The Vision of Clear Light and the Crucial Points of Dzogchen Practice
A Commentary by Paltrul Rinpoche
by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
Teachings given at Merigar West, Italy
September 7-13, 2007
Included in this volume
The Root Text of the Pure Vision
of Mingyur Namkhai Dorje
as Recorded by Paltrul Rinpoche
In the autumn of 2007, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu led a retreat at Merigar, Italy, centered on his profound understanding of the Great Perfection knowledge communicated by Patrul Rinpoche in his text entitled The Vision of Clear Light and the Crucial Points of Dzogchen Practice.
The root text recounts a pure vision of the renowned master Mingyur Namkhai Dorje in which his master Jigme Gyalwai Nyugu, in few words, bestows on him a spiritual testament indicating the key points of Dzogchen practice as well as essential instructions on Tregchö of the Dzogchen Upadesha. Paltrul Rinpoche was also a disciple of Jigme Gyalwai Nyugu and served as the amanuensis for Mingyur Namkhai Dorje, recording his description of the vision and writing a commentary.
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu addresses the salient points of Jigme Gyalwai Nyugu’s testament and of Paltrul Rinpoche’s commentary in an inspired teaching for an audience of dharma practitioners, bringing to light with clarity and simplicity the text of the Vision of Clear Light in a way that can be understood as direct advice to the reader.