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Buddhadharma : Summer 2015
Gathering the Garlands of the Gurus’ Precious Teachings KTD Publications, a part of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (www.kagyu.org), is a not-for-profit publisher established with the purpose of facilitating the projects and activities manifesting from His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa’s inspiration and blessings. We are dedicated to “gathering the garlands of precious teachings” of the past and present and producing fine-quality books. Our focus is on works that have never before been published and works that have never before been translated into English. KTD Publications THE TORCH OF TRUE MEANING Instructions and the Practice Text for the Mahamudra Preliminaries Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye and the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje Foreword by The Seventeenth Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje Copublished by KTD Publications & the Kagyu Monlam December 2014 . 6 x 9 . 188 pages . $9.95 This new translation of the famous text by the great master and scholar Jamgön Kongtr ul Lodrö Thaye provides an explanation of the preliminary practices for mahamudra meditation. It provides clear descriptions of the three main sections: the four common preliminary practices (the Four Thoughts that Turn the Mind); the four special preliminary practices (Prostrations, Vajrasattva Practice, Mandala Offering, and Guru Yoga); and the main practice of Mahamudra. Each section contains instructions on what to do and then how to bring the practice into your experience from your whole being. This is the text that the Gyalwang Kar mapa has been teaching for the last years at Kagyu Monlam and will continue to teach in the future. This year he will explain the instructions on Vajrasattva practice. This new translation is special in that the Kar mapa has gone over the English and made many sug gestions which were incorporated into this version. +VisitOurN e wW e bsit e ! TORMA (DVD) The Ancient Art of Tibetan Butter Sculpture Produced under the guidance of: The Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje Featuring photos by: Filip Wolak December 2014 . 60 -minutes + 2 Hours Bonus Material . $24.95 Tor mas are a unique for m of Tibetan art using butter to create rich and radiant for ms, beautiful in themselves and spiritually significant. Sculpted by initiated practitioners with absolute devotion, tor mas are a link between the human and spiritual realms. The colorful, intricate designs, born from mystical revelations, represent symbolic forms of enlightenment. This 60-minute documentary illuminates Vajrayana Buddhism through the lens of tor mas. Documenting weeks of preparation for the Kagyu Prayer Festival in Bodhgaya, as well as a Mahakala ritual in Nepal involving tormas and sacred dance, the film features inter views with the 17th Gyalwang Kar mapa and other Kagyu Lineage Masters. Includes 2 hours of bonus material. View the entire KTD Publications catalog of books in print, upcoming publications, author features, event announcements, photo galleries, and more! www.ktdpublications.com www.NamseBangdzo.com 845.679.5096 Ext. 1000 www.NamseBangdzo.com Availabl e through: