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Emanated Scripture Of Manjushri: Shabkar's essential meditation instructions
Instructions for traversing the entire Vajrayana path to enlightenment from one of Tibet's most famous wandering yogis.
Shabkar provides practical instructions that cover the entire Tibetan Buddhist path to enlightenment, from the pith instructions of the graded stages of the path (lam-rim), to the practice of calm abiding and special insight, bodhicitta, the bodhisattva vow and the practice of the six perfections, mahamudra, and dzogchen. Throughout, his teachings stress the importance of having a nonsectarian outlook.
SHABKAR TSOKDRUK RANGDROL was born in 1781 to a family of yogins in Rebkong, Amdo. After studying and practicing under the guidance of local masters, he left to study and practice under the guidance of his root master Chogyel Ngakgi Wongpo, a king in Mongolia. Having received ample instruction and clarification, he spent the rest of his life wandering around the Himalayan regions, practicing for long periods contemplative retreat, teaching, and performing virtuous deeds on a vast scale. It is said that wherever he went he left the footprint of virtue—hence his name, Shabkar, the white-footed. After a life dedicated to Buddhist practice and altruistic pursuits, he passed away amid wondrous signs in 1851. SEAN PRICE is the director of Tsadra Foundation's Tibetan Publications. A Buddhist monk, he has lived and studied in East Asia for almost thirty years. He resides primarily at Shechen Tennyi Dhargye Ling Monastery where, under the guidance of Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, he locates and publishes rare Tibetan books and translates practice materials.