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This chapter of this book The Great Perfection (rDzogs chen): A Philosophical and Meditative Teaching of Tibetan Buddhism contains 12 plates. The first plate illustrates bSam-yas, Central Tibet. The second, third and fourth plates describe rDzogs-chen-khang in bSam-yas, Ba-gor Vairocana, bSam-yas, and Pho-brang Zhi-ba-’od, sKu-’bum, rGyal-rtse, respectively. This book presents ideas that gave impetus to the formation of rDzogs chen thought in the ninth century A.D. and the historical, social and religious circumstances in which it had its birth as well as its literary and historical development in the following tenth and eleventh centuries A.D.

Keywords: rDzogs chen; Tibetan Buddhism



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