Mahamudra: The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and Meditation
Wisdom Publications, Jun 5, 2006 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 480 pages
Mahamudra meditation is simultaneously the most profound of meditative disciplines and the most accessible for modern practitioners. Traditionally passed orally from teacher to disciple, mahamudra instructions point the meditator to the innate perfection of every experience.
When it first appeared in 1986, Mahamudra: The Moonlight - Quintessence of Mind and Meditation was the first presentation in English of a major Tibetan Buddhist work on meditation. This classic guide was composed in the sixteenth century by an eminent lama of the Kagyu school and is so comprehensive and practical that it is still widely used today as a manual. Divided into two major sections, it presents first the common approach and then the mahamudra approach to tranquility (shamatha) and insight (vipashyana) meditation.
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Review: Mahamudra: The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and MeditationUser Review - Ted Osborne - Goodreads
Not a beginners book--really too advanced for me at this time. Read full review
Review: Mahamudra: The Moonlight -- Quintessence of Mind and MeditationUser Review - Stephen Blache - Goodreads
An in-depth presentation of Mahamudra meditation with copious quotes from the sutras and tantras. A favorite text of the 16th Karmapa. A text worthy of repeated study. Read full review