THE CRYSTAL AND THE WAY OF LIGHT: Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, compiled and ed. by John Shane
Chogyal Namkhai Norbu examines the spiritual path from the viewpoint of Dzogchen. He interweaves his life story with Dzogchen teachings, making them accessible through his living example. He discusses his education and how he met his principal master who showed him the real meaning of "direct introduction to Dzogchen."
DREAM YOGA AND THE PRACTICE OF NATURAL LIGHT by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, ed. & intro. by Michael Katz
This revised and enlarged edition includes additional material from a profound and personal Dzogchen book which Chogyal Namkhai Norbu has been writing for many years. This material expands and deepens the first edition's emphasis on specific exercises to develop awareness within the dream and sleep states.
This book is a treasure trove of material that every Buddhist practitioner would love to know. Through his clear, direct, and precise explanations and instructions, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu focuses on the piercingly direct practices of Dzogchen, which encompass much of the range of Buddhist practice. All the chapters contain beneficial instruction and insights into the genuine meaning of important subjects related to Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen. Written by one of the top tier of widely respected and acknowledged masters of the tradition, sophisticated in Western psychology, this volume will be highly valued by both beginners and advanced Buddhist practitioners.
DZOGCHEN: The Self-Perfected State by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, ed. by Adriano Clemente, trans. by John Shane
Our natural condition is self-perfected from the very beginning. What is necessary is that we re-awaken and remain in our true nature. Through understanding and practice, we can rediscover the effortless knowledge of the self-perfected state that lies beyond our habitual anguish and confusion, and remain in this uninterrupted flow of contemplation, completely relaxed but fully present, through all activities. Rinpoche clearly explains Dzogchen and then reveals, in a simple and non-intellectual manner, what is meant by the practice of Dzogchen. "Rinpoche's explanations and analogies simply and convincingly map a path to the self-perfected."--John Tigue, Daemen College.
THE GOLDEN LETTERS: The Tibetan Teachings of Garab Dorje, First Dzogchen Master trans. & ed. by John Reynolds; foreword by Namkhai Norbu
The teachings of Dzogchen which directly introduces the practitioner to the Nature of Mind were first expounded by Garab Dorje in the country of Uddiyana and later went to India and Tibet. The essence of Garab Dorje's message is "The Three Statements that Strike the Essential Points." Patrul Rinpoche wrote a brilliant commentary together with practices entitled "The Special Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King"--here translated with notes, commentaries, and glossary of terms. "In many ways the best guide to the Dzogchen teachings. Includes explanations of texts that were previously thought too secret to publish."--Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
In this text from a lecture originally given in 1981, Norbu Rinpoche discusses the relationship between Zen Buddhism and the various forms of Buddhism that developed in Tibet. Both are direct, non-gradual approaches to Buddhist teaching that continue to be practiced in the West.
"The principle of the Dzog-chen teaching is the self-perfectedness, the already-being-perfect of every individual. Self-perfectedness means that the so-called objective is nothing else than the manifestation of the energy of the primordial state of the individual himself. An individual who practices Dzog-chen must possess clear knowledge of the principle of energy and what it means."
THE SUPREME SOURCE: The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu & Adriano Clemente
The aim of Dzogchen is the reawakening of the individual to the primordial state of enlightenment which is naturally found in all beings. The master introduces the student to his or her real nature, already perfected and enlightened, but it is only by recognizing this nature and remaining in this state of recognition in all daily activities that the student becomes a real Dzogchen practitioner of the direct path of self-liberation. In this book, the Dzogchen teaching is presented through the tantra Kunjed Gyalpo or "The King who Creates Everything"--a personification of the primordial state of enlightenment. This tantra is the fundamental scripture of the Semde or "Nature of Mind" tradition of Dzogchen and is the most authoritative source for understanding the Dzogchen view. The commentary by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu gives easier insight into the depths of these teachings. Adriano Clemente translated the main selections of the original tantra. "An exceptionally well written text, which could become the "bible" of the Dzogchen teachings."--Explorations
PRIMORDIAL EXPERIENCE: An Introduction to rDzogs-chen Meditation by Manjushrimitra, trans. by Namkhai Norbu & Kennard Lipman
This is the first English translation of one of the most revered texts in Tibetan Buddhism. A part of the rDzogs-chen, or Ati, tradition, Primordial Experience was written by Manjusrimitra, an Indian disciple of the first teacher of Ati yoga. Legend has it that the teacher, in a debate about the Buddhist doctrine of cause and effect, opened his students eyes to the reality of Ati yoga, the state of pure and total presence. This book is the result of that encounter.
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, renowned for his extraordinary experience and realization, presents this book as a wide ranging collection of pith instructions for the Dzogchen yogi.
This Tibetan master's advice reduces negative emotions and naturally enables loving kindness, compassion and wisdom to flourish.
"Crazy Wisdom" is described by Chogyam Trungpa as an innocent state of mind that has the quality of early morning - fresh, sparkling, and completely awake. Drawing on life of Padmasambhava - the Indian teacher who brought Buddhism to Tibet - he illustrates the principle of crazy wisdom as the starting point for an exciting spiritual journey. From this profound point of view, spiritual practice does not provide comfortable answers to pain or confusion. On the contrary, painful emotions can be appreciated as a challenging opportunity for new discovery. In particular, the author discusses meditation as a practical way to uncover one's own innate wisdom in the midst of everyday life.