Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, born in 1965 in northeast India, was trained in the meditative and intellectual disciplines of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of many of the greatest masters from Tibet's pre-exile generation. He is a widely celebrated teacher, known for his skill in making the full richness of Buddhist wisdom accessible to modern minds, and devotes much of his energy to developing a vision of a genuine Western Buddhism. For more information, go to www.rebelbuddha.com.
"One of the most brilliant Tibetan Buddhist teachers of his generation."--Sogyal Rinpoche "Ponlop Rinpoche's lively commentary, grounded in his own experience and profound learning, can awaken in the attentive reader something of the Naked Awareness that in any given moment is available behind the theater of the conceptual mind and ego-driven emotions. We can discover Naked Awareness by overcoming duality-based doubt and attachment. Everything else, as Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche would say, is sour grapes."--Georg Feuerstein, author of The Deeper Dimension of Yoga "Inspiringly presents the powerful aspiration which makes it impossible for all beings not to attain buddhahood. . . . Rinpoche makes difficult concepts understandable and assisted me to situate Dzogchen in the Vajrayana tradition. The inclusion of question-and-answer sessions between Rinpoche and his students also helped me to grapple with new ideas."--Thar Lam