Author: Longchenpa and Tulku Thondup
A compilation of the celebrated Nyingma master Longchenpa's work on Dzogchen. This anthology of writings by the great scholar-yogi reveals the innermost esoteric philosophy and meditation training of Dzogpa Chenpo (Dzogchen), which until recent decades was only whispered into the ears of heart-disciples by the learned masters.
Dzogchen employs a meditative technique which effortlessly uncovers the emotional and intellectual layers of the mind and instantly awakens its essential nature, which is Buddha mind or Buudhahood itself.
"This is one of the most significant works on Tibetan Buddhism to be published in recent years, treating with grace, beauty and depth a most important subject, namely the character of the Dzogchen tradition and its placement within the overall structure of the Nyingma doctrine and training. An understanding of Dzogchen will benefit any philosophical or religious study of Tibetan Buddhism. This is undoubtedly one of the most comprehensive works on the Nyingma to appear in English." Glenn Mullin.
"Tulku Thondup Rinpoche has performed a service of inestimable value for all serious students of Buddhist thought. One of Tibet's greatest philosphical-sages, Longchen Rabjampa, is here made accessible to the specialist and interested non-specialist in a manner that is authoritative, comprehensive and clear." Matthew Kapstein.