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Wellsprings of the Great Perfection: The Lives and Insights of the Early Masters

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For centuries, Dzogchen, often translated as the "Great Perfection," was a secretly transmitted teaching, unknown outside Tibetan culture. Wellsprings of the Great Perfection explains how the Dzogchen teachings came into the world, who received them, and through whom they passed.

This impressive collection of translations, many of which have never before appeared in English, is drawn from a vast number of original classical Tibetan sources and includes selections of realization songs by early masters of the lineage. The book describes the early Dzogchen masters's lives and what they taught, with particular emphasis on events that took place before the teachings were transmitted to Tibet. Enhanced by specially commissioned line drawings by Ngawang Zangpo, a notable living Tibetan artist, as well as by rare samples of the mystical symbolic script of the dakinis or female embodiments of enlightenment, the book is both a fascinating historical document and a source of sacred knowledge and inspiration.

About the Author

Erik Pema Kunsang, who lives in Katmandu, Nepal, is one of the worlds gifted English interpreters of Tibetah. He has studied with and translated for more than 60 Tibetan masters, and is the compiler of The Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan-English Dictionary of Buddhist Culture.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9789627341819
Author:
Tweed, Michael
Publisher:
Rangjung Yeshe Publications
Author:
Zangpo, Ngawang
Author:
Kunsang, Erik Pema
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Tibetan Buddhism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
73 BandW LINE DRAWINGS
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 24 oz

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