by Dmitry Ermakov from Masters of the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud: Pith Instructions from the Experiential Transmission of Bönpo Dzogchen Main topics discussed:– Historical background to Bönpo Dzogchen– Qualities of Master and disciple– Introduction to the Path of Dzogchen– Introduction to the Lineage Masters of Zhang Zhung Nyengyud– Structure of Zhang Zhung Nyengyud cycle– Comparison with writings on Dzogchen by Longchen Rabjampa– Lineage Tree– Zhang Zhung Garab and Garab Dorje– An excerpt from the “Golden Spoon” discovered by Yungdrung Lingpa translated specially for this publication by Yongdzin Rinpoche– A Mongol Connection– Experiential Transmission– Modern-day Transmission READ ARTICLE BUY BOOK
“You must search for the meaning with your own mind. It is not enough to merely trust whatever Buddha said; Otherwise, the essential meaning can never be realised. Therefore, it is imperative to verify Buddha’s words with your own reason.”
We are very happy to present our readers with a rare and informal presentation on the early history of Yungdrung Bön by the greatest living Master of this tradition, Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche. He gave this talk in 1998 at Shambhala Centre in Paris at the end of the teaching retreat so it is aimed at practitioners rather than academicians
We are delighted to announce the release of our second on-line article, this time focusing on Dzogchen. This piece was originally written as part of an article on Bön that Dmitry Ermakov was asked to prepare for the Russian Encyclopedia of Buddhist Philosophy in 2011.