New translation of The Ganges Mahamudra by Tilopa on


A new translation of the Ganges Mahamudra by Tilopa by Khenpo David Karma Choephel was published on today:

Apparently this text will be the topic of the upcoming pre-Monlam teaching in Bodhgaya as this new publication was announced as following on the facebook page of

The 36th Kagyu pre-Monlam Teachings: THE GANGES MAHAMUDRA

The glorious Naropa was an eminent scholar who had consummated his understanding of the oceans of inner and outer philosophical tenants. Still, with no concern for his body or life, he endured intense hardships in order to receive introduction to the naked nature of mind, free of obscurations, which is the basis for all of samsara and nirvana. This pleased his master, Jetsun Tilopa, who sang him a song of mahamudra, an introduction to the essence of mind itself. This song became known as The Ganges Mahamudra and should be cherished by all beings who wish to avoid suffering and obtain happiness.