This guide provides readers with essential background information for studying and practising with Patrul Rinpoches Words of My Perfect Teacher. Rinpoches book is important to all practitioners and scholars of Tibetan Buddhism. Its nineteenth-century author is well-known for his direct teaching style, his sense of humour, and his skill with anecdotes and teaching stories. The Guide brings this work into perspective with an interesting overview.
Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang (1879-1941) was a major teacher and abbot in the Nyingma Lineage of Buddhism in Tibet. He studied for years with a close disciple of Patrul Rinpoche, from whom he received direct instructions on how to study and practice with The Words of My Perfect Teacher.