This book is a rich collection of precious teachings given by the renowned Dzogchen master Chögyal Namkhai Norbu to his students around the world in order to benefit their understanding of the Dzogchen tradition and its value in the modern world.
Dzogchen, or the path of Total Perfection, is the essence of Tibetan Buddhism; it is not a religion, tradition, or philosophy. As Chogyal Namkhai Norbu says, "Dzogchen is the path of self-liberation that enables one to discover one's true nature. Dzogchen is the reality of our true condition, not only the name of a teaching. Dzogchen is our own totally self-perfected state. In Dzogchen, the teacher gives you methods for discovering that true condition."
Through these concise, clear, direct, and precise explanations and instructions not available elsewhere, Namkhai Norbu makes these profound teachings accessible to everyone. All the chapters contain beneficial instructions for both beginning and advanced students regardless of which tradition they may follow, and insights into the genuine meaning of important subjects related to Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen.
“Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche is one of the greatest Tibetan meditation masters and scholars teaching in the West today.”–Lama Surya Das
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chogyal Namkhai Norbu is a Tibetan master of the Dzogchen tradition. He is a professor at the Oriental Institute of the University of Naples, Italy, and the author of many books, including The Crystal and the Way of Light, The Supreme Source, and Dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State. He lives near Naples, Italy.
Chapter I: Discovering Our Real Nature
Chapter 2: The Real Condition of All Phenomena
Chapter 3: The Difference between Sutra and Tantra
Chapter 4: The Meaning ofVajra
Chapter 5: Dzogchen-The Path of Self-Liberation
Chapter 6: The Base in Dzogchen
Chapter 7: Invocation of Samantabhadra
Chapter 8: Contemplation in Dzogchen
Chapter 9: Introduction and Knowledge in Tregchod
Chapter 10: Dzogchen Longde
Chapter II: Terma Teachings-Refreshing the Transmission
Chapter 12:Yantra Yoga
Chapter 13:The Three Sacred Principles
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