Wonders of the Natural Mind: The Essense of Dzogchen in the Native Bon Tradition of Tibet (Paperback)

By Tenzin Wangyal, H H The Dalai Lama (Foreword by), Dalai Lama (Foreword by)
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Although the Dzogchen teachings are principally familiar to Westerners through the teachings of the Nyingma school, they also survive in the ancient Bön Religion of Tibet. Wonders of the Natural Mind presents Dzogchen as taught in the Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyud, the fundamental Bön text. The book summarizes the main points of Dzogchen and its relation to the various systems of Bön teaching. In offering these teachings, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche provides the reader with a vivid and engaging portrait of Bön culture as he interweaves the teachings with his personal story and reflections on the practice of Dzogchen in the West.

About the Author


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ANI PACHEN lives in Dharamsala, India, where she devotes her time to her spiritual practices. She has chosen Dharamsala as her home in order to be near the Dalai Lama and his Tibetan Government in Exile. She continues to take part in demonstrations for a free Tibet, and speaks to people from around
the world who have conic to hear her story. She has become a heroine in the Tibetan community.
ADELAIDE DONNELLEY lives in Berkeley, California, near her two sons. She has worked as a psychologist, photographer, and write and has recently completed work on Boundary Water, a memoir. She and Ani have spent time together both in India and the United States, collaborating on the book.

Praise For…


"This book will be of great help to readers wishing to find a clear explanation of the Bön tradition, especially with regard to its presentation of the teachings of Dzogchen."—H.H. the Dalai Lama

"It is Tenzin's own experiences, both cultural and personal, that are the gem of this book, adding authority to his textual commentary."—John W. Tigue, PhD, Castleton State College

"Should be helpful to beginners and advanced practitioners alike. . . . A succinct summary of the essential points of Dzogchen, giving a synoptic overview of the tradition and its structure."—Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies

Product Details
ISBN: 9781559391429
ISBN-10: 1559391421
Publisher: Snow Lion Publications
Publication Date: July 18th, 2000
Pages: 220
Language: English