"This extraordinary and essential book of live oral teachings, transmitting the sublime View, Meditation, Action & Result of the direct-access Dzogchen approach to incandescent awareess and the natural state of spiritual living, provides us with the basis for meaningful study and meditation practice for years and generations to come."
– Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within
"This attractive volume should delight both scholar and practitioner, and can now take its place as an experientially based and intellectually solid contribution to the living study and practice of the Buddhadharma."
– Steven D. Goodman, Asian and Comparative Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies
"This is one of the absolutely best and richest books on meditation practice that I have ever read. Here are finely nuanced Dzogchen teachings, offered by His Holiness with remarkable precision and clarity, and with astonishing humility and candor. A precious resource for anyone who loves the Dharma and is committed to its embodiment. This book has it all."
– Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Coming to Our Senses and Vice Chair of the Mind and Life Institute
"All who wish to be at ease in the awakened, boundless, sublime nature of their own minds-- Buddhahood--should cherish/read this book."
– Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, author of The Practice of Dzogchen and Hidden Teachings of Tibet
"In this book, His Holiness the Dalai Lama draws on his vast learning and insight to reveal both the meaning of the Great Perfection and its place within Buddhism as a whole. He also illuminates the interface between Buddhism and modern science, highlighting the materialistic assumptions that hinder the scientific study of consciousness. This beautifully translated book is a treasure, of great value to all who are interested in fathoming the secrets and possibilities of the mind."
– B. Alan Wallace, author of The Attention Revolution
"All of us were moved by the depth, relevance, and accessibility of these teachings; there were those who said that they were among the most remarkable they had ever heard him give. In a wholly original, but always authentic, way, His Holiness brought a sense of his own personal quest, as he explored the whole Buddhist path, and particularly the pith instructions of the great masters of the Great Perfection."
– Sogyal Rinpoche, from his Foreword