Mahamudra and Related Instructions: Core Teachings of the Kagyu Schools
ISBN/ASIN: 086171444X,9780861714445 | 2011 | English | pdf | 798/798 pages | 20.8 Mb
Publisher: Wisdom Publications | Author: Peter Alan Roberts | Edition: 1st Edition
The Kagyü school of Tibetan Buddhism began in the 11th century with such renowned figures as Marpa and Milarepa, and it continues today with the Karmapa and several best-selling authors, including Pema Chodron and Chogyam Trungpa. Mahamudra, the Great Seal,” is a central teaching of the Kagyü school, along with the so-called six dharmas of Naropa. Formulated as a systematic practice by Gampopa (1079-1153), the mahamudra teachings trace their source to earlier Indian materials and focus on the cultivation of profound insight into the nature of the mind.