Heart Drops of Kun Tu BZang Po

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Publisher: Bright Alliance

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Page: 124

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Heart Drops of Kun tu bZang po by Shar rdza bra' shis rGyal mtshan, translated by Geshe Sonam Gurang & Daniel P. Brown, D. (2018) under the guidance of His Holiness the 33 rd Menri Trizin
Religion

Heart Drops of Dharmakaya

Author: Bkra-śis-rgyal-mtshan (Śar-rdza)

Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated

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Category: Religion

Page: 163

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A complete Dzogchen meditation manual from the oldest Tibetan tradition.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Pointing Out the Great Way

Author: Daniel P. Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 581

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This spiritual manual describes mahamudra meditation from the perspective of the “gradual path,” a progressive process of training that is often contrasted to sudden realization. The book contains a step-by-step description of the ways to practice, precise descriptions of the various stages and their intended realizations, and the typical problems that arise along with their remedies. Drawn from a variety of sources, Pointing Out the Great Way distills the experiences of many great masters who have traversed the path of meditation to the point of perfect mastery.
Biography & Autobiography

Enlightened Rainbows

Author: Jean-Luc Achard

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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Within the tradition of the "Great Perfection," the Works of Shardza Tashi Gyeltsen stand as textual references of an exceptional erudition. As a sign of realization, the author manifested the Rainbow Body, the ultimate fruit of Dzogchen, in 1934.

The Nine Ways of Bon

Author: David Snellgrove

Publisher: Orchid Press

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Page: 336

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To practising bonpos, Bon simply means the true religion of Tibet, while to Tibetan Buddhists, Bon refers to the false teachings and practices that were prevalent before Buddhism finally succeeded in gaining a firm hold on the country. The present study resulted from a period during which the author, a renowned scholar of Asian languages and cultures, was engaged in intense contact with practicing bonpos. It consists of the translation of fundamental texts of Bon, based on a manuscript of some 400 years of age, in which the entire Bon tantric practice is summarized. In many ways remarkably parallel to the early Buddhist teachings, much of the Bon tradition was subsequently incorporated back into Buddhism when that religion was formally adopted into Tibetan culture. This important study, first published in the 1960s and long out of print, will be welcomed by all with interest in the religions of the Himalayas.
Consciousness

Transformations of Consciousness

Author: Ken Wilber

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Category: Consciousness

Page: 576

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Drawing on modern psychology and psychiatry, as well as the world's great meditative traditions, this book presents the first full-spectrum model of human development--one that includes both the conventional stages of psychological growth and the higher levels of spiritual development.
Religion

The Philosophical View of the Great Perfection in the Tibetan Bon Religion

Author: Donnatella Rossi

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

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Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection, is considered by both the Bonpos and the followers of the Nyigma school in Tibet to be the culmination of all spiritual teachings. The philosophical view of the Great Perfection introduces the individual to the knowledge of reality, which is one with the enlightened state of all beings. In this book the Dzogchen view is presented in two Bonpo texts belonging to the revered terma (treasure) and oral traditions, here for the first time translated and critically edited in their entirety.
Philosophy

VAJRASATTVA

Author: Richard Chambers Prescott

Publisher: AuthorHouse

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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To see more manuscripts by Richard Chambers Prescott go to Scribd.com and enter Grascott or PrescottRC. This book answers the question to the most concealed practice in the Bardo Todol, commonly known as The Tibetan Book of the Dead. What is the true intent of the Secret of the Four Wisdoms Gathered into the Clear Hollow Mysterious Passage of Vajrasatva? After eliminating all other possibilities you will discover that Trekcho and Togal are the one answer to this mystery. The encounter with the Vajrasatva Mystery is an Imbedded Clue to Trekcho and Togal which reveal Clear Light Evenness, not only in the after death state, but equally in the living state. Trekcho, Letting Go and Togal, the Four Stages of Soaring On or Skull Crossing are the deepest secrets of Dzogchen, the Natural Great Completion. In Nyingma these are restricted secret practices kept from the public eye. Whereas, in the Kagyu school and Bonpo tradition these same methods are open to one and all. You are the decider on these two attitudes. Let your thought be lighted by the words of the Lion of the Sakyas, “Ananda? I have set forth the Dharma without making any distinction of esoteric and exoteric doctrine; there is nothing, Ananda, with regard to the teachings that the Tathagata holds to the last with the closed fist.” I hope you will find the freedom of your own experience in the detailed observations and in depth examinations of these secret methods of Dzogchen. The text is in no way, nor tries to be a teaching text, a manual, nor a guidebook on Trekcho and Togal or Bardo, for I am in no way at all, a teacher, an expert nor a guide in these practices. Nor do I ever wish to be one. This essay is an answer to a life long question I have had since reading the Bardo Thodol as a young person. “What is the true meaning of Vajrasattva, the Mysterious Passageway and the Union of the Four Wisdoms?” It just so happens that after one goes through all possibilities of what this means one finally comes to the sacred secret teachings of Dzogchen’s Trekcho, Togal and Bardo. So I have had to explain what little that I know about these special secret practices to answer the primary question this text attempts to answer. Why wade through the torrent of concepts on this when we can go directly to the clear, most reasonable and satisfactory answers that leave no shadow of hesitation? Vajrasattva stands for the Primordial Clear Light Void as Love and Compassion. The secret Mysterious Way of the pure Clear Passage of Vajrasatva is the Kati, running from the Heart to the Eyes. Within this Kati are the Four Lamps. From Clear Light, through the Open Kati these Lamps give forth an arising to the Four Togal Appearances. Since it is found in the highest wisdom texts from Dzogchen on Trekcho, Togal and Bardo and Tibetan’s favorite book on guidance in the afterlife, it is worthy of taking a serious look.
Religion

