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Texts related to the practice of transference, or phowa (’pho ba), for the Longchen Nyingtik (klong chen snying thig), the Heart-Essence of the Vast Expanse:
- A Prayer to the Lineage Gurus of the Profound Path of Transference from the Heart-Essence of the Vast Expanse by Patrul Rinpoche
- An Authentic Liturgy for Daily Practice of the Treasure Text of Transference: Enlightenment Without Meditation by Adzom Drukpa
In this arrangement of the Longchen Nyingtik transference (phowa), Adzom Drukpa adds some pithy advice exhorting all those who have not yet accomplished Dzogchen to take this practice to heart and train in it regularly.
- Transference: Enlightenment Without Meditation (Compilation) compiled by the Fourth Dodrupchen Rinpoche
This arrangement integrates the Longchen Nyingtik's practice of transference, or phowa, with elements from the same tradition's preliminary practices. The text was first compiled for the sake of new retreatants at Serdrang Monastery in Nepal.
- Concise and Clear Supplementary Instructions for the Transference Practice of the Great Perfection's Heart-Essence of the Vast Expanse by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo elaborates on the fundamental teachings of Jigme Lingpa by providing 1) transference instructions for someone who has recently died, 2) transference instructions as part of the ongoing ritual for guiding the deceased, and 3) instructions for the living.
This short guide can be read aloud in the presence of the dead and dying. It begins by explaining the truth of the person's situation, that they have passed away, then offers citations from the sūtras, encourages them to aim for Sukhāvatī, and finally guides them in a practice of transference (phowa).
This compilation, which supplements the root text of the transference (phowa) practice from the Heart-Essence of the Vast Expanse (Longchen Nyingtik) with additional prayers, is extracted from Patrul Rinpoche's famous The Words of My Perfect Teacher (kun bzang bla ma'i zhal lung).