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Gifts & Deals
Jul 21, 2020
| ISBN 9781559394994
Jul 21, 2020
| ISBN 9780834829411
May 16, 2010
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Jul 21, 2020 | ISBN 9781559394994
Jul 21, 2020 | ISBN 9780834829411
May 16, 2010 | ISBN 9781559392839
A beautiful, evocative, and eminently useful array of texts sharing the foundational practices from Jigme Lingpa’s Heart Essence transmission.These foundational practices have for over three centuries been one of the most widely practiced and beloved gateways to Dzogchen in Tibet. Like most Tibetan practices, these are chanted in solitary practice or in groups, their words supporting the vision, emotion, and understanding being cultivated. This compilation of texts includes the story, history, music, and commentaries to help practitioners more fully understand the elements of the practice. A link to downloadable audio of the chants in English is included, so that practitioners can absorb the meaning while also following along with the chants written in English and Tibetan.
Beautiful, evocative, and eminently useful, this rich array of texts chants on CD and images handsomely fills out the practices of the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse tradition. The foundational practices from the Heart Essence transmission that was revealed by Jigme Lingpa have for over three centuries been one of the most widely practiced and beloved gateways to Dzogchen in Tibet. Like most Tibetan practices, these are chanted in solitary practice or in groups, their words supporting the vision, emotion, and understanding being cultivated. The compilation of texts, story, history, music, and commentaries in this book helps the practitioner more fully understand the elements of practice. And the included chantable English translation matches the meter of the Tibetan original and thus can be sung to the traditional Tibetan melodies that are also part of its transmission. The Heart Essence remains a living tradition. A contemporary lama of this tradition, Adzom Rinpoche, widely regarded in Tibet as an incarnation of Jigme Lingpa, prepared a condensed version of Jigme Lingpa’s famous text also included here. The accompanying CD contains the Tibetan and English chanting of both his and Jigme Lingpa’s practice texts. In addition, three color-picture sections show images of land and objects sacred to the Heart Essence tradition and also of deities and lamas in the transmission including a section on Adzom Gar, a major twentieth-century seat of this teaching in Kham. This is the first-ever chantable English translation of one of the most beloved and widely used practice texts, the Longchen Nyinthig.
“Ngöndro practice is not merely a prerequisite, it is the path to realizing the great expanse of the Vidyadhara Jigme Lingpa.”—Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse“The amazing verses of this most sacred meditation practice have resounded in monasteries, nunneries, and mountain caves for centuries. They are waves from the spiritual realization of great adepts on the Roof of the World. These have now here been born in English, in beautiful poetry and inspiring melodies.”—Tulku Thondup, author of The Practice of Dzogchen and Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth“Anne Carolyn Klein has made a precious gift to all practitioners in presenting her beautiful translations of the foundational practices of the Longchen Nyingthig. These practices establish the basis for all spiritual progress.”—Matthieu Ricard, author of Enlightened Vagabond
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