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Great Perfection (Dzokchen) Bibliography from the THL Bibliographies
Germano, David F. (1997). "Dying, death and other opportunities". In Religions of Tibet in Practice (editor Donald Lopez), pp. 458-493; Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
Germano, David F. (1997). "Food, clothes, dreams and karmic propensities" In Religions of Tibet in Practice (editor Donald Lopez), pp. 293-312; Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
Germano, David F. (1997) "Preliminary practices: craziness, the elements and the letter Hūṃ". In Religions of Tibet in Practice (editor Donald Lopez), pp. 313-334; Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
Germano, David F. “The History of Funerary rDzogs chen”. In Tibetan Studies: Proceedings of the 8th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Bloomington 1998 (forthcoming).
Germano, David F. “Pure Lands and Creative Buddhas in Renaissance Tibet”. Unpublished. Longchenpa translated by David Germano (unpublished manuscript), The Treasury of Words and Meanings (Tshig don mdzod). Pages to be announced.
Germano, David (1996). Mysticism and Rhetoric: The Great Perfection's Transformation of Buddhist Tantra in Ancient Tibet. Chapters 3-5 and 11. These chapters outline the early history of the Great Perfection.
Guenther, Herbert (1989). From Reductionism to Creativity: rDzogs-chen and the New Sciences of the Mind. Boston & Shaftesbury: Shambhala. Chapters 10-11 (184-205) and Epilogue (245-248). These short selections are to grasp Guenther's powerful hermeneutic of "process and structure" to introduce this not only to our discussions of rhetoric of negation, but also as an alternative bipolar model with which to understand Tibetan culture (i.e. contrast to Samuel's "clerics and shamans". Because these are so dense, read the Epilogue first and then read the two chapters to the extent possible. The main thing here is to get a sense of his operating hermeneutic of process and structure.
Karmay, Samten (1975). "A Discussion on the Doctrinal Position of rDzogs-chen from the 10th to the 13th centuries". In Journal Asiatique, Tome CCLXIII, 147-156.
Karmay, Samten (1988). The Great Perfection. London: E.J. Brill.
Neumaier-Dargyay, E.K. (1992). The Sovereign All-Creating Mind - the Motherly Buddha. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Longchenpa translated by David Germano (unpublished manuscript), The Treasury of Words and Meanings (Tshig don mdzod). Pages to be announced.
Germano, David F. (1994). "Architecture and Absence in the Secret Tantric History of rDzogs Chen". In The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, vol. 17.2, pp. 203-335.
Germano, David F. (unpublished). “The shifting terrain of Buddhists’ bodies in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Tantra”.
Kvaerne, Per (1973). “Bonpo Studies: The A-khrid System of Meditation”. In Kailash, vol. 1, pp. 19-50, 247-332).
Kvaerne, Per (1983). "'The Great Perfection' in the Tradition of the Bonpos". In Early Ch'an in China and Tibet (pp. 367-392). Ed. Whalen Lai and Lewis Lancaster. Berkeley Buddhist Studies Series.
Rossi, Donatella (2000). The Philosophical View of the Great Perfection in the Bonpo Tradition. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion.
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