Dudjom Rinpoche Series

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Dudjom Rinpoche

Dudjom Rinpoche

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  • Jñāna
  • Terchen Drodül Lingpa
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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:


Aspiration Prayers




Dharma Protectors


Guru Rinpoche Prayers

Dudjom Rinpoche composed this prayer of aspiration to be reborn on the Copper-Coloured Mountain of Glory, or Zangdok Palri (zangs mdog dpal ri), after his firstborn daughter, Dekyong Yeshe Wangmo, had left this world. The inspiration for this prayer, it is said, was therefore her parting gift.

A four-line prayer to be reborn on the Copper-Coloured Mountain of Glory, or Zangdok Palri, in the company of Guru Padmasambhava and his retinue.

Dudjom Rinpoche composed this short prayer invoking the Abbot, Master and Dharma-King (Khen Lob Chö Sum), i.e., Śāntarakṣita, Guru Padmasambhava and Trisong Detsen, at Samyé monastery in Tibet at the request of his son, Thinley Norbu Rinpoche.

Dudjom Rinpoche wrote this short prayer when he was engaged in long-life practice at Māratika cave in Nepal, the sacred site where Guru Rinpoche achieved immortality with his consort, Mandāravā.

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."

Lineage Prayers

Long-Life Prayers

This four-verse prayer for the longevity of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche was composed in Ghoom, near Darjeeling, at the request of Thuksey Rinpoche (1916–1983) and Chatral Rinpoche (1913–2015).

A four-line prayer for the long life of the Fourth Dodrupchen, Jikmé Tubten Trinlé Palbar.

A short, four-line aspiration for the longevity of Chögyam Trungpa (1939–1987).

A prayer for the longevity of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche (b. 1951), who is the seventh in the line of Gar Drupchen incarnations.

A four-line prayer for the long life of the Seventh Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jikmé Losal Wangpo.

One of several prayers for the long life of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama that Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche composed.

A three-verse prayer for the longevity of Soktsé Rinpoche composed in 1982.

A short, four-line prayer for the longevity of the Sixteenth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpé Dorje (1924–1981), which incorporates the syllables of his name and title.

Jamyang Khyentse composed this seven-verse prayer for the longevity of Dudjom Rinpoche (1904–1987) during the Earth Ox year (1949–1950).




Dudjom Rinpoche composed this four-line supplication after he received the empowerments and transmissions for the Three Sections of the Great Perfection (rdzogs chen sde gsum) from Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in Lhasa.

As Dudjom Rinpoche himself explains, this is simultaneously a supplication, confession, and aspiration prayer. It involves the invocation of one's gurus, contemplation and confession of one's faults, and aspiration to overcome such flaws and realise the nature of the guru.

A short prayer to the guru requesting his or her blessings in order to master the practice of recognizing clear light within the dream state.

Dudjom Rinpoche adapted the words of an earlier long-life prayer to create this two-verse supplication to Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959).

A four-line prayer to Yeshe Tsogyal.

A four-verse prayer to the three main stūpas of the Kathmandu Valley, i.e., Svayambhū (known to Tibetans as Pakpa Shingkun), Boudha (known to Tibetans as Jarung Khashor) and Namo Buddha.

A two-verse supplication to the three main stūpas of the Kathmandu Valley, i.e., Svayambhū, Boudha and Namo Buddha.


This daily 'hand-clapping' (thal rdeb) practice of the lion-faced ḍākinī Siṃhamukhā/Siṃhavaktrā (seng gdong ma) is particularly associated with the elimination of adversity, threats and dangers.

A brief daily sādhana of Amitāyus, the Buddha of Boundless Life, composed at the request of Jigme-la from the aristocratic Sampho (Samdrup Phodrang) family of Lhasa.

A short daily practice of Lama Sangdü (bla ma gsang ’dus)—the Guru who is the Embodiment of Secrets.

A brief daily practice of Green Tārā, composed at the request of Ngawang Palmo.

This short daily sādhana of Ucchuṣma (sme brtsegs) includes a simple visualization and mantra recitation. The practice is particularly associated with the purification of tantric commitments, or samaya.

A brief daily practice of The Heart-Essence of the Sublime Lady of Immortality, or Chimé Phakmé Nyingtik ('chi med 'phags ma'i snying thig), the popular long-life sādhana discovered as a mind treasure by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo in 1855.

A daily practice of Dorje Gotrab (Vajra Armour) offering protection against sickness, infectious disease and obstacles, which Dudjom Rinpoche adapted from the terma Protective Wheel: Root Sādhana of the Extremely Wrathful Black Hayagriva.

This short daily sādhana of the female deity Gyaltsen Tsemö Pung Gyen (Skt. Dhvajāgrakeyūra) is based on a practice from the Longsal Dorje Nyingpo cycle revealed by Longsal Nyingpo (1625–1692).

In this sādhana arranged for daily recitation, Dudjom Rinpoche synthesizes the visualisations of earlier Sitātapatrā practices with the mantras and key passages from the dhāraṇī known as The Supreme Accomplishment of Sitātapatrā (Tōh. 591; gdugs dkar mchog grub ma).

A very simple practice focusing on the ḍākinī Yeshe Tsogyal, composed for some of Rinpoche's American students.

A short daily practice of Guru Dorje Drolö composed at the request of some American students.

A popular practice of Vajrakīlaya in standard form, consisting of refuge and bodhicitta, visualization, mantra recitation, dissolution, dedication of merit, and prayer for auspiciousness.

A short daily practice for longevity focusing on Amitāyus, which, in Kyabjé Düdjom Rinpoche's own words, distils "the many vast and profound longevity practices of the treasure tradition."

Sang Offering


Swift Rebirth Prayers



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