Dola Jigme Kalzang Series
Courtesy of Terton Sogyal Trust
Texts by and about Dola Jigme Kalzang (rdo bla 'jigs med skal bzang, b. 1789), one of the foremost disciples of Dodrupchen Jigme Trinle Özer and an important master in the Longchen Nyingtik tradition:
The author offers a concise yet complete overview of the entire path according to the Longchen Nyingtik, applicable to monastics and lay tantrikas alike. Using the structure of virtuous beginning, middle and end, he covers the common and uncommon preliminary practices, the generation and perfection phases, and the practices of Trekchö and Tögal.
In this short text Dola Jigme Kalzang explains the meaning of the four mudrās that provide a context for tantric practice: the karma mudrā, which is the basis of practice; the dharma mudrā, which is the object of practice; the samaya mudrā, which is the means of practice; and the mahāmudrā, which is the fruition of practice.