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Colorful stories about and profound teachings of Patrul Rinpoche, one of the most impactful teachers and thinkers in the Tibetan tradition from the 19th century.

The life and teachings of the wandering yogi Patrul Rinpoche - a highly revered Buddhist master and scholar of 19th-century Tibet - come alive in true stories gathered and translated by the French Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard over more than 30 years, based on the oral accounts of great contemporary teachers as well as written sources. Patrul's life story reveals the nature of a highly realized being as he transmits the Dharma in everything he does, teaching both simple nomads and great lamas in ways that are often unconventional and even humorous, but always with uncompromising authenticity.

©2017 Shechen Publications, Inc. (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Remarkable journey of profound individual

Just loved the ordinary life stories of the not so ordinary Patrul Rinpoche
The teachings so inspiring and that it was not so long ago when those non materialistic qualities were held with great reverence by ordinary people. Refreshing !

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  • Sam
  • 12-08-2020

Fantastic audio book

Amazing audio book, just couldn't put it down. The short stories are great and interesting. If you want to learn more about Patrul Rinpoche this is the book. One to listen to again and again.

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  • H. Isbell
  • 08-09-2017

Understanding the linage

I'm so glad to see some of these amazing teachings translated into audiobooks. With all of the names and lineage, many times It can become a big word soup. Hearing the pronunciations and having the luxury of being able to drive and listen to teachings at the same time is simply amazing. Learning about the teachers that brought these teachings to us is the first step in understanding how to tame our mind. What a wonderful book and a wonderful teacher! Thank you!

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  • Anonymous
  • 01-07-2020

Please make "Words of My Perfect Teacher"

I was excited to see Patrul Rinpoche on Audible. This is a good book.

But I really wish Audible had the books of Patrul Rinpoche available as an audiobook.

Specifically, his classic introduction: "Words of My Perfect Teacher"

There are far too few authoritative translations of Buddhist texts on Audible.

For secondary sources and other biographies, "Lives of the Masters" series published by Shambhala would be an excellent addition.

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  • MARIA D JOHN
  • 26-05-2018

A True Bodhisattva

Wonderful teachings by a great enlightened being. He is so humble and full of compassion. He indicated a good heart and kindness are key essential qualities for beings to live by. He was committed and dedicated in his spiritual practice, never wanted to accept any offerings given to him. He was a true renunciant with the heart of a Bodhisattva. Great book for spiritual seekers.

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  • David F.
  • 03-09-2017

I learned a lot from this. 100 time so far.

Patrul is amazing. thank you Mattieu Riccard for you efforts to enlighten me. I bet you have much to teach personslly.

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  • Pema
  • 22-10-2019

Words of wisdom

Great collection of life stories. Unique yet somehow relatable. What a precious Master. Loved it!

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  • nicholas
  • 19-03-2018

Incredible resource

This is a fantastically narrated and beautifully collected set of stories of one of the great masters of Buddhism

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  • Damien Abel
  • 09-02-2018

Amazing!!!

one of the most remarkable spiritual biographies I've ever read, lucid and intriguing. It'll leave you wanting more

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  • "yulokod"
  • 20-01-2018

Memories of precious moments of my own perfect teacher

A wonderful book taking the listener into the heart of BuddhaDharma and the very secret rare world of the Dzogchen Lineage. Several times my eyes filled with tears as this book poignantly reminded me and took me bank to precious moments of pure kindness to my own precious masters and teachers: Khenpo Sonam Tobgyal Rinpoche of Riwoche Temple, Kyabje Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, of the Longchen Nyingthig Lineage ,Pema Tsangzin Khandro ( Ven Dhyani Ywahoo) and the illustrious Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche of the Chöeling Tersar Lineage.

With deep bows of gratitude and appreciation,

Tsunma Jamyang Donma

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  • Hosei
  • 20-04-2018

moving story of patrul rinpoche

I loved this recollection of the life of Patrul rinpoche. it is filled with dharma and inspiring.

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  • xander
  • 09-07-2022

Raise Your Awareness. Raise your frequency

Just listening to these wonderful stories you can feel your understanding of attaining an enlightened state raise. Samsara becomes more illusionary. Nirvana 1 step closer.

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  • Andrew Hammond
  • 01-07-2018

Profound wisdom

Essential reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the Dharma. Excellent narration. Highly recommended

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  • Sharl
  • 29-05-2022

Perfection

This inspiring book recounts stories about Patrul Rinpoche. It is inspiring and humbling, well written and read skilfully.

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  • Nick payton
  • 27-04-2021

loved this, inspired to practice with more compass

compassion, gratitude bodhisattva inspired that all I can say
loved this book needed this at this moment in my life

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  • Paul Traynor
  • 29-09-2020

Insight into the life of a great nyingma master.

Interesting and diverse collection of stories that are well written and well narrated. Highly recommended.

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  • Benjamin Aaron Carl Hill
  • 13-06-2019

Great Book.

I highly recommend this book and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

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