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Key Points of Direct Crossing, called “Nectar of the Pure Part”

Text by Khenchen Padma Namgyal of Surmang, book by Tony Duff

TitleKey Points of Direct Crossing, called “Nectar of the Pure Part”
Sub-titleFrom the Collected Works of Khenchen Padma Namgyal of Zurmang College
A text about Direct Crossing (thogal) practice
AuthorTranslation and introduction by Tony Duff
Details44 pages, 1 colour plate, 5.5" X 8.5", US$25, available on paper and in PDF e-book format
ISBNpaper book 978-9937-903-11-0, e-book 978-9937-572-44-6
TextsTibetan texts in Tibetan script included

Khenchen Padma Namgyal was one of the great khenpos of Zurmang Monastery in Kham (Zurmang is the seat of the Trungpa Rinpoches).  Khenchen Padma Namgyal travelled to Dzogchen monastery where he entered the famous Shri Singha College to gain a deep Buddhist education.  He also learned the practices of Great Completion (Dzogpa Chenpo) while he was there.  After completing his studies, he returned to Zurmang where he became renowned as a particularly knowledgeable khenpo who also had a deep practical understanding of innermost Great Completion practice.

One day, Khenchen Padma Namgyal had gone out onto a mountain side for a session of Direct Crossing (thogal) practice with his students.  He started the session, as is usually done, with some instruction.  The instruction turned into a summary of the whole practice of Direct Crossing.  Lama Tony, while receiving these same instructions in places formerly visited by the Khenchen, was given the text.  The auspicious connection was overwhelming so he translated the text immediately in the hope that it would be useful to others.  The text is very short but the instruction is complete and will definitely be helpful to anyone who is genuinely doing Direct Crossing practice.

The book can be purchased by writing to Tony and asking for a copy.  It will only be sold to those who are actually doing the practice and who do have proper instructions.  Please present your credentials at that time.  Needless to say, this kind of material is very hard to come by!

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