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Advice from the Heart

Longchenpa's Advice from the Heart — by Namkhai Norbu

With clear introduction to the principles and practice of Dzogchen - Namkhai Norbu sets in context the thirty words of advice and then proceeds to explain each one as the basis of Longchepa's spiritual experience.

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015 00:00

Kindly Bent to Ease Us

Kindly Bent to Ease Us — by Longchenpa

Longchenpa offers a guide to enlightenment that begins with traditional reflections on the preciousness of a human existence, finite in time but unlimited in opportunities. The translator - Dr. H. V. Guenther - introduces each chapter with explications based on Longchenpa's own commentaries.

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Monday, 01 June 2015 15:55

Practice of Dzogchen

The Practice of Dzogchen — by Longchen Rabjam - translated, introduced & anotated by Tulku Thondup

This work covers the three outer and inner tantras, the three divisions of Atiyoga, Dzogchen, and the other yanas and traditions. Includes excerpts from the exemplary lives of Dzogchen teachers.

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Thursday, 28 May 2015 00:00

Tantric Techniques

Tantric Techniques — by Jeffrey Hopkins

The book offers a complete system of Tantric meditation, comparing the views of three seminal Tibetan authors on deity yoga, and on issues such as how to safeguard against psychological inflation and how to use negative emotions on the path.

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Saturday, 16 May 2015 12:40

Song of Karmapa

Song of Karmapa - The Aspiration of the Mahamudra of True Meaning - by Lord Rangjung Dorje — with commentary by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Reading this song points out the ultimate transmission - the realization of our innate wisdom.

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Saturday, 16 May 2015 00:00

Masters of Mahamudra

Masters of Mahamudra - Songs and Histories of the Eighty-Four Buddhist Siddhas — by Keith Dowman

These eighty-four masters - some historical, some archetypal - accomplished this practice in India where they lived between the eighth and twelfth centuries. Leading unconventional lives, the siddhas include some of the greatest Buddhist teachers - Tilopa, Naropa, and Marpa among them.

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Thursday, 14 May 2015 21:25

Pointing Out the Great Way

Pointing Out the Great Way - The Stages of Meditation in the Mahamudra Tradition — by Daniel P. Brown

This book is a spiritual manual that describes the Tibetan Buddhist meditation known as mahamudra from the perspective of the 'gradual path'. Represents the needed alternative by integrating material from a variety of root texts and practical manuals.

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Wednesday, 06 May 2015 00:00

Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being

Maitreya's Distinguishing Phenomena and Pure Being — with commentary by Mipham

Detailed analysis of how ordinary, confused consciousness can be transformed into wisdom. Easy-to-follow instructions guide the reader through the profound meditation that gradually brings about this transformation.

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Saturday, 25 April 2015 01:44

Journey to Certainty

Journey to Certainty - The Quintessence of the Dzogchen View - An Exploration of Mipham's Beacon of Certainty  — by Anyen Rinpoche, translated by Allison Choying Zangmo

Remarkably accessible, this book is essential reading for anyone attempting to understand or practice Dzogchen today.

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Thursday, 23 April 2015 17:35

Beacon of Certainty

Mipham's Beacon of Certainty - Illuminating the View of Dzogchen - the Great Perfection

Jamgon Mipham illuminates some essential points of Madhyamika philosophy according to the view of the Great Perfection (Dzogchen).

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