Sunday, September 12, 2010
Ancient Wisdom - Nyingma Teachings on Dream Yoga
Guidelines for calm abiding and insight meditation are presented in this book from the Dzogchen perspective. Practices for bringing the daily experiences of pleasure and pain into the spiritual path are presented in the section on transformation. Finally, the teachings on dream yoga guide the practitioner in the conscious control of the dream state, as well as after death.
Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light - Namkhai Norbu
Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche is one of the greatest Tibetan meditation masters and scholars teaching in the West today. His luminous Dream Yoga teachings are invaluable for anyone interested in Buddhist practices and views on dreaming and the afterlife. These profound and liberating wisdom teachings from the ancient Dzogchen tradition of Tibet provide new perspectives on this life, on the nature of reality, and the nature of consciousness and mind.
Dreamworlds of Shamanism - Angela Sumeqi
Dreamworlds of Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism explores the fertile interaction of Buddhism, shamanism, and Tibetan culture with the subject of dreaming.
The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep - Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
"If we cannot carry our practice into sleep," Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche writes, "if we lose ourselves every night, what chance do we have to be aware when death comes? Look to your experience in dreams to know how you will fare in death. Look to your experience of sleep to discover whether or not you are truly awake."
The yogas of dream and sleep are used in the Bon and Buddhist traditions of Tibet to attain liberation.
Included are detailed instructions for the dream yoga including foundational practices done during the day. Dream practices are followed by sleep yoga, also known as the yoga of clear light. It is considered a more advanced practice to stay aware during deep sleep. Most Westerners do not even entertain this as a possibility.
Tibetan Dream Yoga Study Guide - Lama Surya Das
In the secret teachings of ancient Tibet, the dream state is known as "Fourth Time", a malleable realm where the past, present, and future meet. It was here that the first meditation masters of Tibet developed a way to speed their progress through the stages of enlightenment -- while they were asleep. On Tibetan Dream Yoga, respected meditation teacher Lama Surya Das teaches you these exercises to awaken fully within the fabric of your dreams -- plus specific yogic dreaming techniques to enhance creativity, overcome deep-rooted fears, and free yourself from harmful habits in your waking life.
BOOKS ON DZOGCHEN:
A Short Exposition on the Base, The Path and The Fruit in Bon Dzogchen Teachings
Eye of the Storm - Vairotsana's Five Original Transmissions
The five texts translated from Tibetan in this book are considered the first transmission of Dzogchen Ati to Tibet. They constitute the root and essence of Dzogchen in Tibet - basic, raw Dzogchen precepts, appropriately styled "radical Dzogchen". Includes: the Cuckoo's Song of Gnosis, Radical Creativity, the Great Garuda in Flight, Pure Golden Ore, and the Eternal Victory Banner.
Old Man Basking in the Sun - Longchenpa
A new translation and commentary by Keith Dowman on Longchenpa's Treasury of Natural Perfection. Dzogchen is the apotheosis of Tibetan Buddhism and Longchenpa is the pre-eminent master of Dzogchen and one of Tibet's greatest mystical poets. The verses of his Treasury of Natural Perfection (Gnas lugs mdzod) encompasses and epitomizes the radical precepts of Dzogchen while his auto commentary elaborates their meaning through a concise prose paraphrase and illustrative quotations from the Collection of Tantras of the Ancients (Rnying ma rgyud 'bum).
Precious Treasury Of The Way Of Abiding - Longchenpa
One of Longchen Rabjam's "Seven Treasuries", this is a treatise on the four great samayas of dzogchen: ineffability, openness, spontaneous presence and oneness. This book contains the original Tibetan of the root text and autocommentary, with extensive quotations from Dzogchen tantras and masters such as Garab Dorje, Nagarjuna, and Padmasambhava.
You Are the Eyes of the World - Longchenpa
An introduction to the Dzogchen teachings by one of the greatest Nyingma masters, demonstrating how everyday experience is in actuality nothing more than the dance of awareness.