While the author is a traditionally trained master in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, he has won great appreciation in the West for his humor, familiarity with Western culture, and his unique talent for using examples that are drawn directly from Western metropolitan lifestyles. The readers are served with the most profound ancient wisdom of the highest order at the same time that they are entertained and intrigued by the humor and colloquial street smarts of a master who, in every sentence, brings together the best of East and West. Since these teachings were originally given in English, the book gives an intimate connection to the feeling the author evokes in person.
"One of the most brilliant Tibetan Buddhist Teachers of his generation."--Sogyal Rinpoche
I highly recommendable this practice and commentary.
He is a true Vajra Master and his commentary explains the text in terms we can understand, putting the symbolism of The Tibetan Book of the Dead into practical terms.
A commentary on a root text called "The Aspiration of Samantabhadra," the book provides a good, clear overview of the complete Dzogchen path.
The Truth of the Matter from a reliable source, Dzogchen Ponlop RinpochePublished 1 month ago by AT
I say this prayer daily. Having this commentary has been so helpful. Well writen and easy to understand. I was engaged right from the first pagePublished 3 months ago by Lauren Stewart/Chang Chub
An amazing and lucid text shared by one of the most intelligent, compassionate and insightful Buddhist teachers of today, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpiche. Read morePublished on April 1, 2013 by John Bass
I find this book to be very inspiring, with a great explanation of the Vajrayana path. Once again DPR writes a great book for laypersons.Published on December 28, 2012 by John
The most powerful practice I know.This book explaines The Aspiration of Samantabhadra in simple terms;by a most outstanding teacher!Published on April 18, 2010 by William Drummond