Restricted sale to those who have had actual introduction to the nature of mind (sometimes called pointing out instruction) and who have received specific instruction on the practice of essence Mahamudra or Thorough Cut (threkcho).This book is a compendium of public talks given during the 1990s. Three weekend intensives are included in their entirety as are several single talks. The talks all point at the ultimate meaning as taught in Mahamudra and Dzogchen and are given openly. The talks span the whole period of the 1990's and show the development of Tsoknyi Rinpoche's teaching style during that time. The book will be of special interest not only to students of Tsoknyi Rinpoche, but also to students of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche - because a number of the talks were given at Trungpa Rinpoche's centres and also Naropa Institute specifically for the students there.
The Dharma in this book is clear and profound and open to everyone, although it does not contain the specific, oral instructions needed for actual practice. These special instructions are contained in the companion book Ground, Path, and Fruition (restricted text). The two books were specifically designed to complement each other. The first contains full expositions of Tibetan Buddhist teaching, including a great deal of instruction on the ultimate teachings of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, which are suitable for anyone to read. The second book contains, in addition, the specific instructions on how to do the practice of these ultimate teachings and is suitable for those qualified practitioners who have received those instructions in person.