As It Is, Volume 2

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Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1994 - Philosophy - 224 pages
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The collection of teachings presented in As It Is, Volume II, is selected from talks given by the Tibetan meditation master, Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche between 1994 and 1995. The emphasis in Volume I was on the development stage practice and in Volume II primarily on the completion stage. However, to make such divisions is merely for the convenience of the editors. In the reality of Rinpoche's teaching method, no such separations exist.

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche was someone with extra¬ordinary experience and realization, a fact known throughout the world. It is evident to everyone that he was unlike anyone else when it came to pointing out the nature of mind, and making sure that people both recognized it and had some actual experience.
--Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche was an incredible master, both learned and ac¬complished. The great masters of this time -- the 16th Karmapa, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche -- all venerated him as one of their root gurus and a jewel in their crown or¬nament. He was someone who achieved the final realization of the Great Perfection.
--Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche

The difference between buddhas and sentient beings is that sentient beings are busy fabricating. Our self-existing wakefulness is being altered and contrived and as long as it continues to be so, that long we will wander in samsara. Instead, we need to recognize the nature of mind. Here I am explaining this to give you the idea, of how it is. The next step is for you to experience; intellectual understanding is not enough. You need to actually taste it and realize it. Train till it becomes uninterrupted.
--Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche


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I first encountered the works of Tulku Urgyen in the early 1990's. I was looking for a book on Dzogchen that was authored by an older teacher who had never been to the west. I just had this intuition ... Read full review

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one of the most important teachers i have ever read. all his works are brilliant, accessible, poignant and clear. there is no dumbing down yet there is no confusion. he must have been wonderful to meet in person. the translators of this and his many other books are equally brilliant. I have read as it is vol. 1 and 2 and am re reading them. i also have read almost all rinpoches work. he has been a true inspiration to me and my practise and am truly grateful to have found him. may all who journey benefit from the peace of mind. 


The Inheritance
Blessings and Enlightenment
Iron Rod Technique
Shamatha and Vipashyana
The Highway of the Victorious Ones
Mingling Practice with Daily Life
The Heart of Training
Dzogchen Terminology
Daytime Stars

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Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (1920-1996) was one of the outstanding Tibetan Buddhist teachers of his generation. Forced into exile by the Communist invasion of Tibet, he came to settle in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Though spending over 25 years in retreat, he not only taught extensively, but also founded numerous monasteries and retreat centers the world over. He is the author of such popular books as Rainbow Painting and As It Is Vols. I & II.

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