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Birth, Life and Death According to Tibetan Medicine and the Dzogchen Teaching
Birth, Life and Death According to Tibetan Medicine and the Dzogchen Teaching
By: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
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This book presents the basic principles of traditional Tibetan medicine that enable the reader to grasp some of the main points regarding birth, life, and death. For each intermediate state the Author outlines the essential instruction that enables a person to attain liberation. It contains the whole original Tibetan text.

Cloud of Nectar: The Life and Liberation of Nyagla Pema Dudul <br> By: Yeshe Dorje
Cloud of Nectar: The Life and Liberation of Nyagla Pema Dudul
By: Yeshe Dorje
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The Cloud of Nectar is Oriol Aguilar's annotated translation of the biography of Nyagla Pema Ddul, a 19th century master, terton, and well-known exponent of the practice and realization of Total Perfection (Dzogchen) written by Yeshe Dorje.

Creative Vision and Inner Reality <br> By: Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye
Creative Vision and Inner Reality
By: Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye
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Written in verse by the amazing nineteenth century realized master and profound scholar Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye at the age of twenty-seven, this book offers advice based on his own experiential understanding of these two basic methods of Tibetan Buddhist tantric meditation.

Dzogchen Invocations
Dzogchen Invocations
By: Rigdzin Godem Chen, Jigmed Lingpa, Ju Mipham Gyatso, Adzom Drugpa
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This book contains five invocations, the first four particularly tied to the principle of Dzogchen and the fifth to Vajrayana. The Invocation of Samantabhadra belongs to the cycle of the Northern Treasures (Byang gter) discovered by the tertn Rigdzin Godem Chen. The Invocation to the Base, the Path, and the Fruit belongs to the Longchen Nyingthig cycle of Jigmed Lingpa. The Invocation and Introduction to the Bardo is found in the collection of miscellaneous writings of Longchenpa. The Natural Vajra Energy of Instant Presence and Emptiness: An Invocation to the Inseparable Meaning of the Base, Path, and Fruit of Manjushri Dzogpa Chenpo is a famous invocation by Ju Mipham Gyatso. Finally, the Invocation of the Lamp belongs to the terma cycle The Secret Treasure of the Vajra of Luminous Clarity discovered by Adzom Drugpa.

Foundation of the Path By: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Foundation of the Path
By: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
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This collection of teachings contains the foundation for observing ourselves and understanding our real condition. It introduces the Four Awarenesses, the Three Sacred Principles (refuge, bodhicitta, dedication of merit), the Three Trainings, and the Vajra State.

Great History of Garab Dorje, Manjushrimitra, Shrisingha, Jnanasutra and Vimalamitra
Great History of Garab Dorje, Manjushrimitra, Shrisingha, Jnanasutra and Vimalamitra
By: Longchenpa, James Valby (translator)
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This book is a translation of pages 84 to 165 of The Great History of the Innermost Essence of Dzogchen. It is possible that in the fourteenth century AD Longchenpa wrote down this history about Dzogchen Masters who lived from about the third century BC to the ninth century AD.

Key for Consulting the Tibetan Calendar
Key for Consulting the Tibetan Calendar
By: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
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Much information on Tibetan astrology and on its application to daily life. A practical and complete manual, indispensible for the consultation of the annual astrological calendar.

Life of Padmasambhava
Life of Padmasambhava
By: Taranatha & Cristiana De Falco
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Padmasambhava was one of the most important figures in Tibetan Buddhism, and the main proponent for Buddhisms introduction and diffusion into Tibet. There are a number of biographies covering his life and teachings, but this volume is of significant importance in that it allows Western historians to see his relevance to contemporary life by uncovering the historical and human side of this great teacher. This contribution is especially important, since the transmission of the teachings is based on one very important thing: the human figure of the guru, or spiritual teacher. Reading accounts of the life of spiritual masters such as Padmasambhava can be an aid on the path that leads to complete liberation by providing an example of spiritual perfection.

