the mind of mahāmudrā

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“Quite simply, the best anthology of Tibetan Mahāmudrā texts yet to appear.” —Roger R. Jackson, Carleton College, author of Tantric Treasures

THE MIND OF MAHāMUDRā

Advice from the Kagyü Masters

Peter Alan Roberts

Mahāmudrā is a simple, direct method for looking beyond our thoughts to the very nature of conscious experience. It is said mahāmudrā is not attained not because it is too difficult but because it is too easy, not because it is too far but because it is too close, and not because it is hidden but because it is too evident.

The Mind of Mahāmudrā highlights this central meditation practice of the Kagyü school of Tibetan Buddhism through six texts ranging from the twelfth-century to the seventeenth and including such celebrated authors as Lama Shang and the Third Karmapa. Eminent scholar Peter Alan Roberts draws on his thirty-plus years of experience of translating for Tibetan lamas to illuminate these benchmark translations.


Read the biographies of Lama Shang and the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje at the Treasury of Lives.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages, 5.00 x 7.75 inches
  • $16.95
  • ISBN 9781614291954
  • ebook
  • 256 pages
  • $11.99
  • ISBN 9781614292128
about the author
The Mind of Mahāmudrā

Peter Alan Roberts was born in Wales and lives in Hollywood, California. He earned a BA in Sanskrit and Pali and a DPhil in Tibetan Studies from Oxford University (Harris-Manchester College). For more than thirty years he has been working as an interpreter for lamas and as a translator of Tibetan texts. He specializes in the literature of the Kagyü and Nyingma traditions with a focus on tantric practices, and he is the author of The Biographies of Rechungpa.

Other books by Peter Alan Roberts:
Mahāmudrā and Related Instructions

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