Practice and Study of the Kagyu Mahamudra
Mahamudra Series Year 2
Talk 5 - Mahamudra Vipashyana
This talk continues the study of Khenpo Tsultim Gyamtso Rinpoche's 1993 exposition of Mahamudra Vipashyana.
"The quintessence of the … countless teaching of the buddhas is that the wisdom essence … is present as the nature of sentient beings. Among all the different kinds of teaching is one that is the most eminent, the shortest path, the ultimate meaning… Mahamudra is the supreme method that directly and easily reveals the natural face of the mind in which the three kayas are spontaneously present."
Lamp of Mahamudra, Tselae Natsok Rangdrol
In addition to the main presentation, we have introduced a program of practice and study that can be pursued at local centers. For more information, request to join the group Kagyu Mahamudra Forum on the Shambhala Network.
This talk introduced topics discussed in the readings below. These will also be the recommended basis for the next few class sessions. The Sadhana of Mahamudra is also included in this session.
Pointing Out the Dharmakaya Instructions, see the Mind with Appearances Questions postings by Lynele Jones on the Kagyu Mahamudra Forum group on the Shambhala Network.
Thrangu Rinpoche commentary, either from Pointing Out the Dharmakaya (Snow Lion), Chapter 8, Looking at Mind within Appearances, especially pp 109 – 114 OR from the ShenpenOsel pdf, Instructions on Viewing the Mind Amidst Appearances.
Khenpo Tsultim Gyatso Rinpoche 93 Transcript, Talk 6 “Moving Mind” and Talk 8 “The Five Kleshas”.
Flight of Garuda, Song 13 (see the posted pdf) on self-liberation of the five kleshas.
PREREQUISITE: Open to all Shambhala Tantrikas who have received the lung AND participated in Year 1 of the Mahamudra Series, as well as Talks 1 through 4 of Year 2.
The 1993 transcript may be ordered from the Nalanda Translation Committee at this link. (Lung required.)
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