Author(s): Shamar Rinpoche; Tina Draszcyk (Editor)
In Toward Awakening: The Bodhi Path Program, K nzig Shamar Rinpoche offers his vision of focused Dharma practice with the power to lead practitioners in today's world toward achieving the state of awakening. His emphasis lies in general on Mahāyāna Buddhism as the essential support of such practice, and in particular on the path of Mahāmudrā as transmitted in the Kagy tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. From these perspectives, he describes the various elements of meditation practice, that is, the path of Dharma to be walked consistently. In addition, he recommends the study of certain Buddhist topics which can help a meditator to navigate through the different layers of his or her spiritual practice and encourages practitioners to develop the right view which can then lead the meditation.