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Heart Drops of Dharmakaya - Dzogchen Practice of the Bon Tradition

Gyaltsen, Shardza Tashi

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ISBN 10: 1559390123 / ISBN 13: 9781559390125
Published by Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 1993
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Title: Heart Drops of Dharmakaya - Dzogchen ...

Publisher: Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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A complete Dzogchen meditation manual from the oldest Tibetan tradition.

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Here for the first time in English is a complete Dzogchen meditation manual from the ancient religious tradition of Tibet known as Bon. The Kunzang Nying-tig by Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen is a powerful and practical instructional text which cuts to the heart of Dzogchen meditation. Dzogchen is regarded by Bonpos as the highest and most esoteric religious practice.

Written in the style of personal instruction from Shardza to his students, the manual is supplemented with a commentary by Lopon Tenzin Namdak, who is himself an acknowledged master of Dzogchen. The translation was carried out by Lopon in the course of teaching the text to Western students at his monastery in the Kathmandu Valley.

The book has four parts: preliminary practices, the practice of trekcho, the practice of togel, and bardo and phowa practices. Also included are a discussion of the rainbow body, a short history of Bon, and biographies of the authors.

Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen (1859-1935) was born in the Kham region of Tibet. An unusually gifted child, he became a monk at age nine. At thirty-four, he retired to a mountain hermitage where he passed the rest of his life in retreat- meditating, writing and teaching students from both Buddhist and Bonpo backgrounds.

Lopon Tenzin Namdak was born in 1926 in Eastern Tibet. He is the founder and Master of Studies of the Bonpo monastic colleges at Dolanji, India and Kathmandu, Nepal.

"This is one of the most important books in Dzogchen as demonstrated by the author, Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen, who attained the rainbow body. My kind root master, Lopon Rinpoche's clear and direct commentary elucidates all the major points of this essential text."--Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, author of Tibetan Yogas of Dream & Sleep.

"For most readers, this book will serve as the first "insider" introduction to Bon, the indigenous spiritual tradition of Tibet- we have in Heart Drops an inspiring text that no doubt will help to vindicate Bon as an indispensable source of Dzogchen teachings."--Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

"Written in the direct, personal, and meaningful style of instructor to student...enthusiastically recommended reading."--Wisconsin Bookwatch

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