Clear Light
E.J. Gold's

Clear Light Reading

Practice to shepherd souls through the intermediary state, what E.J. Gold calls the Labyrinth.

Mipham Rinpoche's

A Lamp to Dispell the Darkness

This is a precise instruction on how to travel successfully through the most subtle levels of meditation.

Heart sky square
Bön Heart Mantra

Sa Le Ö

The Dharmakaya, changeless essence, birthless nature, sacred space where everything dissolves.

How To Know God, The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali

Rudra Yoga / Hatha & Kundalini Study

In a time of oral transmission, Patanjali delivered these pith instructions on the perfect state of yoga (union) and how to know it and stabilize it.

Zen Mind Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

Rudra Yoga / Foundation Study

Right practice, right attitude and right understanding are the essential teachings given by Suzuki Roshi to discover Zen Mind. Once we discover, or uncover this natural state, we see everything has Buddha Nature. The open innocence and wonder of beginner's mind is key.

Mind Beyond Death by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Rudra Yoga / Shamanic Study VI-VII

This book offers a complete teaching of the path to awakening. Dzogchen Ponlop speaks plainly to the importance of familiarizing ourselves with dying and death as a support to our living. The six bardos, or experiences, of all sentient beings are the bardo of this life, the bardo of dream & sleep, the bardo of meditation, the bardo of dying and the bardo of becoming or rebirth. All are opportunities to become awake, to always be open and clear in our Natural Mind, for consciousness to be an unbroken stream. Unbroken consciousness is mind beyond death.

The 7 Mirrors of Dzogchen by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

Rudra Yoga / Shamanic Study V - VI

The profound text on the nature of mind was written by Drenpa Namkha who was born in the 8th century and was the father of Padmasambhava. Tenzin taught from this text the summer of the pandemic, revealing how all experiences give us opportunity to connect more deeply to the stillness, silence, and spaciousness within, and therefore give us the opportunity to recognize our true, unchanging nature.

Self-Observation by Red Hawk

Rudra Yoga / Shamanic Study V

Now that we are schooled and practiced in Self-Remembering, we are equipped to practice Self-Observation. We learn to observe ourselves, our habitual patterns, and do something different. With practice, we acquire a new habit of presence and awareness for longer periods of time, and with less time spent in non-awareness.

Self-Remembering by Red Hawk

Rudra Yoga / Shamanic Study III-IV

This is not a book that we would ordinarily think comes from the tradition of Shamanic Yoga. However, the two traditions of Sufism and Bön cite their root on the planet as coming from the same time and place, roughly 18,000 years ago in modern day Afghanistan and roughly 26,000 years ago if you travel back to the previous yugas. Red Hawk speaks to us in the language of the 4th Way Sufis, fashioned by Mr. Gurjieff and gives us important tools to be able to be in the here and now, in our bodies, oriented to the environment and resting in the Natural State.

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa

Rudra Yoga / Shamanic Study II

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche wakes us up from the trick we play on ourselves in the pursuit of self-improvement, and offers us a brighter reality in letting go of the self.

Heart Drops of Dharmakaya by Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen

Rudra Yoga / Shamanic Study I

Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen is one of a long, ancient lineage of Bönpos who achieved their Rainbow Body at death, returning their physical constituents to the subtle elements as light.  He lived in our modern era, 1859-1935, and left us these teachings on Bön Dzogchen. Lopon Namdak Rinpoche makes valuable commentary throughout the book, explaining the essential components of Dzogchen practice and realization.

The Myth of Freedom by Chogyam Trungpa

Rudra Yoga / Tibetan Study II

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche is candid and even brutal in his detailed account of the ways ego plays its self-serving games, even in the guise of spiritual activity.  The Buddha's Eightfold path and the Ten Paramitas are precious tools to awaken prajna (our innate wisdom) and establish ourselves in the open clarity of our mind's Natural State.

The Crystal and the Way of Light by Namkhai Norbu

Rudra Yoga / Tibetan Study I

Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche explains eloquently what is difficult to explain in English concerning the paths of Buddhism that mingled with the colorful cultures of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and 'The Land of Snow'. The sutric paths of the Hinayana (way of discipline) and the Mahayana (the open way), the tantric path of the Vajrayana (the way of transformation), and the path of Dzogchen (the way of self-liberation) are introduced.

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