Sale edition. A translation of Kunga Rinchen's Clarifying the Jewel Rosary of the Profound Five-Fold Path with practical instructions on mahamudra meditation from the living tradition of the Drikung Kagyu school.
Mahamudra, or the Great Seal, refers to a profound meditation practice taught by the Buddha and transmitted through the spiritual lineage of Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, and Milarepa. Gampopa, a disciple of Milarepa who lived in the eleventh century, brought together these teachings into one five-fold path consisting of enlightened motivation, deity yoga, guru yoga, mahamudra, and proper dedication. His main disciple, Pakmo Drukpa, gave this approach the name "the Profound Five-Fold Path of Mahamudra".
Jigten Sumgon, the successor of Pakmo Drukpa, founded the Drikung Kagyu order and taught mahamudra extensively. The fifteenth successor of Jigten Sumgon, Kunga Rinchen, known for the directness and clarity of his teachings, composed the text translated here. This text is a manual of practical instructions for students who are practicing the path of mahamudra.
"A translation of an important work of Tibetan Buddhism...a clear and concise summary of the Vajrayana path as understood in the Kagyu tradition." Reginald Ray.