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Book List Section 1

By Rudolph Bauer, Ph.D., Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, A.B.P.P.


Rudolph Bauer, Ph.D. Author


Washington Center for Consciousness Studies

Suggested Readings Section #1


Dzogchen and Buddhism

A.F. Price and Wong Mou-lam, The Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui-neng, Shambala, 2005

Adamek, Wendi L., The Mystique Transmission – Early Chan History and Contents, Columbia University Press 2007

Anyen Rinpoche, The Union of Dzogchen and Bodhichitta, Snow Lion 2006

Beer, Robert. The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols, Shambala, 2003

Birnbaum, Raoul. The Healing Buddha, Shambala, 1979

Bodhi, Bhikkhu, In the Buddha’s Words, Wisdom Publications, 2005

Bokar Rinpoche, Chenrezig, Lord of Love:  Principles and Methods of Deity Mediation, Clear Point Press, 1991

Broughton, Jeffrey L., The Bodhisattva Anthology – The Earliest Records of Zen, University of California Press 1999

Chagme, Karma. A Spacious Path to Freedom: Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga, Snow Lion, 1998

Chagme, Karma. Naked Awareness:  Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen, Snow Lion, 2000

Changchub, Gyalwa and Namkhai Hyinspo. Lady of the Lotus Born: The Life and Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal, Shambala, 2002

Chogyam, Ngakpa and Dechen, Khandro. Roaring Silence: Discovering the Mind of Dzogchen,Shambala, 2002

Cleary, Thomas. Classics of Buddhism and Zen, Volume I, Shambala, 2005

Clifford, Terry,  The Lamp of Liberation:  A Collection of Prayers, Advice and Aspirations, Yeshe Melong 1988

Conze, Edward, The Large Sutra on Perfect Wisdom, University of California, 1986

Cozort, Daniel, Highest Yoga Tantra, Snow Lion, 1986

Clifford, Terry, The Lamp of Liberation: A Collection of Prayers, Advice and Aspirations, Yeshe Melong, 1988

Cung-yuan, Chang, Original Teachings of Ch’an Buddhism, Pantheon Books, 1969

Dalai Lama, As Long as Space Endures:  Essays on Kalachakra, Snow Lion 2009

Dalai Lama, Dzogchen: The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection, Snow Lion, 2000

Dalai Lama, Essence of the Heart Sutra, Wisdom Publications 2002

Dalai, Lama, A Flash of Lightning in the Dark of Night, Shambala Publications 1994

Dorje, Longchen Yeshe, translated by the Padmakara Translation Group, Treasury of Precious Qualities: A commentary on the Root Text of Jigme Lingpa, Shambala Publications, 2001

Dowman, Keith, The Flight of the Garuda: Teachings of the Dzogchen Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, Wisdom Publications, 1994

Dowman, Keith. Sky Dancer: The Secret Life and songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel, Snow Lion, 1996

Dowman, Keith, Eye of the Storm, Vairotsana’s Five Original Transmissions, Vajra Publications 2006

Dowman, Keith, Old Man Basking in the Sun, Longchenpa’s Treasury of Natural Perfection, Vajra Publications, 1991

Dreyfus, Hubert L. and Mark A. Wrathall, A Companion to Heidegger, Blackwell Publishing 2005

Dudjom Lingpa, Buddhahood Without Meditation, Padma Publishing 1994

Dudjom, Rinpoche. Dudjom Tersar Ngondro, Yeshe Melong, 1992

Dudjom, Rinpoche. Extracting the Quintessence of Accomplishment: Oral Instructions for the Practice of Mountain Retreat Expounded Simply and Directly in their Essential Nakedness. Padmasambhava Buddhist Center, 2004

Dudjom, Rimpoche. Herein is Contained the Sadhana of the Orgyen Menla to Accomplish the Great Teacher as Outer Manifestation According to the Profound Path of the Heart Essence of the Lake Born, Dharma Samudra, 2004

Dudjom Rinpoche, The Lamp of Liberation:  A Collection of Prayers, Advice and Aspirations, Edited by Terry Clifford, Yeshe Melong Publishing, 1988

Dudjom Rinpoche, The Practice of Sengha Mukha, The Lion-Headed Dakini, Mirror of Wisdom Publications 2007

Dudjom, Rinpoche. The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamental and History, Wisdom Publications, 1991

Dunne, John D. Foundations of Dharmakirti’s Philosophy, Wisdom Publications, 2004

Fremantle, Francesca and Chogyam Trungpa. The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Bardo, Shambala, 1987

Gary, Ron. Wisdom Nectar:  Dudjom Rinpoche’s Heart Advice, Snow Lion, 2005

Gonzalez, David, Source of Supreme Bliss, Heruka Chakrasamvara Five Diety Practice and Commentary, Snow Lion 2010

