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“Has helped numerous serious Dharma students. It is excellent that the second edition is now being brought out.”—His Holiness the Dalai Lama


The Moonlight—Quintessence of Mind and Meditation

Lama Thubten Yeshe

Mahāmudrā meditation is simultaneously the most profound of meditative disciplines and the most accessible for modern practitioners. Traditionally passed orally from teacher to disciple, mahāmudrā instructions point the meditator to the innate perfection of every experience.

When it first appeared in 1986, Mahāmudrā: The Moonlight—Quintessence of Mind and Meditation was the first presentation in English of a major Tibetan Buddhist work on meditation. This classic guide was composed in the sixteenth century by an eminent lama of the Kagyu school and is so comprehensive and practical that it is still widely used today as a manual. Divided into two major sections, it presents first the common approach and then the mahamudra approach to tranquility (shamatha) and insight (vipashyana) meditation.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 528 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 inches
  • $34.95
  • ISBN 9780861712991
  • ebook
  • 528 pages
  • $25.99
  • ISBN 9780861719501
about the author

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
Wisdom Energy
When the Chocolate Runs Out
Introduction to Tantra

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