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an odd boy - volume four [paperback] By Doc Togden
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Volume four of an odd boy begins in Bristol, England, and ends in Heights Café in Brooklyn, New York. The author conjoins the cerebrally rarified Claudette Gascoign and joins a household with... More > her three friends—music and drama students—and explores Jazz-Classical fusion – for three years, returning to the lost time of the late ’60s. He finds a superlative mentor in Derek Crowe and is facilitated to create his own BA degree curriculum. At the end of his sojourn at Bristol Art School, he finds himself at the crossroads again. He takes to the road – this time bound for the Himalayas. After a hiatus of thirty years the road brings him back – almost to where he began. He encounters Maxwell Jefferson, a Blues bass player and member of the Federation of Black Cowboys. Their meeting marks the end of a journey, a coming-home, the culmination of a vision, and the start of an adventure that has no end. Welcome home.< Less
Revêtir le Corps de Visions By Ngakpa Chögyam
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Ngakpa Chögyam Rinpoche nous introduit à la pratique des Tantras intérieurs avec pédagogie et dans un français contemporain. Il nous explique comment... More > fonctionnent les méthodes visionnaires du Tantra, et ce depuis la erspective radicale du Dzogchen. Il nous fait vivre le mouvement des trois sphères de l’être et la danse de la passion spacieuse avec l’espace passionné. Il nous plonge dans l’essence même du paradigme Tantrique : la relation avec la maître vajra, la nature iridescente de la transmission, et le feu on-duel de la transmission de pouvoir.< Less
Illusory Advice By Ngakma Nor'dzin Ngakpa 'ö-Dzin
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Illusory Advice is an anthology of lively email discussions between two Western-born Buddhist teachers and their students. The questions and replies cover a wide range of topics—to which the... More > Buddhist view is applied with directness, subtlety, and humour—such as: family life; interpersonal difficulties; and, the student-teacher relationship. Ngakma Nor’dzin and Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin are a married teaching-couple of the Aro gTér Lineage of the Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. They are ordained representatives of the ancient non-monastic tradition of Vajrayana, in which every-day life circumstances and individual-personality are embraced as the path of transformation.< Less
The Legendary Rabbit of Death - volume two [paperback] By Ræchel Togden
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The Rabbit of Death who lives in the Cave of Everlasting Terror, is a kind rabbit who enjoys helping rabbits in need of change. The ways in which he helps are always strange and unexpected: he... More > enables Byron to appreciate the vlaue of his third ear and discover poetry; helps Huberta with her weight problem in a radically unconventional manner; and finally, cures Norbert of naughtiness without crimping his style. Ræchel's wierd tales purvey a heart-warming message: Everyone has an individual genius that can be drawn out under the right circumstances.< Less
Aro tsog 'khorlo text (public) [booklet] By Aro Lineage
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Tsog’khorlo of Seed Syllables from the dag-ngang gTérma of Khyungchen Aro Lingma with commentaries composed for sequential individual oration by Ngak’chang Rinpoche & Khandro... More > Déchen< Less
Aro practice book (public) [booklet] By Aro Lineage
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The practice book of the Aro gTér Lineage from the pure vision gTérma of Khyungchen Aro Lingma, Düd’jom gTér, ’Khordong gTér, and other sources.
an odd boy - volume three [paperback] By Doc Togden
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Volume Three of an odd boy tells of the foundation course at Farnham Art School from ’70 to ’72. At Hatch Mill—the warren of wonders—the author steps out of time into a world... More > of creative camaraderie where every meeting is a scene from a surrealist play. ’72 marked the end of the ’60s gestalt. Before the final curtain call however, a tumult of bizarre scenes tumble across the panchromatic stage: strange liaisons with transient heroes and heroines of the lost time; the Farnham Blues Festival; and, ‘the religion of Art’ entwined with burlesque love stories. He meets with Liverpool Poets – Adrian Henry and Roger McGough. Poetry and oil painting co-mingle with loves won and lost. He finds himself—for a bare month—as a rising star on the British Blues scene – but with the death of Jimi Hendrix, it’s the end of an era. He steps off the stage, takes to the road – and arrives, ironically, at the ever-familiar crossroads.< Less
The Book of Robert By Doc & Caroline Togden
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Composed and illustrated by Robert’s family and closest friends – this is a personal book. We are all unique - but those who counted Robert as a friend agree that he deserved the... More > description more than most: in distinct and different ways. His personality contained delightful and surprising contradictions: he took life seriously and humorously – affectionately and satirically. Those who knew him were proud to call him their friend – and it is hoped that this book, limited as it is, will serve as a reminder of a hero, biker, artist, musician, wit, kind-hearted practical joker, and committed Buddhist whose name was Düd’dül Dorje. What would he have achieved had he lived a fill life-span? All that can be said is that he would have been a valued friend, an association to cherish, and a person to respect and admire.< Less
The Legendary Rabbit of Death - volume one [paperback] By Ræchel Togden
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The Rabbit of Death lives in the ‘Cave of Everlasting Terror’. He rides out each day on his huge motorcycle to bring humorous chaos to the lives of rabbits in need of change. They greet... More > him with trepidation, as he can be gruff and strange - but he is a kindly figure, even though he has a strange and startling way of helping. The rabbits he helps, join him in his mysterious world becoming the Rabbits of: Peace, Special Powers, Rainbows and Flyingness. But there are villains in the small Welsh rabbit town - the horrible chain-smoking rats Morgoth and Sowgoth Gizzardswill. The Rabbit of Death has to deal with them. These stories overflow with humour, word-play, and weird surprises. They carry a heart-warming message: everyone has skills and qualities that can be developed. Anyone can learn to become kind, creative, happy, and exciting.< Less
an odd boy - volume two [paperback] By Doc Togden
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The peak of the British Blues Boom - and Savage Cabbage the band who could have rivalled Cream. At their height they were billed with Rory Gallagher's Taste at 'Colonel Barefoot's Rock Garden' where... More > psychedelic lyrics and electric blues ignited the night. The arts became rampant street-culture - roaring like wildfire from '68 to '70: Doc's exotic final school years. A tragic chaotic emotional hiatus thrusts him choicelessly on stage alone, as a weird solo-Bluesman with a maniacal talk-in. He meets John Martyn, Jo Ann Kelly, and Mike Cooper. Art School looms and Doc finds himself standing alone with his Blues harp and faux-resophonic guitar - waiting for Papa Legba at yet another crossroads ... "Deeply touched by what you wrote" — John Martyn Praise for Volume one: "One spectacular sentence after another - a delight to read" — Deborah Magone "The taste of some exotic food on the tip of the tongue - unsure of what it is you like - but you must try more and more ..." — Colin J. Tozer< Less