(translator) has been involved in the arena of Buddhism for more than
forty years, living in India and Nepal and in Tibetan refugee society.
Gaining inspiration and instruction from the refugee lamas in the holy
places of northern India, he received lay ordination in the Nyingma
school of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in the lineage of Dudjom
Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje and Kanjur Rinpoche Longchen Yeshe Dorje
and delved deeply into Vajrayana practice. Raising and supporting a
family in Kathmandu, Nepal, he has maintained the essential commitment
to the Vajrayana ethos on the fringes of the established Tibetan
institution, writing, translating, and teaching to form a bridge from
East to West. He is the author or translator of Natural Perfection, The Flight of the Garuda, and Sky Dancer: The Secret Life and Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel, among others.
Pagor Vairotsana (author)
was an eighth-century Tibetan translator during the first inception of
Tibetan Buddhiam. A disciple of Padmasambhava, monk ordained by
Shantarakshita, and lineage holder, he was sent by the legendary king
Trisong Detsen to India to study the Dharma. He is one of the main
transmitters of Dzogchen to Tibet.
The Venerable Bhakha Tulku Rinpoche (foreword) is a holder of the Tibetan lineage of Rigdzin Pema Lingpa and the founder of the Vairotsana Foundation.
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