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Liberation from Samsara

Oral Instructions on the Preliminary Practices of Longchen Nyingthik

Published by Wisdom Publications
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This rare offering by Kyabjé Dodrupchen Rinpoché is a uniquely concise volume of the teachings of the path to liberation that is authentic, authoritative, and complete.

In Liberation from Samsara, the Fourth Kyabjé Dodrupchen Rinpoché presents the Longchen Nyingthik preliminary teachings, with a special focus on guru yoga. These teachings, from the innermost secret instruction of Dzogchen, constitute a complete path to enlightenment.

Rinpoché’s precious instruction begins with meditations on the common and uncommon preliminary practices, including
  • the difficulty of obtaining a fortunate human birth;
  • the impermanence of life;
  • the implacability of karmic causes and results;
  • samsaric suffering in the six realms;
  • taking refuge;
  • developing bodhichitta;
  • purification by Vajrasattva recitation;
  • and accumulating merits by mandala offerings.

After discussing the ways to turn our mind toward Dharma and the trainings, Rinpoché provides guru yoga instruction as he turns to the main tantric practice: meditations on unifying one’s mind with Guru Rinpoché’s wisdom mind. This rare teaching by Rinpoche, though intentionally succinct to accommodate the needs of contemporary Western practitioners, presents a complete path to enlightenment. It contrasts three different paths to liberation: Shravakayana (the way of the disciple), Pratyekabuddhayana (the way of the self-enlightened buddha), and Mahayana (the way of the bodhisattva), which is our way, our boundless intention to seek refuge in order to free all sentient beings from samsaric suffering.

About The Author

Kyabjé Dodrupchen Rinpoché was born in 1927 in the Golok province of Far Eastern Tibet, and was one of the most important living masters in the Nyingma and Dzokchen traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Rinpoché has made frequent visits to the West, sharing important teachings of the Nyingma lineage, the root volumes of Longchen Nyingthik, the essential empowerments of Dzokchen, and many other teachings on how to be liberated from the suffering of samsara by practicing guru yoga. Rinpoché passed into parinirvana on the afternoon of January 25, 2022 in Sikkim, northern India.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications (March 15, 2022)
  • Length: 312 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781614296638

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