Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo
Texts by the Dzogchen teacher Khenpo Gangshar Wangpo (mkhan po gang shar dbang po, 1925–1958/9), who is known especially for his role as the root teacher of Chögyam Trungpa:
Khenpo Gangshar describes this pithy advice on how to be truly happy by settling into realization of mind's essential nature as "insane ramblings", but it will surely be of great benefit to practitioners.
- Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet: A Concise Instruction for Realizing the Nature of Mind | Dzogchen
- Naturally Liberating Whatever You Meet: Instructions to Guide You along the Profound Path | Dzogchen
Perhaps Khenpo Gangshar's most famous work, this pithy guide to Dzogchen practice includes instructions on the uncommon preliminaries, the analytical meditations of a paṇḍita, and the main practice, which is the resting meditation of a kusulu, as well as how to integrate the practice.
Gangshar Wangpo tells us that he based these verses—which explain how to eliminate obstacles to practice and sustain realization of mind's essential nature—on scripture, the oral instructions of his guru, and his own experience.
- Vomiting Gold: A Pith Instruction in the Form of Advice for the Diligent Practitioner, the Excellent Atsang | Dzogchen
This short, unelaborate guru yoga is written from an absolute perspective, according to which clear, empty awareness is the very nature of the guru, and the practice is simply to remain in such a state.
- From the Mahāmudrā Preliminary Practices: Continuous Integration with Ground, Path, and Fruition | Mahāmudrā
Basic instructions on the preliminary contemplations of the rarity of the freedoms and opportunities, impermanence, karma and the sufferings of saṃsāra, followed by a simple explanation of the ground, path and fruition according to Mahāmudrā.