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The Practice of Dzogchen by Longchenpa

The Practice of Dzogchen

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The Practice of Dzogchen by Longchenpa
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Oct 28, 2014 | ISBN 9781559394345

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“A treasure trove for all who aspire to have a deeper understanding of the unsurpassable tantra teachings. Now with the revised and expanded edition of this timeless classic—a must-read for all students of Buddhadharma who wish to study, understand, and practice the precious Great Completion—these invaluable teachings are further enriched. The peerless teachings of the Omniscient Longchenpa, who was Manjushri in person, and the masterful and insightful translation of Tulku Thondup give us fortunate students a masterpiece that illumines the quintessential, profound teachings of Dzogpa Chenpo.”
—Mindrolling Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche, author of This Precious Life

“Tulku Thondup Rinpoche has performed a service of inestimable value for all serious students of Buddhist thought. One of Tibet’s greatest philosopher-sages, Longchen Rabjampa, is here made accessible to the specialist and interested nonspecialist in a manner that is authoritative, comprehensive, and clear. This book fills a major gap.” —Matthew Kapstein, author of The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism

“Attainment of buddhahood is not about getting somewhere else or transforming ourselves into something else. Rather, it is about realizing and perfecting the fully awakened nature of our own mind. This nature cannot be attained by holding on to something tightly or seeking something externally but only by awakening the openness nature, the intrinsic awareness, of our own mind itself, as it is.”—Tulku Thondup, from the Preface to the Revised Edition

Table Of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
PART ONE: DZOGCHEN IN CONTEXT
1. Introduction
2. The Three Outer Tantras
3. The Three Inner Tantras
4. Three Divisions of Atiyoga
5. Dzogpa Chenpo and Other Yānas and Traditions
6. Excerpts from the Lives of Dzogpa Chenpo Masters to Illustrate the Ways of Training in Dzogpa Chenpo
PART TWO: THE LIFE OF LONGCHENPA
7. The Life of Kunkhyen Longchen Rabjam
PART THREE: SELECTED WRITINGS OF LONGCHEN RABJAM
8. Summary of the Selections
9. Counsel for Liberation: An Exhortation to Pursue Virtuous Secular and Dharma Trainings in Order to Practice Dzogpa Chenpo
10. How Samsara and Nirvana Originate from the Basis as the Appearances of the Basis According to the Innermost Dzogpa
Chenpo Teachings
11. Karma of Samsaric Deeds, the Cause of Beings’ Wandering in Delusory Samsara
12. Karma of Liberative Virtues, the Means of Liberation from Samsara
13. Philosophical View of Phenomenal Existents
14. Meditation on the Meaning of the View
15. Twenty-seven Courses of Training in Dzogpa Chenpo
16. Naturally Liberated Mind, the Great Perfection
17. Instructions on the Meditation on Naturally Liberated Mind, the Great Perfection
18. The Trainings and Attainments of the Five Paths of Mahayana
19. The Trainings and Attainments of the Paths and Stages of Tantra
20. Attainment of the Paths, Stages, and Visions of Dzogpa Chenpo
21. Attainment of the Result, the Buddha Bodies and Primordial Wisdoms of Buddhahood in Mahayana Sutras and Tantras
22. The Buddha Bodies and Primordial Wisdoms in Dzogpa Chenpo
Notes
Bibliography of Works Cited
Index

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