THE STAGES OF A-KARID MEDITATION
The Stages of A-Khrid Meditation presents one tradition of the system of meditation known as “the Great Perfection” (rdzogs pa chen po), in the form of a methodical and practical guide written to assist those noble beings who set themselves the task of leading others to enlightenment through the practice of the Great Perfec lion.
The A-Khrid (“the Teachings regarding the Ultimate Origin (A)) is believed to have a historical source in the great lama called Me’u dGongs-mdzod (1038-1096). The text given here is a condensed version of his original composition, written by Bru-sgom Gyal-ba g.yung-drung (1242-1296).
All readers with an interest in rDzogs-chen-which is com mon to both the Nyingmapa school of Tibetan Buddhism and the Tibetan Bön tradition-will gain great benefit from the lucid and compelling translation contained in this book. The Tibetan text has been included for scholars of Tibetan religious and literary culture.