This book contains fourteen chapters dealing with aspects of the path to enlightenment as explained by His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche.
The perspective is Buddhist in general, with teachings from the scriptures of the Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana traditions.
The text discusses practices central to the Vajrayana path in the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Explains such topics as: the Three Yanas, Preliminary Practices (Ngondro), Lay and the Bodhisattva Vows. Also there are teachings on Shamatha meditation, Pure Land (Dewachen) and introduction to Mahamudra.
Kalu Rinpoche is recognized by the lineage holders of the four major schools in Tibet as a meditation master equal in stature to the great Yogi Milarepa. Since his approach is nonsectarian, the teachings can be of benefit to anyone from any tradition.
The cycle of teachings in this book was delivered by His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche at a meditation retreat in Marcola, Oregon, USA, in 1982.
The book is a useful tool for anyone interested in an introductory overview of the Vajrayana, and is essential as an introduction to those choosing to undertake the journey on this beautiful and liberating path.