An overview of Tibetan tantric practice that explains its concepts, clarifies its terminology, and shows how its myriad pieces fit together, including an extensive teaching on the bardos, or "between states"-essential for those new to the topic and a welcome source of illumination for longtime students.
DILGO KHYENTSE RINPOCHE (1910-1991) was a highly accomplished meditation master, scholar, and poet, and a principal holder of the Nyingma lineage. His extraordinary depth of realization enabled him to be, for all who met him, a fountain of loving-kindness, wisdom, and compassion. A dedicated exponent of the nonsectarian Rime movement, Khyentse Rinpoche was respected by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and taught many eminent teachers, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He tirelessly worked to preserve and propagate the Buddhist teachings through giving transmissions and instructions to thousands of people across the world, publishing important texts, and building monasteries and stupas.