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There are hundreds of great sources of information on meditation and dharma. The intent here is to provide a pithy source of “sourcebooks”, downloads, and web sites. As understanding deepens–so can the well.

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  • 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
    —Reb Anderson

    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.
  • Flowers Fall: A Commentary on Zen Master Dogen's Genjokoan
    —Hakuun Yasutani ranslated by Paul Jaffe

    An amazing description of Dogen's masterpiece on enlightened nature. Yasutani is stern, intense and unabashed. He pierces through marrow - and sometimes beyond.
  • The Third Turning of the Wheel- Wisdom of the Samdhinirmocana Sutra
    —Tenshin Roshi Anderson

    Utterly transformative, subtle and vast. Amazingly precise, yet warmly compassionate in scope. Pure Soto view emanates from this wonderful gift. This is an ongoing work in progress that continuously brings forth deeper understanding. A challenging text, but take your time and hang in there.

Downloads (short)

On death and dying:

Web Sites

You Tube

The Monk and the Moon

A Buddhist hermit in China's Zhongnan Mountain range speaks about the final stages of practice toward enlightenment."

Tribute to my father Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
on the 25th anniversary of his parinirvana

- By Gesar Mukpo

Pema Chodron on heightened neurosis, the role of the teacher, and road building.

Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason With Pema Chodron - Part 1"

Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason With Pema Chodron - Part 2"


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