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The Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Snow Lion Publications

PO Box 6483, Ithaca, NY 14851

9781559393706 $16.95

The Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning presents one of the most famous text on Mahamudra, originally written by the Ninth Karmapa (1556-1603). Traditionally this text has only been available to advanced students; Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche made the decision to share publically publish and share the core teachings during a retreat he led in 2001. Thrangu Rinpoche's presentation makes accessible a classic text about the artificial separation between phenomena and emptiness; chapters include "Looking Carefully at the Experience of Not Finding Anything", "Looking at the Mind within the Occurrence of Thought", "Pointing Out That Emptiness Is Spontaneous Presence", "Pointing Out That Spontaneous Practice Is Self-Liberation", and much more. An invaluable addition to Kagyu lineage Buddhist studies shelves, The Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning to advanced students and practitioners of the faith.

Bardo Teachings

Lama Lodu

Snow Lion

605 West State Street, PO Box 6483, Ithaca, NY 14850 9781559393669, $14.95,

Death is only the end if you view it as such. "Bardo Teachings: The Way of Death & Rebirth" is a book of Buddhist spirituality as Lama Lodu examines the philosophy and spirituality behind death through the microscope of Buddhism, describing the process of death, rebirth, and what of the afterlife. In a simple to read and understand format, "Bardo Teachings" is an excellent pick for anyone looking for a greater understanding of the Buddhist cycle of death.

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Title Annotation:The Ninth Karmapa's Ocean of Definitive Meaning
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jun 1, 2011
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