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The Crystal and the Way of Light: Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  11 reviews
In The Crystal and the Way of Light, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu examines the spiritual path from the viewpoint of Dzogchen. He discusses the base path and fruit of Dzogchen practice, and describes his education and how he met his principal master who showed him the real meaning of direct introduction to Dzogchen. By interweaving his life story with the teachings, he both sets D ...more
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Published October 1st 1999 by Snow Lion (first published December 31st 1986)
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Joe Evans
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In my opinion this is simply the most concise, profound, and informative dharma book available in the English language.
Rachel
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Fabulous! Rinpoche gives a lot of interesting information about his own life and about how Dzogchen relates to other types of Buddhism. I wouldn't recommend it to someone who isn't interested in the technicalities of Buddhism, though.
Yeshe-Phillip Carbo
If you practice Dzogchen you must read this book.
Dale
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Invaluable teachings; will have to read again!
Emi Kanter
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I believe this to be the best introductory book on Dharma by my root lama.
Jane
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So clear.
Tristan
Nov 08, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a very accessible and straightforward presentation of the basics of Dzogchen contemplation, along with a few stories about different Dzogchen masters (which I skimmed over). A number of simple analogies are presented so that the reader can understand what is needed to practice Dzogchen in their daily lives. For readers lacking sufficient awareness to keep from becoming lost in thought (a prerequisite to Dzogchen), the book lists a number of non-Dzogchen practices that may be helpful to b ...more
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Interesante pero no muy preciso, como suelen ser estos libros. Da muchas pautas, muchas que ya había visto. Es interesante el método de dzogchen y ya lo había estado practicando. Quizá solo es cuestión de tiempo y de desarrollarlo más.
Jay Callahan
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What are you waiting for?

This is probably available through the post, so you don't even need to go looking.
Paul Brooks
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This is a superb intro to Dzogchen for intermediate students!
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I am grateful for the narratives and the clear explanations in the this book, with context and humor.
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Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (Tib. ཆོས་རྒྱལ་ནམ་མཁའི་ནོར་བུ Chos-rGyal Nam-mkha'i Nor-bu) was one of the foremost 20th century masters of Dzogchen and lead Buddhist retreats through out the world. As a child he was recognized as the reincarnation of the great Dzogchen Master Adzom Drugpa (1842-1924) and later by the sixteenth Karmapa as a reincarnation of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (1594-1651), th ...more
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