The first introductory book to Dzogchen Meditation, a form of Tibetan Buddhist meditation that is becoming hugely popular among Westerners. Sometimes described as 'Tibetan Zen', Dzogchen relies on a very simple path of meditation and realisation.
It is a direct path to realisation rather than a gradual approach. Tibetan Buddhism is gaining adherents the world over, many of them inspired by the Dalai Lama. Within Tibetan Buddhism - and across many spiritual paths - there is increasing interest in Dzogchen.
'Beyond Words' is an introductory guide to Dzogchen, with basic practices to coordinate the energy of the individual and to develop awareness when dreaming - 'lucid dreams'.
Unlike some forms of Tibetan Buddhism, Dzogchen does not require an understanding of Tibetan history or culture. It focuses on how to do everyday things - washing dishes, raising a child, working, taking a walk - in a deeper, more fulfilling way.