The teachings presented in As It Is, Vol. 1, are primarily selected from talks given by Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in 1994 and 1995, during the last two years of his life. The emphasis in Volume I is on the development stage and practices associated with it.
“Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche’s direct oral instructions inspired admiration, delight in practice, and deep trust and confidence in the teachings among those who met him. His words always helped their minds, in the sense that applying even some of his advice reduced disturbing emotions and naturally allowed compassion, love and insight to blossom. This was proven by the actual experience of many, many people.”
— Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
“What we need to know is that our nature is an unconfined empty cognizance. Knowing this to be as it is, is the mandala of the victorious ones — knowing what is to be as it is, just as the buddhas know it to be. However, we have fallen under the power of wrong views and distorted concepts, and are wandering about in the confused states of samsara.”
— Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche