Pure Dzogchen

Dzogchen is the state of great perfection. This is attained by meditation on the Natural Mind. The meditator passes beyond mind and encounters the inconceivable vastness of the natural mind and ultimate truth.

Author: Geshe Dangsong Namgyal

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ISBN: 0999689819

Category: Religion

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Dzogchen is the state of great perfection. In Bon, there are nine steps to achieving enlightenment. The gradual path contains the beginning eight steps and include many practices and teachings. The Dzogchen teaching is the highest step and directly introduces Dharmakaya or primordial Buddhahood. This is attained by means of one practice: single-pointed meditation on the Natural Mind. The meditator passes beyond mind and encounters the inconceivable vastness of the natural mind and ultimate truth. All delusions, ignorance and emotions are liberated. Freeing the practitioner from daily problems is of benefit; however, Dzogchen, the path of liberation, is the ultimate benefit. This compilation of Geshe Namgyal's teachings provides the route, summary and essential points of the Pure Dzogchen from the Zhang Zhung Tradition.
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Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen

There may be many ways of explaining this threefold purity , But it will be
sufficient just to dedicate the merit from within the state of this practice . At the end
of a practice , we should ' seal the practice with the dedication of the threefold
purity .

Author: Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications

ISBN: 9627341215

Category: Philosophy

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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.
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Dzogchen

the word rigpa, signifying "pure awareness." Generally speaking, when we use
the word sem, we are referring to mind when it is temporarily obscured and
distorted by thoughts based upon the dualistic perceptions of subject and object.

Author: The Dalai Lama

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834842663

Category: Religion

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This is the most informative and thorough book on Dzogchen available. These teachings are on Dzogchen, the heart essence of the ancient Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Exploring this esoteric subject in print for the first time, His Holiness offers the reader insights into one of Buddhism's most profound systems of meditation. He discusses both the philosophic foundations and the practices of this system—taking into account the approaches of various schools and teachers. Paying tribute to the uniqueness of Dzogchen, His Holiness sets it within the wider spectrum of Tibetan Buddhism as a whole. He explains the essence of Dzogchen practice and addresses questions such as why Dzogchen is called "the pinnacle of all vehicles," what are its special features, and what are the crucial principles of the other Buddhist paths which a Dzogchen practitioner should know.
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Dzogchen Essentials

So it is important to visualize not only the place as pure and special , but also the
object of refuge , your guru , as an extraordinary being . If you think about this ,
you will realize that many of our spiritual difficulties are ridiculous .

Author: Padmasambhava

Publisher: Rangjung Yeshe Publications

ISBN: 9627341533

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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Dzogchen Essentials offers a collection of teachings which are principally about clarifying confusion, the mistaken ways we normally relate to our perceptions of environment, body, and senses. Rather than continue the habits of insisting on a solid reality, we are given skillful alternatives and practices and the method to integrate them with the view of the Great Perfection. Dzogchen Essentials is for the dedicated Vajrayana student. Carrying on from The Dzogchen Primer, it contains a wide range of selections upholding the style of the simple meditator, including pieces by Padmasambhava, Tulku Thondup, Dilgo Khyentse, Dudjom, Tulku Urgyen, Sogyal and Chugyam Trungpa, Rinpoches. Additional sources and facilitator's guidelines enrich study groups and nurture the lone practitioner.
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The Union of Dzogchen and Bodhichitta

This book presents the union of Dzogchen and Bodhichitta not only through philosophy and scripture but also through concrete methods for practice.

Author: Anyen Rinpoche

Publisher: Shambhala

ISBN: 9781559398879

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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An illuminating look at key aspects of Tibetan Buddhist practice--of interest to many practitioners--is presented in this practical and interesting book. Through demonstrating the interrelationship of the outer inner and secret teachings and a textual analysis of the words of four renowned Dzogchen yogis, it makes clear that the practice of Bodhichitta is a necessary aspect of every practice within Tibetan Buddhism.Unlike other books that present either the teachings of Bodhichitta or the teachings of Dzogchen as their own system of practice, this book presents them not as complementary practices but as a deconstructed inner and outer practices which are fundamentally intertwined. Anyen Rinpoche works to create a new generation of holistic practitioners who value the depth found in the entire spectrum of teachings. While Anyen Rinpoche acknowledges the profundity of the Dzogchen teachings, he dispels the myth that they are an effortless path to liberation and rather shows that they are a progressive path that requires diligence, insight, and the compassionate mind of a Bodhisattva. He presents a style of contemplation that combines Dzogchen meditation on the ultimate view with the generation of Bodhichitta, such as has been taught by Nyingmapa yogis throughout the centuries. This book presents the union of Dzogchen and Bodhichitta not only through philosophy and scripture but also through concrete methods for practice.
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The Great Secret of Mind

Special Instructions on the Nonduality of Dzogchen Tulku Pema Rigtsal. him
grounding ... the pure Dzogchen precepts that are contained herein, we would
hold in our hands the keys of radical Dzogchen, the pure Dzogchen of the old
tantras.

Author: Tulku Pema Rigtsal

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834829046

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Dzogchen (Great Perfection) goes to the heart of our experience by investigating the relationship between mind and world and uncovering the great secret of mind's luminous nature. Weaving in personal stories and everyday examples, Pema Rigtsal leads the reader to see that all phenomena are the spontaneous display of mind, a magical illusion, and yet there is something shining in the midst of experience that is naturally pure and spacious. Not recognizing this natural great perfection is the root cause of suffering and self-centered clinging. After introducing us to this liberating view, Pema Rigtsal explains how it is stabilized and sustained in effortless meditation: without modifying anything, whatever thoughts of happiness or sorrow arise simply dissolve by themselves into the spaciousness of pure presence. The book is divided into chapters on the view, meditation as the path, conduct, the attainment, and the four bardos. Each chapter consists of mini-sections that can be read as stand-alone Dharma talks. Pema Rigtsal has studied and lived with several authentic Dzogchen masters and has surprising stories to tell about their unconventional methods to introduce students to the subtle view of Dzogchen.
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Bonpo Dzogchen Teachings

This will not bring us to the real practice of Dzogchen in meditation . But , at other
times , we may meditate and keep ourselves in the pure Dzogchen view .
Thoughts may arise , but we do not interfere with them or grasp at them with the
mind ...

Author: Tenzin Namdak

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ISBN: UOM:39015070124816

Category: Rdzogs-chen

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Dzogchen Deity Practice

Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche exactly defines deity practice from the Dzogchen perspective, offering key points on how to engage in this discipline as a pure Dzogchen yogi.

Author: Padmasambhava

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ISBN: 0990997839

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Page: 240

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The reason many Dzogchen teachings are connected to a sadhana involving the peaceful and wrathful deities is that the displays include these deities. The practice lets whatever is already present within you become visible; nothing else manifests. Since the peaceful and wrathful deities are already present within your body, they become visible during Tögal practice. The deities in Tögal are the same ones that will appear in the bardo. So, if the complete mandala has manifested during your life, no second mandala needs to appear in the bardo state--it doesn’t manifest twice. This is why many Dzogchen teachings emphasize the mandala of the peaceful and wrathful deities. Spoken by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche
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Healing with Form Energy and Light

"The secrets freely given in this volume can help us lay sound foundations for whatever yogic practice we may adopt. Tenzin Rinpoche has rendered all a great service." —Yoga Studies

Author: Tenzin Wangyal

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781559398282

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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A Buddhist manual for replacing an anxious, narrow, uncomfortable identity with one that is expansive, peaceful, and capable. In the shamanic worldview of Tibet, the five elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space are accessed through the raw powers of nature and through non-physical beings associated with the natural world. The Tibetan tantric view recognizes the elements as five kinds of energy in the body and balances them with a program of yogic movements, breathing exercises, and visualizations. In Dzogchen teachings, the elements are understood to be the radiance of being, and are accessed through pure awareness. Healing with Form, Energy, and Light offers the reader healing meditations and yogic practices on each of these levels. Tenzin Rinpoche's purpose is to strengthen our connection to the sacred aspect of the natural world and to present a guide that explains why certain practices are necessary and in what situations practices are effective or a hindrance. And the world too is transformed from dead matter and blind processes into a sacred landscape filled with an infinite variety of living forces and beings. "The secrets freely given in this volume can help us lay sound foundations for whatever yogic practice we may adopt. Tenzin Rinpoche has rendered all a great service." —Yoga Studies
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Buddhism

with liberation , dzogchen trains the practitioner to experience the essential
nature of mind itself , which it claims is originally pure and free from all
defilements . To discover the essence of consciousness suddenly in a flash of
enlightened ...

Author: Donald William Mitchell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123324555

Category: Religion

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Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience, Second Edition, focuses on the depth of Buddhist experience as expressed in the teachings and practices of its religious and philosophical traditions. Taking a broad and inclusive approach, this unique work spans over 2,500 years, offering chapters on Buddhism's origins in India; Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism; and Buddhism in Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan. It also includes an extensive discussion of modern, socially engaged Buddhism and a concluding chapter on the spread of Buddhism to the West. Author Donald W. Mitchell provides substantial selections of primary text material throughout that illustrate a great variety of moral, cultural, psychological, meditative, and spiritual Buddhist experiences. Buddhism features twenty-two boxed personal narratives by respected Buddhist leaders and scholars, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharma Master Sheng Yen, Dharma Master Cheng Yen, Jeffrey Hopkins, Sulak Sivaraksa, Rita M. Gross, Chatsumarn Kabilsingh, and Robert Aitken. The text also includes photographs, maps, a pronunciation guide, and a glossary of technical terms. Integrating more information about how Buddhism is actually practiced around the world today, the second edition adds six brief end-of-chapter essays by scholars and practitioners on cultural experiences of Buddhism in Thailand, Tibet, China, Korea, Japan, and America. Ideal for courses in Buddhism, Asian religions, and Asian philosophy, this edition also offers additional photographs, new sections on topics like Buddhist cosmology, expanded coverage of Buddhism and globalization, and updated suggestions for further reading.
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Dzogchen Teachings

This comprises a very thick volume of pure Dzogchen teaching that is very
interesting . If we read it , we can see that it was not something that was
composed intellectually . This teaching is called tagnang yeshe trawa . Tagnang
means that it is ...

