Although the Dzogchen teachings are principally familiar to Westerners through the teachings of the Nyingma school, they also survive in the ancient Bon Religion of Tibet.
Wonders of the Natural Mind presents Dzogchen as taught in the Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyud, the fundamental Bon text. The book summarizes the main points of Dzogchen and its relation to the various systems of Bon teaching.
In offering these teachings, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche provides the reader with a vivid and engaging portrait of Bon culture as he interweaves the teachings with his personal story and reflections on the practice of Dzogchen in the West.
About the Author:
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche is the founder and director of The Ligmincha Institute, an organization dedicated to the study and practice of the teachings of the Bon tradition in Charlottesville, Virginia. He teaches widely in Europe and America and is the author of The Tibetan Yogas of Dream and Sleep.
"This book will be of great help to readers wishing to find a clear explanation of the Bon 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, Ph.D., Castleton State College