Translated from Tibetan by Fabian Sanders and Iacobella Gaetani
The Gönpa at Merigar represents the original home base of the Dzogchen Community. It is the heart of the first center established by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. This richly illustrated, full-color book is a well-researched, detailed portrayal of the symbolism and iconography of the temple. In addition to a translation into English and Italian of the design description written by Rinpoche prior to construction, the book includes inspiring biographies of the 148 masters depicted in the Gönpa. Representing all of the main Buddhist and Bön traditions in Tibet, each is also connected with the Dzogchen transmission.
This beautiful book will interest anyone with an open mind, regardless of their religious or philosophical persuasion, and is a perfect gift for your friends and family. It provides an insightful introduction to the origins of the Dzogchen Community and conveys a sense of the extraordinary depth and richness of the teachings.
Notes on the ornamentation and images found in the Temple 35
The Biographies of the Masters 81
Introduction to the Biographies 83
West Panel 89
Southwest Panel 105
South Panel 133
North Panel 167
Northwest Panel 203
Southeast Panel 231
Northeast Panel 263
East Panel 297
Background and Construction History 327
Index of Tibetan and Sanskrit Terms 351
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