Strand of Jewels

Author: Khetsun Sangpo
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834800365
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The teachings here are the distillation of a lifetime’s commitment to Dzogchen realization and practice. Khetsun Sangpo offers to readers with varying levels of experience the peak of Dzogchen wisdom, largely from hermit masters unknown in the West.

The Relaxed Mind

Author: Dza Kilung Rinpoche
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834802988
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In the late 1990s, shortly after arriving in the United States, it became clear to Dza Kilung Rinpoche that his Western students responded to traditional meditation instructions differently from his students back in Asia. The Westerners didn’t know how to relax—our pressured, fast-paced lifestyles carried over into meditation. The Relaxed Mind contains instructions for the seven-phase meditation practice Dza Kilung Rinpoche developed for students in the West. It’s adapted from traditional instructions to counteract the overwhelming distraction that is becoming a global culture these days, not only in the West. Experienced meditators may be surprised to find their practice deepening through letting go of tension. This is also an excellent meditation manual for any beginner.

Fundamental Mind

Author: Mi-pam-gua-tso
Publisher: Shambhala
ISBN: 9781559399449
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche provides an illuminating, expansive, and practical commentary on Mi-pam-gya-tso's incisive work on the Great Completeness view of ultimate reality called "The Meaning of Fundamental Mind Clear Light." Fundamental Mind begins with a biography of Mi-pam-gya-tso, after which Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche explains the aim of the book: the differentiation of mistaken mind and fundamental mind. The main theme is primordial enlightenment in the basal clear light, self-arisen pristine wisdom. The emphasis is on being introduced to and identifying fundamental mind in naked experience through a lama's quintessential instructions.

Clouds Thick Whereabouts Unknown

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Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520980
Format: PDF
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Compiled by a leading scholar of Chinese poetry, Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown is the first collection of Chan (Zen) poems to be situated within Chan thought and practice. Combined with exquisite paintings by Charles Chu, the anthology compellingly captures the ideological and literary nuances of works that were composed, paradoxically, to "say more by saying less," and creates an unparalleled experience for readers of all backgrounds. Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown includes verse composed by monk-poets of the eighth to the seventeenth centuries. Their style ranges from the direct vernacular to the evocative and imagistic. Egan's faithful and elegant translations of poems by Han Shan, Guanxiu, and Qiji, among many others, do justice to their perceptions and insights, and his detailed notes and analyses unravel centuries of Chan metaphor and allusion. In these gems, monk-poets join mainstream ideas on poetic function to religious reflection and proselytizing, carving out a distinct genre that came to influence generations of poets, critics, and writers. The simplicity of Chan poetry belies its complex ideology and sophisticated language, elements Egan vividly explicates in his religious and literary critique. His interpretive strategies enable a richer understanding of Mahayana Buddhism, Chan philosophy, and the principles of Chinese poetry.

Unbounded Wholeness

Author: Anne C. Klein
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195178500
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this book, Anne Carolyn Klein, an American scholar and teacher of Buddhism, and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a rigorously trained Tibetan Lama who was among the first to bring Bon Dzogchen teachings to the West, provide a study and translation of the Authenticity of Open Awareness, a foundational text of the Bon Dzogchen tradition. This is the first time a Bon philosophical text of this scope has been translated into any Western language, and as such it is a significant addition to the study of Tibetan religion and Eastern thought. Klein and Rinpoche provide extensive introductory, explanatory and historical material that situates the text in the context of Tibetan thought and culture, thus making it accessible to nonspecialists, and an essential reference for scholars and practitioners alike.

Self Liberation Through Seeing with Naked Awareness

Author: Karma-gliṅ-pa
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781559393522
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One of the most advanced and esoteric teachings of the Buddha, giving instruction on the method of "self-liberation," is presented to Western practitioners with helpful commentary to guide them through the material. Original.

Beyond the Ordinary Mind

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834841304
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A unique collection of essays, instructions, letters, and personal advice on Dzogchen, Rimé, and other topics by famous Tibetan Buddhist masters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This selection features profound, provocative, and at times humorous texts from some of the leading figures associated with the Rimé tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The emphasis of these works is on the esoteric path of Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection, through which the nature of reality is pointed out directly, just as it is. Throughout the book the translator provides clear, succinct introductions to the individual translations, expertly setting the scene and guiding the reader through a world of intellectual renaissance, intersectarian debate, and the imparting of cherished insights. Through this, one truth above all becomes apparent: that genuine wisdom means transcending the limited confines of the ordinary mind.

Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse

Author: Anne C. Klein
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
ISBN:
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"Ngondro practice is not merely a prerequisite, it is the path to realizing the great expanse of the Vidyadhara Jigme Lingpa."-Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse "The amazing verses of this most sacred meditation practice have resounded in monasteries, nunneries, and mountain caves for centuries. They are waves from the spiritual realization of great adepts on the Roof of the World. These have now here been born in English, in beautiful poetry and inspiring melodies"-Tulku Thondup, author of The Practice of Dzogchen and Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth "Anne C. Klein, in bringing the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse foundational verses into melodic and metered English, suitable for chanting, is introducing an unprecedented style of teaching transmission. Therefore, from my heart I give thanks."-Tulku Sang Ngag "Anne Carolyn Klein has made a precious gift to all practitioners in presenting her beautiful translations of the foundational practices of the Longchen Nyingthig, arguably the most widely practiced cycle of teachings in the Nyingma Tradition, together with the original texts. These practices establish the basis for all spiritual progress."- Matthieu Ricard, author of Happiness: How to Cultivate Life's Most Important Skill "A rare book, providing lucid, chantable translations of liturgies from a beautiful visionary Treasure cycle. This work is fascinating for what it reveals of the processes by which scripture unfolds, and then enters the disciple's life of devotion. Sure to be welcomed by practitioners, the book is also of great interest to students of Buddhist ritual."-Professor Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies, The Divinity School, Harvard University, author of Apparitions of the Self: The Secret Autobiographies of a Tibetan Visionary

Being Right Here

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Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1559399597
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The treasure text of Nuden Dorje renders a very clear and authentic account of the view and essential meditation of dzogchen the practice of nondual experience. The presentation is in the Men ngag style, a personal instruction distilling the author's own realization in a manner both beautiful and deeply meaningful. Short verses show with pithy clarity how the various aspects of dzogchen fit together. The text provides both an authentic portrayal of the practice and a clear instruction in how to apply it.