Overview

The origins of this book come from the same cycle of teachings as The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Written by Padmasambhava, who helped to establish Buddhism in Tibet, the text was rediscovered centuries later and has been widely taught as an oral commentary since then. Giving instruction on the method of self-liberation, it presents the essence of Dzogchen. As this is regarded as one of the most advanced and esoteric teachings of the Buddha, practitioners seek out helpful commentary to guide them through the ...
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Self-Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness

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Overview

The origins of this book come from the same cycle of teachings as The Tibetan Book of the Dead. Written by Padmasambhava, who helped to establish Buddhism in Tibet, the text was rediscovered centuries later and has been widely taught as an oral commentary since then. Giving instruction on the method of self-liberation, it presents the essence of Dzogchen. As this is regarded as one of the most advanced and esoteric teachings of the Buddha, practitioners seek out helpful commentary to guide them through the material. Self-Liberation through Seeing with Naked Awareness does just this - presenting this traditionally advanced teaching in such a way to make it accessible for Western students.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This important work should be of interest to most Buddhist readers.
New Age Retailer
I very much enjoyed this incredible book that provides an in-depth view into Dzogchen.
Religious Studies Review
This text is perhaps the clearest, most comprehensive and accessible of medium-length writing on rigpa and as such is highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559397360
  • Publisher: Snow Lion Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 190
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

John Myrdhin Reynolds (Vajranatha) was trained and ordained as a Tantric Yogin in the Nyingmapa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and has taught widely in the U.S. and Europe. He is also the author of The Golden Letters. Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, has written numerous books and is one of the primary living masters of Dzogchen. His teachings are internationally webcast.
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Table of Contents

Forword Namkhai Norbu ix

Translator's acknowledgements xv

Introduction 1

Self -liberation through seeing with naked awareness: Translation of the text 9

Outline of the translation of the text 29

Commentary to the translation 31

Appendix I The views on dzogchen of W.Y.Evans-Wentz and C.G.jung 71

1 The life and writings of W.Y.evans-wentz 71

2 The Tibetan book of the great liberation 78

3 The Buddhist concept of nirvana 81

4 The law of karma, the human condition, and salvation 87

5 The Buddhist view of god 96

6 Dzogchen and mahamudra 103

7 C.G.jung's "Psychological Commentary" 106

Appendix II The Tibetan text (with corrections) 117

Notes 129

Glossary of Tibetan Buddhist terms 155

Bibliography 163

Index of Tibetan terms 167

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