The Collected Works of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, Volume II

In this series of teachings and conversations, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche, a revered abbot, Tibetan meditation master and author conveys the indispensable principles for arriving at the heart of Buddhist practice in his characteristic style, filled with humor, candor, and wit.

Indisputable Truth contains fresh clarifications on the trademark of all buddhas, four basic principles that mark the teachings of any enlightened being — impermanence, suffering, egolessness, and peace; unveiling the genuine view, reality as it is.

Present Fresh Wakefulness is more than a set of general instructions on how to practice, it is the quintessential advice of an experienced, living master on what he considers to be the absolute necessities for today’s yogis to arrive at liberation and complete enlightenment.

We should know how to make the distinction between self existing wakefulness and dualistic mind. Believing that we are sustaining the natural state of mind while we are caught up with ordinary thinking is not much use. We need to identify the genuine, the authentic — this is important. We need to identify that which is utterly empty, utterly naked, not confined to anything, totally clear and cognizant yet not fixated on anything.

—Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche