The Ocean of Definitive Meaning by the Ninth Karmapa (–) is the most profound and famous text on Mahamudra ever written and is of vital importance. This serial courses, the Mahamudra Transmission, teachings and practice of Mahamudra Ocean of Definitive Meaning, the very text compiled by The 9th. Vajrayana Buddhism and Kagyu Lineage. Taught by the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa at Palpung Sherabling, March Transcribed by Chang Chin & Changchub.

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This is available as a pdf on his website: During ocesn pointing-out instructions there is outlined a number of instructions and questions that the teacher should ask the student and also a number of possible answers and what the further instructions should be for a student answering this or that.

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And now at the present, Buddhism is understood as Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. Karma Chakme’s Mountain Dharma, Vol.

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We have to have other people’s help, other means to solve those problems, because we are not capable of solving these problems by ourselves, because we are so emotional and we are so agitated by that situation. Ths the practice and dispelling hindrances 2.

And also Jodruk is later on deinitive as Jonangpa. The Four Yogas of Mahamudra allow us to quiet the coarse mind sems and settle into the subtle mind kun gzhi, alayaand on into the very subtle mind, the primordial consciousness rigpafree of cognitive confusion.

Both Ngedon Gyamtso and Chakchen Dawai Ozer are “manuals,” and both do present the sort of “question and answer” method.

The Superior Preliminaries The four conditions for practice 1. Chief among our inventions is an imagined separation between self and other, and once that falsehood gains a mahamuddra in the psyche, it unleashes all the afflictions of heaven and hell.


Looking at stillness and movement as the same or different. If you attend to them properly, they will overcome many obstacles.

These are the major lineages. Please note that according to the Kagyu tradition, the access to this text is “restricted”. Thirdly, there are several methods of concentration listed in the shamatha section. It is one of the most exquisite tools ever devised to cut through the intellectual and emotional veils of samsaric mind to reveal the primordial ground dharmakaya from which both unawareness and awareness arise.

This is the pure naked awareness of a buddha. Although there is a logical sequence, all three elements can unfold within a single session of meditation:. Some say that state is the union of appearance and emptiness, but that is the language of dharmamudra. But it’s actually Theravada and Mahayana are mostly teaching manifested from the Buddha Shakyamuni in the Nirmanakaya form.

The guru in the physical lineage b. You don’t convert a person into Buddhism. Beginners should try them all, but eventually you can settle on one or two methods that work best for you.

Vajrayana Buddhism and Kagyu Lineage

Holding the mind without support v. And there are also other names for them, The Kadampa until the Tsongkhapa building the Ganden Monastery, it is known as Kadampa, but after that it is known as Gelukpa. Whoever realizes that naked awareness is forever unborn, Will come to know that Mahamudra is beyond the intellect; The nature of mind knows neither name nor symbol.

First, the preliminaries are indeed essential to instill proper view and motivation, especially for beginners. Pointing out appearances d.

Mahamudra Ocean of Definitive Meaning – Related teachings

May your undoing of ego reveal quiescence and insight, And your buddha nature unfold in a silent smile. So you see my friends, even the words I have written here are an empty exercise. Parts can be found in my Notes Section.

This is tricky, the instructions are given verbally, but they are carried out by direct non-verbal looking. The difficulty of finding a free and well-favored situation 2.


Mind turns to the dharma Dharma unfolds as the path The path dispels confusion Confusion awakens in wisdom. And this goes beyond so called religion or culture or philosophy, because it is, actually, the essence of every living being as well as everything that they perceive such as sun, moon, star, planets, and five elements, earth, water, fire, air, space etc. It is also the shortest complete presentation of the Mahamudra practice.

But we need to understand that any secondary practice combined with Guruyoga becomes a principal practice. And your big problem will become something that you cannot solve; unsolvable problem. Holding the mind on other sensory objects iii.

You don’t convert as a Buddhist. You have to stop counting the moments in the day, and learn to spend days in a single moment. Teachings in year 1. Then, as you drink the elixir of non-mentation, Self and other are forgotten. There are so many methods of meditation which is suitable for each individual capacity, relative capacity. You can refer to his texts for that. Gotsangpa and others have created elaborate tables to show this correspondence, but that is well beyond our discussion here.

And because during the same period of time two Tibetan great masters went to India, one is Marpa Lotsawa, another one is Kadrup Khyunngpo Naljor. You leave your awareness-emptiness rig stong in a state of crisp clear presence until any lingering potential for further entanglement has ebbed away. Dawai Ozerbesides being such a manual, also contains a great deal of polemic in support of the so-called “Self-Sufficent Single Remedy” that has been a bone of contention.

For example, prior to Buddhism in Tibet, there is another religion called “Bon” religion. So these are the particular names of the eight major lineages.