×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Crystal And The Way Of Light: Sutra, Tantra And Dzogchen
     

The Crystal And The Way Of Light: Sutra, Tantra And Dzogchen

by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, John Shane
 

ISBN-10: 1559391359

ISBN-13: 9781559391351

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Shambhala

In The Crystal and the Way of Light, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu examines the spiritual path from the viewpoint of Dzogchen. He discusses the base path and fruit of Dzogchen practice, and describes his education and how he met his principal master who showed him the real meaning of direct introduction to Dzogchen. By interweaving his life story with the teachings,

Overview

In The Crystal and the Way of Light, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu examines the spiritual path from the viewpoint of Dzogchen. He discusses the base path and fruit of Dzogchen practice, and describes his education and how he met his principal master who showed him the real meaning of direct introduction to Dzogchen. By interweaving his life story with the teachings, he both sets Dzogchen in its traditional context and reveals its powerful contemporary relevance. The book is richly illustrated with photos of Buddhist masters, meditational deities, and Dzogchen symbols.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559391351
Publisher:
Shambhala
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,366,541
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Note to the Snow Lion Edition9
The Six Vajra Verses15
1. My Birth, Early Life, and Education; and How I Came to
Meet My Principal Master19
2. An Introductory Perspective: The Dzogchen Teachings and
the Culture of Tibet31
3. How My Master Changchub Dorje Showed Me the Real Meaning
of Direct Introduction35
4. Dzogchen in Relation to the Various Levels of the Buddhist
Path45
5. With My Two Uncles Who Were Dzogchen Masters63
6. The Base103
7. The Path109
8. The Fruit149
Appendix One169
A. Garab Dorje's Three Principles of the Dzogchen Teaching169
B. Key to the Groups of Three in the Dzogchen Teachings170
C. Summary of the Three Methods173
D. Principal Practices of the Three Series176
Appendix Two: Biographical Sketch of the Author181
Appendix Three: Commentary to the Plates187
Notes193
Other Publications by Chögyal NamkhaiNorbu203
The Dzogchen Community206
Index207
Illustrations
Plates
An eighteenth-century crystal polyhedron20
Garab Dorje and Adzam Drugpa75
Thangka showing Padmasambhava with his two principal
consorts76
Detail of the above thangka77
Thangka detail showing Nubchen Sangye Yeshe77
Thangka detail showing Yeshe Tsogyal entrusting terma to
three dakinis and a Naga78
Thangka detail showing Mandarava79
Thangka detail showing one of Padmasambhava's principal
female disciples (probably Kalasiddhi)79
Thangka detail showing the translator Vairocana and his
disciples80
Thangka detail showing Palgi Yeshe81
Thangka detail showing a Heruka appearing to Padmasambhava81
Tibetan thangka showing the groat Fifth Dalai Lama
(1617-82)82
Details from the murals in the Fifth Dalai Lama's secret
temple, Zongdag Lukhang83
A Tibetan monk putting the finishing touches to a statue
of the Tibetan yogi poet Milarepa86
Detail of a thangka showing Milarepa's principal disciple86
His Holiness Tendzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama87
Detail from the Thödgal mural in the Fifth Dalai
Lama's secret temple87
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu practicing88
Line drawings
The Six Vajra Verses16
Tibetan letter A18
Green Tara22
Shenrab Miwo39
Garab Dorje42
Buddha Shakyamuni46
Padmasambhava54
Gum Tragpo55
Simhamuka57
The Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (1284-1339)59
The Fifth Dalai Lama61
A practitioner of the Chöd, practicing in a charnel
ground64
Machig Labdrön66
The Tibetan syllables OM AH HUM95
The Wheel of Existence96
The Sanskrit syllables EVAM121
Guru Amitayus123
Vairochana, the great translator126
The great Dzogchen master Jigmed Lingpa (1729-98)135
The Guardian Ekajati136
The Guardian Dorje Legba137
The Guardian Mahakala138
The Guardian Rahula139
Changchub Dorje, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's principal
master144

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews