Blazing Splendor

The Memoirs of the Dzogchen Yogi

By Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche; Erik Pema Kunsang (As Told by); Marcia Binder Schmidt (As Told by)
(North Atlantic Books, Rangjung Yeshe, Paperback, 9789627341567, 432pp.)

Publication Date: September 2005

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"Blazing Splendor" paints an intimate portrait of the lost culture of Old Tibet and of a remarkable man who inspired thousands. A memoir in the form of tales told by Rinpoche toward the end of his life, the book spans his lifetime a lifetime rich in adventures of both spirit and body. His reminiscences weave a rich tapestry of family history and also describe the lives of some of the most realized and genuine practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.

About the Author

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (1921--1996) was widely acknowledged as one of the great meditation masters of modern times. Erik Pema Kunsang and Marcia Schmidt, founders of Rangjung Publications, live in Kathmandu, Nepal, and Albion, CA.

Marcia Binder Schmidt has been an editor and publisher of books on Vajrayana Buddhism for over fifteen years. With her husband, author and translator Erik Pema Kungsang, she founded and currently runs Rangjung Yeshe Publications, an independent publisher of Buddhist texts in English.

Praise For Blazing Splendor

"Compassion, wisdom, devotion and the innermost nature of mind—you will read about all of these in this book. These stories and memories imply that spiritual realization is really possible. This is not simply ancient history, a phenomenon that happened in the past in India or in Tibet. Thanks to masters like Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche this living tradition of wisdom and spiritual awakening of the Buddha continues right now in the present and is readily available to people everywhere."
-Sogyal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

"Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche was among Tibetan Buddhism's greatest teachers of the 20th century. His memoir, Blazing Splendor, invites us to join him as he looks back over a life that put him at the center of an unparalleled spiritual abundance. Through his unblinking eyes we meet remarkable contemplative adepts. And through the lens of his awakened awareness, we see the world from a fresh, eye-opening perspective. It is a sweeping account that shares with readers a world where miracles, mystery and deep insight are the order of the day-a world as reflected through the open, lucid quality of Tulku Urgyen's mind."
- Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

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