This guide provides readers with essential background information for studying and practicing with Patrul Rinpoche’s Words of My Perfect Teacher— the text that has, for more than a century, served as the reliable sourcebook to the spiritual practices common to all the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. By offering chapter-by-chapter commentary on this renowned work, Khenpo Pelzang provides a fresh perspective on the role of the teacher; the stages of the path; the view of the Three Jewels; Madhyamika, the basis of transcendent wisdom; and much more.
“Anyone with a true interest in the teachings of Buddha, and especially the practice of Dzogchen, will treasure Patrul Rinpoche’s Words of My Perfect Teacher as a simply indispensable source of teachings on all practices, whether preliminaries or main. How wonderful now to have this guide, a priceless treasure of explanation, clarification, and practical advice from the heart of the great oral lineage of the Great Perfection, handed down by Patrul Rinpoche himself and recorded by Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang, one of the most influential Dzogchen masters of recent times.”—Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
“The definitive guide to Patrul Rinpoche’s classic is now available in English, allowing English-speaking practitioners to deepen their study and understanding of this indispensable collection. This remarkable volume is an important step in the ongoing transmission of buddhadharma to the West.”—Khandro Rinpoche, author of This Precious Life
“A brilliant and beautifully tapestried companion to a timeless Tibetan classic. Essential for all who aspire to develop selfless compassion and to follow the path to realization in this life.”—Reginald A. Ray, author of Secret of the Vajra World