Taranatha, one of the major historians of his age, gives a reliable and authoritative account of Padmasambhavas life based on the kama tradition, in which teachings are passed from master to disciple in an uninterrupted succession. His testimony is still greatly valued by Tibetans. In this work he deals with the history of Padmasambhava as a modem historian would, wishing to satisfy a need for objectivity, using the most reliable sources available to him and making accurate references to them in his text, so as to dispel any doubts regarding the authenticity of his account. His reliance on this source renders this work a more reliable and objective biography of Padmasambhava, making it especially valuable for its historical relevance to contemporary Western historians.

Cristiana De Falco analyzes the contents of Taranathas work from the viewpoint of Tibetan culture and mentality, and provides rich insights into why this account, and its implications, are still valid and useful for the modern world.

Light of Kailash
Light of Kailash: A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume One The Early Period
By: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
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Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, former Professor of Tibetan and Mongolian Language and Literature at the University of Naples LOrientale, has dedicated his academic career to the study of Tibetan culture and has published a number of works, in particular, on its origin. In his findings, the cradle of Tibetan culture is to be looked for in the ancient realm of Zhang Zhung, with revered Mount Kailash as its center and heart, and in the Bn spiritual traditions which flourished within and spread from that kingdom. The Light of Kailash, through meticulous selection and a critical use and analysis of a vast array of literary and often unpublished sources, offers an open, daring, holistic, unbiased approach to the study of the cultural and spiritual heritage of Tibet, and to the understanding of the origin of this fascinating and endangered civilization.

Light of Kailash
Light of Kailash: A History of Zhang Zhung and Tibet, Volume Two The Intermediate Period
By: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
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Volume 2 covers the History of the Intermediate Period: Tibet and Zhang Zhung. It is focused on the rise of human generations, the Bonpo lineages, the spread of Bon during the lifetimes of the first Tibetan kings, the dynasties, written language, and civilization of ancient Tibet, as well as on the reigns of specific kings, the Bon religion, and Bonpo religious figures (Dranpa Namkha in particular) of Zhang Zhung during that period.

Marvelous Primordial State: The Mejung Tantra, a Fundamental Scripture of Dzogchen Semde <br> Trans by: Elio Guarisco, Adriano Clemente and Jim Valby
Marvelous Primordial State: The Mejung Tantra, a Fundamental Scripture of Dzogchen Semde
Trans by: Elio Guarisco, Adriano Clemente and Jim Valby
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The Marvellous Primordial State (rDzog pa chen po byang chub kyi sems rmad du byung ba) is a profoundly important root text of Dzogchen semde (Mind Series).

Mirror  Advice on Presence and Awareness
Mirror: Advice on Presence and Awareness
By: Rigdzin Godem Chen, Jigmed Lingpa, Ju Mipham Gyatso, Adzom Drugpa
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The Mirror Advice on Presence and Awareness was written during a gathering of the Dzogchen Community held at Lu Cumitoni in Sardinia at Christmas 1977. It is a brief text that with astonishing simplicity and depth expounds the three fundamental aspects of the Dzogchen path: the view, or intuitive understanding of ones primordial state; the meditation, or the application of this knowledge; and the conduct, or the integration of meditation with all ones daily activities. This text was written in particular to define the principle of awareness and its continuous presence, which is the only substitute for all the rules and limitations proper to the diverse religious traditions. The commentary which follows the text is based on an oral teaching given by the Author himself when he presented the book to his students. Often Chogyal Namkhai Norbu has said,Dzogchen doesn't ask you to change your religion, philosophy or ideology, nor to become something other than what you are. It only asks you to observe yourself and to discover the cage you have built with all your conditioning and limits. And it teaches you how to get out of the cage without creating another one, in order to become a free, autonomous person.

