All media of the Mahamudra moonbeams courses
Here you will find an overview of all the mediums of the Mahamudra course of the Moonbeams Transmission.
The Sixteenth Karmapa came to the West for the first time in 1974. When he was asked, which text would be of great benefit to Western students, he unmistakably replied “The Moonbeams of Mahamudra”. For him this text would be extremely useful.
In Western societies, people engage in a wide variety of occupations and thus experience a wide variety of thoughts. The practice of Mahamudra meditation allows them to live and work as they wish, and to live the Dharma without any contradiction between activity and practice.
Mahamudra has been brought to the West by highly realized beings such as the Sixteenth Karmapa, Gendün Rinpoche, Jamgön Kongtrul, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche – and its lineage of transmission is still very much alive today. Everyone can benefit greatly from practicing with the view of Mahamudra, which allows us to see the nature of our busy minds. Through meditation, we develop insight into how things really are. Mahamudra focusses on awakening in the here and now through a lifetime of all-around-the-clock meditation practice, using all situations and all ups and downs that we encounter. We train our mind to be more helpful in the world, less clinging to a seeming self, and become familiar with our true nature.
Tashi Namgyal elucidates the path with extraordinary clarity in his extensive Mahamudra manual. The audio downloads and transcriptions are from the explanations of his outstanding book, where he refers to the teachings of many great accomplished ones (mahāsiddhas) from the mahāmudrā lineage.
Down on the page you find our medias from the moonbeams of mahāmudrā course. You find mp3 downloads with explanations and guided meditations. Contemplate, meditate and familiarize yourself with this teaching and benefit sentient beings, in whatever stage you are at right now. Enjoy all the way to awakening!
The Moonbeams Mahamudra courses are the transmissions from the root text Moonbeams of Mahamudra (Phyag rgya zla ba'i 'od zer) by Dagpo Tashi Namgyal (1512-1587). The book is available for purchase during the Mahamudra courses or from Norbu Publishing.