Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and translated by the Padmakara Group
Zurchungpa's Eighty Chapters of Personal Advice was the final teaching given by the great Nyingma master Zurchung Sherab Trakpa. The original text consists of 580 maxims, covering the entire path of Dzogchen from fundamental teachings through to a series of pith instructions that bring the Dzogchen view to life. Much of the meaning of these often cryptic instructions could be lost to the reader without further explanations, so this book contains a complete, detailed commentary on Zurchungpa's text by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Originally intended as essential instructions for a group of practitioners in three-year retreat, it will undoubtedly serve as an indispensable guide to anyone who seriously wishes to practice the Great Perfection.
"Among the senior Tibetan teachers in our generation, it is well known that Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's commentaries are not merely scholarly explanations but interpretations coming directly from the depth of his own personal experience. This wonderful text by Zurchungpa is further enriched by his remarkable commentary." Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche.
"When I think of Zurchungpa, for his great scholarship, years of practice in solitray retreats and for his great wisdom, compassion and charisma to lead countless students of all levels, my mind naturally goes to Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He must have been someone like him. This book enshrines the living experience and heart of two truly realized masters translated by people who not only understand but also practice the teachings." Ringo Tulku.