A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar [NOOK Book]


Like a spontaneous cascade of wisdom nectar, the open and natural words of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, uncomplicated by scholarly elaboration, flow here in the tradition of the direct transmissions of
Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the past. Through commentary on the
Preliminary Practices (Ng?ndr?) prayer from the treasure text of the great master Tragtung D?djom Lingpa, insights ...

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A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar

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Like a spontaneous cascade of wisdom nectar, the open and natural words of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, uncomplicated by scholarly elaboration, flow here in the tradition of the direct transmissions of
Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the past. Through commentary on the
Preliminary Practices (Ngöndrö) prayer from the treasure text of the great master Tragtung Düdjom Lingpa, insights into many central practices emerge in order to deepen understanding of the foundations of
Vajrayana Buddhism. Also included in the book is a commentary on
Tsok Khang Dechen (Assembly Palace of Great Exaltation), the root text prayer of the second Kyabje Düdjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Thinley Norbu's commentary is not only profound but also refreshingly clear, making it valuable and accessible to both experienced practitioners and those new to this path."—Tricycle

“This magnificent original work on the ngöndro practice of Tibetan Buddhism is cause for celebration. Rich with scriptural citations, incisive reasoning, and personal realization, it shows that the ngöndro is not just a preliminary teaching but the quintessence of the Vajrayana path. All Vajrayana followers must treasure this masterpiece of profound teachings by one of the greatest masters of our age.”—Tulku Thondup, author of Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth and The Healing Power of Mind

"A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar is one of the most profound dharma books I have ever read. Read it slowly, like poetry, savoring and contemplating each sentence, and you will be rewarded with the highest Buddhist view."—Melvin McLeod, Editor-in-Chief of the Shambhala Sun and editor of the Best Buddhist Writing series 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834821842
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/26/2011
  • Series: Shambhala Publications
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 596,379
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Thinley Norbu Rinpoche (1931–2011) was a preeminent teacher in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. The eldest son of His Holiness Düdjom Rinpoche, he was a primary holder of the Düdjom Tersar lineage and considered to be an emanation of Longchenpa, the great fourteenth-century Nyingma master.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Penor Rinpoche vii

Foreword Kathog Rigdzin Pema Wangchen Rinpoche xi

Foreword Alak Zenkar Rinpoche xv

Foreword Tulku Thondup Rinpoche xvii

Author's Preface xxi

An Easily Understood Commentary Flowing Like a Cascading Waterfall on "The Concise New Treasure Preliminary Practices" from the Section of Teachings of the Infinity of Pure Wisdom Phenomena of Tragtung Düdjom Lingpa 1

The Four Common Other Preliminaries 32

Precious Human Birth 32

Impermanence 39

Karma 42

Suffering 49

The Uncommon Inner Preliminary Practices 52

Refuge 52

Developing Bodhichitta 68

The Accumulation of Merit through Mandala Offerings 124

Purification of Obscurations: The Vajrasattva Meditation and Recitation 150

Receiving the Blessings of Guru Yoga 162

Transference of Consciousness 223

Generosity of Giving One's Body and the Dedication of Merit 223

A Commentary on the Meaning of "The Continuously Blossoming Rosary of the Lotus Assembly Palace" Called The Light Rays of the Youthful Sun 241

The Root Texts 285

A Concise Recitation of the Preliminary Practices of the New Treasures of Düdjom 287

The Continuously Blossoming Rosary of the Lotus Assembly Palace: The Concise Fulfillment of the Dakinis 297

Index 301

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