The Six Lamps

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ISBN: 9781614293804
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Number of pages: 240
Author: Jean-Luc Achard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Six Lamps in PDF and EPUB 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

Filename: the-six-lamps.pdf
ISBN: 9781614293644
Release Date: 2017-03-28
Number of pages: 240
Author: Jean-Luc Achard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Six Lamps in PDF and EPUB 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.


Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition

Filename: chod-practice-in-the-bon-tradition.pdf
ISBN: 155939787X
Release Date: 2009-08-16
Number of pages: 118
Author: Alejandro Chaoul
Publisher: Shambhala

Download and read online Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition in PDF and EPUB 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


Naked Seeing

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ISBN: 9780199982905
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 464
Author: Christopher Hatchell
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Naked Seeing in PDF and EPUB 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.


The oral tradition from Zhang Zhung

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105122193142
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 577
Author: John Myrdhin Reynolds
Publisher:

Download and read online The oral tradition from Zhang Zhung in PDF and EPUB 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.


Visionary Encounters

Filename: visionary-encounters.pdf
ISBN: 9780834840324
Release Date: 2016-07-26
Number of pages: 256
Author: Adriano Clemente
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online Visionary Encounters in PDF and EPUB 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.


Heart drops of dharmakaya

Filename: heart-drops-of-dharmakaya.pdf
ISBN: UVA:X004663215
Release Date: 2002-02-25
Number of pages: 163
Author: Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen
Publisher: Snow Lion Pubns

Download and read online Heart drops of dharmakaya in PDF and EPUB A complete Dzogchen meditation manual from the oldest Tibetan tradition.


The Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen

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ISBN: 9627341215
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 240
Author: Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications

Download and read online The Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen in PDF and EPUB In simple and direct language, the Union of Mahamudra & Dzogchen contains Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's teachings on a complete path to enlightenment, based on eight songs by the 17th century yogi and poet Karma Chagmey. As the first book by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, a living master of the Practice Lineage, the Union serves as a forum for his subtle brilliance and humor, the trademark of his teaching style.


Rainbow Body and Resurrection

Filename: rainbow-body-and-resurrection.pdf
ISBN: 9781583947968
Release Date: 2016-01-26
Number of pages: 408
Author: Francis V. Tiso
Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Download and read online Rainbow Body and Resurrection in PDF and EPUB Francis V. Tiso, a noted authority on the rainbow body, explores this manifestation of spiritual realization in a wide-ranging and deeply informed study of the transformation of the material body into a body of light. Seeking evidence on the boundary between physical science and deep spirituality that might elucidate the resurrection of Jesus, he investigates the case of Khenpo A Chö, a Buddhist monk who died in eastern Tibet in 1999. Rainbow Body and Resurrection chronicles the dissolution of Khenpo's material body within a week of his death, including eye-witness interviews. Tiso describes the spiritual practices that give rise to the rainbow body and traces their history deep into the encounter of religions in medieval Central Asia. His erudite exploration of the Tibetan phenomenon raises the fascinating question of whether there is a connection between the rainbow body and the dying and rising of Jesus. Drawing on a wealth of recent research, Tiso expands his discussion to include the contemplative geography out of which Dzogchen arose some time in the eighth century along the great Silk Road across Central Asia. The result is an illuminating consideration of previously unimagined relationships between spiritual practices and beliefs in Central Asia. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Dawning of Clear Light

Filename: dawning-of-clear-light.pdf
ISBN: 1571743758
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 197
Author: Martin Lowenthal
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing Company Incorporated

Download and read online Dawning of Clear Light in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep

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ISBN: 8120820037
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Number of pages: 217
Author: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

Download and read online The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa

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ISBN: 1559399058
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Number of pages:
Author: Glenn H. Mullin
Publisher: Shambhala

Download and read online The Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa in PDF and EPUB The Tibetan tradition known as the Six Yogas of Naropa is one of the most popular tantric systems with all schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Structured and arranged by the eleventh-century Indian masters Tilopa and Naropa from various Buddhist tantric legacies, this system of yogic practice was carried to Tibet by Marpa the Translator a generation later. These six yogas—inner heat, illusory body, clear light, consciousness transference, forceful projection, and bardo yoga—continue to be one of the most important living meditation traditions in the Land of the Snows. This book on the Six Yogas contains important texts on this esoteric doctrine, including original Indian works by Tilopa and Naropa and writings by great Tibetan lamas. It contains an important practice manual on the Six Yogas as well as other works that discuss the practices, their context, and the historical continuity of this most important tradition.


Buddhahood in This Life

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ISBN: 9781614293453
Release Date: 2016-12-06
Number of pages: 248
Author: Osa Karen Manell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Buddhahood in This Life in PDF and EPUB "A translation of an important Tibetan Buddhist text related to the Dzogchen practice of the Nyingma school"--


Naked Awareness

Filename: naked-awareness.pdf
ISBN: 1559398531
Release Date: 2000-05-25
Number of pages:
Author: Karma Chagme
Publisher: Shambhala

Download and read online Naked Awareness in PDF and EPUB This is a 17th-century presentation of the union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen by Karma Chagme, one of the greatest partiarchs of Tibetan Buddism.


Pith Instruction for a Khrid Rdzogs Chen

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ISBN: 0986282650
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Number of pages:
Author: Geshe Sonam Gurung
Publisher: Bright Alliance

Download and read online Pith Instruction for a Khrid Rdzogs Chen in PDF and EPUB 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.