The Six Lamps

The Six Lamps Author Jean-Luc Achard
ISBN-10 9781614293804
Release 2017-03-28
Pages 240
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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.



The Six Lamps

The Six Lamps Author Jean-Luc Achard
ISBN-10 9781614293644
Release 2017-03-28
Pages 240
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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.



The Philosophical View of the Great Perfection in the Tibetan Bon Religion

The Philosophical View of the Great Perfection in the Tibetan Bon Religion Author Donatella Rossi
ISBN-10 1559399856
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 315
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Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection, is considered in Tibet to be the culmination of all teachings embraced by both Bonpos and the followers of the Nyingma school.



Enlightened Rainbows

Enlightened Rainbows Author Jean-Luc Achard
ISBN-10 9789004168237
Release 2008
Pages 496
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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.



The Four Wheels of B n

The Four Wheels of B  n Author Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche
ISBN-10 9781526200358
Release 2016
Pages 90
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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.



Buddhahood in This Life

Buddhahood in This Life Author Osa Karen Manell
ISBN-10 9781614293453
Release 2016-12-06
Pages 248
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"A translation of an important Tibetan Buddhist text related to the Dzogchen practice of the Nyingma school"--



Heart drops of dharmakaya

Heart drops of dharmakaya Author Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen
ISBN-10 UVA:X004663215
Release 2002-02-25
Pages 163
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A complete Dzogchen meditation manual from the oldest Tibetan tradition.



Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition

Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition Author Alejandro Chaoul
ISBN-10 155939787X
Release 2009-08-16
Pages 118
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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



Visionary Encounters

Visionary Encounters Author Adriano Clemente
ISBN-10 9780834840324
Release 2016-07-26
Pages 256
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Visionary Encounters presents four chapters from the collection known as The Golden Teaching of Trenpa Namkha, a cycle of Dzogchen teachings recovered or rediscovered by the thirteenth-century master Shense Lhaje, an important scripture-revealer in the Bön tradition. These chapters include unusual autobiographical detail, providing a window into the daily life of this "wandering beggar," as he calls himself, as well as a record of the extraordinary messages he received from visionary beings known as knowledge-holders and dakinis. It also includes an introduction that places the work in its historical and literary context.



The oral tradition from Zhang Zhung

The oral tradition from Zhang Zhung Author John Myrdhin Reynolds
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105122193142
Release 2005
Pages 577
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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.



Natural Perfection

Natural Perfection Author Lonchen Rabjam
ISBN-10 9780861717255
Release 2012-06-25
Pages 300
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Dzogchen, or the "Great Perfection," is considered by many to be the apex of Tibetan Buddhism, and Longchen Rabjam is the most celebrated of all the saints of this remarkable tradition. Natural Perfection presents the radical precepts of Dzogchen, pointing the way to absolute liberation from conceptual fetters and leading the practitioner to a state of pure, natural integration into one's true being. Transcending the Tibetan context or even the confines of Buddhist tradition, Longchen Rabjam delivers a manual full of practical wisdom. Natural Perfection is a shining example of why people have continued to turn to the traditions of Tibet for spiritual and personal transformation and realization. Keith Dowman's illuminating translation of this remarkable work of wisdom provides clear accessibility to the profound path of Dzogchen in the here-and-now.



The Golden Letters

The Golden Letters Author John Myrdhin Reynolds
ISBN-10 155939868X
Release 1996-08-25
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In many ways the best guide to Dzogchen teachings. Includes explanations that were previously thought too secret to publish.'--Tricycle: The Buddhist Review



A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet Volume One

A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet  Volume One Author Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
ISBN-10 9781583946107
Release 2013
Pages 261
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A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One explores ancient Tibet's Zhang Zhung kingdom and Bon religion that preceded the advent of Buddhism in the seventh century. Countering the long-held idea that Tibet's pre-Buddhist indigenous culture was primitive and undeveloped, this book shares the rich cultural origins of the kingdom of Zhang Zhung--the "cradle of Tibetan culture," which encompassed a vast area of Western and Northern Tibet in an area that includes sacred Mount Kailash. Presenting the meticulous research of internationally known Dzogchen Buddhist teacher and scholar Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, the book investigates the mysteries of Zhang Zhung's Bon religion, a set of shamanistic and animistic beliefs and practices only recently studied by a handful of academic scholars. Offering a critical analysis of a vast array of literary and primary sources, Norbu discusses the role of the Bon traditions within Zhang Zhung's lineages, dynasties, and culture. Examining Zhang Zhung's written language, sacred ornaments, rock carvings, healing practices, music, and magical divination techniques, Norbu contributes to an understanding of the roots of Tibetan Buddhist culture and modern-day Bon religion--a practice followed by an estimated ten percent of Tibetans. Table of Contents: Translator's Foreword; A Technical Note about the Translation; I. The Human Generations of Ancient Zhang Zhung; II. The Bon Lineages of Ancient Zhang Zhung; III. The Royal Lineages of Ancient Zhang Zhung; IV. The Written Language of Ancient Zhang Zhung; V. The Civilization of Ancient Zhang Zhung; Indexes--Tibetan and Zhang Zhung Names and Terms, Textual Sources, Sanskrit Names and Terms, Chinese Names and Terms From the Trade Paperback edition.



Drung Deu and B n

Drung  Deu  and B  n Author Namkhai Norbu
ISBN-10 UVA:X030121172
Release 1995
Pages 327
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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.



Dawning of Clear Light

Dawning of Clear Light Author Martin Lowenthal
ISBN-10 1571743758
Release 2003
Pages 197
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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.



B and B n

B   and B  n Author Dmitry Ermakov
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132769170
Release 2008
Pages 827
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Comparative study between Tibetan Bon and Buryatian Bø religion of ancient Shamanic traditions.



Naked Seeing

Naked Seeing Author Christopher Hatchell
ISBN-10 9780199982905
Release 2014
Pages 464
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Buddhism is in many ways a visual tradition, with its well-known practices of visualization, its visual arts, its epistemological writings that discuss the act of seeing, and its literature filled with images and metaphors of light. Some Buddhist traditions are also visionary, advocating practices by which meditators seek visions that arise before their eyes. Naked Seeing investigates such practices in the context of two major esoteric traditions, the Wheel of Time (Kalacakra) and the Great Perfection (Dzogchen). Both of these experimented with sensory deprivation, and developed yogas involving long periods of dwelling in dark rooms or gazing at the open sky. These produced unusual experiences of seeing, which were used to pursue some of the classic Buddhist questions about appearances, emptiness, and the nature of reality. Along the way, these practices gave rise to provocative ideas and suggested that, rather than being apprehended through internal insight, religious truths might also be seen in the exterior world-realized through the gateway of the eyes. Christopher Hatchell presents the intellectual and literary histories of these practices, and also explores the meditative techniques and physiology that underlie their distinctive visionary experiences. The book also offers for the first time complete English translations of three major Tibetan texts on visionary practice: a Kalacakra treatise by Yumo Mikyo Dorjé, The Lamp Illuminating Emptiness, a Nyingma Great Perfection work called The Tantra of the Blazing Lamps, and a Bön Great Perfection work called Advice on the Six Lamps, along with a detailed commentary on this by Drugom Gyalwa Yungdrung.