Yogi Milarepa - considered to be Tibet's greatest poet-saint and one of its most beloved Buddhist masters, established the meditation lineage of the Twofold Path: Six-Yogas - the Path of Method, and Mahamudra - the Path of Liberation.
The teachings and practice of the Twofold Path of Method and Liberation are held to be the very pinnacle of all teachings of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism. They are considered to be the most immediate path towards spiritual fulfillment - enlightenment in a single lifetime. As a means to realize the innermost nature of one's mind, these teachings embody effective methods that remain as relevant to the modern world as in the time of Milarepa. The Twofold Path is a path that is simple yet profound, which can be integrated into everyday life.
The origins of these practices are traced back to Buddha Vajradhara, from whom this remarkable heritage of wisdom has been transmitted from master to disciple in an unbroken lineage down to the present day. The lineages of Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche and Trungram Monastery have played a pivotal role in the transmission and preservation of these teachings.
The Trungram tradition was crystallized during the time of the Third Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche. During his time, the Whispering Lineage (Nyengyu) of Rechungpa was also integrated into the tradition, thus bringing together the teachings of two main students of Milarepa. The Trungram tradition is based on the Buddhist tradition of Yogi Milarepa of Tibet as taught by UTBF's spiritual director, Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche.