Author: Kunsang, Erik Pema and Marcia Binder Schmidt
Enshrined in this single volume are some of the most sacred, fundamental views of Dzogchen, replete with source materials for practitioners to use when seeking guidance. In 42 pieces from the greatest Dzogchen masters, profound tantras and revealed treasures, the entire ground, path and fruition teachings of Tibetan Buddhism are included. It includes teachings by Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsogyal, Longchenpa, Patrul Rinpoche, Lama Shabkar, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Dudjom Rinpoche, Trulshik Rinpoche, Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, and Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. Quintessential Dzogchen is about confusion dawning as wisdom. This involves acknowledging and training in rigpa, our Buddha nature. Arranged for the simple meditator, these pithy instructions strike at the heart of the Buddha's teachings.
"For many people, the main point of the Buddha's teaching involves nothing more than understanding the difference between recognizing and not recognizing mind-essence. Not recognizing is samsara, while recognizing is nirvana or liberation. It's from this perspective that we say that all of the Buddha's teachings are simply about the mind." Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
"Imbued with the warm breath of many enlightened masters of its golden lineage, this book is an immense source of learning and blessings for all who are open to it." Tulku Thondup.