seriously, walking from a Zen practice into a book on Mahamudra is like walking from a simple ... Read full review

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Contents

A Treasury of Oral Transmissions
15
The Stage of Generation
39
The Cultivation of Quiescence
63
The Cultivation of Insight
85
Identification
103
Practice
125
Mahamudra
149
Atiyoga
171
Sealing with the Dedication
191
Notes
215
Glossary of Terms
219
Glossary of Names
221
Index of Texts Cited by the Author
225
General Index
239
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He was a major lineage holder of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Since the early 1970s, he has taught thousands of studinets in North America, where he has established several centers for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism.

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