The inspiring story of one man's spiritual quest. With the guidance of lamas of the Dzogchen lineage, it tells of a gradual opening of awareness, interwoven with humouous anecdotes about his struggle to establish the first Tibetan Buddhist centre in Ireland.
With immense attention to detail, Nyoshul Khenpo maps out the "ultimate lineage of direct transmission," the heart of all lines of transmission of Dzogpachenpo from the primordial buddha to the present day, showing the connections between masters and students in an unbroken line of succession.
The Divine Madman is the secret biography of one of Tibet's best-loved saints, the buddha Drukpa Kunley. Drukpa Kunley was a "nyomba", a crazy yogi who taught through outrageous behavior and ribald humor, through symbolic action, songs and poetry.
This book is written on three levels ~ The first includes the life and experiences of the man, named Sonam Gyalpol. The second includes time and history, an important transitional era for the country of Tibet, and the third level revolves around the spiritual practice and experiences of Terton Sogyal, the Buddhist mystic and spiritual leader.
Tangtong Gyalpo is one of Tibet's most famous heros and one of Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche's past incarnations. This text is a meticulous translation of his biography written by one of his disciples which has been passed on for centuries.
Sitting with bees generates attunement, attention, and amazement, and the wonders of community can be discovered by observing their self-organizing dynamics. Watching the mind, the hallmark of Zen, finds apt comparisons with the mindfulness of bees. Chagdud Khadro wrote the preface for this book.