The practice of Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, is the pinnacle of the nine vehicles of practice taught in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. The highly influential mystic Dudjom Lingpa (1835 1904) and his disciple Sera Khandro (1892 1940), the most prolific female writer in Tibetan history, here illuminate the methods to discover our own primordial purity and abide in uncontrived awareness.
Buddhahood Without Meditation: This is Dudjom Lingpa s most widely taught visionary text. In it wisdom beings and historical figures in the Great Perfection lineage emphasize theview of cutting through ( trekcho) to the original purity of pristine awareness via the four special samayas, or pledges, of the Great Perfection: nonexistence, oneness, uniform pervasiveness, and spontaneous actualization. At each stage of his spiritual progress, Dudjom Lingpa s doubts are dispelled and his realizations enhanced by pithy advice.
The Fine Path to Liberation: Sera Khandro establishes the necessary motivation and conduct for receiving teachings such as BuddhahoodWithout Meditation. This sublime Dharma is to be seen in the context of the five perfections of the sambhogakaya: the teacher, place, time, disciples, and Dharma are fully perfected and must not be reified as ordinary.
Garland for the Delight of the Fortunate Sera Khandro fills in the gaps of Buddhahood Without Meditation, explaining the metaphors, and spelling out the implications of the root text s highly condensed verses. This is an essential key for unlocking Dudjom Lingpa's profound wisdom."
Buddhahood Without Meditation, Dudjom Lingpa, Wisdom Publications, 344 pp, $19.95