The Mirror: Advice on the Presence of Awareness

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Barrytown/Station Hill Press, 1996 - Philosophy - 99 pages
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This book was created by a Tibetan master especially for Western students interested in practicing Dzogchen, the long-secret teaching of the "Great Perfection". This teaching has only been presented openly, if selectively, in recent times by a small number of teachers. In this concise text Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche offers straightforward and practical instruction on exactly how, in everyday life, to apply the sophisticated, direct and refined teaching of Dzogchen. In particular, The Mirror aims to precisely define the principle of innate awareness (rig-pa). It makes clear how the practice of the continuous presence of such awareness is, for the serious practitioner, the only real alternative to the rules and limitations characteristic of most religious traditions. The text includes detailed instruction in discovering the "State" of Rig-pa both in sitting meditation, as it is practiced in Dzogchen, and in integrating this awareness with all of one's activities.

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User Review  - Leeah Rod - Goodreads

Wow! This was such an awesome 'intro' book - I'll certainly be sharing it with others! Read full review

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User Review  - cesar - Goodreads

A wonderful text. Short but vast in scope. Rinpoche's kindness and limitless compassion are laid out in his advice to his students and all practitioners of dharma. Though his main focus is on Dzogchen principles, it is essential advice for all levels. Read full review

About the author (1996)

Namkhai Norbu has held a chair as Professor of Tibetan and Mongolian Language and Literature at the Oriental Institute of the University of Naples, Italy since 1964.

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