The first volume in this series is an excellent resource on the Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to the Dharma, plus the Mahamudra preliminaries or Ngondro. Commentary is given by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. These extensive and beautiful teachings include how to apply these and other practices in order to benefit others. Volume One also covers the foundational teachings on the three vehicles and the vows and precepts. Although the emphasis is on the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages, all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism are included.
The great master Karma Chakme Rinpoche, born in 1613, was one of the most highly realized and accomplished scholar-yogis of Tibet. In order to benefit all practitioners pursuing the path of Dharma, he composed over one hundred volumes of teachings, of which this text, Mountain Dharma, represents the essence.
"Karma Chakme's Mountain Dharma is a complete text for those who want to practice Tibetan Buddhism. It is very precise and very clear. If you become well acquainted with this text, you have everything you need to achieve enlightenment." Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.