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A Spacious Path to Freedom: Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga
Drawing on enormous textual erudition and mastery of Tibetan oral traditions, Chagme sets forth the stages of meditation practice, including the cultivation of meditative quiescence and insight, the experiential identification of awareness, and the highest steps of Mahamudra and Atiyoga. Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche, a contemporary holder of the Payul lineage, offers a commentary ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 19th 1997 by Snow Lion Publications
(first published 1650)
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There are times that I just sit back and wonder “What the hell am I doing reviewing this book?” I mean, seriously, walking from a Zen practice into a book on Mahamudra is like walking from a simple, focused and minimalistic sitting room into a room full of stoned Keibler Elves puking multi-colored streamers. Its like going from a Scotch on the rocks to a Mai-Tai laced with LSD. Its like strolling out of an accountant’s convention in WallaWalla Washington and falling smack-dab into Mardi-Gras.
Karma Chagmé (Tib.: Karma chags-med, also known as Raga Asya, Rā-ga a-sya) was a monk of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. He is important also to the Nyingma tradition, in that he was a principle teacher of Terton Migyur Dorje—revealer of the Nam chö (Tib. gnam-chos) terma cycle and thus a co-founder of the Palyul lineage of Nyingma—as well as authoring a treatise on the "Union of Mahamudra a ...moreMore about Karma Chagmé...