THE COMPLETE NYINGMA TRADITION FROM SUTRA TO TANTRA, BOOKS 15 TO 17.
Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2016. First printing. Translated by Gyurme Dorje; Two volumes in slipcase; 1,416 pages. Item #18477
New cloth bounds in dust jackets.
In 1838, Choying Tobden Dorje, a yogin and scholar of northeastern Tibet, completed a multivolume masterwork that traces the entire path of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism from beginning to end. Written by a mantra practitioner for the benefit of mantra practitioners living among the lay community, it was intended to be informative, inspirational, and above all, practical. Its twenty-five books, or topical divisions, offer a comprehensive and detailed view of the Buddhist path according to the early translation school of Tibetan Buddhism, spanning the vast range of Buddhist teachings from the initial steps to the highest esoteric teachings of great perfection. Choying Tobden Dorje’s magnum opus appears in English here for the first time.