Natural Great Perfection: Dzogchen Teachings and Vajra Songs (Paperback)
Dzogchen is the consummate practice of Tibetan Buddhism. A pure awareness practice applicable to any circumstance and readily integrated into modern life, Dzogchen directly introduces us to the inherent freedom, purity, and perfection of being that is our true nature. Natural Great Perfection is an inspiring collection of teachings providing the deepest possible insight into the practice of the Dzogchen path. The teachings are followed by a collection of spontaneous vajra songs composed in the tradition of Milarepa as the delightful play of wisdom consciousness.
About the Author
Lama Surya Das, one of the foremost Western Buddhist leaders and teachers, is author of the best-selling Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World and other books. Founder of the Dzogchen Meditation Centers in America, he also organizes the Western Buddhist Teachers Conferences with the Dalai Lama.
"The entire book is pretty straightforward and accessible, even with limited knowledge of Buddhist jargon and practice. . . . Overall, this book will be of interest to anyone attracted to Vajrayana Buddhism, as well as those curious about religion, particularly comparative religious philosophy—it is fascinating how similar religions are when stripped of ceremonies and rules and reduced to simple philosophical theories. As such, it's a good read for all those seeking enlightenment, both intellectual and spiritual, via any path."—The Feminist Review
"The reader will find here in Nyoshul Khenpo's captivating personality and teachings, the embodiment of the advice he quotes from the nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche."—Eastern Horizon