Beginning with an overview of the practice and explaining its importance in the mahayana path, Patrick Sweeney then presents detailed instruction on the practice, including short, guided practice sessions. These teachings provide comprehensive understanding and instruction for beginning and experienced practitioners alike. These talks were given at Ponlop Rinpoche’s 2003 Open Retreat in San Rafael, California. Patrick Sweeney has studied and practiced for over 20 years under the guidance of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Thrangu Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamptso Rinpoche and The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Three talks.