Unbounded Wholeness

Author: Anne C. Klein

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

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Category: Religion

Page: 395

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Explaining Dzogchen teachings for the Western audience, this text provides a study and translation of the 'Authenticity of Open Awareness', a foundational text of the Bon Dzogchen tradition. This book provides an introductory and explanatory material that situates it in the context of Tibetan thought.
Religion

Self-Arising Three-fold Embodiment of Enlightenment: [of Bon Great Completion Meditation]

Author: Shar Rdza Bkra' Shis Rgyal Mtshan

Publisher: Bright Alliance

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Page: 694

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This is the second in Shar rDza Rinpoche's trilogy on Bon Great Completion meditation. It is a collection of eleven very advanced Great Completion practices representing the best intensive practices from the cave and hermitage yogi tradition.
Social Science

Pilgrimage in Tibet

Author: Alex McKay

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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The Western image of Tibet as a sacred land is in many ways a mythical construction. But the Tibetans themselves have traditionally mapped out their land in terms of areas of sacred space, and pilgrimage, ensuring a high degree of mobility within all classes of Tibetan society. Pilgrims travelled to local, regional, and national centres throughout recorded Tibetan history. In recent years, pilgrimage has resumed in areas where it had been forbidden by the Chinese authorities, and has now become one of the most prominent religious expressions of Tibetan national identity. In this major new work, leading scholars of Asian pilgrimage traditions discuss historical and contemporary aspects of pilgrimage within the Tibetan cultural world. Myths and legends, material conditions, textual sources, a modern pilgrim's impressions, political and economic influences, biographies and contemporary developments - all these and many other issues are examined here. The result is an informative and often entertaining work which contributes greatly to our knowledge of the history and culture of Tibet as well as the wider issues of religious power and practice.

The Twenty-One Nails

Author: Tapihritsa

Publisher: Bright Alliance

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Page: 134

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The Twenty One Nails is the companion teaching to the Six Lamps. It is designed to "nail" the realizations of twenty one perspectives on the natural state, such as cutting through delusion and purifying mistakes of practice; establishing the path of dharmadhatu exhaustion; recognizing awakened awareness, the universal ground, the three-fold embodiment of enlightenment, the pure realms of the sacred mandala as right here, and the five primordial wisdoms; and developing the full measure of stable enlightenment. The translation includes the root text teachings transmitted from Tapihritsa to sNang bzher Lod po, as well as a detailed explanatory auto-commentary by sNang bzher Lod po.

The Six Lamps

Author: Daniel P Brown

Publisher: Bright Alliance

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Page: 298

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Root Text by Tapihritsa & sNang bzher Lod po; translated by Geshe Sonam Gurung & Daniel P. Brown, Ph.D. under the Guidance of H.H. the 33rd Menri Trizin for the Pointing Out the Great Way Foundation.

The Elephant Path

Author: Daniel P Brown

Publisher: Bright Alliance

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Page: 406

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The book presents a detailed discussion of the research in the development of a variety of attention skills in infants, children, adolescents, and adults; the alerting system, the orienting attention system, and the executive attention system. The second chapter reviews the varieties of dysfunctional attention in the modern Western world, with emphasis on the vulnerability of children to: mindlessness, distracted concentration, the problem of apportion attention across tasks, mind-wandering, reactivity, lack of coherence of mind, lack of sufficient working memory, and poor metacognitive skills. Emphasis is given to n]how multimedia, video-gaming, web browsing, and mobile devices affect attention in children. The third chapter reviews a wide range of intervention studies on training mindfulness, concentration, training to reduce mind-wandering, the effects of multitasking, and reactivity, and training to increase metacognitive skills, working memory, and executive functions. The argument is made for the importance of training sustained concentration and distraction resistance over other attention skills. The remainder of the book gives detailed instructions for training concentration skills in children, adapted to developmental age: early preoperational children (ages 4-6), late preoperational children (ages 7-9), concrete operational children (ages 8-12), and adolescents (age 13 plus). These instructions have been adapted from standard Buddhist concentration training, from Asanga's Nine Stages of Staying [Concentrated], modified and adapted for Western children according to developmental age and context. The book also includes field research on how concentration and working memory training is traditionally taught to children in Tibet and Nepal.

Rainbow Body

Author: LOEL. GUINNESS

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Page: 304

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Philanthropist Loel Guinness' journey into the heart of Bon teaching over many years of hard academic study as well as physical experiences in the high Himalaya is stunningly evoked in this deluxe work of extraordinary depth and colour. Never before has Bon Dzogchen been revealed in such detail from personal insight.
Philosophy

How to Practise Dzogchen in Daily Life

Author: Tsultrim Tenzin

Publisher: Foundation for the Preservation of Yungdrung Bön

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 36

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This public discourse on the practice of Dzogchen in daily life was given by Drubdra Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin as part of a series of events – conference, rituals, initiations, teachings and cultural program – organised at Triten Norbutse Bönpo Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal to celebrate Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche’s 95th birthday in January 2020.
History

Unearthing Bon Treasures

Author: Dan Martin

Publisher: BRILL

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Category: History

Page: 483

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This unprecedented account of one of the earliest Tibetan treasure revealers also seeks to understand the role social or familial interests and sectarian polemic have played in perpetuating and transforming the textual narratives about him.
Religion

The Inner Mirror: A-tri Dzogchen

Author: Nyima Dakpa

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Category: Religion

Page: 320

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From the author of Opening the Door to Bön, this detailed commentary on the meditation system of A-tri Dzogchen ("Great Perfection") draws on many ancient Tibetan Bön Dzogchen texts. It guides the reader through the gradual practices to the achievement of liberation and rainbow body.