Jigmed Lingpa's Yeshe Lama: An Extensive Oral Commentary by Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche ~ Book


Root text by Jigmed Lingpa

Commentary by Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche
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English translation by Lama Chonam & Sangye Khandro, Light of Berotsana Translation Group 2020

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588 pages


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This extensive commentary on Jigmed Lingpa’s Yeshe Lama includes Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche’s commentary, as well as portions of the root text embedded within. The essential Great Perfection practice manual well known as Yeshe Lama is illuminated by this extensive commentary that delineates the steps along the path of the Great Perfection’s togal practice and accomplishment. If internalized through practice, this teaching gives readers the guidelines that are needed to realize the state of awakening as buddha, either in this life, at the moment of death, in the dharmata bardo, or by taking rebirth within a natural nirmanakaya pure realm. In addition to including detailed descriptions of the preliminaries and actual practice for the path of togal, the four bardos, or intermediate states, set forth in the root Yeshe Lama manual are extensively described.

Background on Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche's Commentary:
In the winter of 2014, Khenchen Namdrol Rinpoche gave extensive teachings at his seat in Pharping, Nepal on the seminal Great Perfection manual Yeshe Lama by Vidyadhara Jigmed Lingpa to a gathering of several hundred khenpos, tulkus, monks, nuns, and a limited group of westerners. Following those teachings, Khenchen Namdrol requested Sangye Khandro and Lama Chonam to translate the entire commentary into English. Consequently, Sangye Khandro recorded an oral translation, which was transcribed and edited to be published as this completed book.

Restricted Text:
This text is meant to be read, studied, and practiced only by serious, devoted practitioners of the highest cycle of the Great Perfection, who have received the corresponding empowerment and permission under the guidance of a qualified master. As such, it is a precious, unsurpassed treasure to be cherished and treated with highest respect.

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