Books & DVDs
Following are a collection of recommended books and DVDs about Dzogchen, which can be purchased from:
Dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State
Description: Clear explanation of the Dzogchen teachings and practices that reawaken and establish us in our true nature.
The Crystal and the Way of Light: Sutra, Tantra and Dzogchen
Author: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu & John Shane
Description: “One of the most significant contributions to the understanding of Tibetan Buddhism to have appeared in recent years.” –The Middle Way, Journal of the Buddhist Society, London
Quotes: “The teaching of Zogqen is in essence a teaching concerning the primordial state of being that is each individual’s own intrinsic nature from the very beginning. To enter this state is to experience oneself as one is, as the centre of the universe– though not in the ordinary ego sense… To understand and enter the primordial state one does not need intellectual, cultural, or historical knowledge. It is beyond the intellect by its very nature…” pp. 12 – 13
Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light
Author: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
Description: Provides a valuable practice to help calm the mind in lucid, dreaming states so that we can truly deepen our awareness. Dream Yoga is not just about awakening in the dream state but also bringing it together with our non-dream awareness as well.
Quotes: “As one continues towards mastery of the dream state, the principal technique next becomes the mixing of daytime vision and dreams. One must constantly carry one’s awareness into the dreams. As soon as the dream arises, instantly be aware that it is “unreal” (sha-dro). One must also bring this same recognition of unreality to one’s daily vision.” p. 58
Yantra Yoga: the Tibetan Yoga of Movement
Description: “…the definitive work on yantra…Practitioners of hatha yoga will be interested.” –Shambhala Sun, May 2009
Self-Liberation Through Seeing With Naked Awareness
Author: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu and John Mrydhin Reynolds (translator)
Description: This text is perhaps the clearest, most comprehensive and accessible of medium-length writing on rigpa and as such is highly recommended. (Religious Studies Review )
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