The Vajra Essence, EPUB eBook
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Description

A systematic presentation of the path of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, by one of its most renowned proponents and rendered by a master translator.

Dudjom Lingpa (18351904) was one of the foremost tantric masters of nineteenth-century Tibet, and his powerful voice resonates strongly among Buddhist practitioners today. The Vajra Essence is Dudjom Lingpa's most extended meditation on the path of Great Perfection, in many senses a commentary on all his other Dzogchen works. Dzogchen, the pinnacle of practice in the Nyingma school, is a radical revelation of the pure nature of consciousness that is delivered from master to disciple and perfected in a meditation that permeates every moment of our experience.

Revealed to Dudjom Lingpa as a visionary ';treasure' text in 1862, the Vajra Essence takes the reader through seven stages of progressively deeper practice, from ';taking the impure mind as the path' up to the practice of ';direct crossing over' (tgal). The longest of Dudjom Lingpa's five visionary works on Dzogchen, readers will find this a rich and masterful evocation of the enlightened experience. This is the first translation of this seminal work in any Western language, and B. Alan Wallace, with his forty-five-plus years of extensive learning and deep meditative experience, is one of the most accomplished translators of Tibetan texts into English.

Information

  • Format: EPUB
  • Pages: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications
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  • Category: Religion & beliefs
  • ISBN: 9781614292760

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Also in the Dudjom Lingpa's Visions of the Great Per series