Dzoghen and Mahamudra books

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Dzoghen and Mahamudra books

Post by CedarTree » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:48 pm

I now know some great recommendations for Chogyal Namkhai Norbu books (Thanks guys!)

Lets say I just want some General books on the practice of either of these two traditions. Or some great General books on information about these two traditions.

Which ones are the stand outs?

Both basic and advanced for both practice focus and information focus.

Thanks Tibetan Masters! :namaste:

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Re: Dzoghen and Mahamudra books

Post by jkarlins » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:55 pm

Trungpa is good, but not everyone's cup of tea. Thrangu Rinpoche is someone I appreciate more and more these days.

Robin Kornman was a student of Trungpa's, very brilliant teacher and translator in his own right. He recommended Milarepa and Gesar's stories as examples of metaphorical mahamudra and dzogchen teachings, kind of source texts for those traditions, in the form of songs and stories.

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Re: Dzoghen and Mahamudra books

Post by PuerAzaelis » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:48 pm

Nothing beats the teacher's own voice. If you read you're at a disadvantage because you'll try to understand something. But if you must:

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche - Crystal Clear
Thrangu Rinpoche - Moonbeams of Mahamudra
Anyen Rinpoche - Journey to Certainty
Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche - The Song of the Vajra
James Low - Being Right Here
Garchen Rinpoche - Mahamudra Teachings
Dzogchen Ponlop - Wild Awakening
Khenchen Thrangu - An Ocean of Ultimate Meaning
Traleg Kyabgon - Mind at Ease
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Re: Dzoghen and Mahamudra books

Post by Norwegian » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:54 pm

PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:48 pm
Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche - The Song of the Vajra
For what it's worth, this one is restricted to students of ChNN, i.e., those who have received direct introduction and transmission of the SoV from ChNN.

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Re: Dzoghen and Mahamudra books

Post by Thomas Amundsen » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:05 am

For Dzogchen Kadag Trekcho: Chapter 10 of Longchenpa's auto-commentary on the Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena, titled Natural Meditative Stability. PM me for contact info to get recordings of my teacher, Khenpo Sonam, teaching this text.

There are also some other good Dzogchen ones that Khenpo taught in the archives like Jigme Lingpa's What is Useful for Dzogchen Beginner's, Karma Lingpa's Self-Liberation Through Seeing with Naked Awareness, Garab Dorje's Three Statements, Dilgo Khyentse's The Mirror that Clarifies the Meaning of Dzogchen, etc. All are free available upon request, some restrictions may apply.

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Re: Dzoghen and Mahamudra books

Post by PuerAzaelis » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:25 am

Norwegian wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:54 pm
PuerAzaelis wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:48 pm
Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche - The Song of the Vajra
For what it's worth, this one is restricted to students of ChNN, i.e., those who have received direct introduction and transmission of the SoV from ChNN.
Ty for reminding
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