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A Commentary on
Rangjung Dorje's Treatise -- by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

On Buddha Essence: <br>A Commentary on <br>Rangjung Dorje's Treatise -- by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche


 
A Treatise on Buddha Nature by Rangjung Dorje, the third Karmapa, is one of the Kagyu lineage's oldest and most important texts, belonging to the tradition of the Six Yogas of Naropa. In the nineteenth century Jamgon Kongtrul composed a commentary to it, which Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche uses as the basis for the teachings in this book.

The subject of this famous treatise is Buddha Essence, the basic nature of all beings. The term is a translation of the Sanskrit tathagatagarbha, or deshek nyingpo in Tibetan. Both terms indicate that our very nature is buddhahood -- Buddha Essence is possesed not only by enlightened masters, but by everyone.

The path to awakening Buddha Essence is meditation. The practitioner needs to understand not only how to meditate, but also the reasons for meditation, in order to develop insight. This text contains complete instructions on how to discover Buddha Essence in ourselves.

Born in Tibet in 1933, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche is one of the foremost teachers of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and is the tutor of the seventeenth Karmapa. He travels and teaches extensively around the world.

168 pages. Paperback.

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