Necklace of Zi By: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Necklace of Zi
By: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
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The Necklace of Zi (gZi yi phreng ba) is the revised and extended text of a lecture given by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu in 1975 to the annual meeting of young Tibetans in Switzerland. Some years later, The Necklace of Zi was published in Dharamsala in both Tibetan and English, and immediately provoked great interest for a completely new approach to the history and culture of Tibet. With remarkable authority, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu emphasized the originality and specificity of his peoples culture. Citing ancient texts but also using illuminating examples from his education in Tibet, he refuted the almost universally accepted theory which reduced Tibetan civilisation to a Himalayan appendage of Indian culture. For that prior theory, pre-Buddhist Tibet did not even possess its own form of writing. Chogyal Namkhai Norbu traces back the emergence of his countrys culture nearly 4,000 years, and identifies the original Tibetan system of writing in the ancient mar (smar) alphabet, from which the present cursive characters (dbu med) will have evolved. Besides the analysis of the Tibetan history and language, and a short chronicle of the pre-Buddhist Bon, this text is dealing in a simple but very meaningful way with the crucial topic of the harmonious union of Dharma and politics.

Ornament of the Thought of Nagarjuna
Ornament of the Thought of Nagarjuna of Nagarjuna Clarifying the Core of Madhyamaka
By: Gendun Chophel
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From Chgyal Namkhai Norbus Preface:

Gendn Chphel, eminent scholar of 20th-century Tibet, was a master of both the traditional curricula of his time the five branches of Buddhist wisdom and the five subjects of Tibetan culture and of numerous modern subjects in such fields as philosophy, language, and history. I need not detail his accomplishments and life history here, as these are well known from other sources. The Ludrub Gonggyen (kLu sgrub dgongs rgyan) clearly demonstrates his profound knowledge of both Sutra and Tantra and his precise understanding of the essence of the teachings of Buddha and the thought of Nagarjuna. Careful study and analysis of this work whether by scholars who approach it with impartial minds, practitioners who seek understanding of the Buddhas teachings, or those engaged in research will lead to an understanding of the essential meaning of the Buddhas teachings.

Practice of Tibetan Kunye Massage
Practice of Tibetan Kunye Massage
By: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
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This short text on the Tibetan Kunye massage, witten in 1983, was reviewed and completed in 1987. As the Author says in his Introduction: There exist different kinds of therapies, but those wishing to maintain good health or to rid themselves of physical disturbances by healing themselves through their own energy, Kunye represents a marvellous massage and a marvellous therapy. Massage has been known and widespread in traditional Tibetan medicine since the most ancient times. It is found in both the Bon and Buddhist traditions and in fact is described in numerous texts because it is deemed a particular type of therapy. Furthermore, the fact that practitioners and yogis of all schools and traditions practise it and have preserved and transmitted it confirms its particularity, also corroborated in the stories and hagiographies of many ancient masters.

Two Dzogchen Texts
Two Dzogchen Texts
By: Jim Valby (translator)
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This book contains two Dzogchen texts translated from Tibetan by Jim Valby. The first text is the Semde lung named The Primordial State of the King of Space (Byang chub sems nam mkha'i rgyal po). The second text is the ninth chapter about The Mandala from the principal Longde tantra named The King of the Infinite Primordial Dimension (Klong chen rab byams rgyal po). Since the meaning of these original Dzogchen texts is very condensed, the two word commentaries written by Jim Valby are a very useful key for getting a thorough knowledge and interpretation of them. The Tibetan text is included.

Zhang Zhung: Images from a Lost Kingdom
Zhang Zhung: Images from a Lost Kingdom
By: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
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The kingdom of Zhang Zhung (Shang Shung), located in the area surrounding the sacred Mount Kailash in western Tibet, was the ancient realm of the pre-Buddhist Bon religion, originating more than three thousand years ago. This kingdom, was virtually forgotten in modern times, even by the Tibetans themselves, who regarded it as merely the irreal setting of their myths and legends. Chgyal Namkhai Norbu, university professor and Dzogchen master, discovered in his decades-long research into Tibetan history, culture and language that this kingdom was in fact the true cradle of Tibetan civilization.