Eight Great Kagyé Sites

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Tibet’s Eight Great Kagyé Sites Blessed by the Guru

by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

The great sacred places of the Kagyé in Tibet, which were blessed by the Guru, are as follows:

  1. The site of Yamāntaka, the Body of Gentle Splendour, is Drak Yangdzong, where Nub Sangye Yeshe gained accomplishment.
  2. The site of Lotus Speech, is the main hermitage (Wentsa) at Samgye Chimphu, where Gyalwa Chokyang gained accomplishment through Hayagrīva.
  3. The site of Yangdak and Mind is Lhodrak Kharchu, where Namkhai Nyingpo gained accomplishment.
  4. The site of Amṛtakundalī and Qualities is Yalrung Sheldrak, where the great Nyak Yeshe Zhönnu (Jñānakumāra) gained accomplishment.
  5. The site of Kīla Activity is Mönkha Sengé Dzong, where Yeshe Tsogyal gained accomplishment.
  6. The site of Mamo Bötong is Yartö Shampo Gangra, where Drokmi Palgyi Yeshe gained accomplishment.
  7. The site of Jigten Chötö[1] is Paro Taktsang, where Lang Palgyi Senge gained accomplishment.
  8. The site of Möpa Drak-ngak is Samye Yamalung, where Vairotsana gained accomplishment.

In addition:

  1. The site of Guru Rinpoche’s Body is the Moon Cave at Drak Yerpa.
  2. The site of His Speech is Samye Chimphu.
  3. The site of His Mind is Lhodrak Kharchu.
  4. The site of His Qualities is Yarlung Sheldrak.
  5. The site of His Activity is Nering Sengé Dzong.


| Translated by Adam Pearcey, 2022.


Bibliography

Tibetan Edition

bkra shis dpal 'byor. "bod du gu ru’i byin gyis brlabs pa’i bka' brgyad kyi gnas chen brgyad/" in gsung 'bum/_rab gsal zla ba. 25 vols. Delhi: Shechen Publications, 1994. Vol. 4: 155b–156a


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