The Source Verses

In Sanskrit Tatbatva ratna kosa nama In Tibetan gNas lugs rin po che'i mdzod ces bya ba Primordial buddhahood, the ground of fully evident enlightenment, unchanging, spontaneously present, the basic space of the vajra heart essence the nature of mind is natural great perfection. I pay homage to this, with nothing to discard or adopt, nothing to come or go. The expanse of the inexpressible nature of phenomena, the very pinnacle of view, is great perfection. Listen as I explain, according to my...

Dzogpa Chenpo

According to Dzogpa Chenpo atiyoga , the entire corpus of Buddhist teachings is classified into two divisions the exoteric sutric and esoteric tantric teachings. The exoteric teachings are further divided into three yanas vehicles those of shravakas, pratyekabuddhas, and mahayanists. The esoteric teachings are divided into six tantras the three outer tantras of kriyayoga, charyayoga, and yogatantra and the three inner tantras of mahayoga, anuyoga, and atiyoga. These three yanas and six tantras...

Biographical Sketch of Longchen Rabjam

Longchen Rabjam1 was born in the Tra Valley of southern Tibet on the tenth day of the second month of the Earth Monkey year 1308 . When he was conceived, his mother dreamed of a sun above a lion's head illuminating the whole world. At his birth, a dharma protectress appeared and, holding the baby in her arms, said, I will protect him. Longchen Rabjam was a reincarnation of Princess Pemasal ninth century a.d. , whom Guru Rinpoche had entrusted with the transmission of the Khadro Nyingt'hig...

His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

The publication of this English translation of Longchen Rabjam's The Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding should be a cause for rejoicing on the part of deeply committed English-speaking Buddhists who aspire to realize the Dzogchen, or Great Perfection, transmission of vajrayana Buddhism. Though there are many spiritual traditions in this world, Buddhism offers the deepest examination of what constitutes the root of samsara, and of how to deal with all levels of obscurations and attain...