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The Six Lamps

Author : Jean-Luc Achard
ISBN : 9781614293804
Genre : Religion
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Esteemed Tibetologist Jean-Luc Achard contextualizes and provides a clear translation of highly secret precepts on Dzogchen practice unlike anything published. The Instructions on the Six Lamps is a profound and important work from the Bön Dzogchen tradition and is one of the root texts of the Zhangzhung Nyengyü (Oral Transmission of Zhangzhung) series of orally transmitted teachings. Considered to be the central work of the inner cycle of these teachings, it expertly details the principles of the natural state and its visionary marvels. The root text describes highly secret precepts of Dzogchen (Great Perfection) practice—the teachings of Trekchö and Thögel—as revealed by Tapihritsa to Gyerpung Nangzher Löpo. The teachings in this text represent oral instructions transmitted by a single master to a single disciple in the mode known as “single transmission.” It is through such a practice that one can see the clear light of one’s own mind before achieving complete buddhahood. In this respect, the text contains a complete teaching of Dzogchen, from beginning to end.
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Enlightened Rainbows

Author : Jean-Luc Achard
ISBN : 9789004168237
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Within the tradition of the "Great Perfection," the Works of Shardza Tashi Gyeltsen stand as textual references of an exceptional erudition. As a sign of realization, the author manifested the Rainbow Body, the ultimate fruit of Dzogchen, in 1934.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Drung Deu And B N

Author : Namkhai Norbu
ISBN : UVA:X030121172
Genre : Bon (Tibetan religion)
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Early history of Tibet chiefly during the reign of Bonpo kings from 1st cent. B.C. to 5th cent. A.D. according to Bon sources.
Category: Bon (Tibetan religion)

The Four Wheels Of B N

Author : Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche
ISBN : 9781526200358
Genre : Religion
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This book is based on the teaching discourse given by Kyabje Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche on The Four Wheels of Bon. Found in version Zijyi, the long biography of Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche, the Buddha of Yungdrung Bon. This discourse combines the oral translation of the original text with the direct instructions coming from the mind of the Teacher of Teachers - Yongdzin Rinpoche, the most illustrious and erudite Bonpo master and scholar of our times. Since the teachings contained in this volume form the very foundation for the practice and study of Yungdrung Bon, this text will bring benefit to all, from those who are just beginning to take an interest in this most ancient and authentic spiritual tradition to those who have already been studying and practising for many years, as well as to academicians and Bonpo scholars.
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The Oral Tradition From Zhang Zhung

Author : John Myrdhin Reynolds
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122193142
Genre : Rdzogs-chen
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This Volume Covers Translations Into English Of Some Selected Texts Of The Oral Tradition From Zhang-Zhung Which Include Not Only The Biographies Or Haggiographics Of The Principal Early Masters, But Also The Very Words Of That Ponchen Tapihrista Addressed To His Disciple, Nangzher Lodpo. 2 Parts - The History And Lineages - The Literature Of The Zhang-Zhung Nyan-Gyud Cycle - 4 Appendices.
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Chod Practice In The Bon Tradition

Author : Alejandro Chaoul
ISBN : 155939787X
Genre : Religion
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Through this ancient and profound practice, anyone who is able to recognize their own fear-whether its source is external or internal-can face that fear, challenge it, and overcome it. Ultimately, fear becomes a tool to cultivate enlightened qualities.... An excellent contribution.-Tenzin Wangyal, author
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Dawning Of Clear Light

Author : Martin Lowenthal
ISBN : 1571743758
Genre : Philosophy
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Retreats in darkness have been used by all the great spiritual traditions for thousands of years as a method for tapping deep clarity, accessing sacred wisdom, connecting with the Divine, and training to transform the mind/body system into a manifestation of wisdom. In dark retreat, the practitioner lives in complete darkness--eating, sleeping, meditating, and simply existing in a world without external light. Traditionally, in Tibet, dark retreats were performed by monks as part of their training with the support of their monastery and their fellow monks. But dark retreats are of value to people from all walks of life, from the monastic to the busy householder--those with jobs, families, and all-too-many responsibilities. Martin Lowenthal has taken a practice little-known in the West and made it accessible by incorporating methods based in western psychology with traditional Tibetan Buddhism. There are many advantages of a retreat in the dark, one of which is rest for our eyes, weary from overstimulation in our visually oriented world, that then promotes overall relaxation of body and mind. This relaxation helps us cut through old mental and emotional habits, harmonizes the elements in the body, works with visions, and rests in the "Natural State." Retreats in the dark also improve the quality of our daily life. We can develop greater clarity and awareness in every aspect of living. When we improve the conditions of our lives, we provide an atmosphere more conducive to continued meditation practices. Dark retreat is also a powerful setting for practicing tantra. Tantra uses imagination, senses, and creativity to transform experience into food for the spirit. Dawning of Clear Lightis a celebration, a joyous invitation to find the treasures that are hidden within your world and the world around you.
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The Supreme Source

Author : Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
ISBN : 1559398795
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The aim of Dzogchen is the reqwakening of the individual to the primordial state of enlightenment which is naturally found in all beings.
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Buddhahood In This Life

Author : Osa Karen Manell
ISBN : 9781614293453
Genre : Religion
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"A translation of an important Tibetan Buddhist text related to the Dzogchen practice of the Nyingma school"--
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