Esteemed Tibetologist Jean-Luc Achard contextualizes and provides a clear translation of highly secret precepts on Dzogchen practice unlike anything published.
The Instructions on the Six Lamps is a profound and important work from the Bön Dzogchen tradition and is one of the root texts of the Zhangzhung Nyengyü (Oral Transmission of Zhangzhung) series of orally transmitted teachings. Considered to be the central work of the inner cycle of these teachings, it expertly details the principles of the natural state and its visionary marvels. The root text describes highly secret precepts of Dzogchen (Great Perfection) practice—the teachings of Trekchö and Thögel—as revealed by Tapihritsa to Gyerpung Nangzher Löpo. The teachings in this text represent oral instructions transmitted by a single master to a single disciple in the mode known as “single transmission.” It is through such a practice that one can see the clear light of one’s own mind before achieving complete buddhahood. In this respect, the text contains a complete teaching of Dzogchen, from beginning to end.
Wisdom Publications; March 2017
- ISBN 9781614293804
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- Title: The Six Lamps
- Author: Jean-Luc Achard
Imprint: Wisdom Publications
In The Press
“This book is a must read for all those who are interested in the doctrines of the Great Perfection of the Bonpo and Nyingma traditions. The expertise of the author on the subject matter is pleasantly reflected in his meticulous yet poetical translations. A welcome and significant addition to publications in Western languages on a fundamental topic.”