"Now in this inspiring book with Jigmé Lingpa's original commentary alongside Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's brilliant and practical guide, we have a perfect blend of ancient and modern, offering us nothing less than a path to enlightenment as relevant and effective today as ever before."—Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
"A thoroughly accessible and highly recommended resource for anyone intrigued to learn more about Tibetan Buddhism."—Midwest Book Review
"Dahl offers a valuable contribution for those engaging in this practice. . . . Dahl writes with the humility that characterizes the best translations and with an eye to the balance of accuracy and readability. The book makes a strong case for approaching the Buddhist path in a holistic way."—Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly
"These preliminary practices found in all the Tibetan traditions provide a solid foundation for tantric practice. They consist of initial and continuing study, reflection, and meditation on the preciousness and uniqueness of human existence, impermanence, Karma, and the causal dependencies."—The Middle Way
Buddhist Society's quarterly journal
About the Author
Cortland Dahl received a master's degree in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University. He has worked as an instructor at Kathmandu University's Centre for Buddhist Studies, a translator at the Nitartha Institute, and an interpreter for various lamas. Currently he serves as director of the Rime Foundation (www.rimefoundation.org), which he founded in 2004, and codirector of Tergar International (www.tergar.org), under the direction of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. Cortland is also a member of the Nitartha Translation Network and has worked extensively with the Dharmachakra Translation Committee. His published works include Great Perfection, Volumes I & II.