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Daseinsbewegung By Khandro Déchen
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Khandro Déchen Tsédrüp Rolpa'i Yeshé is a Nyingma Lama who teaches in the Dzogchen lineage of Aro Lingma. Her clear, direct and detailed handbook of sKu-mNyé (kum... More > nye) enables one to enter the dimension of energy revealed through Dzogchen longdé, the series of space. 35 elemental exercises cover 7 dynamic movements from each series of symbolic animals: lion, vulture, tiger, eagle, and garuda. Aro sKu-mNyé can be practised by almost anyone as the forms range from simple to challenging, from mild to strongly aerobic. The theoretical background to the exercises is explained in simple contemporary English, which is accessible to those with no experience of Vajrayana Buddhism, yet will be of value and interest to those who have practised intensively and studied the tradition in depth. The exercises are finely illustrated by Pauline Williams in a western life-drawing style that portrays real-life practitioners rather than perfect iconographic bodies of yogis and yoginis.< Less
Shock Amazement By Khandro Déchen Ngakpa Chögyam
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Dzogchen is the primordial state of the individual. It is beyond limitations. Dzogchen is free of magical, religious, philosophical, or political conditioning. It is non-liturgical, non-ritual,... More > direct, and symbolically minimal. Dzogchen is the heart and mind of Nyingma - and yet it has been practised by Lamas of all Vajrayana schools and traditions. 'Shock Amazement' describes the core practice of Sem-dé: the direct mode of recognising the nature of Mind. It does so in creative, contemporary language: free of dense philosophical complexities, eulogisms, or tautology. The authors, as the Lineage Holders of the treasure teachings of Aro Lingma, are uniquely placed to describe what is 'shocking' and 'amazing' in gaining direct access to the nondual state.< Less
An Odd Boy - Volume One By Doc Togden
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Volume one of an odd boy is a memoire of an eccentric aficionado of Bach and Blues, poetry and painting. A portrait of the artist as a lad, set in the experimental cultural ferment of the late 1960s.... More > It is a coming-of-age adventure, both surreal and innocent, humorous and poignant, depicting an era when the Arts set a generation’s imagination on fire. The author’s life is a rare roulette wheel of childhood wonder and tragic debacles; a debilitating stammer and a powerful singing voice; bad luck and fierce good fortune. At 16 he’s travelled far in human experience from the midnight expedition he made to the crossroads at the age of 12.< Less
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