Which Of The 17 Dzogchen Tantras Have Been Published?

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Which Of The 17 Dzogchen Tantras Have Been Published?

Postby krodha » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:12 am

Which of the 17 Dzogchen tantras have been translated and published? And if so what books are they available in? Partial or complete(by partial I mean a considerable amount, not an excerpt).

I know some are in the Precious Treasury collection by Longchenpa and #12 is translated by Keith Dowman in his book Old Man Basking In The Sun but does anyone know about any of the others? There's a few titles associated with each listed.

1. Natural Arising of Awareness (rig pa rang shar)
Great Tantra of Self-Arising Awareness (rig pa rang shar chen po'i rgyud)
Rangshar Tantra (rang shar gyi rgyud)

2. Mirror of the Heart of Vajrasattva (rdo rje sems dpa' snying gi me long)

3. Lion's Perfect Expressive Power (seng ge rtsal rdzogs),
Tantra of the Perfected Lion (seng ge rtsal rdzogs kyi rgyud)

4. Absence of Letters (yi ge med pa),
Letterless Tantra and/or Tantra of No Letters (yi ge med pa'i rgyud)

5. Beauteous Good Auspices (bkra shis mdzes ldan),
Tantra of Graceful Auspiciousness (bkra shis mdzes ldan gyi rgyud),
Tantra of Great Auspicious Beauty (bkra shis mdzes ldan chen po'i rgyud)

6. Penetration of Sound (sgra thal 'gyur),
Dra Talgyur Root Tantra (sgra thal 'gyur rtsa ba'i rgyud)

7. Mirror of the Heart of Samantabhadra (kun tu bzang po thugs kyi me long),
Tantra of Samantabhadra's Mind Mirror (kun bzang thugs kyi me long gi rgyud)

8. Blazing Lamp (sgron ma 'bar ba),
Blazing Lamp Tantra and/or Tantra of the Radiant Lamp (sgron ma 'bar ba'i rgyud)

9. Studded Jewels (nor bu bkra bkod),
Array of Fine Gemstones and/or Norbu Trako (nor bu 'phra bkod),
Tantra of Studded Jewels (nor bu phra bkod kyi rgyud)

10. Coalescence of Sun and Moon and/or Union of Sun and Moon (nyi zla kha sbyor),
Tantra of the Union of Sun and Moon (nyi zla kha sbyor gyi rgyud)

11. Pearl Necklace (mu tig phreng ba),
Pearl Garland Tantra (mu tig phreng ba'i rgyud) and/or (mu tig 'phreng ba'i rgyud)

12. Natural Liberation of Awareness (rig pa rang grol),
Tantra of Self-liberated Awareness (rig pa rang grol gyi rgyud)

13. The Six Spheres (klong drug; klong drug pa)
or Sixfold Expanse (klong drug gi rgyud)
or Six Spheres of Samantabhadra (kun tu bzang po klong drug pa'i rgyud)

14. Naturally Born Perfection (rdzogs pa rang byung) and/or Self-Existing Perfection

15. Black Wrathful Goddess (nag mo khros ma); referring to a black form of Vajrayogini (khros ma nag mo)

16. Blazing Relics of the Buddha-Body (sku gdung 'bar ba),
Tantra of Shining Relics (sku gdung 'bar ba'i rgyud)

17. Mound of Gemstones (rin chen spungs),
Tantra of the Jewel Mound and/or Tantra of Piled Gems (rin chen spungs pa'i rgyud)

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Re: Which Of The 17 Dzogchen Tantras Have Been Published?

Postby heart » Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:47 pm

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Postby Sönam » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:21 pm

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Postby udawa » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:35 pm

10. Coalescence of Sun and Moon and/or Union of Sun and Moon (nyi zla kha sbyor),
Tantra of the Union of Sun and Moon (nyi zla kha sbyor gyi rgyud)

I think I'm right in saying that part of 10 has been translated into English by Giacomella Orofino, as The Tantra of the Great Secret Union of the Sun and Moon in the book 'Sacred Tibetan Teachings On Death and Liberation, Prism Press 1999.

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Postby Pero » Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:57 pm

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Postby udawa » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:21 am

Edwards: You are a philosopher. Dr Johnson: I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher; but, I don't know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in.

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Postby udawa » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:38 am

Edwards: You are a philosopher. Dr Johnson: I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher; but, I don't know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in.

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Re: Which Of The 17 Dzogchen Tantras Have Been Published?

Postby Anubodha » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:34 am

There is also a nice translation of a chapter of the Lion's Perfected Display (Senge rtsal rdzogs) by Janet Gyatso in Buddhist Scriptures, pp. 488-494, ed. by D. Lopez.

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Postby Pero » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:15 pm

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Postby Bj Lhundrup » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:07 pm

So has anyone seen a Tibetan printing of just the 17 root tantras together. Not Tarthang Rinpoche's though because its got mistakes and not so good paper. I'll be useing for Zung-juk so we need a good printer version. Other wise I have to go through the Gyud-bum and pull them all out.

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Postby Yudron » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:14 pm

Jim Valby was kind enough to send me a CD of the 17 main Dzogchen tantras input into Wylie. My intention is to eventually use Tibet doc to change them into u-chen. I have not proofed any against the original yet.

I really appreciate his generosity.
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Re: Which Of The 17 Dzogchen Tantras Have Been Published?

Postby Yudron » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:45 pm

I salute your noble intention!

I think I have only the Derge edition, so it is good to know I need to collect the other two. My only experience with the NGB was trying to look at one of the tantras associated with the spyi ti, which I found to be very illegible. But my reading level is low, so I can imagined that fluent people could figure it out better.
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Postby Pero » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:53 pm

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Postby Pero » Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:02 pm

What are the equivalents BTW?
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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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