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There are hundreds of great sources of information on meditation, dharma, and Dzogchen. The intent here is to provide a pithy source of “sourcebooks”, downloads, and web sites. As understanding deepens–so can the well.
Living Fully-Finding Joy in Every Breath—H.E. Shyalpa Rinpoche
Profoundly simple and simply profound. Beyond elegance.
The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation —Chogyam Trungpa
A wonderful and timeless (modern) guide to the complete path of Tibetan Buddhism and meditation.
Mindfulness and Awareness—and Boredom–are must reads.
Being Right Here—James Low
Short and to the point. A very good primer on Dzogchen view–from preliminaries to awakening.
Cultivating the Empty Field—the Silent Illumination of Master Honghzi
—Taigen Dan Leighton
Dogen’s predecessor provides poetic instruction on just sitting (shikantaza) practice. It shares much in common with Dzogchen meditation. Beautiful.
Dzogchen-The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection
—His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
Expectations are problematic! Parts of this book provide a remarkably clear and precise explanation of Dzogchen view and meditation. Descriptive guide of course to subtle, to clear light states of mind.
Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts
Suzuki Roshi and Dogen permeate this text. Zen precepts from a big looking glass; leaning more towards the absolute. Broadly expansive and thought provoking. Take what is pertinent-it is richly offered.
The Words of My Perfect Teacher—Patrul Rinpoche
(Padmakara Translation Group)
THE Nyingma sourcebook explains the preliminaries and extraordinary preliminaries (ngondro).
The suggestion is that the reader take refuge and/or has a legitimate teacher before embarking on this journey (book).