Momentary Buddhahood - Praise

Mindfulness and the Vajrayana Path

“With his brilliant scholarship in Buddhism and intimate knowledge of the minds of both East and West, Anyen Rinpoche has produced a truly insightful guidebook on mindfulness, a precious gift for Dharma students, new and old alike. I trust that by taking in these teachings, we can rejuvenate the mindfulness that is inherent in us all.”—from the foreword by Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, author of Boundless Healing

“Anyen Rinpoche teaches the profound view of Dzogchen as the culmination of a graduated path of practical instructions for transforming our lives. He points out that the experience of the mind’s true nature is accessible to us at any time, yet must be cultivated through a lifetime of practice. This accessible book shows how mindfulness is central to this practice, allowing us to recognize our own negative patterns of behavior and transcend them.”—Sam Van Schaik, author Approaching the Great Perfection

“This extraordinary book shows how applying mindfulness, like following a compass, guides us on the path and directs our energy toward transformative practice.”—Deborah Schoeberlein, author of Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness

“Anyen Rinpoche clearly illuminates how mindfulness is a bridge between our everyday mind and realization; that as we begin to master mindfulness we discover that the experience of enlightenment is possible in each moment.”—John Weber, Admin. Director Religious Studies, Naropa University

“In this well-written book by Anyen Rinpoche, the connection between mindfulness and Vajrayana practice is explored. Rinpoche advocates for the idea that mindfulness is not something to be focused on solely at the beginning of practice, but should be continued throughout. Momentary Buddhahood also discusses the idea that achieving enlightenment isn’t an all or nothing proposition; that it happens incrementally; and from time to time, each of us experiences glimpses of total enlightenment, however fleeting. At the base of all of it though, is mindfulness, which should not be thought of as exclusive to Zen nor should it be thought of as non-essential to Tantric practice; it is essential to all phases and all aspects of Buddhism, and especially to those who have taken the Bodhisattva Vow.”—Elephant Journal

Momentary Buddhahood is a choice pick for any spirituality reader or for Buddhist studies collections.”—Midwest Book Review

“Anyen Rinpoche capably guides the reader toward a remarkable goal, all the while making it seem fully attainable.”—Buddhadharma