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Bon studies

Product ID: 978-1559392464
Book Name: Opening the Door to Bon
Author Name: Nyima Dakpa
Price: USD 19
Description:

Bön, the ancient pre-Buddhist religion of Tibet, is still practiced today with a rapidly growing number of readers interested in the shamanism and magic that are part of its complete path to liberation. Full of practical and explicit instructions, this handbook for Westerners details the outer and inner fundamental Bön practices. This volume is part of a first wave of Bön books that are finding an enthusiastic North American audience.

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Product ID: 978-1570621864
Book Name: The Bon Religion Of Tibet: the Iconography Of A Living Tradition
Author Name: Per Kvaerne
Price: USD 100
Description:

The Bon religion claims to be the original and authentic religion of the Tibetan people, firmly established in the Land of Snows long before Buddhism was introduced in the seventh century CE. Although its adherents were gradually reduced to a minority, Bon has nevertheless continued to flourish in many areas up to the present day in Tibet, especially in the eastern and northeastern regions, where a reconstruction renaissance is taking place, as well as within the Bon community in exile…

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Product ID: 978-9937-506-11-
Book Name: Bo and Bon: Ancient Shamanic Traditions of Siberia and Tibet of a Central Asian Buddha
Author Name: Dmitry Ermakov
Price: USD 35
Description:

Hailed as a fascinating and unique book, this is the first in-depth study of its kind comparing the ancient Bon religion with the Siberian shamanic tradition of Lake Baikal. Combining scholarly research with spiritual insight and with over 200 illustrations, maps and diagrams, the information is presented in a clear and lively way, enabling the reader to navigate easily through the various topics dealt with and to follow the threads of the intricate tapestry which is woven as the parallels…

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Product ID: 978-9937-506-328
Book Name: Unearthing Bon Treasures (South Asian Edition)
Author Name: Dan Martin
Price: USD 27.95
Description:

The subject for this study, the Tibetan treasure revealer Gshen-chen Klu-dga, is a crucial figure in the development of Bon as an organised religion after the eleventh century. Here for the first time he is situated in the context of what was happening in Buddhism at the time. By scrutinizing his life and gter-ma (treasures), that were to be of much controversy in later ages, Dan Martin sheds light on the mechanism of Tibetan polemical tradition and the ways in…

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Product ID: 978-99946-720-8-
Book Name: Zhang Zhung Bon Traditional Arts
Author Name: Nyima Gyaltsen Pugyalwa
Price: USD 10
Description:

Bon traditional culture in Tibetan language.

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Product ID: 978-99946-788-8-
Book Name: The Healthy Mind Interview VOL IV
Author Name: LOPON THEKCHOKE / HENRY MILES VYNER M.D.
Price: USD 6
Description:

For the last fourteen years, the physician and anthropologist Henry M. Vyner has been interviewing Tibetan Lamas for the purpose of developing an empirically valid theory of the defining characteristics of the healthy human mind. Vajra Books is publishing these interviews as a series of books that are being called The Healthy Mind Interviews. The volume you hold in your hands is the fourth volume in this series, and it presents interviews that have been done with three different lamas.…

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Product ID: 9780199474615
Book Name: Unbounded Wholeness: Dzogchen, Bon, and the Logic of the Nonconceptual
Author Name: Anne Carolyn klein, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Price: USD 25
Description:

In this book, Anne Carolyn Klein, an American scholar and teacher of Buddhism, and Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, a rigorously trained Tibetan Lama who was among the first to bring Bon Dzogchen teachings to the West, provide a study and translation of the Authenticity of Open Awareness, a foundational text of the Bon Dzogchen tradition. This is the first time a Bon philosophical text of this scope has been translated into any Western language, and as such…

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Product ID: 9780789208569
Book Name: Sacred Landscape And Pilgrimage In Tibet: In Search Of The Lost Kingdom Of Bon
Author Name: Geshe Gelek Jinpa, Charles Ramble, Caroll Dunham
Price: USD 65
Description:

This spiritual adventure is the first book to document the living tradition of B+¦n. What makes this narrative so compelling is that the voice and perspective of Gelek, a young B+¦n monk, lends an intimacy and knowledge of B+¦n not found in religious texts. According to the Tibetan calendar, 2002 was a holy year for pilgrimages, and in the holiest month of that year, Gelek set out from his monastery in Nepal with some hardy companions and photographer Thomas Kelly…

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Product ID: 9780789208569
Book Name: Sacred Landscape And Pilgrimage in Tibet: In Search of the Lost Kingdom of Bon
Author Name: Gesha Gelek Jinpa, Charles Ramble, Carroll Dunham
Price: USD 65
Description:

This spiritual adventure is the first book to document the living tradition of B+¦n. What makes this narrative so compelling is that the voice and perspective of Gelek, a young B+¦n monk, lends an intimacy and knowledge of B+¦n not found in religious texts. According to the Tibetan calendar, 2002 was a holy year for pilgrimages, and in the holiest month of that year, Gelek set out from his monastery in Nepal with some hardy companions and photographer Thomas Kelly…

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Product ID: 9781401928711
Book Name: Awakening the Sacred Body
Author Name: Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
Price: USD 19.95
Description:

Incorporated (2011 Paperback - 125 pages -ISBN 1401928714 With CD Awakening the Sacred Body brings the ancient art of Tibetan breathing practices to the mainstream. Teacher Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche outlines the theory and process of two powerful meditations—the Nine Breathings of Purification and the Tsa Lung movements—that can help you change the way you think, feel, and experience the world.The simple methods presented in Awakening the Sacred Body and on the accompanying DVD focus on clearing and opening your energetic…

