Recommended Book

'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.

 

Patrul Rinpoche's 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, is accompanied with a wealth of stories and references to everyday life  -  going back to the very origins of Buddhism in the 6th century BCE and 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.

 

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.  Whatever level of practice - sutra, tantra, or dzogchen -  this text is indispensible.

The English translation of 'The Words of My Perfect Teacher' can be purchased from Wisdom Books.

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