The Oral Instructions of Mahamudra

The very esssence of Buddha's teachings of Sutra and Tantra

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche 

The instructions of Mahamudra presented in this book are based on Je Tsongkhapa’s oral instructions of Mahamudra, his uncommon instructions of Mahamudra that he extracted from the Ganden Emanation Scripture.

- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

This precious book reveals the uncommon practice of Tantric Mahamudra of the Ganden Oral Lineage, which the author, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, received directly from his Spiritual Guide, Vajradhara Trijang Rinpoche. It explains clearly and concisely the entire spiritual path from the initial preliminary practices to the final completion stages of Highest Yoga Tantra that enable us to attain full enlightenment in this life.

Following the root text of Mahamudra, The Main Path of the Conquerors by the First Panchen Lama, this remarkable book provides extremely clear and easy to understand explanations and insights based on the author’s experiences during many years of retreat. It is an oral instruction directly from Venerable Geshe-la's heart.

Main subjects covered:

  • Having identified our own mind, meditating on tranquil abiding
  • Having realized emptiness, meditating on superior seeing
  • Meditating on the central channel, the yoga of the central channel
  • Meditating on the indestructible drop, the yoga of the drop
  • Meditating on the indestructible wind, the yoga of wind

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