Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning (PDF)


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The Ocean of Definitive Meaning is by the Ninth Karmapa and is one of the most profound and famous texts on Mahamudra and is of vital importance even today in the Kagyu tradition. It contains a detailed and comprehensive presentation of instruction on both the view and the practice.

The Ninth Karmapa's text has traditionally been available only to advanced students. However, Thrangu Rinpoche has kindly consented to the purlication of these core teachings on the text which he gave in a retreat he led in 2001 in British Columbia.

Thrangu provides an exhaustive commentary on the longest and most comprehensive of the three classic treatises on Mahamudra composed by the sixteenth-century scholar Wangchuk Dorje, the Ninth Karmapa.These teachings encompass the entire path of Mahamudra including the preliminaries, the main practice, removing obstacles, and attaining the result of Buddhahood along with detailed instruction in Tranquility and Insight meditation.

This book is on the same topic as the Thrangu Rinpoche's An Ocean of Ultimate Meaning which he gave in Maine in 1999 which is also available from Namo Buddha Publications.

This book is published by Snow Lion and is 146 pages long and was translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso and edited by Lama Tashi Namgyal who also provided the notes.

This PDF is an exact copy of the paperback book and can be viewed on almost any computer or tablet.

You can also purchase a paperback of this book on this website (under Books) $ 13.00.


This product was added to our catalog on Friday 24 January, 2020.