Paperback, 357 pages
This guide provides readers with essential background information for studying and practicing with Patrul Rinpoche's The Words of My Perfect Teacher
(the primary guidebook for 100-day retreatants at Garchen Institute)--the text that has, for more than a century, served as the reliable sourcebook to the spiritual practices common to all the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. By offering chapter-by-chapter commentary on this renowned work, Khenpo Pelzang provides a fresh perspective on the role of the teacher, the stages of the path, the view of the Three Jewels, Madhyamika, the basis of transcendent wisdom, and much more.
Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang (18798-1941) was a major teacher and abbot in the Nyingma lineage of Buddhism in Tibet. He studied for years with a close disciple of Patrul Rinpoche, from whom he received direct instructions on how to study and practice with The Words of My Perfect Teacher.