The Six Lamps

The Six Lamps Author Jean-Luc Achard
ISBN-10 9781614293804
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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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.

Naked Seeing

Naked Seeing Author Christopher Hatchell
ISBN-10 9780199982905
Year 2014
Pages 464
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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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.

Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition

Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition Author Alejandro Chaoul
ISBN-10 155939787X
Year 2009-08-16
Pages 118
Language en
Publisher Shambhala
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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

The oral tradition from Zhang Zhung

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

Buddhahood in This Life

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

Visionary Encounters

Visionary Encounters Author Adriano Clemente
ISBN-10 9780834840324
Year 2016-07-26
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Shambhala Publications
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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.

Enlightened Rainbows

Enlightened Rainbows Author Jean-Luc Achard
ISBN-10 9789004168237
Year 2008
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher BRILL
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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 Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep

The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep Author Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
ISBN-10 8120820037
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 217
Language en
Publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
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In the Tibetan tradition the ability to dream lucidly is not and end in itself rather it provides as additonal context in which one can engage in advanced and effective practices to achieve liberation. Dream yoga is followed by sleep yoga also known as the yoga of clear light. It is a more advanced practice similar to the most secret Tibetan practices. The goal is to remain aware during deep sleep when the gross conceptual mind and the operation of the senses cease.The result of these practicas is greater happiness and freedom in both our waking and dreaming states.

A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet Volume One

A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet  Volume One Author Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
ISBN-10 9781583946268
Year 2013-05-14
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher North Atlantic Books
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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.

Pith Instruction for a Khrid Rdzogs Chen

Pith Instruction for a Khrid Rdzogs Chen Author Geshe Sonam Gurung
ISBN-10 0986282650
Year 2017-02-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Bright Alliance
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This book "The Pith Instructions for the Stages of the Practice Sessions of the A Khrid System of Bon rDzogs Chen [Great Completion] Meditation" is available in English for the very first time. Originally written by Bru rGyal Ba G.yunG drunG (1242-1290), Geshe Sonam Gurung and Daniel Brown, Ph.D. faithfully translate the text from its original Tibetan under the guidance of his holiness The Thirty-Third Menri Trizin, the head of the Bon Lineage.

Drung Deu and B n

Drung  Deu  and B  n Author Namkhai Norbu
ISBN-10 UVA:X030121172
Year 1995
Pages 327
Language en
Publisher
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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.

Unbounded Wholeness

Unbounded Wholeness Author Anne C. Klein
ISBN-10 0195178505
Year 2006
Pages 395
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
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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.