This episode of the Wisdom Podcast, recorded live as a Wisdom Dharma Chat, features special guest His Eminence the 12th Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche as he and host Daniel Aitken celebrate the launch of Rinpoche’s most recent book, Mahāmudrā: A Practical Guide. H.E. Gharwang Rinpoche was born into the Sikkimese Royal Court and was recognized by H.H. the 16th Karmapa as the incarnation of the Gharwang Tulku. Rinpoche is the supreme lineage holder of the Whispered Lineage of the Zurmang Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. As head of the Zurmang Kagyu School, Rinpoche is the spiritual leader of monasteries and nunneries in Tibet, India, Nepal, and Bhutan.

In this episode, H.E. Gharwang Rinpoche and Daniel discuss

  • the story behind the new book and its unique structure;
  • a verse that encapsulates the essence of the book’s teachings;
  • what it means to tame the mind;
  • renunciation in terms of our relationship with others;
  • the connection between mahāmudrā and non-attachment;
  • defining the word mahāmudrā;
  • faith and devotion in mahāmudrā practice;
  • and much more.

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