The Supreme Siddhi of Mahamudra

Teachings, Poems, and Songs of the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage

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Translator(s): 
Sean Price
Adam Kane
Gerardo Abboud
  • Boulder, Co: 
    Shambhala
    , December
     2017.
     200 pages.
     $24.95.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9781559394680.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Adam Krug forthcoming.

Description

The Drukpa Kagyu lineage is renowned among the traditions of Vajrayana Buddhism for producing some of the greatest yogis from across the Himalayas. After spending many years in mountain retreats, these meditation masters displayed miraculous signs of spiritual accomplishment that have inspired generations of Buddhist practitioners. The teachings found here are sources of inspiration for any student wishing to genuinely connect with this tradition.

These translations include Mahamudra advice and songs of realization from major Tibetan Buddhist figures such as Gampopa, Tsangpa Gyare, Drukpa Kunleg, and Pema Karpo, as well as modern Drukpa masters such as Togden Shakya Shri and Adeu Rinpoche. This collection of direct pith instructions and meditation advice also includes an overview of the tradition by Tsoknyi Rinpoche.

Combined with guidance from a qualified teacher, these teachings offer techniques for resting in the naturally pure and luminous state of our minds. As these masters make clear, through stabilizing the meditative experiences of bliss, clarity, and nonthought, we will be liberated from suffering in this very life and will therefore be able to benefit countless beings.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Sean Price became a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in 1994 and has since studied at various monastic institutes in India and Nepal; he has resided at Shechen Monastery, Nepal, since 1999. He has translated numerous Mahamudra and Dzogchen texts and has worked at the Tsadra Foundation as Director of Tibetan Publications since 2009.

Adam Kane has studied and translated at Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Nepal. His MA thesis was on Pema Karpo’s explanation of the Four Yogas of Mahamudra.

Gerardo Abboud was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and starting in the early 1970s, lived in India and Nepal for fourteen years. Since 1986, Abboud has been president of the Dongyuling Center, Argentina, which offers free teachings on Buddhist theory and practice. He is the English interpreter for several Kagyu lamas and since 1992 has served as the Dalai Lama’s interpreter in Latin America.

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