Dzogchen Bibliography

Note: This list is neither up to date nor complete. It simply shows the books I have read and used in preparing these pages. Also, some works do not deal exclusively with Dzogchen, but they have been included with reason.

  1. Allione, Tsultrim. Women of Wisdom. London: Arkana, 1986.

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  3. Baker, Ian A. The Dalai Lama's Secret Temple: Tantric Wall Paintings from Tibet. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2000.

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  5. Chang, Garma C.C. The Six Yogas of Naropa and Teachings on Mahamudra. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 1977.
  6. Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. The Union of Mahamudra & Dzogchen. Kathmandu, Nepal: Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1994.
  7. Cozort, Daniel. Highest Yoga Tantra: Esoteric Buddhism of Tibet. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 1986.

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  9. Dowman, Keith. The Divine Madman: The Sublime Life and Songs of Drukpa Kunley. London: Rider & Company, 1980.
  10. Dowman, Keith. The Three Incisive Precepts of Garab Dorje. Kathmandu: Diamond Snow Publications, 1982.
  11. Dowman, Keith. Sky Dancer: The Secret Life and Songs of Lady Yeshe Tsogyal. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1984.
  12. Dowman, Keith. Masters of Mahamudra: Songs and Histories of the 84 Buddhist Siddhas. Albany, NY: SUNY, 1985.
  13. Dowman, Keith. Masters of Enchantment: Lives and Legends of the Mahasiddhas. Rochester: Inner Traditions, 1988.
  14. Dowman, Keith. The Flight of the Garuda: Teachings of the Dzokchen Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1994.

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  16. Evans-Wentz, W.Y. The Tibetan Book of the Dead (1927). New York: Oxford UP, 1960.

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  18. Fremantle, Francesca, & Chögyam Trungpa. The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo. Boston: Shambhala, 1975.

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  20. Guenther, Herbert V. The Teachings of Padmasambhava. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 1996.
  21. Guenther, Herbert V. (ed.). Wholeness Lost And Wholeness Regained: Forgotten Tales of Individuation from Ancient Tibet. New York: SUNY, 1994.
  22. Guenther, Herbert V. From Reductionism to Creativity: rDzogs-chen and the New Sciences of Mind. Boston: Shambhala, 1989.
  23. Guenther, Herbert V. The Tantric View of Life. Boston: Shambhala, 1976.
  24. Gyatrul Rinpoche. Ancient Wisdom: Nyingma Teachings of Dream Yoga, Meditation and Transformation (translations by B. Alan Wallace and Sangye Khandro). Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1993.
  25. Gyatrul Rinpoche. Natural Liberation: Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six Bardos (translated by B. Alan Wallace). Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1998.
  26. Gyatso, Janet. Apparitions of the Self: The Secret Autobiographies of a Tibetan Visionary. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1998.

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  28. Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye. Myriad Worlds: Buddhist Cosmology in Abhidharma, Kalacakra, and Dzog-Chen. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1995.
  29. Jigme Lingpa. The Dzogchen Innermost Essence Preliminary Practice (Tib., Klong-chen sNying-Thig sngon-'gro). Dharamsala, India: LTWA, 1989. (2nd rev.ed.)
  30. Jigme Lingpa. Nying Tig or The Innermost Essence (Tib., Klong-chen sNyingThig). Amsterdam, NL: De Kosmos, 1984.

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  32. Karmay, S. A. Discussion on the Doctrinal Position of rDzogs chen from the 10th to 13th centuries. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill, 1975.
  33. Karmay, S.G. Secret Visions of the Fifth Dalai Lama.
  34. Kelsang Gyatso, Geshe. Essence of Vajrayana: The Highest Yoga Tantra Practice of Heruka Body Mandala. Tharpa Publications, 1997.
  35. Kelsang Gyatso, Geshe. Guide to Dakini Land: The Highest Yoga Tantra Practice of Buddha Vajrayogini. Tharpa Publications, 1996.
  36. Khetsun Sangpo Rinbochay. Tantric Practice In Nying-Ma: Oral Commentary on Patrul Rinpoche's Kunzang Lamai Shelung (Tib., "Words of My Perfect Teacher"). Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1986.

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  38. Lauf, D. I. Secret Doctrines of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Boston: Shambhala, 1977.
  39. Lhalungpa, L.P. trans. Mahamudra: Quintessence of Mind and Meditation. Boston: Shambhala, 1986.
  40. Longchen Rabjam. The Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding. Translated by Richard Barron. Junction City, CA: Padma Publishing, 1998.
  41. Longchenpa. You Are the Eyes of the World (Tib., kun-byed rGyal-po). Translated by K. Lippman and M. Peterson. Novato, CA: Lotsawa, 1987.
  42. Longchenpa. Buddha Mind: An Anthology of Longchen Rabjam's Writings on Dzogpa Chenpo. Translated by Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, edited by Harold Talbott. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 1989.
  43. Longchenpa. Kindly Bent To Ease Us. Translated by Herbert V. Guenther. (3 Vols.) Berkeley, CA: Dharma Publications, 1975-76.

