Wellsprings of the Great Perfection: The Lives and Insights of the Early Masters

Wellsprings of the Great Perfection: The Lives and Insights of the Early Masters

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Wellsprings of the Great Perfection: The Lives and Insights of the Early Masters by Erik Pema Kunsang

For centuries, Dzogchen, often translated as the "Great Perfection," was a secretly transmitted teaching, unknown beyond the Tibetan culture. Wellsprings of the Great Perfection explains how the Dzogchen teachings came into the world, who received them, and through whom they passed. This impressive collection of translations, many of which have never before appeared in English, is drawn from a vast number of original classical Tibetan sources and includes selections of realization songs by early masters of the lineage. The book describes the early Dzogchen masters’s lives and what they taught, with particular emphasis on events that took place before the teachings were transmitted to Tibet. Enhanced by specially commissioned line drawings by a notable living Tibetan artist, as well as by rare samples of the mystical symbolic script of the dakinis, the book is both a fascinating historical document and a source of sacred knowledge and inspiration.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789627341574
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Pages: 446
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.58(d)

About the Author

Erik Pema Kunsang, who lives in Katmandu, Nepal, is one of the world’s gifted English interpreters of Tibetah. He has studied with and translated for more than 60 Tibetan masters, and is the compiler of The Rangjung Yeshe Tibetan-English Dictionary of Buddhist Culture.

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