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Naked Awareness: Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, by Karma Chagme, commentary  by Gyatrul Rinpoche


 
In this classic 17th-century presentation of the union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, Karma Chagme, one of the great exemplars of both these lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, begins with an overview of the spirit of awakening and the nature of actions and their ethical consequences. Then, drawing from his enormous erudition and profound experience, Karme Chagme gives exceptionally lucid instructions on the two phases of Dzogchen practice -- the Breakthough and the Leap-over -- followed by an accessible introduction to the practice of the transference of consciousness at the time of death.

The concluding chapters of this treatise present a detailed analysis of Mahamudra meditation in relation to Dzogchen practice.

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This combination of scholarly erudition and contemplative insight is made all the more accessible by the lively commentary of the contemporary Nyingma Lama Gyatrul Rinpoche.

Although this book stands alone, it is the concluding section of a single body of oral teachings by Karma Chagme, the earlier section published under the title A Spacious Path to Freedom.

Karma Chagme (1613-1678) was a major lineage holder of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and his writings have also become central to the Payul Nyingma lineage, making him ideally suited to integrate two of the great meditation systems of Tibet.

Gyatrul Rinpoche was born in 1925, recognized as a tulku of the great Payul contemplative Sampa Kunkyap, and educated in Payul Dhomang Manastery in Eastern Tibet. Since the early 1970's, Gyatrul Rinpoche has taught thousands of students in North America, where he has established several centers for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism. Drawing on his extensive experience in traditional Tibet and the modern West, he brings these profound teachings to contemporary students of Tibetan Buddhis meditation.

B. Alan Wallace is a student of Gyatrul Rinpoche and a seasoned scholar and translator of Buddhist texts.

321 pages. Paperback.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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