Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche was born in 1924 in China near the Tibetan border. At the age of 7 he was recognized to be a tulku, or consciously reincarnated teacher, by the great meditation masters Chokyi Lodro and Tulku Natsog Rangdrol. Rinpoche was trained at Payul Dhomang Monastery in eastern Tibet by such adepts as Sangye Gon, Tulku Natsok Rangdrol, Payul Chogtrul Rinpoche, and Apkong Khenpo. Rinpoche spent many years in solitary retreat with his root guru Tulku Natsog, moving from one isolated location to another. In 1959, with the Communist invasion of Tibet, Rinpoche fled to India, where he lived for 12 years. Then, H.H. the Dalai Lama and H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche requested Gyatrul Rinpoche to move to the West to teach the Dharma. In 1976, Rinpoche was appointed as H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche’s spiritual representative in America.
Traveling to many countries over the past 30 years, Rinpoche has touched the hearts of thousands of people and founded many Buddhist centers. These include Tashi Choling, Orgyen Dorje Den in the San Francisco Bay area, Norbu Ling in Austin, Texas, Namdroling in Bozeman, Montana, and a center in Ensenada, Mexico.
Books by Gyatrul Rinpoche
Rinpoche’s lucid commentaries and pith instructions provide meaningful guidance at every stage of the path. The profound teachings contained in these books will extend and deepen one’s understanding of Buddhadharma and profound techniques of the Vajrayana.
Meditation, Transformation, and Dream Yoga
Spacious Path to Freedom
Three traditional Nyingma texts selected by Gyatrul Rinpoche because of their relevance to contemporary practitioners who must combine formal spiritual practice with work and sleep. Rinpoche’s commentaries on these teachings are both practical and incisive.
An invaluable guide for anyone who wishes to understand generation stage practice more fully, this commentary is based upon a well-known root text by the famous Tulku of Kathog, Tsewang Chogdrub, a great scholar who became famous for his explanations of kye rim or generation stage practice. Includes photographs of mudras and tormas.
Padmasambhava’s Teachings on the Six Bardos, rediscovered as a terma or mystical revelation by Karma Lingpa in the 14th century, and accompanied by a lucid commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche. These are rare teachings on how to utilize each phase of experience, or bardo, as an opportunity for spiritual transformation
Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga by Karma Chagme, a 17th century Tibetan master, with commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche.
In this classic 17th-century presentation of the union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, Karma Chagme begins with an overview of the spirit of awakening and the nature of actions and their ethical consequences. He then gives exceptionally lucid instructions on the two phases of Dzogchen practice followed by an accessible introduction to the practice of the transference of consciousness at the time of death. The concluding chapters present a detailed analysis of Mahamudra meditation in relation to Dzogchen practice.
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