The torch of true meaning

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Buddhist – Teaching – Practice – Meditation

Anyone who wishes to practice the ngöndro of the Kagyu lineage and in particular the Karma Kagyu lineage should first read this text carefully and internalize its meaning. They will then have a stable ground for the practice of mahamudra. This is not just the correct way to practice, but also the most beneficial.  – 17th Gyalwang Karmapa –

This new translation of the classic text, The Torch of True Meaning, by the great master and scholar Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye gives clear and concise instructions on the preliminary and main practices of mahamudra meditation. But it does not only teach mahamudra: this book describes vividly what is necessary for any meditation practice. It is presented here in a new translation that includes the previously unpublished final chapter of Jamgön Kongtrul’s work, a brief yet inspiring description of the actual practice of mahamudra.

Paired with Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye’s instructions is The Chariot that Travels the Noble Path, the standard practice text for the mahamudra preliminaries in the Karma Kagyu lineage, in a new version compiled by The Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje. Together these two works are essential for anyone who wants to do the practice of mahamudra.

[source: KDT Publications]

Watch now the recorded video teaching of the Torch of True Meaning given by H.H. the 17th Karmapa in Bodhgaya, India on February 9-10, 2017.