Gordon, Rosemary, Bridges – Psychic Structures, Functions, and Processes, Transaction Publishers 1993

Guenther, Herbert, Kindly Bent to Ease Us: Part 3 – Wonderment, Dharma Publishing, 1976

Guenther, Herbert, Kindly Bent to Ease Us: Part 3 – Wonderment, Dharma Publishing, 1976

Guenther, Herbert. Meditation Differently, Montilal Banarsidass Publishers, 1979

Guenther, Herbert. Matrix of Mystery: Scientific and Humanistic Aspects of Dzogchen Thought, Shambala, 1984

Gyaltsen, Shardza. Heart Drops of Dharmakaya: The Dzogchen Practice of the Bon Tradition, Snow Lion, 1993

Gyatrul Rinpoche. Natural Liberation: Padmasambhava’s Teachings on the Six Bardos, Wisdom Publications, 1998

Gyamtso Khenpo Tsultrim, The Sun of Wisdom:  Teachings on the Noble Nagarjuna’s “Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, Shambhala 2003

Gyamtso, Yeshe, The Vajra Garland, The Lotus Garden – Biographies of Padmasambhava and Vairochana, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra 2005

Gyatso, Mipam, Fundamental Mind:  The Nyingma View of the Great Perfection, Snow Lion, 2006

Gyurme, Dorje, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Penguin, 2005

Hookham, S.K., The Buddha Within, State University of New York Press, 1991

Hershcok, Peter D. Liberating Intimacy:  Enlightenment and Social Virtuosity in Ch’an Buddhism, Sri Satguru Publications 1996

Jig-me Lingpa. The Dzogchen: Innermost Essence Preliminary practice. Library of Tibetan works and archives, 1982

Kalu Rinpoche. Secret Buddhism: Vajrayana Practices. Clear Point Press, 1995

Karma Chagme. Naked Awareness: Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen.Snow Lion, 2000

Khadro, Chagdud, P’howa Commentary, Pilgrims Publishing 1998

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. Pointing Out the Dharmakaya. Snow Lion, 2003

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, A Song for the King, Saraha on Mahamudra Meditation, Wisdom Publications, 2006

Khenpo Namdrol, The Practice of Vajrakilaya, Snow Lion 1999

Khenpo Nyoshul, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems:  Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, Padma Publishing 2005

Khenpo Rinpoche, The Great Guhyagarbha, Dharma Samudra 2011

Khyentse, Dilgo, The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones, Shambhala, 1992

Khyentse, Dilgo, The Hundred Verses of Advice of Padampa Sangye, Sechen Publications, 2002

Khyentse, Dilgo Rinpoche, Primordial Purity:  Oral Instructions on the Three Words that Strike the Vital Point, Vajravairochana Translation Company, 1999

Khyentse, Dilgo Rinpoche, Pure Appearance:  Development and Completion stages in Vajrayana Practice, Vajravairochana Translation Committee, 1992

Khyentse, Dilgo Rinpoche, Zurchungpa’s Testament, Padmakara Translation Group, Snow Lion Press, 2006

Klein, Ann. Meeting the Great Bliss Queen: Buddhists, Feminists, and the Art of the Self. Beacon Press, 1995

Klein, Anne and Tenzin Wangyal, Unbounded Wholeness:  Dzogchen, Bon and the Logic of the Nonconceptual, Oxford 2006

Kunzang, Eric  Pema, Heart Lamp, Rangjung Yeshe 2009

Kunsang, Eric, ATibetan Buddhist Companion, Shambala, 2003

Kunsang, Eric Pema, Wellsprings of the Great Perfection, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2006

Lama Chonam, Essence of Clear Light, Snow Lion 2010

Lama Chonam, The Guhyagarbha Tantra, Secret Essence Definitive Nature Just As It Is, Snow Lion 2011

Lama Chonam, Key to the Precious Treasury, Snow Lion 2010

Lama Thubten Yeshe. The Bliss of the Inner Fire Heart Practice of the Six Yogas of Naropa. Wisdom Publications, 1998

Lama Yeshe, Introduction to Tantra, Wisdom Publicantions 1987

Lamrimpa, Gen, Realizing Emptiness, Madhyamaka Insight Meditation, Snow Lion 1999

Lingpa, Dudjom, Buddahood without Mediation: A Visionary Account Known as Refining Apparent Phenomena (nang-jang), Padma Publications, 1994

Lingpa, Dudjom, Clear Mirror, Rangjung Yeshe 2011

Lingpa, Jigme, Patrul Rinpoche and Getse Mahapandita, Deity Mantra and Wisdom, Snow Lion 2006

