Visit Wisdom Publications' lively and brilliant Podcast with Malcom Smith, translator of Buddhahood in This Life.
Malcolm speaks about his early influences; the compelling role Abidharma informed his early studies; his study of the Tibetan language and numerous topics he discusses in regard to Dzogchen and the art of translation.
Buddhahood in This Life The Great Commentary by Vimalamitra
Available for the first time in English, Buddhahood in This Life presents the Great Commentary of Vimalamitra—one of the earliest and most influential texts in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It explores the theory and practice of the Great Perfection tradition in detail, shows how Dzogchen meditation relates to the entirety of the Buddhist path, and outlines how we can understand buddhahood—and even achieve it in our lifetime. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Buddhahood-in-This-Life/Malcolm-Smith/9781614293453#sthash.lcW3TAlV.dpuf
Discover a profound text that has influenced Tibetan teachers for generations. Buddhahood in This Life is a complete translation of the earliest Tibetan commentary on the Dzogchen secret instructions.
Malcolm Smith is a graduate of the Shang Shung Institute’s School of Tibetan Medicine (2009) and has been a student of Chogyal Namkhai Norbu since 1992. He is a veteran of a traditional three-year solitary Tibetan Buddhist retreat, a published translator of Tibetan Buddhist texts (in Treasures of the Sakya Lineage, Shambhala, 2008), and was awarded the Acharya degree by the Sakya Institute in 2004. In addition, he is a licensed massage therapist and has cross-trained in Ayurvedic bodywork at Kripalu’s School of Ayurveda. He lives in Ashfield, Massachusetts.