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Masters of Mahamudra (Songs and Histories of the Eighty-Four Buddhist Siddhas)

Masters of Mahamudra (Songs and Histories of the Eighty-Four Buddhist Siddhas)
$52.00
Item Code: NAV803
Author: Keith Dowman
Publisher: Dev Publishers and Distributors
Language: English
Edition: 2020
ISBN: 9789387496286
Pages: 554
Cover: PAPERBACK
Other Details: 9.00 X 6.00 inch
weight of the book: 0.58 kg
About the Book

In Tibetan Buddhism, Mahamudra represents a perfected level of meditative realization: it is the inseparable union of wisdom and compassion, of emptiness and skillful means. These eighty-fete masters, some historical, some archetypal, accomplished this practice in India where they lived between the eighth and twelfth centuries. Leading unconventional lives, the siddhas include some of the greatest Buddhist teachers; Tilopa, Naropa, and Marpa among them. Through many years of study, Keith Dowman has collected and translated their songs of realization and the legends about them. In consultation with contemporary teachers, he gives a commentary on each of the Great Adepts and culls from available resources what we can 'wow of their history.

About The Author

Dowman's extensive Introduction traces the development of tan. and discusses the key concepts of the Mahamudra. In a lively and illuminating style, he unfolds the deeper understandings of mind that the texts encode. His treatment of the many parallels to contemporary psychology and experience makes a valualbe contribution to our understanding of human nature.

Keith Dowman's many publications include: Sky Dancer: The Secret Life and Songs of the Lady Yeshe Sogyel (Routledge & Kegan Paul) and The Legend of the Great Stupa (Dharma Publishing). He lives and practices in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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