Zurchungpa's 80 Chapters of non-public Advice was once the ultimate instructing given by way of the nice Nyingma grasp Zurchung Sherab Trakpa earlier than he passed on to the great beyond. His counsels are the distillation of a lifetime's event and contain the sensible directions of a grasp who had made the lessons of the good Perfection really a part of himself. the unique textual content contains virtually 580 maxims, geared up into 80 chapters protecting the total direction of Dzogchen, from primary teachings on devotion and renunciation, via to an entire sequence of pith directions that deliver the Dzogchen view to lifestyles. a lot of the which means of those pithy, usually cryptic, directions may be misplaced at the reader with out the aid of the notes Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche supplied in his annotated variation, which he in keeping with the reasons he obtained from his personal instructor, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
This booklet features a entire specific educating on Zurchungpa's textual content through Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, in response to Shechen Gyaltsap's notes. initially meant as crucial directions for a gaggle of practitioners in three-year retreat, it is going to certainly function an necessary consultant to somebody who heavily needs to perform the good Perfection.
Zurchung Sherab Trakpa (1014-1074) was once a key instructor within the Zur culture, one of many handful of kama lineages wherein the lessons of the traditional culture have been transmitted from grasp to disciple, starting with Guru Padmasambhava and Vimalamitra, down to the Nyingma masters of the current day. He was once a discovered student and comprehensive meditation grasp who spent a long time in retreat, training the lessons of the good Perfection.
Shechen Gyaltsap Rinpoche (1871-1926) used to be a huge disciple of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo the good and certainly one of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's root academics. An finished meditator, he was once additionally probably the most revered students of his day, whose writings fill 13 volumes.