Nges don phyag rgya chen po'i smon lam

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nges don phyag rgya chen po'i smon lam
Aspiration Prayer of the Definitive Meaning of Mahāmudrā
The Mahamudra Prayer by the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje is a short yet thorough and profound text which presents all the essential points of Mahamudra teaching in terms of view, practice, and fruition. It is a classic that, especially in the tradition of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, has been and is widely used whenever a disciple is given a first introduction into Mahamudra. The Third Karmapa shows how to recognize our ultimate potential as a buddha. (Source: Shambhala Publications)
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  • Harding, Sarah. Ornament of Dakpo Kagyü Thought: Short Commentary on the Mahāmudrā Aspiration Prayer. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2022.
  • Lama Sherab Dorje, trans. Mahāmudrā Teachings of the Supreme Siddhas. The Eighth Situpa Tenpa'i Nyinchay on The Third Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Dorje's "Aspiration Prayer of Mahāmudrā of Definitive Meaning". Introduction by Venerable Khenchen Trangu Rinpoche. Ithaca, New York: Snow Lion Publications, 1995.
  • Tai Situ Rinpoche. The Third Karmapa's Mahamudra Prayer. Translated by Rosemarie Fuchs. Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2002.
  • Dorje, Lama Sherab. The Eighth Situpa on the Third Karmapa's Mahāmudrā Prayer. Second Edition. Ithaca, N.Y. ; Boulder, Colorado: Snow Lion Publications, 2004.

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Literary Genre ~ Prayers - smon lam