Presiding over the sangha of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, the North American seat of His Holiness the seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche teaches on the Mahamudra Lineage Prayer. This supplication invokes the blessings of the Karma Kagyu Lineage and outlines the complete path of practice according to this tradition. It is recited by all practitioners at the beginning of meditation sessions.
In the first talk Rinpoche gives a brief biography of each of the seventeen Karmapas. In the following talks, on the basis of the Lineage Prayer he gives instructions on the common and uncommon preliminaries, tranquility and insight meditation, and Mahamudra. Because of its great importance Thrangu Rinpoche has taught many times on the subject of the Mahamudra Lineage Prayer. He was initially requested to teach it by His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa because His Holiness felt it would help western students better understand the nature of the path.
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