During his more than forty year international career Julien Bouchard has worked and visited numerous of countries in Asia, Middle-East, South America, Central America, Europe, etc. All those voyages were not solely done for professional purposes since they were also the object of philosophical and spiritual researches especially in India and in the northern region of Nepal.
He studied several civilisations and religions; he managed numerous large scope electrical development projects counting several hundreds of persons. He took advantage of these privileged periods to study the behaviours of others as well as his, facing everyday life and a variety of problematic and conflicting situations.
He practices meditation since more than 45 years and at the beginning he visited ashrams in India and monasteries in Nepal where he was initiated to the some Buddhist philosophies and practices. His goal was to find a simple method of meditation. A method with the least human and time tempering, a method in its purest form. In order to succeed he had to conduct a research that took him on a time journey and finally, during a trekking trip in the northern regions of Nepal, he met a Master from the Kargyûpta school (Adept of the apostolic succession).
The teaching of this Master was based on the MahaMudra (the Great Symbol). One of the most ancient and purest forms of meditation known today. It was first set forth by a wise Indian named Saraha same times in the first century before J.-C., and at that time the Great Symbol was already known to be very old according Master Tilopa’s texts dated around the 11th century after J.-C.
Julien wrote this book in order to set forth his personal experience.