Situ Paṇchen Series
Courtesy of Himalayan Art Resources
Great radiant sun of perfect wisdom,
You illumine all objects of knowledge
And banish the darkness of beings' ignorance—
Chökyi Jungne, at your feet I pray!
Works by and about the influential scholar, grammarian and artist Situ Paṇchen Chökyi Jungne (si tu paṇ chen chos kyi 'byung gnas, 1700–1774):
This concise commentary draws from the tradition of Fivefold Mahāmudrā teachings passed down from Pakmodrupa to Jikten Sumgön, and thus especially emphasized within the Drikung Kagyü lineage. When included in a single session of practice, these five points—bodhicitta, guru yoga, yidam practice, Mahāmudrā, and dedication—are held to provide a complete path to awakening. Chokyi Jungné’s instruction expands upon traditional presentations by concluding with specific instructions on how to practice during all periods of the day, as well as at the time of death.