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Product ID: 9781559391290
Book Name: The Philosophical View of the Great Perfection in the Tibetan Bon Religion (Tibetan Bon Philosophy)
Author Name: Donnatella Rossi (Author)
Price: USD 29.95
Description:

Dzogchen, or the Great Perfection, is considered by both the Bonpos and the followers of the Nyigma school in Tibet to be the culmination of all spiritual teachings. The philosophical view of the Great Perfection introduces the individual to the knowledge of reality, which is one with the enlightened state of all beings. In this book the Dzogchen view is presented in two Bonpo texts belonging to the revered terma (treasure) and oral traditions, here for the first time translated…

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Product ID: 9781559392907
Book Name: Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition
Author Name: Alejandro Chaoul
Price: USD 18.95
Description:

This book is the first to trace the history of Chöd practice in Tibets indigenous Bön tradition. Chöd cutting through is a meditative practice in which the practitioner imagines offering his or her body in sacrifice through elaborate contemplative visualization. Although a meditative practice, Chöd is not done sitting comfortably on a cushion in a shrine room, but instead is often practiced in terrifying places like cemeteries or charnal grounds. The feelings of fear that result are used by the…

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Product ID: 9783034306904
Book Name: The Bon Landscape of Dolpo : Pilgrimages, Monastries, Biographies and the emergence of Bon
Author Name: Marietta Kind
Price: USD 130
Description:

The reader is taken on a journey to Dolpo, one of Nepal’s remotest Tibetan enclaves with a large community that follow the Bon religion. The present ethnography regards the landscape of Dolpo as the temporary result of an ongoing cumulative cultural process that emerges from the interaction of the natural environment and the communities that inhabit it and endow it with meaning. Pilgrimage provides the key to structuring the book, which is based on anthropological research and the study of…

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Product ID: 9784901906609
Book Name: A Lexicon of the rGyalrong bTsanlha Dialect rGyalrong Chinese Tibetan English
Author Name: Yasuhiko Nagano Mariellle Prins
Price: USD 200
Description:

A Lexicon of the rGyalrong bTsanlha Dialect rGyalrong Chinese Tibetan English Bon Studies 12 btsan lha Ngag dbang Tshul khrims

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Product ID: 9788170262688
Book Name: Masters of the Zhang Zhung Nyungyud: Pith Instructions from the Experiential Transmission of Bonpo D
Author Name: Carol Ermakova and Dmitry Ermakov (Transcribe & Editors)
Price: USD 30
Description:

"The key instruction contained in the Zhang Zhung Nyengyud are extremely important as by following them it takes only a single lifetime to achieve Buddhahood; through practising these precious teachings, many great practitioners; including Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen and his students as well as the Masters presented in this volume, achieved Rainbow Body in one lifetime." - Geshe Gelek Jinpa Here, publically available in English for the first time, are the heart teachings of ancient Bonpo Dzogchen Masters, translated and commented…

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Product ID: 9788170263029
Book Name: Bon in Nepal: Traces of the Great Zhang Zhung Ancestors in the Himalayas The Light of the History of
Author Name: Nagru Geshe Gelek Jinpa Edited by Carol Ermakova and Dmitry Ermakov
Price: USD 40
Description:

For many millennia, Yungdrung Bon has been practised in the remote mountainous regions of Nepal which once formed part of the ancient Zhang Zhung empire. Although the traditions fate fluctuated with the changing political tides, many aspects of this rich religious culture still survive today. "Bon in Nepal" is the fruit of one Bonpo monks expeditions into these areas to uncover and document living traces of Zhang Zhungs culture and religion. Illustrated with over 200 magnificent full colour photographs, this…

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Product ID: 9789004143883
Book Name: Spirit-mediums, Sacred Mountains and Related Bon Textual Traditions in Upper Tibet
Author Name: John Vincent Bellezza
Price: USD 250
Description:

This book uniquely provides first hand insights into the spirit mediums of Upper Tibet the men and women who channel the gods. John Vincent Bellezza here for the first time presents the conclusions of his extensive research in the region itself shedding light on the historical context the tradition, characteristics ceremonies and paraphernalia of the phenomenon. With extensive interviews with spirit-mediums including interpretive material drawn from Tibetan texts annotated translations of rituals devoted to the major deities of the spiritmediums…

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Product ID: 9789380282596
Book Name: Antiquities of Zhang Zhung: A Comprehensive Inventory of Pre-buddhist Archaeological Monuments in the Tibetan Upland Volume I and II
Author Name: John Vincent Bellezza
Price:

Original Price: USD 200

Discount Price: USD 200

Description:

Two volumes containing a total of 414,000 words, 2100 photographs and 43 maps

The upper portion of the Tibetan Plateau, a land of large lakes, interminable plains, lofty peaks and deep gorges, stretches north and west of lha sa for 1500 km. Bound by high mountain ranges on all sides and averaging 4600 m above sea level, Upper Tibet gave rise to an extraordinary civilization in antiquity. Beginning about 3000 years ago, a chain of mountaintop citadels, temples…

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Product ID: 9789745241114
Book Name: The Nine Ways of Bon: Excerpts from gZi-brjid
Author Name: David Snellgrove
Price: USD 50
Description:

David Snellgrove, Ph.D., D.Litt., was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1968. For a five year period he was Consultant for Buddhism at the then newly established Vatican Secretariat for non-Christian Religions. The author of numerous books and articles on Himalayan and Southeast Asian religions, he was recently awarded the prestigious Burton Medal by the Royal Asiatic Society, for his extensive contributions to Asian scholarship.

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Product ID: 9789937506144
Book Name: Lu jn pa wo ge jang chi drel wa
Author Name: Tsutrim Namgyal
Price: USD 10
Description:

Yungdrung Bon

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