A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar

A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar

by Thinley Norbu

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A Cascading Waterfall of Nectar by Thinley Norbu

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780834821842
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 07/21/2009
Series: Shambhala Publications
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,019,622
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

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

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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