Yeshe Lama ~ Book English
By Vidyadhara Jigmed Lingpa
Translation by Lama Chonam and Sangye Khandro
Yeshe Lama is the most important practice manual on the Great Perfection teachings of the Nyingma tradition. Jigmed Lingpa stated, “Realization of the pure awareness that transcends the mind is the specialty of the Great Perfection.”
Beginning with the preliminary prerequisites, the entire Great Perfection path is spelled out clearly and succinctly in Yeshe Lama, which is meant to be studied and practiced by qualified practitioners who are committed to completing the prerequisites before entering the path of dzogchen. To even open this book, one must have received empowerment and have been introduced to the nature of the mind by a qualified master.
The teachings and practices taught in Yeshe Lama encompass the innermost cycle of upadesha teachings and clearly define the dzogchen practices of trekcho, cutting through to original purity, and togal, crossing over with spontaneous presence. These are the swift practices that can lead to the attainment of the rainbow body and the complete attainment of buddhahood, and this is the same path that has been followed by many of the great spiritual adepts of India and Tibet. Consequently, if one studies and trains in the Yeshe Lama correctly and with deepest respect and diligence, the possibility of enlightenment within one lifetime is within reach.
Transcript (printed and digital), and audio mp3 of oral teachings given by the eminent Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche at Tashi Choling, Ashland, Oregon in 2007 are also available.
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