Namo Buddha Publications will be publishing these teachings as a book next year. Until now the very best way to "be there" at the teachings is to purchase the DVD.
Mahamudra: Eliminating the Darkness of Ignorance is a text by the Ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje, presenting a complete teaching on the practice of Mahamudra. Based on this text Thrangu Rinpoche provides profound and accessible teachings on Mahamudra practice beginning with the uncommon and common preliminaries as well as the four extraordinary preliminaries specific to Mahamudra practice (causal condition, dominant condition, focal condition, and immediate condition).
Rinpoche then teaches Mahamudra which begins with the practice of Tranquility (Shamatha) including proper posture of body and disposition of the mind. It is Shamatha meditation resting on each of the five sense objects, eliminating dullness and agitation, and meditation without any visual or auditory supports. Rinpoche then continues by teaching the subtle Mahamudra practice of Insight (Vipashyana) which includes looking at and recognizing the mind at rest, and mind in motion, how appearances come to mind, and the differences and similarities between moving and resting mind.
These talks conclude with discussing eliminating obstacles and enhancing these practices.
Translated by David Karma Choephel. This set of 14 talks and the DVD may be forwarded by one click.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 19 October, 2018.