"Sacred Ground is a revelation! Here for the first time in any Western language are several key ideas: the exact way outer sacred lands related to points in the tantric body and the parallel terminology between types of sacred ground and the stages of attainment. Ngawang is precise and to the point."--Hubert Decleer, Director of the Tibetan Studies Program of the School for International Training, author of Lightning Terror
"In his continuing investigation of the mind and world of one of the most significant figures in the development of Tibetan Buddhism, Ngawang Zangpo has again given us a well-researched and richly informative setting to another jewel from Jamgon Kongtrul's writings. Anyone who is a pilgrim, in any sense of the term, will find this book fascinating."--Richard Barron (Chökyi Nyima), translator of Buddhahood without Meditation, The Way of Abiding, and the forthcoming The Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena and the autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul.
"Ngawang Zangpo has done a remarkable job, The reader can gain a welcome appreciation of the profundity of this important subject. For many devoted Buddhists, reading this book will be like making the actual pilgrimage. In addition it give us a basis for further understanding many of the passages and references found in our tantric sadhanas. It is a pleasure to be led through this journey by the mind of a sublime master the likes of Jamgon Kongtrul with the additional authoritative clarity of Ngawang's lively commentary. Sacred Ground is like a rich mineral spring bubbling over with important information that will help Buddhists better appreciate the profound spiritual realization of these great lineage holders and their lineages, which, through their kindness, have passed into our hands.--Sangye Khandro, translator of Perfect Conduct and The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava