BEYOND WORDS: Dzogchen Made Simple by Julia Lawless and Judith Allan
An introductory book to Dzogchen, a form of Tibetan Buddhist Practice that is becoming hugely popular among Westerners. At the heart of the Dzogchen teachings is learning how to integrate meditation with your everyday life without the need for any kind of formal methods or rituals. by applying presence and awareness in all your daily activities, such as going to work, preparing a meal, or driving a car, life itself becomes primary means for spiritual development.
THE PRACTICE OF DZOGCHEN by Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa), intro. & trans. by Tulku Thondup
The Practice of Dzogchen" is an anthology of writings on Dzogpa Chenpo (Dzogchen) by Longchen Rabjam (1308-1363), the most celebrated writer and adept of the Nyingmapa School of Tibetan Buddhism. Dzogpa Chenpo is the innermost esoteric philosophy and meditation training, which until recent decades waas only whispered into the ears of heart-disciples by the learned masters. Dzogpa Chenpo employs a meditative technique which effortlessly uncovers the emotional and intellectual layers of the mind and instantly awakens its essential nature, which is Buddha Mind or Buddhahood itself.
LOTUS OCEAN: Seeds of the Sublime Dharma by Chokling Rinpoche (H.E. Tsikey Chokling Tulku Mingyur Dewey Dorje Rinpoche)
Chokling Rinpoche is the second son of Kyabje Urgyen Tulku and the younger brother of Ven. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. He speaks about the view and the method and explains all his lineages. He elucidates the preliminary practices, the creation and completion stages, dzogchen, the three roots and protectors, and initiation.
THE PRECIOUS TREASURY OF THE BASIC SPACE OF PHENOMENA by Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa)
Longchen Rabjam, one of the greatest masters in the Nyingma school of Vajrayana Buddhism, is best known for his works on dzogchen, or great perfection, especially the series known as The Seven Treasuries. This seminal collection discusses the primordial nature that is the ground of all experience, the view, meditation, and conduct of the spiritual path, and the final freedom that is the fruition of that path.
THE PRECIOUS TREASURY OF THE WAY OF ABIDING by Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa)
This is one of The Seven Treasuries and is a treatise on the four great samayas of Dzogchen--ineffability, openness, spontaneous presence, and oneness. Longchen Rabjam quotes extensively from the Dzogchen tantras, as well as from Garab Dorje, Nagarjuna, Shri Singha, Padmasambhava and others.
A TREASURE TROVE OF SCRIPTURAL TRANSMISSION by Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa)
In this commentary, Longchen Rabjam expands on the topics presented in his source verses, quoting extensively from the tantras and pith instructions of the dzogchen tradition. About the Choying Dzod, Longchen Rabjam states, "Though the topics in this text are so profound that ordinary people will find it difficult to fathom their meaning, I have presented them without adulterating them with more common themes, and so have ensured that these teachings concerning the vajra heart essence, the most majestic spiritual approach, will last for a long time in this world. To those of you fortunate enough to have a devoted interest in this sublime spiritual approach, my earnest advice is: This text will serve as your eyes, so treat it with the highest respect."
FOUR THEMED PRECIOUS GARLAND: An Introduction to Dzogchen by Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa), Dudjom Ringpoche (Editor)
An introduction to Dzogchen. To realise the beginningless purity and perfection of all reality as an indivisible unity of Voidness and appearance is to realise Dzog-ch'en, the Great Completeness. The lineage of this Mahayana system of meditation traces from Shakyamuni Buddha and was taken from India to Tibet by such masters as Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava and Vimalamitra.
THE TREASURY OF KNOWLEDGE, Book One: Myriad Worlds by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye, trans. by the Kalu Rinpoche Translation Group, under the direction of Ven. Bokar Rinpoche
Buddhist Cosmology in Abhidarma, Kalachakra and Dzog-chen
Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye ( 1813-99), a pivotal figure in eastem Tibet's nonsectarian movement, was one of the most outstanding writers and teachers of his time. In his monumental Encyclopedia of Buddhism he presents a complete account of the major lines of thought and practice that comprise Tibetart Buddhism. Myriad Worlds is the first part of that work.
As a prelude to Kongtrul's survey of the entire range of Buddhist teachings, Myriad Worlds describes four major cosmological systems found in the Tibetan tradition-those associated with the Hinayana, Mahayana, Kalacakra and Dzog-chen teachings. To suit the capacities of different grades of beings, Buddha taught four levels of cosmology: the numerically definite cosmology of the individual way; the cosmology of infinite buddhafields of the universal way; the special cosmological system of the Kalacakra Tantra; and the dazzling non-cosmology of the Dzog-chen system, which dispenses with the dualistic perspectives revealing the creative principle to be awareness alone.
Each of these cosmologies shows how the world arises from mind, whether through the accumulated results of past actions or from the constant striving of awareness to know itself.
This detailed and thorough account of worldviews that present conceptions of space and time which differ significantly from Western ideas is at once illuminating and challenging.
The teachings presented in As it is, Volume 1, are primarily selected from talks given by Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, the Tibetan meditation master, in 1994 and 1995, during the last two years of his life. The emphasis in Volume I is on the development stage and practices associated with it.
This collection of teachings is selected from talks given by the Tibetan Dzogchen master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche between 1994 and 1995. This volume focuses primarily on the completion stage.
In essence the three poisons are the three wisdoms. One needs to know what is, as it is. To be able to transform poison into medicine, you definitely need pith instructions. Through pith instructions, the suffering of a sentient being can be transformed into wisdom. The Ati Yoga path means to possess the panacea, the universal remedy that can cure all diseases.