Steps to the Great Perfection

Steps to the Great Perfection


  • Author : Jigme Lingpa
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780834840317


Steps to the Great Perfection Book Description :

The mind-training practices contained in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism have never before been presented in the English language. The main text translated here, The Steps to Liberation, will be of great interest to Western practitioners, since its instructions are pithy and direct, and experiential rather than scholarly. The contemplations on core Buddhist principles like impermanence and karma, intended for beginning meditators, unfold as dramatic stories in which the meditator is to vividly imagine himself or herself as the main character who undergoes a sequence of experiences that result in transformative realizations. They distill the most essential teachings of the Buddha into a practical system that can be easily implemented in a d...

Great Perfection

Great Perfection


  • Author : Dzogchen Rinpoche
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2008-01-15
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781559398237


Great Perfection Book Description :

In the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, the Great Perfection is considered the most profound and direct path to enlightenment. The instructions of this tradition present a spiritual shortcut—a radically direct approach that cuts through confusion and lays bare the mind's true nature of luminous purity. For centuries, these teachings have been taught and practiced in secret by some of the greatest adepts of the Buddhist tradition. Great Perfection: Outer and Inner Preliminaries contains detailed instructions on the foundational practices of this tradition, from "The Excellent Chariot," a practice manual compiled by the Third Dzogchen Rinpoche. Distilling the teachings of the Heart Essence of the Dakinis into an accessible, easy-to-practice format...

Approaching the Great Perfection

Approaching the Great Perfection


  • Author : Sam Van Schaik
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-02-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861719129


Approaching the Great Perfection Book Description :

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 tension 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 s...

Approaching the Great Perfection

Approaching the Great Perfection


  • Author : Sam Van Schaik
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-02-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780861719129


Approaching the Great Perfection Book Description :

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 tension 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 s...

Treasury of Precious Qualities  Book Two

Treasury of Precious Qualities Book Two


  • Author : Longchen Yeshe Dorje, Kangyur Rinpoche
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-08-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834828575


Treasury of Precious Qualities Book Two Book Description :

This second and concluding volume of Jigme Lingpa’s classic Treasury of Precious Qualities is presented together with a detailed commentary by Kangyur Rinpoche. Composed in the form of a lamrim, or presentation of the stages of the path, the first volume set out the teachings of the sutras. The present volume continues this same structure and is a general description of the tantra teachings followed by an exposition of the Great Perfection, which in the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism is regarded as the summit of all vehicles and the final stage of the path of spiritual training. The section on the tantras is a compendious presentation of all important issues: lineage, empowerment, the generation and perfection stages, and samaya. The section on...

Practicing the Great Perfection

Practicing the Great Perfection


  • Author : Shechen Gyaltsap IV
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834842939


Practicing the Great Perfection Book Description :

A collection of essential instructions on the practice of Dzogchen, or The Great Perfection, from one of the great early 20th century Buddhist masters. Shechen Gyaltsap (1871-1926) was widely recognized as one of the greatest meditation masters and most compassionate bodhisattvas in the history of Tibetan Buddhism. He lived a life of complete devotion and commitment to monastic discipline and study, and became the root teacher of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, who said of Shechen Gyaltsap's teachings that they were "worth more than all the gold in the entire world." This collection, intended for the advanced Buddhist practitioner who has received initiation from a qualified master, provides the essential instructions of Dzogchen, or Great Perfection, pract...

Entrance to the Great Perfection
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Entrance to the Great Perfection


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-02-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781559397933


Entrance to the Great Perfection Book Description :

Blending contemporary and traditional perspectives, this groundbreaking work offers guidance on the profound foundational practices of the Great Perfection. It contains classic commentaries by the renowned Tibetan masters Jigme Lingpa and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, alongside a lively contemporary discussion by filmmaker, author, and spiritual teacher Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse that discusses how to incorporate these ancient practices into the fast-paced lifestyle of the Western world. Also included are a lengthy introduction to the world of Tibetan Buddhism and its meditative practices, as well as the long and short preliminary practice liturgies and numerous appendices on the nine yanas and other topics. The ngöndro or preliminary practice is treasure...

Naked Seeing

Naked Seeing


  • Author : Christopher Hatchell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780199982905


Naked Seeing Book Description :

Buddhism is in many ways a visual tradition, with its well-known practices of visualization, its visual arts, its epistemological writings that discuss the act of seeing, and its literature filled with images and metaphors of light. Some Buddhist traditions are also visionary, advocating practices by which meditators seek visions that arise before their eyes. Naked Seeing investigates such practices in the context of two major esoteric traditions, the Wheel of Time (Kalacakra) and the Great Perfection (Dzogchen). Both of these experimented with sensory deprivation, and developed yogas involving long periods of dwelling in dark rooms or gazing at the open sky. These produced unusual experiences of seeing, which were used to pursue some of the classic ...

Dzogchen
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Dzogchen


  • Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
  • Publisher : Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015062864171


Dzogchen Book Description :

These teachings on Dzogchen, the heart essence of the ancient Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, were given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to Western students in Europe and North America. He offers the reader an unprecedented glimpse into one of Buddhism's most profound systems of meditation....