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Garland of Mahamudra Practices

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ISBN-10: 1559391731

ISBN-13: 9781559391733

Edition: 2002

Authors: Khenchen Konchog Gyaltshen, Katherine Manchester Rogers, Katherine Rogers

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This text is a manual of practical instructions for students who want to practice the Mahamudra path to enlightenment.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.418
Language: English

Preface by His Holiness, the Drikung Kyabgon
Introduction: The Fivefold Path
Clarifying the Jewel Rosary of the Profound Fivefold Path
The Four Knowledges
The Four Contemplations
The Four Practices
The Five Meditations
Preparatory Practices
Common Preparatory Practices
Contemplating the rarity of attaining leisure and fortune
Contemplating the faults of cyclic existence
Contemplating the benefits of liberation
Vajrasattva Meditation
Mandala Meditation
Mandala Establishment
Mandala Offering
Guru Yoga
The Four Empowerments
Special Preparatory Practices
Generating love
The true nature of love
The increase of love
The activities of love
The error of neglecting to cultivate love
The benefits of cultivating love
The object of observation of compassion
The increase of compassion
The activities of compassion
The fruit to be attained
Aspirational Bodhichitta
Actual Bodhichitta
The object of observation of actual Bodhichittha
Actual Practices
Meditation on Yidam--Deity Yoga
The stage of generation
Commentary on the stage of generation
Meditation on the clear form
Mindfulness of the purity of the form
Mindfulness of the purity of the natural signs
Mindfulness of the purity that is emptiness
Holding firmly to the diamond-perfection of oneself as deity
The stage of completion
Meditation on the Teacher--Guru Yoga
The Emanation Body
The three branches of homage
The threefold offering
The sevenfold offering
The Complete Enjoyment Body
The Truth Body
The Nature Body
Meditation on Mahamudra
Settling the view
Settling the true nature of the mind
The mode of abiding of appearances
The mode of abiding of the mind
The four reasonings
The reasoning of the diamond slivers
The reasoning of one and many
The reasoning refuting the four possibilities of production
Four ways of misunderstanding emptiness
Three places of possible error in meditation
The reasoning of dependent-arising
Meditation on the view
The technique of body posture
The technique of time of practice
The technique of stabilizing the mind
Meditation on the mode of abiding of phenomena
The stage of completion with signs
The stage of completion without signs--the seven methods of stabilizing the mind
Sustaining the practice without taking anything to mind
Sustaining the practice while abandoning any conception of distinctions
Sustaining the practice without losings Mindfulness
Sustaining the practice with great effort
Sustaining the practice in regard to the meaning of nonmeditation
Sustaining the practice without the extremes of tightness and looseness
Sustaining the practice with one's mind in a natural, nonartificial state
Identification of the mode of abiding of phenomena
Identification of meditative equipoise as calm-abiding
Identification of self-awareness as Mahamudra
Quintessential instructions
Practicing in accordance with the quintessential instructions
Concluding Practices
The dakorma dedication
The suitability of dedicating innate virtue
Buddha's word on dedicating innate virtue
Reasoning on dedicating innate virtue
Quintessential instructions on dedicating innate virtue
The objects to be dedicated
The recipients of the dedication
The purpose of the dedication
The Life Story of the Author, Kunga Rinchen