Friday, October 10, 2008
Spacious Path to Freedom
Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga
Karma Chagme was a major lineage-holder of the Karma Kagyu tradition, but his writings have also become central to the Payul Nyingma order, making him an ideal figure to show how the two great meditation systems of Mahamudra and Dzogchen can be integrated into a single, unified approach to realising the ultimate nature of consciousness. He sets forth the stages of meditation practice including the cultivation of meditative quiescence and insight, the experiential identification of awareness, and the highest steps of Mahamudra and Atiyoga, or Dzogchen leading to perfect enlightenment in one lifetime. The Nyingma lama Gyatrul Rinpoche`s commentary elucidates this profound text.