'The Words of My Perfect Teacher' is a classic commentary on the preliminary practices of the Longchen Nyingtik - a spiritual treasure of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, the oldest school in Tibet.
Written by Patrul Rinpoche in the nineteenth century, 'The Words of My Perfect Teacher' is a detailed guide to the methods by which an ordinary person can transform his or her mind and set off on the path to the enlightened state of Buddhahood.
Found also within this guide are a wealth of stories and references to everyday life - going back to the very origins of Buddhism in the 6th century BCE, and to the extraordinary lives of the great masters of India and Tibet.
Despite having been written in Tibet during the nineteenth century, we can still clearly witness its timeless relevance in today's world, and how it inspires and supports the reader on their path.
Recommended by the most eminent and senior teachers again and again, this practical guide makes accessible the fundamental practices common to all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Chamtrul Rinpoche will extract and teach the essence of this classic and timeless text. Whatever tradition one follows, and whatever level of practice one is engaged in - be it sutra, tantra, or dzogchen - these teachings are universal and invaluable to all practitioners.
The English translation of 'The Words of My Perfect Teacher' can be purchased from many book stores.