Chogyal Namkhai NorbuChögyal Namkhai Norbu, born in Tibet in 1938, is one of the primary living masters of Dzogchen.
Books & Audio
A text belonging to the same cycle as The Tibetan Book of the Dead, this instruction on the method of self-liberation presents the essence of Dzogchen, The Great Perfection, regarded in Tibet as the highest and most esoteric teaching… Read More
The Tibetan Yoga of Movement
Yantra Yoga, the Buddhist parallel to the Hathayoga of the Hindu tradition, is a system of practice entailing bodily movements, breathing exercises, and visualizations. Originally transmitted by the mahasiddhas of India and Oddiyana, its practice is nowadays found in all… Read More
The Self-Perfected State
Our natural condition is self-perfected from the very beginning. What is necessary is that we reawaken and remain in our true nature. Through understanding and practice, we can rediscover the effortless knowledge of the self-perfected state that lies beyond our… Read More
In Dream Yoga and the Practice of Natural Light, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu gives instructions for developing clarity within the sleep and dream states. He goes beyond the practices of lucid dreaming that have been popularized in the West by… Read More
An Introduction to Dzog-chen Meditation
The Tibetan teaching of Dzog-chen (pronounced ZOAK-chen), also known as Ati yoga, is considered by its adherents to be the definitive and most secret teaching of the Buddha. Primordial Experience is a translation of a key text articulating the Dzog-chen… Read More
Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen
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… Read More
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde
The aim of Dzogchen is the reawakening of the individual to the primordial state of enlightenment, which is naturally found in all beings. The master introduces the student to his or her real nature already perfected and enlightened, but it… Read More
The Tibetan Teachings of Garab Dorje, First Dzogchen Master
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- John Myrdhin Reynolds
The teachings of Dzogchen, which directly introduces the practitioner to the Nature of Mind, were first expounded by Garab Dorje in the country of Uddiyana and later went to India and Tibet. The essence of Garab Dorje's message is… Read More
About the Author
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, born in Tibet in 1938, is one of the primary living masters of Dzogchen. After having taught for more than twenty years at the Istituto Universitario Orientale of Naples, Italy, he is at present fully dedicating his time to the transmission and preservation of Dzogchen teachings and Tibetan culture at large. He travels extensively and is now based on Margarita Island in Venezuela. He is the founder of the Dzogchen Community, whose centers of study and practice are found all over the world. He is the author of many books and scholarly articles not only on Dzogchen but on all the main branches of Tibetan culture including history, medicine, astrology, and Bon. His previous books on Dzogchen have become classics.
Practicing Yantra Yoga can be beneficial for anyone. The practice of Yantra Yoga is part of the Dzogchen teachings transmitted by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu; therefore, if one is to progress beyond a certain point, it is essential to receive direct transmission of the Dzogchen teachings from Chögyal Namkhai Norbu at a retreat or by participating in one of the three Anniversary Video Transmission Practices.
For more info about retreats with Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche or the Transmission Anniversary Practices, please contact Dzogchen Community in America, Tsegyalgar (see below)
This tradition and lineage of Yantra Yoga can only be taught by those directly authorized by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. The following three members of the Dzogchen Community in America, Tsegyalgar, are the only people currently directly authorized by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu to teach Yantra Yoga in North America. There are also Dzogchen Community members in other countries who are authorized by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu to teach in their local regions.
Authorized Teachers of Yantra Yoga in North America are
- Lynn Sutherland
For North American Yantra Yoga courses and retreats or international schedule information, contact
Videos & More
The trailer from the PBS documentary My Incarnation