Dzogchen in English

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Dzogchen in English

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:58 am

This might be a stupid question, but it is a sincere one. Is there anything like a complete, accurate presentation of Dzogchen available in English?
Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:48 am

Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby dakini_boi » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:00 am

Probably the best 2 intro books are Dzogchen the Self Perfected State and The Crystal and the Way of Light, both by Namkhai Norbu. The great news is, if after these books you find you would like to practice Dzogchen, the author teaches frequently all around the world, and most of his teachings are broadcast freely online.

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:14 am

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Postby Yudron » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:25 am

There actually is a kind of huge textbook, or encyclopedia, of the Nyingma tradition, comprised of many volumes, that is being translated mainly by Lama Ngawang Zangpo (with some parts being tackled by Gyurme Dorje). This is a 19th century publication written by Choying Topden Dorje for the benefit of the ngakpa community in Repkong. This project was initiated by Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, long ago, and will also include a new Tibetan edition ( Alak Zenkar Rinpoche is very involved in that.) It’s called the Do Gyud Dzod –the Treasury of Sutra and Tantra. It definitely will have a clear and organized thorough presentation of Dzogchen. It looks like volumes may come out one at a time like the other big Tsadra project, the Treasury of Knowledge.

The scholars tell me there really is nothing else like it. I really look forward to it.
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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby simhanada » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:05 am

There is Namkhai Norbu's Santi Maha Sangha texts, beginning with the Precious Vase. The Precious Vase is available to anyone that has had transmission from him but the subsequent texts you need to of passed the necessary SMS Level tests.

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby Malcolm » Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:19 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:00 pm

Through Dzogchen we can really understand what God is and we don’t have to worry if there is a God or not. God always exists as our real nature, the base, for everybody. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:12 pm

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby Malcolm » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:24 pm





འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


Free of hope and fear, relax.
Human life spent in
a state of great spaciousness is enjoyable.


— Kunzang Dechen Lingpa

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Postby username » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:39 pm

Dzogchen masters I know say: 1)Buddhist religion essence is Dzogchen 2)Religions are positive by intent/fruit 3)Any method's OK unless: breaking Dzogchen vows, mixed as syncretic (Milanese Soup) 4)Don't join mandalas of opponents of Dalai Lama/Padmasambhava: False Deity inventors by encouraging victims 5)Don't debate Ati with others 6)Don't discuss Ati practices online 7) A master told his old disciple: no one's to discuss his teaching with some others on a former forum nor mention him. Publicity's OK, questions are asked from masters/set teachers in person/email/non-public forums~Best wishes

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby Mariusz » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:40 pm

There are many genuine Nyinthig guidance books of Dzogchen:

-as Ngetön Tenzin Zangpo’s The Excellent Chariot,
issues from this unbroken lineage. As one of the most beautiful and lucid
explanations of the Heart Essence of the Dakinis, it provides invaluable
guidance for practitioners of the Dzogchen teachings.
Ngondro and Khorde Rushen are available in internet, translated by Cortland Dahl
-as Kunzang Gongpa Kundu guidance book composed by Terdak lingpa, but for step-by-step practitioners of Dzogchen from Pema Lingpa in yeshekhorlo

Just start the practice and you receive these books

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:29 pm

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Postby Sally Gross » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:14 pm

Dukkham eva hi, na koci dukkhito,
kaarako na, kiriyaa va vijjati,
atthi nibbuti, na nibbuto pumaa,
maggam atthi, gamako na vijjati


Suffering there certainly is, but no sufferer,
no doer, though certainly the deed is found.
peace is achieved, but no-one's appeased,
the way is walked, but no walker's to be found.

- Visuddhimagga XVI, 90

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Re: Dzogchen in English

Postby Sönam » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:16 pm

By understanding everything you perceive from the perspective of the view, you are freed from the constraints of philosophical beliefs.
By understanding that any and all mental activity is meditation, you are freed from arbitrary divisions between formal sessions and postmeditation activity.
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