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A series of lineage prayers (brgyud 'debs), arranged alphabetically by subject:




Chetsün Nyingtik

Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik


Dorje Drolö

Dudjom Rinpoche


Jigme Tenpe Nyima composed this prayer to the gurus of the Dzogchen lineage at the behest of Khenpo Damchö Özer (d. 1927?), one of the so-called 'four great khenpos of Dodrupchen Monastery'.

Additional verses of praise to three later masters of the lineage of Lama Yangtik: Shechen Gyaltsab (1871–1926), Shechen Kongtrul (1901–c.1960) and Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959) himself.

Verses of praise to the masters of the lineage of Lama Yangtik, from Samantabhadra to one's own root guru.

This prayer to the lineage of the pith-instruction section, or Mengak Dé (man ngag sde), of Dzogchen teachings appears in the Vima Nyingtik and has been supplemented over the centuries by masters including Minling Terchen Gyurme Dorje, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö.

A four-line prayer to the gurus of the lineage of the Great Perfection, from Samantabhadra down to one's own root teacher.

Supplementary verses for the Lama Yangtik homage, covering the lineage from Khyabdal Lhundrup (1304?–1400?) through to Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye (1813–1899).

Eight Vidyādharas

Guru Padmasambhava



Könchok Chidü


Longchen Nyingtik

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche added several verses to an original prayer composed by one of Jigme Lingpa's direct disciples, in order to complete the list of lineage masters—from whom, as he says, he received great kindness—up to and including to himself.

A collection of short prayers to all the key figures in the lineage of the Heart-Essence of the Vast Expanse (Longchen Nyingtik) compiled by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche for regular recitation in conjunction with any practice from the Longchen Nyingtik cycle.

In these addenda to the standard lineage prayer for Longchen Nyingtik (klong chen snying thig), which is known as The Continuous Shower of Blessings, Jamyang Khyentse highlights two versions of the lineage received by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo: the full transmission from Khenpo Pema Vajra and the transmission of realization from Jigme Gyalwe Nyugu.

A lineage supplication for the Vajrasattva guru yoga known as Dorsem Ngön-ga (Abhirati Vajrasattva), which is part of the Longchen Nyingtik revelation.

A prayer to the holders of the lineage of Dukngal Rangdrol ('Natural Liberation of Suffering') from Amitāyus and Avalokiteśvara down to Jamyang Khyentse's own root teacher.

A supplication to the lineage of the Longchen Nyingtik's innermost secret guru practice, the Sealed Quintessence or Tikle Gyachen (thig le'i rgya can).

A short prayer to the lineage of Palchen Düpa, the wrathful yidam practice of Longchen Nyingtik, including supplementary verses composed by the Third Dodrupchen, Jigme Tenpe Nyima.

This prayer to the lineage of Longchen Nyingtik is part of the original revelation and was supplemented by later authors. It includes an aspiration for successfully following the path.

This prayer to the lineage of the Longchen Nyingtik transference (phowa) practice is not included in current editions of Patrul Rinpoche's collected works but does appear in several liturgies.



Mind Training




Parting from the Four Attachments

Red Tārā

Rigdzin Düpa


Seventeen Paṇḍitas


Takhyung Barwa


Tsokyé Nyingtik

Tukdrup Barché Kunsel

Tukdrup Yizhin Norbu


Yumka Dechen Gyalmo

Zabtik Drolchok

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