Dzogchen, or the "Great Perfection," is considered by many to be the apex of Tibetan Buddhism, and Longchen Rabjam is the most celebrated of all the saints of this remarkable tradition. Natural Perfection presents the radical precepts of Dzogchen, pointing the way to absolute liberation from conceptual fetters and leading the practitioner to a state of pure, natural integration into one's true being.
Transcending the Tibetan context or even the confines of Buddhist tradition, Longchen Rabjam delivers a manual full of practical wisdom. Natural Perfection is a shining example of why people have continued to turn to the traditions of Tibet for spiritual and personal transformation and realization. Keith Dowman's illuminating translation of this remarkable work of wisdom provides clear accessibility to the profound path of Dzogchen in the here-and-now.
"Now that Dzogchen is spreading in the West, we need a popular translation of this extraordinary text...the benefit will be seen as direct experience of the nature of mind. Keith Dowman, the translator who has spent many years with many great masters and has absorbed the realization of Dzogchen, has overcome the difficulties of translation and produced a straight-forward english rendition. I hope that this text may bring realization of the nature things, just as they are, to all living beings."
– Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, The most popular, well-known Tibetan teacher of Dzogchen alive today, he is the author of several books.
"The warm breath of experience has brought a fresh springtime through the dedicated work of Keith Dowman, in which the frozen words of the past thaw out and work in ways that move us."