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Naked Awareness

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This classic 17th century treatise presents a detailed analysis of Mahamudra meditation in relation to Dzogchen practice.

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A tour de force of scholarly erudition and contemplative insight, made more accessible by Lama Gyatrul's lively commentary.

The union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen begins with an overview of the spirit of awakening and the nature of actions and their ethical consequences. Next, Karma Chagme gives exceptionally lucid instructions on the two phases of Dzogchen practice - the "Breakthrough" and the "Leap-over" - followed by an accessible introduction to the practice of the transference of consciousness at the time of death.

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"The Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen by the 17th century adept Karma Chagme, is widely regarded as an unusually elegant synthesis of the leading Tibetan approaches to Buddhist meditation. Students and practitioners of meditation will be especially grateful to the Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche and his translator B. Alan Wallace for these ample and lucid elaborations of these instructions as they are traditionally taught."       ~Matthew Kapstein

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"Both the preliminaries and the actual practice of Dzogchen are crucial. Without training in the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind, even on the verge of death, we will still cling to all the things we're so accustomed to grasping onto, such as our possessions, home, environment, status, and reputation. It's so difficult to let them go. It's so easy to have the sense that you can't die yet because you haven't completed your projects. It doesn't work that way. If you're an old man like me, the Lord of Death has already half swallowed you, so if you still have no renunciation and don't think about future lifetimes, that means that you're not really disillusioned with cyclic existence. In this case, what's the difference between being a Buddhist and non-Buddhist?"

Author Chagme, Karma
Coauthor Gyatrul Rinpoche
Translator Wallace, B. Alan
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 321 pp.
Publisher Snow Lion Publications 2000
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