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Naropa's Wisdom

His Life and Teachings on Mahamudra

Khenchen Thrangu

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Accessible and practical teachings on the life of Naropa, with verse-by-verse commentary on his two most important Mahamudra songs by a contemporary Karma Kagyu master.

Naropa is one of the accomplished lineage holders of the Mahamudra tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In this book, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, a beloved Mahamudra teacher, first tells the extraordinary story of Naropa’s life and explains its profound lessons. He follows this with lucid and practical commentaries on two of Naropa’s songs of realization, explaining their precious instructions for realizing Mahamudra, the nature of one’s mind. Throughout, Thrangu Rinpoche speaks plainly and directly to Westerners eager to receive the essence of Mahamudra instructions from an accomplished teacher.


Praise For Naropa's Wisdom: His Life and Teachings on Mahamudra

“The Indian mahasiddha Naropa is one of the most influential figures in the history of Vajrayana Buddhism. . . . The Very Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, our great treasure of wisdom and compassion, holds Naropa’s unbroken lineage. There is no one more qualified than Rinpoche to present this wisdom tradition. Those who haven’t met Naropa can meet the heart essence of his insights and deeds through this book.”—Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, author of Wild Awakening: The Heart of Mahamudra and Dzogchen
 
“A great book from a consummate teacher. It includes translations of two critically important texts by the great Indian adept Naropa with a masterful oral commentary. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche reaches the heights of Buddhist philosophy and the profound depths of Mahamudra meditation, all the while providing practical advice and reminding us that ‘while training in a high view, please conduct yourself in accordance with the Dharma.’”—Sarah Harding, translator of Chöd: The Sacred Teachings on Severance

Snow Lion, 9781559394901, 224pp.

Publication Date: January 21, 2020



About the Author

Khenchen Thrangu is an eminent teacher of the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He was appointed by the Dalai Lama to be the personal tutor for His Holiness the Seventeenth Karmapa and has authored many books, including The Mahamudra Lineage Prayer, Luminous Clarity, Advice from a Yogi, Pointing Out the Dharmakaya, Everyday Consciousness and Primordial Awareness, and Vivid Awareness.