Classic and Contemporary Buddhist Works

Mahāmudrā and Related Instructions - Praise

Core Teachings of the Kagyü Schools

“Those drawn to the profound insights and esoteric practices of the Kagyü tradition of Tibetan Buddhism long have been in need of an anthology of texts on major Kagyü teachings. With this wide-ranging collection, Peter Alan Roberts has fulfilled that need splendidly, bringing us fresh renderings of previously translated texts, as well as pioneering translations of new material, including Dakpo Tashi Namgyal’s great overview of Buddhist tantra. The introduction provides a concise and scholarly summary of Kagyü history, while the translations are clear, accurate, and accessible. No anthology can give us every important text from a tradition as long-lasting and varied as the Kagyü, but the masters and works represented here truly are essential, and students who wish to understand the Kagyü in detail and depth will, from now on, have this rich compilation as their indispensable starting point.”—Roger R. Jackson, Carleton College

“This collection is a treasury of ‘great seal’ teachings from the most renowned gurus of the Mahāmudrā lineage, each text precious beyond compare. Every page exudes freshness of realization, holding the keys to our own personal awakening.”—Judith Simmer-Brown, Naropa University, and author of Dakini's Warm Breath