Steps to the Great Perfection

The Mind-Training Tradition of the Dzogchen Masters

By Jigme Lingpa
Contributions by Garab Dorje
Contributions by Longchenpa
Translated by Cortland Dahl

- Paperback
Snow Lion
Pages: 192
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 9781559394772
A compilation of teachings on the seven contemplations, an ancient system of mind-training (lojong) teachings that has been preserved as part of a rare set of instructions on Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection, this book is unique because although the lojong teachings of the Kadam tradition are well known, this is the first time the mind-training teachings from the Dzogchen tradition have been presented in an English translation, and most Western scholars and practitioners are unaware that such mind-training techniques even exist in Dzogchen. The contemplations themselves are vividly described, and some unfold as dramatic stories in which the meditator imagines himself or herself as the main character. Thus, they are quite accessible for beginning practitioners.