Welcome to MMC's Online
Mahamudra Meditation Manual
*** See Additional Resources For a PDF of the Manual Below ***
To use this meditation manual, we recommend the following:
It may be helpful to read one or both of the two appendices (Appendix A - Intro. to Buddhism and
Appendix B - Mahamudra Perspectives) first since they provide a contextual perspective. Also, traditionally, we cover the first "five series" over a period of 9-10 months, going through practices one week at a time. These are practices which are to be explored and not just read, so please proceed leisurely.
Click here or on Table of Contents to proceed to a detailed listing of the contents of the online manual (or, if you prefer, proceed to hte resource section below for a link to a PDF version of the manual.)
- That one approaches the practices with a sense of caring and respect.
- That one accepts self-responsibility for one's journey on the path and does not give this up to any "outside stander" including one's teacher.
- That one questions all material in here "as carefully as buying gold on the bazaar" even though this text has obtained the approvals and blessings of a traditional lineage master.
- That one first consult one of Thrangu Rinpoche's many texts on Mahamudra and/or attends a retreat on Mahamudra given by him or one of MMC's certified teachers.
Please contact us if there are any questions or if you wish to provide comments. Due to the small size and very limited resources of our Center, we may not be able to respond to enquiries.
Additional Resources for Mahamudra Meditation Center Students
*** PLEASE NOTE: These PDF's are provided 'For Personal Use Only' and may not be reproduced or utilized beyond that. By downloading them, you are agreeing to limit their use to your own studies ***
Supportive MahamudraTexts for MMC Students
MMC Meditation Manual (Link to PDF Version) - A Meditation Guide for Mahamudra
LT's Personal Notes from 1989 Mahamudra Retreat by Thrangu Rinpoche - Moonbeams of Mahamudra by Thrangu Rinpoche (trans. of teachings was conducted by K. McLeod)
Mahamudra Teachings - Mahamudra Teachings by Garchen Rinpoche
MMC Version of Translation of Guide to the Four Fold Pointing-Out of Wangchug Dorje - Bokar Rinopoche's Verses to Support Pointing-Out of Wangchug Dorje
Gampopa's Song of Mahamudra Realization - Song of Mahamudra Realization by Gampopa (trans. by Khenchen Könchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche)
Doha byTilopa -
Doha by Tilopa Received from Rinpoche in 2004 (trans. by Nicole Riggs)
Supportive Dzogchen Texts for MMC Students
MMC Practice Text for Dudjom Tersar Concise Ngondro - Ngondro for Students of Mind Teachings (Vajrayana Approach)
MMC Longchen Rabjam Chant Text - Longchen Chant Booklet
MMC Guide to Longchen Rabjam Meditations - A Supportive Guide to Meditations of Longchen Rabjam
LT's Personal Notes on Essence of Dzogchen According Tsoktsey Rinpoche - 'Pointing to the Point' as Learned from H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche (trans. of teachings Choeje Rinpoche)
MMC Version of Translation of the Essence of Practice on Longchen Rabjam - The Heart Essence of Practice by Longchen Rabjam
Miscellaneous Notes for MMC Students
MMC Version of Chenrezig Teaching on Mindfulness - Chenrezig Verse on Mindfulness
MMC Version of Tilopa Quote on Lucidity of Mind - Tilopa on Lucidity of Mind
MMC Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony Notes - Bodhisattva Vow Ceremony Notes
MMC Illusory Body Yoga Practice Based On KKGR - Illusory Body Yoga of Naropa (trans. by Khenchen Könchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche)
Original 2003 Summary of MMC Teacher Training Program Presented to and Endorsed by Rinpoche- Executive Summary of MMC Teacher Training Programs
2005 Article on Anniversary of Thuksay Rinpoche by LT at Request of Drukpa Kagyu Office - Reflections on Geagen, Amila, and Thuksey Rinpoche
2006 Article on Anniversary of Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche by LT at Request of Drikung Kagyu Office - Article on Confidence of Bodhicitta
Supportive Chant Texts for MMC Students
Jigme Lingpa Bodhicitta Prayer - A Wonderful Bodhicitta Prayer
Traditional Refuge/Bodhicitta, Four Immeasurables and Dedication of Merit - Refuge/Bodhicitta, Four Immeaurables and Dedication Prayer
MMC Retreat Chants 2001-2010 - MMC Crestone Chant Book 2006
MMC Practice Chants 1995-2000 - MMC Practice Chant Text 1995
Jigten Sumgon Tara Prayer - Essence of Tara Aspirations
MMC Sadhana of the Essence of Chenrezig - Essence of Chenrezig
and Tibetan Text (Alt. Translation - Source Unknown)
MMC Autumn Sky Sadhana of Mahamudra (A Collection of Verses from Teachers) - Autumn Sky Sadhana of Mahamudra