15 Buddhist Magic, Spells 3 The Garuda Cycle, by Sam Van Schaik

15 Buddhist Magic, Spells 3 The Garuda Cycle, by Sam Van Schaik
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This series consists of the Intro., final chapter (A Tibetan Book of Spells), and Afterward of the book Buddhist Magic (2020), by Sam Van Schaik, published by Shambhala and available from Shambhala.com and Amazon.com.

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10 Secret Drugs of Buddhism: Psychedelic Sacraments & the Origins of the Vajrayana, by Mike Crowley

10 Secret Drugs of Buddhism: Psychedelic Sacraments & the Origins of the Vajrayana, by Mike Crowley
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Today’s reading is the final chapter of Secret Drugs of Buddhism, 2016. Zig Zag Zen is a book recommended by the author, Mike Crowley, in the text.

Secret drugs of buddhism, 2016, at Amazon

Secret drugs of buddhism, 2nd ed., 2019, at Amazon

Zig Zag Zen, at Amazon

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8 The Great Bundle of Precepts: The Source Esoteric Instruction on Severance, the Profound Perfection of Wisdom, by Machik Lapdron

8 The Great Bundle of Precepts: The Source Esoteric Instruction on Severance, the Profound Perfection of Wisdom, by Machik Lapdron
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This root text is available in Machik’s Complete Explanation, Clarifying the Meaning of Chod, Expanded Edition, Translated and introduced by Sarah Harding, published by Snow Lion.

From the introduction:

The intent of this book, as indicated by its full title, Clarifying the Meaning of Chod, a Complete Explanation of Casting Out the Body as Food, is primarily an explanation and commentary on the Tibetan Buddhist practice called Chod, translated as “cutting” or “severance.” Chod is a practice renowned in the popular mind mainly for its graphic visualizations of cutting up one’s body to offer to demons in charnel grounds. The present text is a commentary rather than a practice liturgy as such, but it is far more than a mere practice guide. …Machik Lapdron is said to the be the source of all that is contained in this book, and it is written as if it were recorded from her teachings and storytelling. But it is in fact a compilation gathered from various sources that finally took shape in its current form many hundreds of years later. How much of it is truly the words or even the ideas of the great woman of eleventh-century Tibet is pure conjecture. As with all transmissions of spiritual teachings that trace back to ancient times, we must trust in the integrity of the lineage.

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5 Naturally Liberated Mind, the Great Perfection, chapter 1: On the Views of the Basis. From The Practice of Dzogchen: Longchen Rabjam’s Writings on the Great Perfection

5 Naturally Liberated Mind, the Great Perfection, chapter 1: On the Views of the Basis. From The Practice of Dzogchen: Longchen Rabjam’s Writings on the Great Perfection
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A complete cycle of dzogchen teaching by Longchenpa. This is Chapter 1, the first of three chapters and episodes. Also go back and see episode 4 for another of Longchenpa’s teachings on how to practice dzogchen.

The Practice of Dzogchen at Shambhala.com

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