His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche once said:
“Trungpa Rinpoche is the most rare and precious kind of teacher. He is a ‘Backwards Ati’ teacher’—he presents the ati view (i.e., pointing-out) at the very beginning and then teaches the entire path from the perspective of that view.”
This 360-page book (delivered in a PDF format) examines the full range of the Vidyadhara’s Buddhist and Shambhala teachings to show how he presented the entire nine-yana journey—from the basic disciplines of hinayana and mahayana all the way through to mahamudra and maha ati—from the perspective of the mind transmission. The book explores topics such as:
- Dealing with heightened neurosis and discouragement on the vajrayana path;
- A chapter on how to invoke the dralas, based on previously unpublished teachings from a personal interview between the Dorje Dradul (Trungpa Rinpoche) and the author;
- How to accomplish the hinayana (not causing harm to others) and mahayana (the practice of kindness) after receiving pointing-out transmission;
- Why you must practice mahamudra first (including the development-stage sadhana practices) in order to practice maha ati;
- The four dignities of Shambhala (meek, perky, outrageous, inscrutable) and the four stages of maha ati (revelation of dharmata, increasing the nyam, awareness come to its full measure, exhaustion of dharmata);
- The Vidyadhara's oral instructions about how to go forward when he died;
- Numerous stories from the lives of Trungpa Rinpoche and the Crazy Wisdom lineage-holders.
What early readers are saying:
Plus Four Q&A Webinars
with Ken Friedman
When you purchase Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the Backwards Ati Path you will also become eligible to attend a series of four Q&A webinars hosted by the author.
The cost for Backwards Ati is $25 USD.
The book will be delivered in a digital format (PDF).
Please do not copy or share, except with your significant other.
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