Daniel Brown, a clinical psychotherapist, has practiced meditation for more than 30 years. Coauthor of Transformations of Consciousness, he lives in Newton, MA.
"Pointing Out the Great Way weaves together insights from a variety
of Buddhist root texts, practice manuals, and commentaries, into a
step-by-step 'gradual path' description of the methods of Mahamudra
practice, descriptions of the various stages of practice and
associated experiences, as well as common obstacles and their
antidotes. The text is dense but surprisingly readable and contains
a helpful introduction, elaborate footnotes, and an extensive
glossary and index."-- "Mandala"
"A clinical psychotherapist and meditation instructor, Daniel Brown has spent more than thirty years studying and translating the vast Tibetan literature on the Mahamudra system of meditation. In Pointing Out the Great Way, he expertly guides the reader through each stage of the path in plain English, referencing the classic sources on Mahamudra sparingly and in a manner that supports his presentation without confusing it. The resulting manual is a valuable synthesis of more than a thousand years of meditation instructions filtered through the author's understanding of Tibetan and Western ways of describing the mind."-- "Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly"