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Thrangu Rinpoche was told by the Sixteenth Karmapa that Mahamudra was the best practice for Western students. As a result Thrangu Rinpoche has devoted a number of his teachings to this topic.
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Advice of a Yogi
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A new original teaching by Thrangu Rinpoche on the Tibetan classic by Padampa Sangye's One Hundred Verses. Padampa Sangye is best known as Machig Labrang's teacher, the famous yogini who developed the widely used Cutting-off or Chod Practice. This work has been featured in this year's Tricycle magazine and very inspirational and Thrangu Rinpoche clearly explains the meaning of these short 100 verses. For example, verse 77 is "The delusions of samsara and nirvana, are just like encounters with an enemy. Practice virtue as your friend and ally, people of Dingri." This 126 pages book was translated by the Thrangu Dharmakara Translation Collaborative.
Aspirational Prayer for Mahamudra of Rangjung Dorje
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Mahamudra is the principle meditation of the Kagyu Lineage of tibet. This meditation consists, briefly, of looking directly at the mind and is very similar to Dzogchen meditation of the Nyingma lineage

Rangung Dorje, the third Karmapa, was a great scholar who wanted to bring the entire Mahamudra path together, so he wrote a spiritual song, a Doha of just 36 verses which summarizes all the profound aspects of this meditation. This booklet contains not only this often quoted spiritual song, but also a commetnary by Thrangu Rinpoche, one of the most prominent scholars and practitioner of the Mahamudra lineage.
Clarifying the Natural State
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This book was written by one of Tibet's greatest masters, Dakpo Tashi Namgyal. In this practical manual he covers the path from mindfulness to complete enlightenment, simply and methodically. He does this by presenting the profound instructions of Mahamudra. Thrangu Rinpoche says of this book, "His methods for practicing Mahamudra are preeminent. This book is indispensable as it focuses exclusively on practice."

Thrangu Rinpoche has given a lengthy commentary on this book by Tashi Namgyal called Crystal Clear. Readers may want to purchase Crystal Clear also.
Creation and Completion: Essential Points of Tantric Meditation
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Drawing on explanations from two great masters--19th century Jamgon Kongtrul and contemporary master Khenchen Thrangu--this authoritative and clear text is a unique guide to the creation and completion stages of tantric Tibetan Buddhist meditation.
Cultivating True Compassion
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The concise teaching presented here begins with a discussion of love, compassion, and immeasurable love and compassion, or bodhichitta. Rinpoche introduces the reader to methods from the Buddhist tradition for cultivating bodhichitta. Here Rinpoche distills the essence of Atisha’s Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, which is in itself a concise teaching. Finally Rinpoche describes the Bodhisattva Vow and its role on the Buddhist path. Includes a new translation of the root text, A Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, by Karma Choephel.

Essential Practice
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Teaching on Kamalashila's treatises outlining the stages of meditation, Thrangu Rinpoche--a master of the mind at its subtlest levels--explains with stunning clarity the foundations of all meditation from developing compassion to full awakening.
Essentials of Mahamudra: Looking Directly at the Mind
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This comprehensive book is based on Tashi Namgyal's Moonlight of Mahamudra, a sixteenth-century text that lays out the rationale behind the mahamudra practices, along with detailed instructions, including how to continue practicing off the cushion.
Everyday Consciousness and Primordial Awareness
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This text describes the functions of the eight kinds of consciousness, the way they can be transformed into the five kinds of primordial awareness, and how the ultimate fruit- the level of the five buddha families- can be attained.
Five Buddha Families and the Eight Consciousnesses
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Each of the five Buddha families represents a particular enlightened wisdom. When the five disturbing emotions of anger, attachment, ignorance, pride, and envy are purified, the five enlightened wisdoms shine forth.

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche provides a lucid and detailed presentation of these topics, which are rarely given in other teachings.

Four Foundations of Buddhist Practice [2010]
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Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche's commentary on the Four Foundations and Pema Karpo's meditation instructions provide the means to secure the foundations of one's practice and prepare for the basic meditation of Vajrayana Buddhism.
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