Wonders of the Natural Mind

Wonders of the Natural Mind

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Author: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Publisher: New Age Books
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 224
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178221918

Description

Presenting Dzogchen in this direct way should be helpful to beginners and advanced practitioners alike. For beginners it should be useful because it does not depend on detailed knowledge of the tradition and vocabulary, but for advanced practitioners it should be useful too. Persons familiar with many texts and traditions may find it of value to have a succinct summary of the essential points of Dzogchen giving a synoptic overview of the tradition and its structure.

Although the Dzogchen teachings are principally familiar to Westerners through the teachings of the Nyingma school, they also survive in the ancient Bon religion of Tibet.

Wonders of the Natural Mind presents the Dzogchen teachings based on the Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyud, the fundamental Bon text, summarizing the main points of Dzogchen and explaining its relation to the various systems of Bon teaching.

In offering these teachings, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche provides the reader with a vivid and engaging portrait of Bon culture as he inter weaves the teachings with is personal story and reflections of the practice of Dzogchen in the West.

REVIEW

This book will be of great help of readers wishing to find a clear explanation of the Bon tradition, especially with regard to its presentation of the teachings of Dzogchen.
-H H The Dalai Lama

Contents

Foreword by H H the Dali Lama

Letter from HH Lungtog Tenpai Nyima

Preface

My Life and Experiences of the Teaching
Tonpa Shenrab Miwoche and the History of Bon
The Bon Doctrine
Bonpo Dzogchen
How and Why to Practice
Zhine: Calm Abiding in Tranquility
Nyamshag: Contemplation
Integration
Kunzhi: The Base of Everything
Ma: The Mother
Bu: The Son
Tsal: Energy
Od-nga: The Five Pure Lights
Trikaya: The Three Dimensions
Trekcho and Thogel
Sutra and Dzogchen
Bardo: Death and Other Intermediate States

Appendices

I: The First Cycle: The Nine Ways

II: The Second Cycle:
The Four Portals and the Fifth, the Treasury

II: Concerning the Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyud
Glossary of Names
Glossary of Terms

Sources of Quotations