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  45. Namdak, Lopon Tenzin. Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen’s Heart Drops of the Dharmakaya: Dzogchen Practice of the Bön Tradition. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 1993.
  46. Norbu, Namkhai. The Necklace of Gzi: A Cultural History of Tibet. Dharamsala, India: IOHH, 1981
  47. Norbu, Namkhai. The Mirror: Advice on Presence and Awareness. Arcidosso, Italy: Shang Shung Edizioni, 1983. [Note: this text is also contained in Shane. The Crystal]
  48. Norbu, Namkhai. Dzog Chen and Zen. Nevada City, CA: Blue Dolphin Publishing, 1986.
  49. Norbu, Namkhai. The Cycle of Day and Night: An Essential Tibetan Text on the Practice of Contemplation. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Press, 1987.
  50. Norbu, Namkhai. Dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State. Ithaka, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 1996. (earlier publication: London: Arkana, 1989)
  51. Norbu, Namkhai. Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 1992.
  52. Norbu, Namkhai, K. Lipman and B. Simmons (trans.). Primordial Experience: An Introduction to rDzogs chen Meditation (rDo la gser zhun) by Manjusrimita. Boston: Shambhala, 1987.
  53. Norbu, Namkhai, Adriano Clemente. The Supreme Source. The Fundamental Tantra of the Dzogchen Semde: Kunjed Gyalpo. Ithaca, NY.: Snow Lion, 1999.

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  55. Patrul Rinpoche. The Words of My Perfect Teacher. Translated by the Padmakara Translation Group. Revised Edition. Boston: Shambhala, 1998.

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  57. Rangdrol, Tsele Natsok. Lamp of Mahamudra (17th cent.). Boston: Shambhala, 1989.
  58. Reynolds, John Myrdhin (trans., ed.). Self-Liberation Through Seeing with Naked Awareness (Tib., Rig-pa ngo-sprod gcer-mthong rang-grol). Barrytown, NY: Station Hill, 1989.
  59. Reynolds, John Myrdhin (trans., ed.). The Golden Letters: the Three Statements of Garab Dorje, the first teacher of Dzogchen. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1996.
  60. Rossi, Donatella. The Philosophical View of the Great Perfection in the Tibetan Bon Religion. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1999.

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  62. Samten Lingpa. The Lives and Liberation of Princess Mandarava
  63. Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol. The Life of Shabkar: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin. Translated by Matthieu Ricard. Albany, NY. SUNY, 1994.
  64. Shane, John (ed.). The Crystal and the Way of Light: Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen - The Teachings of Namkhai Norbu. New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986.
  65. Sparham, Gareth, & Khamtul Rinpoche. Dzog Chen Meditation. Delhi: Sri Satguru, 1994.
  66. Surya Das, Lama (trans.). Natural Great Perfection: Dzogchen Teachings and Vajra Songs. (a compilation of writings and teachings of Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche). Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1995.

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  68. Thondup, Tulku. (ed.) Buddha Mind: An Anthology of Longchenpa's Writings on Dzogpa Chenpo. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 1989.
  69. Thondup Rinpoche, Tulku. Hidden Teachings of Tibet: An Explanation of the Terma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Boston, Massachusetts: Wisdom Publications, 1986. 1997.
  70. Thurman, Robert A. F. (trans.). The Tibetan Book of the Dead. New York: Bantam, 1994.
  71. Tsogyal, Yeshe. The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava (Padma bKa'-thang Shel-brag-ma). 2 Vols. Berkeley, CA: Dharma Publications, 1978.
  72. Tsogyal, Yeshe. The Lotus-Born. The Life Story of Padmasambhava (Padma bKa'-thang Sanglingma). Boston: Shambhala, 1993.
  73. Tulku, Tarthang. trans. Mother of Knowledge: The Enlightenment of Ye-shes mTsho-rgyal. Berkeley, CA: Dharma Publications, 1983.

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  75. Wangyal, Tenzin. Wonders of the Natural Mind: The Essence of Dzogchen in the Native Bon Tradition of Tibet. Barrytown, New York: Station Hill, 1993.

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  77. Zangpo, Tsering Lama Jampal. A Garland of Immortal Wish-fulfilling Trees: The Palyul Tradition of Nyingmapa. Ithaka, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 1988.