Mahamudra meditation is simultaneously the most profound of meditative disciplines and most accessible for modern practitioners. Traditionally passed orally from teacher to disciple, mahamudra instructions point the meditator to the innate perfection of every experience.
When it first appeared in 1986, Mahamudra: The Moonlight was the first presentation in English of a major Tibetan Buddhist work on meditation.
This classic guide was composed in the sixteen century by an eminent lama of the Kagyu School and is so comprehensive and practical that it still widely used today as a manual.
Mahamudra is the first English translation of a major Tibetan Buddhist presentation of the theory and practice of meditation - a manual detailing the various stages and practices for training the advanced student.
The original Tibetan text of nearly 800 pages was composed by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal (1512-1587) - a great lama and a scholar of the Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism. His text is so vast and thorough in scope that it is still the primary source used by living Tibetan meditation masters in instructing their disciples.
The first major text representing the meditational methods of both mahayana and vajrayana Buddhism to appear in english. This is an invaluable guide for advanced students, scholars, and Buddhist practitioners.