Approaching the Great Perfection
Simultaneous and Gradual Methods of Dzogchen Practice in the Longchen Nyingtig
By Sam Van Schaik
(Wisdom Publications, Paperback, 9780861713707, 416pp.)
Publication Date: June 2004
From Wisdom's acclaimed Studies in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism series, researcher and scholar Sam van Schaik introduces the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, looking closely at its practice of Dzogchenand one of Dzogchen's seminal figures, Jigme Lingpato make an extensive analysis of a core tension within Buddhism: does enlightenment develop gradually, or does it come all at once?