• Natural Perfection

  • Teachings, Meditations, and Chants in the Dzogchen Tradition of Tibet
  • By: Lama Surya Das
  • Narrated by: Lama Surya Das
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Speech
  • Release date: 17-12-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (8 ratings)


With his book Awakening the Buddha Within, Lama Surya Das emerged as a leading figure in American Buddhism. Now, with Natural Perfection, Surya Das introduces us to Tibet's most closely guarded enlightenment tradition - dzogchen, "The Natural Great Perfection." The Buddhist masters of Tibet believed that dzogchen was destined to become the single most powerful spiritual vehicle in the West. Why? "Because dzogchen takes the struggle out of meditation," he explains. In 6 profound and energizing sessions, Surya Das guides you through each step of dzogchen practice, where you learn rigpa "natural awareness" practice; sky-gazing meditations; prayers and chants to open your heart and mind; and much more. Finally, here is a way for you to discover, side by side with this beloved American lama, the great awakened state that you already possess within - your own Natural Perfection.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Ulrich on 10-01-05


if you are looking for
a) a good introduction to the teachings of dzogchen
b) an understandable no-frills method of meditation
this is the book for you.
only the chanting part was a bit too long for my taste (30min+)

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3 out of 5 stars
By David P. Wilson on 19-11-14

A Bit of a Mess

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. Its a bit of a stream of conscious mess that meanders and repeats. About once an hour there is some kind of "jem" of wisdom that almost makes the previous 55 minutes worth it. Maybe it's supposed to be that way as his kind of Eastern/American/NYC teaching method.

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