The Buddha Path
Our text, The Buddha Path, written by H.E. Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche, is a concise practice manual containing the entire vast range of teachings found within the Dzogchen Lineage of Buddhism.The Buddha Path is the main practice text used daily by all English speaking Sanghas within the Dzogchen Shri Singha International organization. It has been translated into Mandarin, German, and Russian, with Japanese, Finnish, Dutch and Spanish translations currently underway.
The benefits of the book itself are many. By receiving the knowledge and blessings contained in The Buddha Path, you awaken wisdom and attain true freedom. Taken to heart, these practices will lead you to a life of love and joy, and an indestructible inner peace composed of wisdom and compassion. Generating pure aspiration and unconditional love, you will be able to extend healing blessings and absolute peace to the entire world.
Specifically, this book provides training in the following eight main practices of the outer, inner, secret and absolute teachings contained in the Dzogchen Lineage of the Buddha:
• Generating pure motivation, known as Bodhicitta
• Recognizing the intrinsic Buddha Nature of all sentient beings
• Maintaining the wisdom view
• Developing compassionate meditation
• Practicing loving actions
• Attaining the result – the Enlightenment of the Buddha
• Benefiting all beings with the spontaneous activity of the Buddha
• Preserving the authenticity of Dharma lineages
In Rinpoche’s own words: “This book is a window upon the Buddhadharma and a door to Enlightenment. First, in order for practitioners to authentically practice this book, it is necessary that they receive direct transmission of these teachings from a qualified Dzogchen master. One must also have the firm intention to improve one’s own mind by increasing positive thinking while decreasing negative thinking and emotions. Without this intention, there is no basis for the practice of the Dharma. With this pure intention, the continuous and diligent practice of the teachings in this book will definitely improve your mind. Engaging in these powerful Dharma practices with devotion, your good thoughts will continually increase. The practice will change your life, causing you to radiate peace to others. It will transform worry into joy, fear into peace, anger into compassion, suffering into happiness, jealousy into love, and ignorance into wisdom. You will attain Buddhahood in one lifetime.”