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At the heart of successful Mahamudra practice is the ability to understand the nature of mind. The Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje (1556–1603) was the acknowledged master of this approach. No more authoritative or useful instructions exist than in his three definitive texts on Mahamudra, of which this easy-to-use manual is the shortest and most practical. Pointing Out the Dharmakaya is an indispensable companion to The Ocean of Definitive Meaning, the most vast and detailed of the texts. An invaluable guide for Mahamudra practitioners on how to look at the mind, it is clearly laid out so that the instructions are easy to recall and put to use. Brilliant explanations by Drupon Khenpo Lhabu make the teachings vividly relevant for contemporary Western practitioners. For those committed to ascertaining the mind's true nature, checking their experience, and refining and extending their insight, there is no more systematic or comprehensive approach than can be found in this extraordinary set of instructions. Drupon Khenpo Lhabu Rinpoche is a master of the vast and profound dharmas of the orally transmitted teachings (kama) and the revealed treasure teachings (terma). His lamas transmitted to him the totality of their profound teachings, empowerments, guidance, and pith instructions. Saying that there was the auspicious coincidence for him to become the chief of all vidyadharas, they crowned him Rigdzin Choje Gyalpo, "Vidyadhara Dharma King." Khenpo Lhabu has received empowerments, teachings, and transmissions from more than thirteen spiritual masters from all of Tibet's schools: Sakya, Gelug, and Nyingma, as well as Jonang, Drukpa Kagyu, Karma Kagyu, and so on. He has travelled to many countries to spread the teachings of scripture and realization. Recorded in Tibetan and English.