Dakpo Tashi Namgyal (Kagyü)

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Dakpo Tashi Namgyal (དྭགས་པོ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་, Wyl. dwags po bkra shis rnam rgyal) (1512/3-1587) was an important master of the Dakpo Kagyü tradition who wrote several texts on Mahamudra, including what is generally considered to be its definitive manual.


  • Clarifying the Natural State—A Principal Guidance Manual for Mahamudra, translated by Erik Pema Kunsang, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2001.
BDRC icon.png ཕྱག་རྒྱ་ཆེན་པོའི་ཁྲིད་ཡིག་ཆེན་མོ་གཉུག་མའི་དེ་ཉིད་གསལ་བ་, phyag rgya chen po'i khrid yig chen mo gnyug ma'i de nyid gsal ba
  • Mahamudra, The Moonlight: Quintessence of Mind and Meditation, translated by Lobsang P. Lhalungpa, Wisdom Publications, 2nd ed. 2006.
BDRC icon.png ངེས་དོན་ཕྱག་རྒྱ་ཆེན་པོའི་སྒོམ་རིམ་གསལ་བར་བྱེད་པ་ལེགས་བཤད་ཟླ་བའི་འོད་ཟེར་, nges don phyag rgya chen po'i sgom rim gsal bar byed pa legs bshad zla ba'i 'od zer

Further Reading

  • David P. Jackson. “Which bKra shis rnam rgyal Wrote the Renowned Tibetan Mahāmudrā Manual?” in Esoteric Buddhist Studies: Identity in Diversity (Proceedings of the International Conference on Esoteric Buddhist Studies, Koyasan University, 5 Sept.–8 Sept. 2006), Koyasan University, 2008, pp. 199–205.
  • Bkra-shis-rnam-rgyal; Peter Alan Roberts (translator). "Light Rays from the Jewel of the Excellent Teaching: A General Presentation on the Points of Secret Mantra". Mahāmudrā and Related Instructions:Core Teachings of the Kagyü Schools. Boston: Wisdom Publications. pp. 401–620. 
  • Traleg Kyabgon (translator) (October 1, 2016). Moonbeams of Mahamudra: The Classic Meditation Manual. Shogam Publications. ISBN 0980502233. 

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