THE PRELIMINARY PRACTICE OF THE NEW TREASURE OF DUDJOM by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche
Contains: Prayer to the Legendary Incarnations Called Crystal Pearls; Prayer of Calling the Lama from Afar; Concise Recitation and Practice of the New Treasure of Dudjom; Prayers for the Long Life of Teachers and the Spread of Teachings; Ngondro Practice: The Dzogchen View; Meaning of the 100-Syllable Mantra of Vajrasattva; Calling the Lama From Afar by Shenphen Dawa Rinpoche.
THE WISH-FULFILLING JEWEL: The Practice of Guru Yoga According to the Longchen Nyingthig Tradition by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, translated by The Padmakara Translation Group
In the Tibetan tradition, devotion to the spiritual master and complete confidence in him are considered to be indispensible in the attainment of enlightenment.
Based on the teachings of the great 18th century saint and visionary Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa, the instructions of Dilgo Khyentse in this book focus on the devotional practices of Guru Yoga, "merging with the Mind of the Guru".
WORDS OF MY PERFECT TEACHER by Patrul Rinpoche, forewords by H.H. the Dalai Lama and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, translated by The Padmakara Translation Group
For more than a century, The Words of My Perfect Teacher has served as a guide to the spiritual practices common to all four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. It is the classic commentary on the preliminary practices of the Longchen Nyingthig cycle of teachings--the great spiritual treasure of the Nyingmapa school, the oldest of the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. The author, Patrul Rinpoche, makes his subject matter accessible through a wealth of stories, quotations, and references to everyday life. His sense of poetry and irony, and his warm, colloquial style infuse of the text with the atmosphere and vitality of an oral teaching.
This second, revised edition is the result of a detailed and painstaking comparison of the original Tibetan text with the English translation by the Padmakara Translation group.
This long-awaited magnum opus by a preeminent scholar and teacher will appeal to Western students of Tibetan Buddhism, especially those engaged in the preliminary practices, or ngöndro, that are the foundation of the tradition. The ngöndro include taking refuge, generating enlightened mind (bodhichitta), the Vajrasattva practice of purification, symbolic mandala offerings, and the devotional prayer of guru yoga. The book consists of commentaries on two Tibetan texts that are studied and practiced by tens of thousands of English-speaking Buddhists. While written in the traditional style of Tibetan commentaries, it is informed by the author's understanding of the concerns of Western Buddhist practitioners. The main commentary concerning the preliminary practices is on the well-known Dudjom Tersar Ngöndro, a concise "treasure text" (terma) revealed by Dudjom Lingpa (1835-1904). Also included is a second commentary, on a short prayer text (Tsogskhang Dechen) written by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche (1904-1988), an incarnation of Dudjom Lingpa. Together, these two commentaries are the occasion for Thinley Norbu Rinpoche to impart his powerful insights into various aspects of the Buddhist path from the tantric point of view, and thus the book will be of interest even to readers who are not practicing the ngöndro.