Lipman, Kennard, Secret Teachings of Padmasambhava, Shambala 2010

Lipman, Kennard and Merrill Peterson, You Are the Eyes of the World, Longchenpa, Snow Lion, 2000

Lopon Tenzin Namdak and Tenzin Wangyal Rinposche. The Twenty-one Nails: Oral Commentaries.Ligmincha Institute, 1996

Low, James, Simply Being: Texts in the Dzogchen Tradition, Vajra Press, 1994

Low, James, Being Right Here: A Dzogchen Treasure Text on Nunden Dorje Entitled The Mirror of Clear Meaning, Snow Lion, 2004

Lu, Master Sheng-yen, True Buddha Tantric Dharma, Purple Lotus Society 1995

Martin, Michelle, A Song for the King:  Saraha on Mahamudra, Wisdom Publications 2006

Mipham, The Blessing Treasure: A Liturgy of the Buddha, Dharma Samudra, 1994

Mipham, Gyatso, Fundamental Mind, The Nyingma View of the Great Completeness, Snow Lion Publications, 2006

Mipham, Jamgon, White Lotus, An Explanation of the Seven Line Prayer to Padmasambhava, Shambala 2007

Molino, Anthony, The Couch and the Tree: Dialogues in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism, North Point press, 1998

Molk, David, The Lion of Siddhas:  The life and Teachings of Padampa Sangye, Snow Lion Publications 2008

Mullin, Glen, Six Yogas of Naropa, Snow Lion 1996

Murti, T.R.V. The Central Philosophy of Buddhism:  A Study of Madhyamika System, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 2006

Namgyal, Dakpo Tashi, Mahamudra, The Moonlight:  Quintessence of Mind and Meditation, Wisdom Publications, 2006

Namgyal, Dakpo Tashi, Clarifying the Natural State, Rangjung Yeshe 2001

Ngakpa Chogyam and Khandro Dechen. Spectrum of Ecstasy: Embracing the Five Wisdom Emotions of Vajrayana Buddhism. Shambala, 2003

Nisker, Wes, Einstein and Buddha:  The Parallel Sayings, First Ulysses Press 2002

Norbu, Namkhai, Dzogchen and Zen, Blue Dolphin Pub. 1984

Norbu, Namkhai and Kennard Lipman, Primordial Experience: An Introduction to Dzogchen Meditation, Shambala, 1986

Norbu, Namkhai, Santi Maha Shangha, Shang Shung Edizioni, 1988

Norbu, Namkhai. Dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State, Arkana, 1989

Norbu, Namkhai, Rigbai Kujnug: The Six Vajra Verses: An Oral Commentary by Namkhai Norbu,Rinchen Editions, 1990

Norbu,  Namkhai, The Song of the Varja, Station Hill Press, 1992

Norbu, Namkhai. The 21 Semzin of Dzog-chen Upadesa, Rinchen Edition, 1992

Norbu, Namkhai, Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light, Snow Lion, 1992

Norbu, Namkhai, The Practice of Rushen, Shang Shung Edizioni, 1993

Norbu, Namkhai, Dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State, Snow Lion, 1996

Norbu, Namkhai, The Mirror: Advice on the Presence of Awareness, Barrytown Ltd, 1996

Norbu, Namkhai, The Seventh Lojong: The Experiences of Pleasure, Clarity, and Void, Shang Shung Edizioni, 1996

Norbu, Namkhai, Longchenpa’s Advice from the Heart, Shang Shung Institute, 2008

Norbu, Namkhai, Thos-grol: The Practice of the Twenty-five Thigles, Shang Shung Edizioni, 1996

Norbu, Namkhai. Longed Teachings, Namgyalgar, 1997

Norbu, Namkhai, Longde Teachings: Based on the original texts by Vairochana and Dzin Dharmabodhi, Shang Shung Edizioni, 1997

Norbu, Namkhai, The Four Chogshag: The practice of tregchod, Associazone Cultruale Communita Dzogchen, 1998

Norbu, Namkhai. Chod, Shang Shung Edizioni, 1999

Norbu, Namkhai, Four Dzogchen Invocations, Shang Shung Edizioni, 1999

Norbu, Namkhai, The Precious Vase: Instruction on the Base of Santi Maha Sangha, Shang Shung Edizioni, 1999

Norbu, Namkhai, The Supreme Source: The Fundamental Tantra of the Dzogchen Semde, Snow Lion, 1999

Norbu, Namkhai, An Oral Commentary on Longchenpa’s Precious Ship, Shang Shung Edizioni, 2000

Norbu, Namkhai, Longsal Teachings: Volume One, Shang Shung Edizioni, 2001

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