Ancient Wisdom · Nyingma Teachings on Dream Yoga, Meditation, and Transformation — by Gyatrul Rinpoche
This work contents three root texts of Nyingma tradition:
- Releasing Oneself from Essential Delusion — by Lochen Dharma Shri
- The Illumination of Primordial Wisdom — by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche
- Transforming Felicity and Adversity into the Spiritual Path — by Jigme Tenpe Nyima
These traditional Nyingma texts were selected by Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche for their relevance to the modem-day spiritual aspirant who must combine and balance quality practice time, work time and rest time in the course of a busy day.
Guidelines for formal sitting are presented from the dzogchen perspective in the teachings on quiescence meditation. Practices for bringing the experiences of daily life into the spiritual path are presented in the section on transformation. Finally, the teachings on dream yoga guide the practitioner in the conscious control of the dream state as well as the bardo stale at the end of life.
Complementing each section is a dynamic and practical commentary by Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche specially tailored to the needs of Western students. The result is an indispensable handbook for practitioners at all levels of experience.
Note: Below are two editions of this book - older and newer (same content, a bit different titles).
Ven. Gyatrul Rinpoche has been the spiritual representative for H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche in America since 1976. With His Holiness, he founded the Pacific Region Yeshe Nyingpo centers on the West Coast. During his 21 years of teaching experience in the West, Rinpoche has traveled extensively, touching the beans of thousands. When the Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche arrived in the West many decades ago, he was already a receptacle for an abundance of transmissions received from many of the foremost and authentic masters of our times. Since then, his noble disposition and advanced level of meditation practice has assisted innumerable people, and he has established many Dharma centers.