At the heart of successful Mahamudra practice is the ability to get directly at the nature of mind. The Ninth Karmapa was the acknowledged master of this approach. No more authoritative or useful instructions exist than in his three definitive texts on Mahamudra, of which this easy-to-use manual is the shortest and most practical. Pointing Out the Dharmakaya is an indispensable companion to The Ocean of Definitive Meaning, the most vast and detailed the texts. An invaluable guide for Mahamudra practitioners on how to look at the mind, it is clearly laid out so that the instructions are easy to recall and put to use.
Brilliant explanations by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, tutor of the young 17th Karmapa, make the text vividly relevant for contemporary Western practitioners. For those committed to ascertaining the mind's true nature, checking their experience, and refining and extending their insight, there is no more systematic or comprehensive approach than can be found in this extraordinary set of instructions.
"Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche is one of the most learned and experienced of the senior Karma Kagyu teachers living today. Indeed, he is the Tutor of the present Seventeenth Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. Readers who are interested in discovering the nature of the mind will find much here in this clear and thorough guide to delight and inspire them."-- His Holiness, the Dalai Lama
"Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche is among the wisest and most compassionate Buddhist masters alive today."--Pema Chodron, author of When Things Fall Apart