Meador, Clifton: Dzogchen Village Home
This is one of three books that is based on work I did in Ganze Autonomous Prefecture. I was
there as part of an interdisciplinary research team, documenting traditional Tibetan book
culture, and much of the information we collected has never been published. I spent part of one
summer printing books that explore ideas of iteration and repetition that are connected to the
practice of traditional Tibetan book production.
Dzogchen is a Tibetan Buddhist practice intended to bring enlightenment by returning to
the primordial condition of the mind: an all-encompassing timeless awareness, an openness to
everything, all situations, all people, undefended, ready to experience. The practice of dzogchen
is supposed to be everyday life itself.
Dzogchen is also a monastery, in a glacial valley, in Ganze Autonomous Prefecture, part of
the great Nyingma tradition, and the seat of the Second Dzogchen Rinpoche Gyurme Tekchok
Tenzin who is supposed to have instructed the King of Derge to build the Parkhang.
en., offset print, letterpress on dust jacket, stitch bound, 48p, 6 x 9 inch, Ed. of 200, Chicago, 2012
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