Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (1920-1996) was one of the outstanding Tibetan Buddhist teachers of his generation. Forced into exile by the Communist invasion of Tibet, he came to settle in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Though spending over 25 years in retreat, he not only taught extensively, but also founded numerous monasteries and retreat centers the world over. He is also the author of "As It Is Vols. I & II," "Vajra Speech," and "Repeating the Words of the Buddha."
" Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche has lived at length in mountain hermitages,
spent many years in retreat, and done a considerable amount of
meditation training. For this reason, he gives the very
quintessence of the sacred teachings spoken by our compassionate
Buddha Shakyamuni. He speaks from experience, expressing what he
himself has undergone, instructing us in the way we should practice
in a complete and unmistaken manner. These teachings, saturated
with direct, pithy instruction, are unique."
- Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche