In these special teachings given to an audience of 10,000 in France in 2000, the Dalai Lama gave a brilliant overview of the path from the Dzogchen point of view, based on the classic Nyingma text Samten Ngalso by Longchenpa, from the Trilogy on Finding Comfort and Ease in Meditation on the Great Perfection (or Kindly Bent to Ease Us).
"Like an expert jeweller the Dalai Lama set the teaching of Dzogchen within the context of the other traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, highlighting their parallels and their uncommon ultimate aim of realizing the clear light nature of the mind." Sogyal Rinpoche.
"One of the absolutely best and richest books on meditation practice that I have ever read, offered by His Holiness with remarkable precision and clarity, and with astonishing humility and candor. This book has it all." Jon Kabat-Zinn.
"Tibetan Buddhism's sublime science of consciousness finds lucid expression in the teachings on the Great Perfection. In this book, His Holiness the Dalai Lama draws on his vast learning and insight to reveal both the meaning of the Great Perfection and its place within Buddhism as a whole. This beautifully translated book is a treasure, of great value to all who are interested in fathoming the secrets and possibilities of the mind." B.Alan Wallace.
"All who wish to be at ease in the awakened, boundless, sublime nature of their own mind - Buddhahood - should read this book." Tulku Thondup.