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.

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  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.