Natural Great Perfection: Dzogchen Teachings and Vajra Songs

Natural Great Perfection: Dzogchen Teachings and Vajra Songs

by Nyoshul Khenpo
     
 

ISBN-10: 1559393122

ISBN-13: 9781559393126

Pub. Date: 01/15/2009

Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.

Dzogchen is the consummate practice of Tibetan Buddhism. A pure awareness practice applicable to any circumstance and readily integrated into modern life, Dzogchen directly introduces us to the inherent freedom, purity, and perfection of being that is our true nature. Natural Great Perfection is an inspiring collection of teachings providing the deepest

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Dzogchen is the consummate practice of Tibetan Buddhism. A pure awareness practice applicable to any circumstance and readily integrated into modern life, Dzogchen directly introduces us to the inherent freedom, purity, and perfection of being that is our true nature. Natural Great Perfection is an inspiring collection of teachings providing the deepest possible insight into the practice of the Dzogchen path. The teachings are followed by a collection of spontaneous vajra songs composed in the tradition of Milarepa as the delightful play of wisdom consciousness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559393126
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Prologue-Free and Easy: A Spontaneous Vajra Song Lama Gendun Rinpoche 11

1 Enlightened Vagabond: An Autobiographical Sketch 13

Teachings

2 Basic Buddhadharma: A Teaching in the Kingdom of Bhutan 31

3 You Are Dzogpa Chenpo: A Teaching on Relative and Absolute Bodhicitta at a Two-Month Dzogchen Retreat in America 56

4 Ground, Path, and Fruition: Mind-Nature Teachings Concerning the View, Meditation, and Action of Dzogpa Chenpo, the Innate Great Perfection 69

5 Dzogchen and the Buddhism of Tibet: A Teaching in Cambridge, Massachusetts 83

Songs and Commentary

6 The Mirror of Essential Points: A Letter in Praise of Emptiness, from Khenpo Jamyang Dorje to His Mother 93

7 Khenpo Comments on "The Mirror of Essential Points: A Letter in Praise of Emptiness" 102

8 The Vajra Mirror of Mindfulness: A Spontaneous Song 123

9 Deer Park Retreat 125

10 The Song of Illusion: Khenpo Jamyang Dorje's Letter of Instructions to His Disciples 128

11 A Spontaneous Song to My Wife: Sacred Heart Essence of Pith-Instructions 134

12 The Essential Meaning 151

History

13 The Dzogchen Lineage of Nyoshul Khenpo Lama Surya Das 155

Glossary 187

Notes 195

A Long Life Prayer for Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche 197

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