STAGES OF A-KHRID MEDITATION by Bru-sgom rGyal-ba g.yung-drung
Dzogchen Practice of the Bon Tradition. This work represents one tradition of th system of meditation known as "The Great Perfection" (rdzogs pa chen po), in the form of a methodical and practical guide for those noble beings who set themselves the task of leading others to enlightenment through the practice of the Great Perfection.
The A-Khrid teachings regarding the Ultimate Origin-(A) is believed to have a historical source in the great lama rMe'u dGongs-mdzod(1038-1096). This translation presents a condensed version of his original composition, written by Bru-sgom rGyal gyung-drung(1242-1296).
This books is in four parts. The first part consists of Introduction by H.S. Prasad. He argues for sempiternal, dynamic and substantive reality underlying all appearances. He shows that as one rises to a higher level of consciousness, the various Yanas, like Sravakayana, Pratyekabuddhayana, Bodhi-sattvayana and Mahayana, all merge into ekayana; for each contributes to the gradual realisation of the oneness of ultimate reality, thus paving the way for the emergence of universal culture. On Prasad's view the much talked-about negativism of the Madhyamika-Sarvadrstisunyata is not an end in it self, rather it is a basis for the realisation of the essential unity of all beings, sentient as well as insentient, leading to the cultivation and promotion of universal good, compassion and friendliness.
In the second part is reprinted the Sanskrit text of Maitreya's Uttaratantra (Ratnagotravibhaga). The third part includes correction and emendation suggested by Jikido Takasaki in the Sanskrit text in the light of Tibetan and Chinese versions. The fourth part is an English translation of the text from its Tibetan version by E. Obermiller.
This book is a radical departure from the traditional interpretations of Buddhism and Madhyamika philosophy in particular. It aims at reviving philosophy as cultural activity, a path to enlightenment as spiritual discipline.
UTTARA TANTRA: A Treatise on Buddha Nature by Maitreya/Assanga, Thrangu Rinpoche
A translation of the Root Text and a Commentary on the Uttara Tantra Sastra of Maitreya and Asanga. The Uttara Tantra is one of the main texts of the Mahayana path. It establishes that there is Buddha-nature in all sentient beings. It is the presence of this essence which makes it possible for all sentient beings, without a single exception, to eventually achieve enlightenment.
BUDDHISM, THE SPIRITUAL LINEAGES OF DZOGCHEN MASTERS by Karma Wangchuk
This book "The Spiritual Lineage of Dzogchen Masters" is an reincarnate line of Lhacam , Padmasal as entrusted and initiated by Padmasambhava. Biographies of Lhaci Pemasal, Pema Ledreltsal, Longchenpa, Pema Lingpa, and Jigme Thinley Ozer.
HEART DROPS OF DHARMAKAYA: Dzogchen Practice of the Bon Tradition by Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen, trans. & comm. by Lopon Tenzin Namdak, intro. by Per Kvaerne, ed. by Richard Dixey
Here for the first time in English is a complete Dzogchen meditation manual freom the ancient religious tradition of Tibet known as Bon. The Kunzang Nying-tig by Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen is a powerful and practical instructional text which cuts to the heart of Dzogchen meditation. Dzogchen is regarded by Bonpos as the highest and most esoteric religious practice.
NAKED AWARENESS: Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen by Karma Chagme, comm. by Gyatrul Rinpoche, trans. by B. Alan Wallace, ed. by Lindy Steele & B. Alan Wallace
"The Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen by the 17th century adept Karma Chagme, is widely regarded as an unusually elegant synthesis of the leading Tibetan approaches to Buddhist meditation. Students and practitioners of meditation will be especially grateful to the Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche and his translator B. Alan Wallace for these ample and lucid elaborations of these instructions as they are traditionally taught."-- Matthew Kapstein, author
NATURAL GREAT PERFECTION: Dzogchen Teachings and Vajra Songs by Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche, trans. & ed. by Lama Surya Das
This inspiring collection of Khenpo's teachings provides the deepest possible insight into how to understand and practice Dzogchen. He was a principal lineage holder of the nonsectarian practice lineage, specializing in Longchen Rabjam's Dzogchen Nyingtig teachings.
SELF-LIBERATION THROUGH SEEING WITH NAKED AWARENESS trans. & comm. by John Myrdhin Reynolds, fore. by Namkhai Norbu
A text belonging to the same cycle of teachings as The Tibetan Book of the Dead, this instruction on the method of "self-liberation" presents the essence of Dzogchen, "the Great Perfection," regarded in Tibet as the highest and most esoteric teaching of the Buddha.
A SPACIOUS PATH TO FREEDOM: Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga by Karma Chagme, comm. by Gyatrul Rinpoche, trans. by B. Alan Wallace
Karma Chagme sets forth the stages of meditation practice including the cultivation of meditative quiescence and insight, the experiential identification of awareness, and the highest steps of Mahamudra and Atiyoga leading to perfect enlightenment. Drawing from his enormous textual erudition and mastery of Tibetan oral traditions, he shows how these two meditative systems can be unified into a single, integrated approach to realizing the ultimate nature of consciousness. Karma Chagme was a major lineage-holder of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and his writings are central to the Payul Nyingma order.