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Roaring Silence: Discovering the Mind of Dzogchen

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According to the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition, Dzogchen is the direct experience of enlightenment. In Roaring Silence, Vajrayana teachers Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen walk the reader through the meditation techniques that "enable us to side-step the bureaucracy of intellectual processes and experience ourselves directly"—to discover this direct experience of enlightenment that is the mind of Dzogchen.

Surprisingly, the approach is very pragmatic. Offering an investigation of the necessary steps, the authors begin with how to prepare for the journey: the lama is essential; as are a sense of humor, inspiration, and determination. They continue by describing the path of Dzogchen from sitting meditation to the direct perception of reality.

The chapters include exercises for sharpening the presence of our awareness, for simple visualizations, and for investigating how to "remain uninvolved" with mental activity for a period—with follow-up guidance on how to view our experiences. Both practical and inspirational, the authors' exquisitely precise guidance is all presented with the caveat, "be kind to yourself, don't push yourself beyond your limits."

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This is an accessible guide to understanding the Tibetan Buddhist teaching of Dzogchen, direct perception of one's own perfect, enlightened mind, by two western teachers. The text portrays this seemingly esoteric idea in down-to-earth terms that anyone can understand.

About the Author

Ngakpa Chögyam and Khandro Déchen, both Westerners, are teachers in the Nyingma School of Vajrayana Buddhism in the lineage of the Aro gTer. A married couple who teach together, they spend much of their time traveling and teaching in Europe and the United States. They live in Penarth, Wales.

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ISBN:
9781570629440
Foreword:
Dorje, Traktung Yeshe
Author:
Nga-Kpa
Foreword by:
Dorje, Traktung Yeshe
Foreword:
Dorje, Traktung Yeshe
Author:
Chogyam, Ngakpa
Author:
Dechen, Khandro
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Rdzogs-chen (Rnin-ma-pa)
Subject:
Rdzogs-chen
Subject:
Buddhism - General
Subject:
Buddhism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Buddhism
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 LINE DRAWINGS(CALLIGRAPHIES)
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.45 in 0.625 lb

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