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Heart Essence of Chetsun, Volume I: The Perfect Secret Bindu
The Chetsun Nyingtig teachings are the nectar that nourishes one’s life essence.
This profound commentary is the ambrosia nourishing and liberating all disciples who are fortunate enough to study, contemplate, and meditate upon it.
~ Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche




Root text by:

Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
Commentary by:
Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye
with Extensive Commentary by:
Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche

Translation by:
Lama Chonam & Sangye Khandro
Hardcover; 368 pages; Restricted
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Heart Essence of Chetsun: The Perfect Secret Bindu
is the commentary composed by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye with the root revelation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo embedded within it. Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche’s extensive commentary is based upon these writings, and all three are presented in this book. This text includes the historical context, how to bring maturity through empowerment, and how to realize liberation through oral instructions. These upadesa instructions include the preliminaries of Dzogchen practice up to the practices of trekcho and togal.

Among all levels of the dharma, the Quintessential Secret Heart Essence instructions, in particular, require having the right motivation in order to be effectively transmitted and received. All those who have the fortunate wish to engage with this level of practice must first receive the Nyingtig Yabzhi or the Chetsun Nyingtig empowerment, followed by the reading transmission and upadesa instructions. That is the recommended approach. If this is not possible, disciples must at minimum receive a Great Perfection empowerment for the dynamic strength of awareness from a highly qualified lineage master. In both cases, disciples must then train their minds through the preliminary practices under the guidance of a qualified master for whom they have unflagging devotion. As is said of such fortunate ones, “The result of awakening in this life will be in the palm of their hand."

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