Composed by the great Indian Buddhist master, Atisha while he was teaching in Tibet, this text presents Atisha's profound and concise response to seven questions posed by Tibetan masters about the Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana paths. Rinpoche's teaching on Atisha's text is based on a commentary found in "The Treasury of Oral Instructions"by Jamgon Kontrul Lodro Thaye (1832-1899 C.E.). These 14 talks provide clear and engaging instructions on the three types of practitioners, aspiration and application bodhicitta, training in discipline, training in concentration, and training in supreme knowledge and secret mantra.
Atisha's Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment, Ponlop Rinpoche, Vajra Echoes, 7 DVDs, 21 hrs., $140.00
The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche is acknowledged as one of the foremost scholars of his generation in the Nyingma and Kagyu schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Fluent in English and well-versed in Western culture, Rinpooche has worked to develop and adapt traditional Tibetan education curriculums for Western audiences. Nitartha Institute (www.nitharthainstitute.org), where Rinpoche is the main teacher, provides a focused Buddhist studies program. Rinpoche is a visiting professor of buddhist philosopy at Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado. In 1997, Rinpoche founded Nalanabodhi to preserve the genuine lineage of the Nyingma and Kagyu Schools of Tibetan Buddhism. There are Nalandabodhi centers in North America and Europe, and curriculum materials are available to people worldwide.