The Flight of the Garuda: The Dzogchen Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism (Second Edition)

By: Keith Dowman

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Dzogchen, a tradition of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, is considered by many to be an extremely powerful path to enlightenment. This ground-breaking book offers translations of four sacred texts of the Dzogchen tradition: Secret Instruction in a Garland of Vision, The Flight of the Garuda, Emptying the Depths of Hell, and the Wish-Granting Prayer of Kuntu Zangpo. With an informative introduction by the translator, Flight of the Garuda is an invaluable resource for both practice and scholarship. Flight of the Garuda conveys the heart advice of one of the most beloved nonsectarian masters of Tibet. Ordained as a Gelug monk, the itinerant yogi Shabkar was renowned for his teachings on Dzogchen, the heart practice of the Nyingma lineage. He wandered the countryside of Tibet and Nepal, turning many minds toward the Dharma through his ability to communicate the essence of the teachings in a poetic and crystal-clear way. Buddhists of all stripes, including practitioners of Zen and Vipassana, will find ample sustenance within the pages of this book, and be thrilled by the lyrical insights conveyed in Shabkar''s words. Along with the song by Shabkar, translator Keith Dowman includes several other seminal Dzogchen texts. Dzogchen practice brings us into direct communion with the subtlemost nature of our experience, the unity of samsara in nirvana as experienced within our own consciousness. Within the Nyingma school, it is held higher than even the practices of tantra for bringing the meditator face to face with the nature of reality. Printed Pages: 240.

Title: The Flight of the Garuda: The Dzogchen Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism (Second Edition)

Author Name: Keith Dowman

Categories: India, Religion, Buddhism and Buddhist Studies,

Edition: Revised Edition

Publisher: Boston, USA, Wisdom Publications:

ISBN: 0861713672

ISBN 13: 9780861713677

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Size: 6 x 9 Inches

Seller ID: 010940

Keywords: Indian Buddhism Buddha Buddhist