Extracting the Vital Essence (Advice for Mountain Retreat)

In this retreat, Alan Wallace offered a commentary on Dudjom Rinpoche’s Extracting the Vital Essence (Advice for Mountain Retreat) as an introduction to Dzogchen Tibetan Buddhism.

The text presents a concise, authoritative explanation of the view, meditation, and way of life of the Great Perfection.

Each of three of these elements of practice arises in dependence upon the other two, and when we unify these three elements, we come to know our own fundamental nature as pristine awareness, primordially pure and indivisible from the mind of the Buddha.

This retreat is ideal for anyone wishing to deepen their meditative practice and learn about the essential guidelines to practice, the pitfalls and the meditative experiences along the path, and the culmination in the realization of the deepest potential of the mind.

The retreat took place on 8th July 2013 – 15th July 2013 in Holy Isle, Scotland.

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