Just found a beautiful book in my mailbox which I would like to heartily recommend:
Dear Nyingma Centers of North America,
I am writing to share some exciting news. The brilliant teachings and inspiring life story of the great Dzogchen master Chatral Rinpoche are now available in the West through Snow Lion Publications!
Compassionate Action features Chatral Rinpoche's biography and autobiography, six of his essays, five prayers he composed, an exclusive interview and sixteen pages of photos from throughout his life.
As the book's editor, I am now trying to get the word out about this valuable book. If you are interested in helping me in this regard, please respond to this e-mail and I will donate a copy of the book to your center's library and send some informational postcards for you to share with your sangha.
As you may know, Chatral Rinpoche, now 94 years old, is one of the most revered spiritual figures in South Asia and is believed by many to be a Buddha in person. Father Thomas Merton famously remarked in 1968 that he is “the greatest man I ever met.” He is the Vajra Regent of Dudjom Rinpoche's lineage and the Senior Master of the Longchen Nyingthig lineage. He has been a vegetarian for fifty years and rescues millions of endangered animals each year, epitomizing the Bodhisattva ideal. Like his root teacher Dudjom Rinpoche, Chatral Rinpoche's teachings are luminous and vibrant, with the potential to liberate fortunate beings on the spot.
For more information, please visit www.myspace.com/CompassionateAction
or Snow Lion Publications
Thanks very much and take care,
Editor of Compassionate Action