Mahamudra is the first English translation of a major Tibetan Buddhist presentation of the theory and practice of meditation- a manual detailing the various stages and practices for training the advanced student.
The original Tibetan text of nearly 800 pages was composed by Takpo Tashi Namgyal (1512-1587), a great lama and a scholar of the kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. His text is so vast and thorough in scope that it is still the primary source used by living Tibetan meditation masters in instructing their disciples.
The first major text representing the meditational methods of both mahayana and vajrayana Buddhism to appear in English, Mahamudra is an invaluable guide for advanced students, scholars, and Buddhist practitioners.
About the Author:
Lobsang P. Lhalungpa has passed through the disciplines of the major branches of Tibetan Buddhism under many of its greatest living masters. His life has drawn him into all aspects of the effort to maintain and communicte the Tibetan tradition. He is also the translator of The Life of Milarepa and author of Tibet- The Sacred Realm.