Drung, Deu and Bon: Narrations, Symbolic Languages and the Bon Tradition on Ancient Tibet


by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

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by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche

Drung, Deu and Bon offers a rare opportunity to explore pre Buddhist Tibetan culture, presented within the three categories commonly described as the foundation of the kingdom of Tibet- drung (narrations), deu (symbolic languages), and the Bön tradition. In this important work, Professor Namkhai Norbu begins by investigating the epic poems and legends of Tibet’s secular culture. He then turns his attention to the mysteries of the ancient symbolic languages that conveyed wisdom inexpressible in conventional terms; and he concludes by elucidating the complexities of the pre-Buddhist Bon religion in the context of its 12 lores or sciences.


Chögyal Namkhai Norbu is a Tibetan master of the dzogchen tradition. He has been a professor at the Oriental Institute of the University of Naples, Italy, and is the author of many books, including The Crystal and the Way of Light, The Supreme Source, and dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State.

Paperback: 327 pages

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Weight24 oz