mahamudra

MAHAMUDRA

How to Discover Our True Nature

Lama Thubten Yeshe

Lama Yeshe tells us that mahamudra is “the universal reality of emptiness, of nonduality” and its unique characteristic is its emphasis on meditation: “With mahamudra meditation there is no doctrine, no theology, no philosophy, no God, no Buddha. Mahamudra is only experience.”

He relies on the First Panchen Lama’s well-known Root Text of Genden Mahamudra, which in a few short pages provides the pith instructions for, first, overcoming distraction and resting in meditative stillness on the clarity of one’s own mind, and then by using a subtle wisdom, penetrating its ultimate nature, its emptiness.

As always, Lama Yeshe’s words are direct, funny, and incredibly encouraging. He gets us to go beyond ego’s addiction to a limited sense of self and to taste the lightness and expansiveness of our own true nature.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 176 pages, 5.00 x 8.00 inches
  • $16.95
  • ISBN 9781614293958
  • ebook
  • 176 pages
  • $11.99
  • ISBN 9781614294108
about the author
Mahamudra

Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935–84) was born in Tibet and educated at the great Sera Monastic University. He fled the Chinese oppression in 1959. In the late 1960s, with his chief disciple Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche, he began teaching Buddhism to Westerners at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1975 they founded the international Buddhist organization the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), which now has more than 160 centers, projects, and services worldwide.

Other books by Lama Thubten Yeshe:
The Bliss of Inner Fire
Becoming the Compassion Buddha
Becoming Vajrasattva
When the Chocolate Runs Out
Mahāmudrā
Wisdom Energy
When the Chocolate Runs Out
Introduction to Tantra