TANTRIC PRACTICE IN NYING-MA by Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche, trans. & ed. by Jeffrey Hopkins, co-edited by Anne Klein
Rinpoche's commentary on the Instructions on the "Preliminaries to the Great Perfection Teaching" contains the classical Nying-ma presentation of the Dzogchen preliminaries and practices which lead to Buddhahood. It is an oral commentary on Patrul Rinboche's Kunzang Lamai Shelung (Words of My Perfect Teacher).
THE UNION OF DZOGCHEN AND BODHICHITTA: A Guide to the Attainment of Wisdom by Anyen Rinpoche
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 even as complementary practices, but as a deconstructed inner and outer which are fundamentally intertwined.
WISDOM NECTAR: Dudjom Rinpoche's Heart Advice trans. by Ron Garry, a Tsadra Foundation Series book
Dudjom Rinpoche was one of the seminal figures in Tibetan Buddhism in the twentieth century, yet very few of his religious writings have been translated into English. This volume contains a generous selection of his inspiring teachings and writings, the core of which is a lengthy discussion of the entire path of Dzogchen, including key instructions on view, meditation, and conduct, along with direct advice on how to bring one's experiences onto the path.
APPROACHING THE GREAT PERFECTION: Simultaneous and Gradual Methods of Dzogchen Practice in the Longchen Nyingtig by Sam van Schaik
Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, is the highest meditative practice of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. Approaching the Great Perfection looks at a seminal figure of this lineage, Jigme Lingpa, an eighteenth-century scholar and meditation master whose cycle of teachings , the Longchen Nyingtig, has been handed down through generations as a complete path to enlightenment. Ten of Jigme Lingpa's texts are presented here, along with extensive analysis by van Schaik of a core within Buddhism: Does enlightenment develop gradually, or does it come all at once? Though these two positions are often portrayed by modern scholars as entrenched polemical views, van Schaik explains that both tendencies are present within each of the Tibetan Buddhist schools.
BUDDHAHOOD WITHOUT MEDITATION by Dudjom Lingpa, Tibetan text edited by H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, trans. by Richard Barron
Widely known by its subtitle, Nang-jang (Refining Apparent Phenomena), presents the view of the Great Perfection through the approach known as t'hreg-chhod (cutting through solidity). It is a direct transmission so powerful that just hearing it read aloud ensures that the listener will escape the suffering of cyclic existence. The nineteenth-century master Dudjom Lingpa received these teachings in visionary dialogue with fourteen inlightened beings, including Avalokiteshvara, Vajrapani, Longchenpa, and Saraha.
Using the Dzogchen perspective, Rinpoche unfolds a vivid play through guided meditations and delightful examples. "Carefree means being wide open from within, not constricted. Carefree is having compassion, being really simple, from the inside. Dignity is not conceit but rather what shines forth from this carefree confidence."--the author
DZOGCHEN ESSENTIALS: The Path that Clarifies Confusion ed. by Marcia Binder Schmidt
Dzogchen Essentials offers an exciting, diverse selection of material, both new and traditional, for study and practice in the Dzogchen tradition. These teachings 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 MEDITATION by Khamtrul Rinpoche, annotated by Gareth Sparham
The present book is an English translation of rdor sems thugs kyi sgrub pa'i khrid yig rab gsal snang wa. This is an explanation of the complete rdzogs chen meditation practice: being Lo chen Dharma - sri's guide through a Gter bdag gling pa treasure text, a text first taught by the second Buddha Padmasambhava to his inner circle of thirty extraordinary women with wisdom.
DZOGCHEN PRIMER: An Anthology of Writings by Masters of the Great Perfection comp. & ed. by Marcia Schmidt
Marcia Schmidt, co-founder of Rangjung Yeshe Publications, has gathered here the most accessible writings published on Dzogchen and has organized them into an in-depth study guide for the serious beginner on the Buddhist and Dzogchen path. Includes writings from Milarepa, Padmasambhava, Shantideva, Chogyam Trungpa, and Tulku Urgyen. This book also includes guiding notes intended to assist both independent students and teachers in leading workshops.