Books & DVDs

Following are a collection of recommended books and DVDs about Dzogchen, which can be purchased from:

Shang Shung Institute Bookstore (Some books are available on Kindle)
Wisdom Publications
Snow Lion Publications

Dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State

Author: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu

Description: Clear explanation of the Dzogchen teachings and practices that reawaken and establish us in our true nature.


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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

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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

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Yantra Yoga:  the Tibetan Yoga of Movement

Author: Chogyal Namkhai Norbu and Adriano Clemente (translator)

Description: “…the definitive work on yantra…Practitioners of hatha yoga will be interested.” –Shambhala Sun, May 2009


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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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