By Chögyal Namkhai Norbu
Translated by Adriano Clemente
The rainbow body is one of the highest attainments of Dzogchen, an ancient path recognized as the supreme vehicle of Tibetan Buddhism. It is accomplished by transmitting one’s physical constituents into the essence of the five elements, and as a result no material body remains after death.
This book traces the life story of a twentieth-century Tibetan yogin, the Togden (a title which means “endowed with realization”) Ugyen Tendzin (1888-1962), whose amazing achievement of the rainbow body was witnessed in Eastern Tibet not only by his countrymen, but also, to their confusion and dismay, by the Chinese officers who were responsible for his imprisonment.