A unique Guru Rinpoche thangka reproduction printed on canvas. Tibetan sacred art is revered as a creation of enlightened consciousness. Its brilliant colors and forms awaken the mind and energize consciousness; its images stimulate capacities for visualization and nourish the heart. By evoking and communicating the qualities of realization directly, these images assure that insight will not be reduced to abstract concepts, but will remain a living experience. Tibetan pratictioners have used these precious images for over twelve hundred years to open the path of wisdom.
The teachings in this volume are drawn largely from the writings of the great master Longchenpa and the root texts of the Khandro Nyingthig itself. The Third Dzogchen Rinpoche begins by discussing the correct way to study and practice the Dzogchen teachings. He then presents the outer and inner preliminary practices, or ngondro, which are considered essential for the correct practice of Dzogchen, as they ensure the practitioner has a solid grounding in the fundamentals of the Buddhist tradition.