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The Yeshe Lama: Jigme Lingpa’s Dzogchen Atiyoga Manual

The Yeshe Lama: Jigme Lingpa’s Dzogchen Atiyoga Manual

Here is the great Yeshe Lama, the most renowned, comprehensive and the most efficacious of the Dzogchen manuals. It is a sourcebook for Dzogchen Breakthrough/Leapover precepts. Certainly, the Yeshe Lama lives up to its reputation. It is still the crown jewel of the latter-day Dzogchen lineages. It is at the apex of the Longchen Nyingtik corpus of literature, presenting the essential Dzogchen yogas in pith instruction. The Longchen Nyingtik is based firmly in Longchen Rabjampa’s vision, a massive, vast and profound Dzogchen vision written down as the Seven Treasuries, which in turn were based intimately upon the tantras of the Nyingma Gyubum, the treasure house of Dzogchen.

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The Divine Madman

The Divine Madman

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The Divine Madman is the secret biography of one of Tibet's best-loved saints, the buddha Drukpa Kunley.

This book is a collection of anecdotes and songs compiled by a Bhutanese scholar, Geshe Chaphu, made last century, which became a best seller in the Himalayas. It has been translated by Keith Dowman into easily accessible prose and poetry. Lee Baarslag has illustrated the work with her fine line-drawings.

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Spaciousness: the Radical Dzogchen of the Vajra-Heart

Spaciousness: the Radical Dzogchen of the Vajra-Heart

Longchenpa's Treasury of the Dharmadhatu
Translation and Commentary by Keith Dowman

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Maya Yoga: Longchenpa’s Finding Comfort and Ease in Enchantment

Maya Yoga: Longchenpa’s Finding Comfort and Ease in Enchantment

Longchenpa's Finding Comfort and Ease in Enchantment
Translation and Commentary by Keith Dowman
Dedicated to Dr Herbert Guenther

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The Great Secret of Mind: Special Instructions on the Nonduality of Dzogchen

The Great Secret of Mind: Special Instructions on the Nonduality of Dzogchen

By Tulku Pema Rigdzin
Translation and Introduction by Keith Dowman

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Original Perfection: Vairotsana’s Five Early Transmissions

Original Perfection: Vairotsana’s Five Early Transmissions

The Eye of the Storm, published in America as Original Perfection, is a translation of Vairotsana's five early transmissions of Dzogchen (snga 'gyur lnga) from Sri Singha in Orgyen to King Trisong Detsen of Tibet and his court. They comprise the five seminal tantras of the Mind Series of Dzogchen precepts, translated here with a commentary from the Mdo bcu by Keith Dowman, with a foreword by Bhakha Tulku Pema Rigdzin. Eye of the Storm is published by Vajra Publications, Kathmandu, Nepal, [www.vajrabooks.com.np] and the excerpts on this page are taken from that edition. Original Perfection is published by Wisdom Publications, Boston, MA [www.wisdompubs.org].

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Natural Perfection

Natural Perfection

Old Man Basking in the Sun, published in America as Natural Perfection, is the title of a translation of Longchenpa's Precious Treasury of Natural Perfection (Gnad lugs mdzod) done with commentary by Keith Dowman with a foreword by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu. It is published in Kathmandu by Vajra Publications [www.vajrabooks.com.np] and the American edition is published by Wisdom Publications. [www.wisdompubs.org ]

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Eye of the Storm: Vairotsana’s Five Original Transmissions

Eye of the Storm: Vairotsana’s Five Original Transmissions

Foreword by Bhakha Tulku Pema Rigdzin
Translation and Commentary by Keith Dowman

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Old Man Basking in the Sun

Old Man Basking in the Sun

Old Man Basking in the Sun, Longchen Rabjampa's Treasury of Natural Perfection (Gnas lugs mdzod), translation & commentary by Keith Dowman; forward by Chogyal Namkhai Norbu; cover by Nicholas Liber.

