Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness
“ This beautiful book feels like a life-changing conversation with a dear friend who happens to be a wise and compassionate Tibetan teacher. Always clear and encouraging, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche helps us experience the inherently spacious and peaceful nature of the mind—like being the sky, untroubled and undamaged by whatever storm clouds pass through it. He is plain spoken, practical, and profound. A gem of a book. ”
— Rick Hanson, Ph.D., NY Times best-selling author of Hardwiring Happiness and Buddha’s Brain
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About the Book
Our Pristine Mind is a practical guide to uncovering our naturally comfortable state of mind and reconnecting with the unconditional happiness that is already within us. Using straightforward, accessible language, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche leads us through the path of Pristine Mind meditation, a practice from the profound teachings known as Dzogchen. This book presents the entire journey of meditation, from the very beginning all the way to the complete happiness of enlightenment. It is a realistic, natural process that can be practiced and experienced by anyone.
A beautiful and potentially life-altering book. The teachings here, at once ancient and revolutionary, are offered with astonishing frankness, clarity, and affection. I felt myself improved by my first read and will be going back to read it again at once.
— George Saunders, New York Times best-selling author of Tenth of December and Lincoln in the Bardo
Audiobook Now Available!
Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness is now available as an audiobook. Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche has taken great care in overseeing the creation of the audiobook, which is beautifully read by Fred Stella. The entire book is a guided meditation that leads to the unconditional happiness of completely perfect enlightenment. This audiobook format is a particularly powerful way to receive the teachings of Our Pristine Mind.
ORGYEN CHOWANG RINPOCHE, a meditation master in the Nyingma lineage of the Buddhist tradition, has a passion for presenting teachings in a practical and experiential way for modern audiences. His primary teacher was Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of the last century. A long-time resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche is the founder and spiritual director of Pristine Mind Foundation.
Pristine Mind Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche dedicated to helping people live fully, die fearlessly, and transform every area of their lives by offering accessible and experiential Buddhist teachings.