Author: Namkhai Norbu

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UVA:X004897460

Category: Religion

Page: 165

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This book is a rich collection of precious teachings given by the renowned Dzogchen master Chogyal Namkhai Norbu to his students around the world in order to benefit their understanding of the Dzogchen tradition and its value in the modern world. Through these explanations and instructions not available elsewhere, Namkhai Norbu makes these profound teachings accessible to everyone. All the chapters contain beneficial instructions for both beginning and advanced students regardless of which tradition they may follow, and insights into the genuine meaning of important subjects related to Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen.
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New Horizons in Bon Studies

99 ) Neither primordial purity nor spontaneous occurrence alone is the complete
self arisen primordial wisdom ( rang ' byung ye shes ) . Of the three Dzogchen
terms that thematize Stages , only spontaneous occurrence is found in the ...

Author: Samten Gyaltsen Karmay

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ISBN: UVA:X004457591

Category: Bon (Tibetan religion)

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Dzogchen

Yeshé , or wisdom , refers to mind free from dualistic perceptions . It is on this
basis that the distinction can be made between ordinary mind and pure
awareness . When we say that ' mind is the agent responsible for bringing the
universe into ...

Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015062864171

Category: Religion

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These teachings on Dzogchen, the heart essence of the ancient Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, were given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Western students in Europe and North America. He offers the reader an unprecedented glimpse into one of Buddhism's most profound systems of meditation.
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Dzogchen

The little sphere , ' thigle ' ( thig . le ) in Tibetan , symbolizes the primordial state ' s
infinite potentiality to manifest , either as pure vision or Nirvana , or as impure
vision or Samsara . Impure vision is based on the five aggregates ? which form ...

Author: Namkhai Norbu

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: UVA:X001711072

Category: Philosophy

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Clear explanation of the Dzogchen teachings and practices that reawaken and establish us in our true nature. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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Natural Perfection

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.

Author: Lonchen Rabjam

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861717255

Category: Religion

Page: 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.
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The Dzogchen Primer

In this context , it is not as if samsara is some impure state and nirvana is some
pure place somewhere else . The purity of our ... This is what the purity is , and
this is what the training is in , what the Dzogchen training is all about . Ground ,
path ...

Author: Marcia Binder Schmidt

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015055457058

Category: Religion

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Collects writings on the Tibetan Buddhist practice of meditation by which disruptive and disorganized thoughts can be bypassed for clearer awareness, inviting readers to redefine their experiences and providing fundamental background information in the two forewords. Original.
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Dzogchen

The little sphere , " thigle " ( thig le ) in Tibetan , symbolizes the primordial state's
infinite potentiality to manifest , either as pure vision or nirvana , or as impure
vision or samsara . Impure vision is based on the five aggregates which form the
 ...

Author: Klong-chen-pa Dri-med-ʼod-zer

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 1559390573

Category: Religion

Page: 149

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Clear explanation of the Dzogchen teachings and practices that reawaken and establish us in our true nature.
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Essence of Mind

This handbook to spirituality gathers together Danish meditation teacher Jes Bertelsen's advice on training the mind through wordless prayer and meditation to realize the essence of consciousness.

Author: Jes Bertelsen

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583946329

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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This handbook to spirituality gathers together Danish meditation teacher Jes Bertelsen's advice on training the mind through wordless prayer and meditation to realize the essence of consciousness. Bertelsen has been teaching philosophy and meditation since the early 1970s; in 1989, he met the Tibetan lama Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, who authorized Jes Bertelsen to teach Dzogchen, and to do so using his own judgment as to the most appropriate way to assimilate these teachings into Western culture. Bertelsen's teachings are based on an experiential investigation of the nature of consciousness, using comparative analysis of Eastern and Western spiritual teachings and consciousness practices on a foundation of modern psychological, philosophical, and scientific approaches. Essence of Mind outlines the author's experience and approach to Dzogchen, the natural primordial state of human consciousness that is timeless, pure, and untouched by suffering. The book is divided into three parts. The first part describes different methods for pointing out the essence of consciousness and the techniques related to them. The second part seeks to outline the key principles of a training system suited to Western students that can lead to realization. The final section outlines the significance of continuous exercises, and describes the way spiritual practice slowly permeates daily life, dreams, sleep, and eventually death. Through the mind-training process, the practitioner approaches an almost ecstatic state of completion, a luminous, blissful wakefulness in which the consciousness is also fully relaxed, not clinging to bliss or desiring ecstasy, but transparent and open. Bertelsen emphasizes that while more advanced forms of spiritual training can only take place in a face-to-face, deeply engaged mutual process between teacher and student, books are useful as sources of inspiration, in particular to help review one's insights and refresh one's practice. Essence of Mind systematizes the experiences that occur along the spiritual path and helps students to refine, correct, and clarify their efforts; it is the author's hope that many students in the West will be able to benefit from his comparative approach to Dzogchen.
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