Lhatsün Namkha Jigme Series
Courtesy of Jurek Schreiner
Emanation of Vimalamitra, manifesting in a royal dynasty,
You revealed the great treasures of the vision of the vajra essence,
Gained supreme wisdom and perfected the strength of yogic conduct,
Heruka Namkha Jigme, to you I pay homage!
Texts associated with the famous yogi Lhatsün Namkha Jigme (lha btsun nam mkha' 'jigs med, 1597–1650), who is credited with 'opening the hidden land' of Sikkim:
- The Gentle Rain of Benefit and Joy: An Explanation of the Practice of Sang Offering by Gyalse Shenpen Thaye | Sang Offering
In this rare commentary on the Mountain Incense-Smoke Offering (ri bo bsangs mchod), Gyalse Shenpen Thaye explains the historical origins of the practice and then offers a word-by-word interpretation of Lhatsün Namkha Jigme's revelation.
Prayers and Practices
Through this brief rite of summoning prosperity (g.yang 'gugs), the practitioner summons everything from the attainment of the highest Dzogchen accomplishment to long-life, splendour, merit, progeny and the fulfilment of all desires.
- Mountain Smoke Offering from The Life-Force Practice of the Vidyādharas revealed by Lhatsün Namkha Jigme | Sang Offering
The Mountain Smoke Offering (ri bo bsangs mchod) from Lhatsün Namkha Jigme's Life-Force Practice of the Vidyādharas (rig 'dzin srog sgrub) revelation is one of the most famous and widely practised smoke-incense (bsangs) offering rituals in Tibetan Buddhism, and appears in a number of editions. This is the original version, without any introductory practices or other additions.
Lhatsün Namkha Jikmé revealed this famous smoke offering rite from the Accomplishing the Life-Force of the Vidyādharas (rig 'dzin srog sgrub) while he was opening up the hidden land of Sikkim. This is the version of the practice that appears in the Rinchen Terdzö collection.
- The Mountain Smoke Offering Arranged for Recitation by Lhatsün Namkha Jigme, arranged by Dudjom Rinpoche | Sang Offering
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.