Palchen Düpa Series
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Texts related to Palchen Düpa (dpal chen 'dus pa), "Awesome Ones' Assembly", the wrathful yidam practice of the Longchen Nyingtik cycle:
- The Words of the Awesome Ones: A General Overview of the Three Yogas from the Heart-Essence of the Vast Expanse by Jigme Lingpa
This fundamental text from the Longchen Nyingtik cycle summarizes the view of the three inner tantras— Mahāyoga, Anuyoga and Atiyoga—and explains the approach, close approach, accomplishment and great accomplishment phases. It also elucidates major categories, such as the three objects, three enemies, and three ravines, and shows how each of the inner tantras overcomes the four māras.
- Wisdom Essence of the Mighty One: A Daily Practice of Hayagrīva's Play of the Three Realms, from the Ocean of Gathered Teachings of the Awesome Ones by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
This shorter, daily practice is adapted from the full sādhana of Hayagrīva's Play of the Three Realms (rta mgrin khams gsum rol pa), which itself belongs to the Assembly of Awesome Ones (Palchen Düpa) cycle within the Longchen Nyingtik.
- The Essential Activity Manual for the Awesome Ones’ Assembly, the Heart Practice of Vidyādharas, from the Heart-Essence of the Vast Expanse by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
This version of the Palchen Düpa sādhana was arranged by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo from the original revelation for daily use or for when the practice has to be done repeatedly in a single day, such as during a drupchen (sgrub chen). It is of a medium size, shorter than the full revelation but longer than the daily practice which Khyentse Wangpo also compiled.
- The Single Mudrā: A Daily Practice for the Awesome Ones’ Assembly (Palchen Düpa), the Heart Practice of the Awareness-Holders by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
Palchen Düpa (dpal chen 'dus pa), the 'Awesome Ones' Assembly', is the wrathful yidam practice of the Longchen Nyingtik cycle. It features the Kagyé (bka' brgyad), or eight herukas, with Chemchok Vajra Tötrengtsal as the central deity.