Mahamudra & Dzogchen


The Flight of the Garuda
by Shabkar Tsokdrug Rangdröl and Erik Pema Kunzang
...some of the most inspiring expressions of realization are the songs of the Venerable Shabkar Tsokdrug Rangdröl,
which are entitled The Flight of the Garuda. Sung in the traditional style of the doha,
they are the poetic and unfettered explanation of the view.


Songs of Dzogchen Trekcho:
A detailed commentary on Shabkar's Flight of the Garuda
by Dzogchen Pema Kalsang Rinpoche (Kindle $4.99)
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The Flight of the Garuda:
The Dzogchen Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism
by Keith Dowman (Editor) (Kindle$13.81) website
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Flight of the Garuda:
Songs of Liberation
by Jan Willem van Ee (Editor) (Kindle $7.63)
from the Netherlands website
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Garuda: The mythological bird,
able to travel from one end of the universe to the other with a single movement of its wings.
It is also known to hatch from the egg fully developed and ready to soar through the sky.




The "Ah" Mantra
Spiritual Practice by Lama Surya Das

Dzogchen Sky Breath mantra "AH."

Although this is traditionally practiced first thing in the morning, you can also take any moment in the day to wake yourself up and to awaken to the world, or simply to refresh and energize yourself. I find that stopping in the midst of a busy trip to simply take a deep breath and exhale with a great releasing "AH" can perforate the solidity and claustrophobia of an intense day, letting the fresh air of spirit and awareness blow through.

To chant the "AH" mantra, take a deep breath and on your exhalation open your eyes and mouth wide, raise your gaze, and chant a resounding, relieving "Ahhhhh" as far as you can go. Be aware of your out-breath as you chant the mantra and continue and to repeat the mantra from one to three times. You can try to chant at different volumes and in different tones, emptying yourself totally and dissolving with out-breath. As you do this, be aware of how your mind unites and mingle with space and how that space itself mingles with your awareness. Let everything else — thoughts, emotions, feelings, plans, distractions, noises, expectations — dissolve into vast, open space. Simply rest in the view, at ease with everything, including yourself, precisely as you are.

At the end of your exhalation, let the sound of the mantra "AH" resound into nothingness, both within and without, and rest in the utter silence and simplicity of the natural state of just being. When thoughts arise into this state of natural meditation, chant a few lengthy "AHs," following the out-breath. Try to become aware of dissolving a little more with each "AH" repetition. Then, once again, rest in the spacious openness and clarity of natural meditation. You can continue to alternate this dissolving and resting at your own pace, in your own natural way.
from Natural Radiance
by Lama Surya Das


Of that of which I am certin
The things that I useto be certin of, Iam nolonger certin of.
The things that I useto be certin of, that Iam still certin of,
Iam nolonger certin of in the way I useto be certin of them and altho I can't be certin,
I can be fairly certin that this is not going to stop.
~Macrina Wiederkehr



Thuksey Rinpoche 1974

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A Guide For Mahamudra Meditation online

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Piercing the Autumn Sky: A Guide to Discovering the Natural Freedom of Mind

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The Relaxed Mind:
A Seven-Step Method for Deepening Meditation Practice

by Dza Kilung Rinpoche and Tulku Thondup

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"The luminous nature of mind, like the changeless sky,
Is unaffected by temporary events."
~ Bodhisattva Maitreya

Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche -
"Pristine Mind"
with meditation 1:29:05

Our Pristine Mind

Here is the introduction to
Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness”
by Orgyen Chowang

Know and embody the Truth of our Natural State of Being here and now, effortlessly.

Emptiness and Existence
by Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama



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