Overview for Clear Light of Bliss: The Practice of Mahamudra in Vajrayana Buddhism
Clear Light of Bliss is a unique and highly acclaimed explanation of the advanced practices of Vajrayana Buddhism--the supreme path to enlightenment taught by Buddha. The book provides a detailed and practical explanation of the completion stage practices of Tantric Mahamudra, from the initial meditation on our subtle body, through the stages of inner fire meditation and the four joys, to the final attainment of full enlightenment. Geshe Kelsang also gives extraordinarily clear explanations of the nature of the mind, how to develop meditative concentration, and how to meditate on emptiness, the ultimate nature of reality. This book will be an invaluable guide to those travelling the Tantric swift path to full enlightenment. This book is based on the experience the author gained through his holy Spiritual Guide from whom he recieved instructions on the generation stage and completion stage of Secret Mantra. To attain pure realization of Mahamudra - we must train in the stages of the pathe common to both Sutra and Tantra and practise the various preliminaries so as to remove obstacles and accumulate merit. When we have some experience of of renunciation, we should recieve a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment from a Vijra Master. If we put these instructions into practice we will attain the realization of the Union of Mahamudra.
Geshe Kelsang Gyasto (Author)
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was born in Tibet and is fully accomplished Tantric Master and internationally renowned Teacher of Buddhism. Resident in England since 1977, he is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books that transmit perfectly the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to the modern world. He has also founded many Buddhist Centers throughout the world.