Clear Light Reading
Practice to shepherd souls through the intermediary state, what E.J. Gold calls the Labyrinth.
A Lamp to Dispell the Darkness
This is a precise instruction on how to travel successfully through the most subtle levels of meditation.
Bön Heart Mantra
Sa Le Ö
The Dharmakaya, changeless essence, birthless nature, sacred space where everything dissolves.
Mind Beyond Death by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Rudra Yoga / Shamanic Study VI
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.