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The Buddha Path
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The Buddha Path is a concise practice manual, which provides the key to all of the Sutrayana, Vajrayana and Dzogchen teachings of the Buddha. Through the blessings of the holy Dzogchen Lineage, this... More > sacred book offers clear practice instructions for the beginning student, a lifetime's wealth of profound instructions for the advanced practitioner, and immeasurable benefit to all those who encounter it.< Less
Yogacara Texts: Indo-Tibetan Sources of Dzogchen Mahamudra
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The Yogacara Doctrine teaches one fundamental truth, namely that all beings are Buddha—‘sattva Buddha evam’—or, in other words, all beings are aspects of one all-embracing... More > absolute awareness, were they but to know it. This book sets a context for the study and meditation on ten pivotal texts of Yogacara. The source texts, translated from a practice perspective, derive from the Indo-Tibetan mahasiddha tradition and are presented with an ecumenical approach. As this collection of pithy Yogacara works will readily prove to the reader, the ancient ‘Practice Tradition of the Yogin’ (rnal-bhyor-pa’i sgrub-brgyud) is based on a clearly active realization of the essential nature of mind and consciousness gained through years of intensive examination and reflection. Yogacara approach advocates a dynamic form of meditation that is neither suppressive nor lethargic. The guide to this attainment, the mechanism that sharpens the mind’s penetrative and illuminative qualities, is metaphysical inquiry.< Less
Natural Mind Meditation
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Dzogchen Mahamudra and the Dynamic Awakening of Consciousness: the core practice, the highest approach to immediate enlightenment via the rapid path of Natural Mind Meditation, this text begins at... More > the very beginning while aiming to take the path of Vision through all the stages of higher Development, culminating at the level of No More Seeking. The instruction is clearly based on ancient authoritative tradition, but now at long last taught by a skilled Western expert in the field of spiritual counseling, Buddhist psychotherapy and Mahamudra Meditation, thus making a book that is ideal for the Western reader.
The context for this practice is set within the wider scope of human evolution, its sources in the Ancient Wisdom, and the Wisdom Teachings of the world's great religions.< Less
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Alexander Duncan began his quest for the ultimate spiritual philosophy in 1964, at the age of ten, when his grade 4 teacher called him a "superstitious fool." Over a period of 48 years this... More > quest involved him in everything from astrology to Vodun. Jhana yogi, poet, and financial adviser, Alex gave up Buddhism for five years in reaction to the Buddhist fundamentalism that seems to pervade the West and Asia too, but returned to the faith out of love for the Buddha and his tradition, at significant risk and personal sacrifice. He found the perfection of wisdom in the vow of a bodhisattva and Dzogchen Buddhism. These are his thoughts on the Dharma Transmission to the West. This revised second edition presents more than twice as much material as the first edition.< Less
Seeking the End of Seeking
Is there a distinction between the experience of consciousness and the consciousness of experience? Is there a line that separates the two or are they the very Oneness that is sought after by so... More > many?
In Seeking the End of Seeking, Roy Melvyn examines this and other issues such as:
1. When did I become "me"?
2. How do you locate that which can't be described?
3. How do you know when you are dreaming?
4. By what light is darkness discerned?
Taken from personal journal entries and talks with other curious seekers, the author traverses this landscape with boldness and insight. Students of zen, advaita and dzogchen will want to add this important work to their library.< Less
The Non-Dual Philosophy of Wei Wu Wei
Wei Wu Wei is the great undiscovered treasure in the philosophy of NonDuality.
Wei Wu Wei's influence, while never widespread, has been profound upon many of those who knew him personally: Lama... More > Anagarika Govinda, Dr. Hubert Benoit, John Blofeld, Douglas Harding, Robert Linssen, Arthur Osborne, Robert Powell and Dr. D. T. Suzuki. as well as upon many who have read his works, including Ramesh Balsekar.
His attitude adopted towards his writings is perhaps best indicated by the following quote from an introductory note to 'Open Secret' (Hong Kong University Press, 1965).
“ The writer of these lines has nothing whatsoever to teach anyone; his words are just his contribution to our common discussion of what must inevitably be for us the most important subject which could be discussed by sentient beings."
The articles and extracts herein will provide an excellent introduction to the non-dual point of view of this unique individual.< Less
Four Songs of Non Duality: The Ashtavakra, Avadhut, Ribhu and Bhagavad Gitas
Nonduality is a hard concept to grasp at first.
The most fundamental proposition is that ”I" exist, and all else in the universe is”not I". Our conditioned awareness also... More > expresses itself as a judgmental spectrum with negative at one pole and positive at the other. In other words, our dualistic viewpoint -- which we take for granted -- is at the root of our divisiveness, dissatisfaction, and conflicting values; in short, of our unhappiness.
For millennia, teachers of nonduality have assured us that it is possible to transcend this limitation and thereby live in an awareness of dualities absence, which turns out to be: harmony, contentment and equanimity.
These four texts from the Hindu tradition clearly delineate the One Reality, That-Which-Is.< Less
The Core Teachings of Ramana Maharshi
The philosophy of Advaita or Non Duality has become, along with Buddhism, one of the most popular spiritual paths being pursued by those interested in enlightenment today. During the past three... More > decades, Advaita has become more widely recognized in the West through the ever growing popularity of Ramana Maharshi.
His point of view has for its aim Self-realization. The central path taught in this philosophy is the inquiry into the nature of Self, the content of the notional 'I-thought'.
Carl Jung wrote of Ramana: “Sri Ramana is a true son of the Indian earth. He is genuine and, in addition to that, something quite phenomenal. In India he is the whitest spot in a white space. What we find in the life and teachings of Sri Ramana is the purest of India; with its breath of world-liberated and liberating humanity, it is a chant of millenniums.”
The core of Ramana’s teachings are presented herein; also included are three Ramana classics: Who Am I?, Self Enquiry, and Spiritual Instruction.< Less