Dudjom Rinpoche Series
Before, the vidyādhara Nüden Dorje,
In the future, the sugata Möpa Thayé,
Now, the representative of Padmākara, Drogben himself,
Jikdral Yeshe Dorje, to you I pray!
We present the following texts by Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche Jikdral Yeshe Dorje (bdud 'joms 'jigs bral ye shes rdo rje, 1904–1987), the renowned yogi and scholar and first appointed head of the Nyingma school in exile:
In this short text, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche explains some important points of conduct to be observed by the sangha of monastic practitioners and the sangha of vidyādhara yogins. It was written with a view to preserving aspects of tradition in danger of being lost forever.
Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche composed this four-line prayer of aspiration spontaneously on the occasion of his first teaching of “Hitting the Essence in Three Words” in the West, to an assembly of thirteen students in Paris, 1976.
- Brief Notes on the Visualization for the Concise Recitation of the Pure Vision Preliminary Practice | Ngöndro
The tenth day of each lunar month of the Tibetan calendar is connected to a key event in the life of Guru Padmasambhava. In this brief text, Dudjom Rinpoche—who refers to himself here as "Padma's messenger"—explains the correlation of these events and the particular benefits that accrue from observing practice on such days.
In this commentary on the famous prayer to Guru Padmasambhava popularly known as Dü Sum Sangye (referred to here as the Vajra Verses Prayer) Dudjom Rinpoche explains the outer, inner and secret significance of every line.
- The Prayer to Guru Rinpoche that Swiftly Removes Obstacles and Fulfills All Wishes | Guru Rinpoche Prayers
Dudjom Rinpoche tells us that he wrote this prayer to Guru Rinpoche "for the peace and happiness of the world, at a time when we are all afflicted both physically and mentally by all kinds of outer and inner circumstances."
Prayers and Practices
This short daily sādhana of Bhurkuṃkūṭa (sme brtsegs) includes a simple visualization and mantra recitation. The practice is particularly associated with the purification of tantric commitments, or samaya.
As Dudjom Rinpoche explains in the colophon, he revealed this practice in 1936. He had fallen sick and his disciple Trulshik Pawo Dorje (1876–1962) performed a hundred feast offerings and fulfilment practices on his behalf. Early the next morning, Dudjom Rinpoche had a dream in which a woman spoke these words; he wrote them down, and the following day his illness disappeared completely.
- The Mountain Smoke Offering Arranged for Recitation by Lhatsün Namkha Jigme, arranged by Dudjom Rinpoche | Riwo Sangchö & Lungta
As the title implies, Dudjom Rinpoche Jikdral Yeshe Dorje arranged the text of Lhatsün Namkha Jikme's Mountain Smoke Offering (ri bo bsang mchod) for regular recitation by adding verses for taking refuge, generating bodhicitta, the seven-branch practice and self-visualization at the beginning, and verses of dedication at the end.
- The Light of Primordial Wisdom: An Instruction Manual for the Primordially Pure Perfection Stage of the Powerful & Wrathful Dorje Drolö, Conqueror of Demons | Sādhanas
This direct instruction on the perfection stage (rdzogs rim) practice for the Dorje Drolö form of Guru Padmasambhava includes the preparatory state of śamatha, and the main part, which is to generate the wisdom of vipaśyanā through view, meditation and action.