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Vivid Awareness: The Mind Instructions of Khenpo Gangshar

Vivid Awareness: The Mind Instructions of Khenpo Gangshar

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Author: Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Format: paperback, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781590308165

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Product Code: BK-44

Vivid Awareness presents Khenchen Thrangu's commentary on the famous Dzogchen/Mahamudra Master Khenpo Gangshar's texts "The Concise Mind Instructions Called Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet" and "Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet: Instructions to Guide You on the Profound Path." The book also includes translations of both root texts.

The instructions in this book are a distillation of the essential points of the esoteric Tibetan Buddhist practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. Intended to help people to face life’s difficulties, they include essentials of Buddhist philosophy, contemplation on the ephemeral nature of both joy and suffering, meditations for resting the mind, and guidance for maintaining equanimity in real-life circumstances.

Khenchen Thrangu, in this book describes his studies with a teacher of great renown who remained in Tibet after the Chinese invasion. The deceased elder master, known as Khenpo Gangshar, is still renowned as a dynamic, unconventional teacher, widely respected for his spiritual achievement. He foresaw the difficulties coming in Tibet and realized that he had to give people some straightforward instructions that would be easy to remember and to use, because the country would soon be engulfed in turmoil and be in need of spiritual help.

“These instructions are exceptionally concise and easy to follow. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche received this distillation of the essential points of Mahamudra from the renowned master Khenpo Gangshar, and he credits them with saving his life. They could save your life too—giving you the tools to stabilize the mind even in the most terrifying and challenging of circumstances.”—Pema Chödrön, author of Taking the Leap

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