LibraryThing Review This is one of my favorite books. Shabkar was transcendent! The most compassionate and fully realized Dzogchen Master. Well, ok, superlatives of that sort don't apply to Dzogchen masters in comparison. But the superlative applies without diminishing any other.
The Life of Shabkar Shabkar (1781-1851) was a Tibetan master who, according to the introduction by the Dalai Lama, is second only to the sage Milarepa in the regard in which he is held at all levels of Tibetan society
Straight from the Heart brings together an inspiring collection of Buddhist teachings, songs of realization, meditation instructions, and enlightened poetry—all chosen for their power to speak dire...