3. In Kalu Rinpoche, The Dharma (Albany: State Univ. of New

York Press, 1986), 59.

4. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche explains that the pure wisdom winds

are present together with die impure karmic winds, but as long as

the karmic winds are predominant, the wisdom winds are obstructed.

When the karmic winds are brought into the central channel through

yoga practice, they vanish, and only the wisdom winds circulate

through the channels.

5. C. Trungpa Rinpoche, Glimpses of Abhidharma (Boulder, CO:

Prajna, 1975), 3.

6. In Inquiring Mind, 6, no. 2, Winter/Spring 1990, from a teaching

by Kalu Rinpoche in 1982.

7. The order of appearance of Increase and Appearance varies. It

can depend, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche says, on which emotion is

stronger in the individual: desire or anger.

8. There are various accounts of this process of inner dissolution;

here I have chosen one of the simpler descriptions, written by Patrul

Rinpoche. Often the black experience is called "Attainment," and the

arising of the Ground Luminosity, which is recognized by a trained

practitioner, "Full Attainment."

9. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The Dalai Lama at Harvard (Ithaca,

NY: Snow Lion, 1988), 45.

10. See Chapter 21, "The Universal Process," and also C. Trungpa

Rinpoche's commentary in The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Francesca

Fremanrle and Chögyam Trungpa (London: Shambhala, 1975), 1-29.


1. "His Holiness in Zion, Illinois," in Vajradhatu Sun, vol. 4, no. 2

(Boulder, CO, Dec. 1981-Jan. 1982): 3. (It is now called Shambhala


2. Bokar Tulku Rinpoche, in "An Open Letter to Disciples and

Friends of Kalu Rinpoche," May 15, 1989.

3. The Sutras are the scriptures that are the original teachings of

the Buddha; they often take the form of a dialogue between the Buddha

and his disciples, explaining a particular theme.


1. In Dialogues with Scientists and Sages: The Search for Unity, edited

by Renée Weber (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1986), 45-46.

2. Kalu Rinpoche, The Dharma (Albany: State Univ. of New York

Press, 1986), 61.

3. Kalu Rinpoche, The Dharma, 62.

4. This is the bodhisattva Samantabhadra and not the Primordial


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