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Trilogy of Rest Series

Longchenpa
Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind by Longchenpa; translated by the Padmakara Translation Group
Finding Rest in Meditation by Longchenpa; translated by the Padmakara Translation Group
Finding Rest in Illusion by Longchenpa; translated by the Padmakara Translation Group

Trilogy of Rest Series : Titles in Order

Book 3
Released in paperback for the first time, this new translation of the Tibetan master Longchenpa’s famous work systematically presents the path of yogic conduct according to the Dzogchen tradition.

Longchenpa’s Finding Rest in Illusion, the third and final volume of the Trilogy of Rest, is a classic fourteenth-century Buddhist text that describes in detail the proper conduct of those who have stabilized their recognition of the nature of the mind. This work follows the first volume of Longchenpa’s trilogy, Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind, which focuses on establishing the view, and the second volume, Finding Rest in Meditation, which focuses on practicing the path of meditation. This volume is a culmination of the teachings by outlining a practitioner’s yogic conduct according to the Dzogchen tradition.

The Padmakara Translation Group has provided us with a clear and fluid new translation of Finding Rest in Illusion, which will serve as a genuine aid to study and meditation. This is an invaluable manual for anyone who wishes to find true rest while engaging in the illusory appearances of day-to-day life through applying the Buddhist view and practice.
Book 2
Released in paperback for the first time, this new translation of the Tibetan master Longchenpa’s famous work systematically presents the path of meditation according to the Tibetan Dzogchen tradition.

Longchenpa’s Finding Rest in Meditation is a classic Buddhist text outlining the main points of meditation, namely, where one should meditate, what qualities a practitioner should possess and develop, and what should be practiced. These instructions are a pithy distillation of the entirety of the Buddhist path designed to stabilize one’s direct awareness of the nature of mind through meditative absorption.

The Padmakara Translation Group has provided us with a clear and fluid translation to Finding Rest in Meditation, which will serve as a genuine aid to study and meditation. This text follows the first volume of Longchenpa’s trilogy, Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind, which focuses on establishing the view and precedes the final volume, Finding Rest in Illusion, which focuses on post-meditation yogic conduct.
Book 1
Released in paperback for the first time, this brilliant translation of Longchenpa’s famous work presents the entire scope of the Buddhist view combined with pith instructions for pointing out the nature of one’s mind.

Longchen Rabjam’s Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind is a classic Buddhist manual for attaining true liberation through familiarizing ourselves with our most basic nature–our clear, pristine, and aware mind. Written in the fourteenth century, this text is the first part to Longchenpa’s Trilogy of Rest, a work of the esoteric Tibetan Dzogchen tradition. This unique presentation of the Buddhist view and path combines the scholastic expository method of explanation with direct pith instructions designed for yogi practitioners.

This text systematically presents the view in thirteen chapters, outlining all that a practitioner must know in order to embark on the complete Buddhist path. Here we find fundamental instructions on the need to turn away from materialism, how to find a qualified guide, how to develop boundless compassion for all beings, tantra and its associated practices, calm abiding (śamatha) and deep insight (vipaśyanā) meditation techniques, all culminating in the practice presented from the perspective of Dzogchen.

This first volume of the Trilogy of Rest is a comprehensive teaching on the view from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, setting the foundation for the following two volumes: Finding Rest in Meditation, which focuses on meditation practice, and Finding Rest in Illusion, which focuses on post-meditation yogic conduct. The Padmakara Translation Group has provided us with a clear and fluid new translation of Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind, which will serve as a genuine aid to study and meditation.

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