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The Divine Madman

The Divine Madman

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A compilation of anecdotes and songs ('Gro ba' i mgon po chos rje kun dga' legs pa'i rnam thar rgya mtsho'i snying po mthong ba don ldan) by the Bhutanese scholar, Geshe Chaphu, in 1966

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Sky Dancer

Sky Dancer

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The Life and Songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel: The instruction and existential method of the aspiring female buddha through the life and songs of the Great Guru’s Consort.

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Masters of Mahamudra

Masters of Mahamudra

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The Legends of the Eighty-four Mahasiddhas (Grub thob brgyad bcu tsa bzhi'i lo rgyus) by Mondup Sherab orally dictated by Abhayadatta Sri (12th c.) and Vajra Songs: the Heart Realizations of the Eighty-four Mahasiddhas (Grub thob brgyad bcu rtogs pa'i snying po rdo rje'i lu) by Vira Prakash, translated by Keith Dowman with Bhaga Tulku Pema Tenzin; introduction and commentaries by Keith Dowman

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Buddhist Masters of Enchantment

Buddhist Masters of Enchantment

Fifty-four of the legends of the Buddhist Tantric adepts selected from the Legends of the Eighty-four Mahasiddhas (Grub thob brgyad bcu tsa bzhi'i lo rgyus), translated by Keith Dowman and Bhaga Tulku Pema Tenzin (see Masters of Mahamudra ), and rewritten in a more accessible style to complement the 30 full page colour paintings and 26 full page line drawings of Robert Beer; autobiographical note by Robert Beer

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The Power Places of Central Tibet

The Power Places of Central Tibet

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This pilgrim’s guide to the power places of Central Tibet is based upon Khyentse’s Guide to the Holy Places of Central Tibet (??) by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo a 19th century pilgrim; 18 maps by Meryl Dowman; 33 black and white photographs by the author et al; visual glossary of buddhas and deities

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Power Places of  Kathmandu

Power Places of Kathmandu

Power Places of Kathmandu is a splendid souvenir book of the Kathmandu Valley, uniting over one hundred magnificent color plates of Kevin Bubriski’s photographs and the evocative text of Keith Dowman.

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Flight of the Garuda

Flight of the Garuda

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An anthology of Dzokchen texts compiled and translated with introduction and commentaries by Keith Dowman; cover painting by Terris Temple

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The Sacred Life of Tibet

The Sacred Life of Tibet

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The Sacred Life of Tibet, 24 black and white photos by the author et al; cover photo Brian Beresford.

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The Legend of the Great Stupa

The Legend of the Great Stupa

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The Legend of the Great Stupa of Boudhanath (mChod rten chen po bya rung kha shor gyi lo rgyus thos pas grol ba) a Padmasambhava treasure text revealed by Lhatsun Ngonmo, hidden again to be rediscovered by Ngakchang Sakya Zangpo in the 16th century, introduction and translation by Keith Dowman; and The Life Story of the Lotus Born Guru (Zab po skor bdun las O rgyen rnam thar dpag bsam ljong shing) a Padmasambhava treasure text revealed by Orgyen Chogyur Lingpa in the 19th century, translated by Keith Dowman and Taklung Tsetul Pema Wangyel, with introduction and commentery by Keith Dowman; illustrated with line drawings by Glen Eddy.

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The Great Stupa of Boudhnath

The Great Stupa of Boudhnath

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The Legend of the Great Stupa of Boudhanath (mChod rten chen po bya rung kha shor gyi lo rgyus thos pas grol ba), a Padmasambhava treasure text revealed by Lhatsun Ngonmo, hidden again to be rediscovered by Ngakchang Sakya Zangpo in the 16th century; introduction and translation by Keith Dowman, illustrated by 8 historical drawings and photographs of the Stupa, and line drawings and block prints, 62 pages, designed by Keith Payne.

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Calm and Clear

Calm and Clear

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The Wheel of Analytic Meditation (Sems kyi dpyod pa rnams par sbyong ba so sor brtag pa' i dpyad sgom 'khor lo) and Instructions on Vision in the Middle Way (dBu ma'i lta khrid zab mo) by Lama Mipham, translation and commentary by Keith Dowman under the auspices of Tarthang Tulku; foreword by Herbert Guenther; cover and illustrations by Arthur Okamura, frontispiece by Glen Eddy; 127 pages.

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