Like a spontaneous cascade of wisdom nectar, the open and natural words of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, uncomplicated by scholarly elaboration, flow here in the tradition of the direct transmissions of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the past.
Through commentary on the Preliminary Practices (Ngöndrö) prayer from the treasure text of the great master Tragtung Düdjom Lingpa, insights into many central practices emerge in order to deepen understanding of the foundations of Vajrayana Buddhism.
Thinley Norbu Rinpoche is a preeminent teacher in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. The eldest son of His Holiness Düdjom Rinpoche, he is a primary holder of the Düdjom Tersar lineage and is considered to be an emanation of Longchenpa - the great fourteenth-century Nyingma master.
This magnificent original work on the ngöndro practice of Tibetan Buddhism is rich with scriptural citations, incisive reasoning, and personal realization. It shows that the ngöndro is not just a preliminary teaching but the quintessence of the Vajrayana path. All Vajrayana followers should treasure this masterpiece of profound teachings by one of the greatest masters of our age.
— From back cover