Tibetan and Mahayana Buddhist Texts

Dzogchen: The Four-Themed Precious Garland by Longchenpa (1308–1364). The Necessity for Dharma as a Pathway of Mind. Entrusting Yourself to Spiritual Mentors. Developing Renunciation. Developing a Bodhichitta Aim. (Some have) great desires and craving, and (some are) distracted with (concerns for) this life and the like: All those faults, contradictory to the Dharma, have come from their not having made

Dzogchen: The Four-Themed Precious Garland by Longchenpa (1308–1364). (3) Pathway Eliminates Confusion. 1. Shared Mahāyāna Pathway of Mind. 2. Special Mahāyāna Pathway of Mind. 3. Unsurpassable Pathway Mind of Dzogchen. 4. Cultivating a Correct View of Dzogchen in Meditation. 5. Cultivating Correct Behaviour Based on the Dzogchen View. 6. Recapitulation of Dzogchen. 7. Summary. When you have (Bodhichitta) with a heart-essence of voidness and compassion.

Dzogchen: The Four-Themed Precious Garland by Longchenpa (1308–1364). (4) Purifying Confusion into Deep Awareness. Provisional Purification. Ultimate Purification. Author’s Colophon. Next is purifying your confusion into deep awareness. By familiarising yourself by means of profound methods, whatever disturbing emotions arise totally purify into the sphere (of deep awareness). The ultimate (purification) is the parting of (all) fleeting stains from the source.

Gampopa (1079-1153) PART 2: Meditation Experiences. Milarepa gave a very basic teaching and sent Sonam Rinchen (Gampopa) off to meditate on it for 7 days. After 7 days of practicing, he gained such vital energy that he no longer needed ordinary clothing to remain warm but just a very thin layer of cotton cloth. He was also able to become

Gampopa (1079-1153) PART 3: Significant Dreams. By now, Gampopa's meditation was so advanced that he normally required little sleep. One night however, after his midnight practise, he dozed off: He had a very auspicious dream, in which were 21 very auspicious indications. When he awoke, He set off immediately to tell Milarepa about these dreams and signs. Milarepa was sitting

Gampopa (1079-1153) PART 4: Mastery and Kagyu Lines. Milarepa directed Gampopa to the East, to a place called Gampo Tashi Riwo, where he was to begin his Enlightened activity to benefit beings: Through his long sojourn there Sonam Rinchen became known as Gampopa - the One from Gampo. The original Kagyu School or Dagpo Kagyu – got its name from