Drung, Deu and Bön



Narrations, Symbolic Languages and the Bön Tradition on Ancient Tibet

by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

Paperback, 327 pages

Color and black-and-white illustrations and photographs

Height: 9 ½” x Width: 6 ¼” x Depth: ¾”, Weight: 1 pound 4 ounces


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Drung, Deu and Bön 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 was a professor at the Oriental Institute of the University of Naples, Italy, and the author of many books, including The Crystal and the Way of Light, The Supreme Source, and dzogchen: The Self-Perfected State.

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Weight 24 oz