Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche teaches on The Lamp of Mahamudra by Tsele Natsok Rangdrol. Mahamudra is the nature of all things and the supreme method for pointing out the nature of mind to beings with the capacity to receive such teachings. Tsele Natsok Rangdrol presents Mahamudra in 3 sections — Ground, Path, and Fruition. The Ground section explains the nature of all things and how our view of things deviates from that nature. Path teaches the path for realizing mahamudra by practicing tranquility and insight meditation while resting in the self-arisen nature. Fruition teaches full realization. Rinpoche’s talks provide commentary on Ground, Path and Fruition as presented in the text. Translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso. This recording is edited in the "Mainly English" format. Eleven talks on one MP3 CD.
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