Khenpo Pema Vajra Series
Texts by and about the Dzogchen scholar Khenpo Pema Vajra (padma badzra, c. 1807–1884), also known as Khenpo Pema Dorje.
In this short instruction in verse, Khenpo Pema Vajra explains the key points of the path in general and of the Great Perfection in particular. His practical advice includes what to do in the intermediate state, or bardo.
This brief biography of Khenpo Pema Vajra describes his early studies at Dzogchen Monastery and his path to becoming a teacher at its famous Śrī Siṃha college. It also details his later career at the nearby hermitage in Peme Thang, 'Lotus Plain', where he taught many of the most influential figures of nineteenth century Kham.
- A Brief Overview of the Three Turnings and the Mantra Piṭaka of the Vidyādharas | Buddhist Philosophy
- Words from the Lineage Masters to Clarify Maitreyanātha's Vision: An Overview of the Perfection of Wisdom's Ornament of Realization | Abhisamayālaṃkāra
Summarizing the entire text of the Abhisamayālaṃkāra, but with special focus on the first of the eight topics, omniscience, this concise overview serves as a useful introduction to Maitreyanātha's famous guide to the Prajñāpāramitā. Written in 1875 to mark the enthronement of the Fifth Dzogchen Rinpoche.