“Mahamudra is the awakened state of all enlightened beings. To now have these teachings from such an illustrious teacher, the late Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, himself of the Mahamudra lineage, is not only illuminating but a great blessing to us all.” – Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
In this seminal work, Traleg Kyabgon discusses the path to luminous bliss, the culmination point of the meditative practices of Mahamudra. This comprehensive overview of the Mahamudra tradition comes from his insights into the preeminent thinking of both Eastern and Western cultures. He wrote it after decades of living in the West, teaching Westerners, and making an intensive study of Western philosophy to better understand modern thought and the difficulties of living in our post-modern age. Luminous Bliss is therefore specifically tailored to Western sensibilities. It aims to clarify, challenge, and salve our needs and preconceptions so that we can more easily integrate these simple practices and profound views into our everyday lives. We will then be able to rediscover the clear and blissful state of awareness that is each and every person’s natural and innate inheritance.