Vajrakīla Series

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Supreme son of all the wrathful buddhas, Kīla,

Like a mighty vajra weapon that cuts with no resistance,

Deity of activity, the ultimate of wrathful liberators—

Vajrakumāra, to you I pay homage!

A series of texts related to the deity Vajrakīla or Vajrakīlaya (rdo rje phur ba):

Averting Obstacles


Confession and Fulfilment

Fire Offering


Lineage Prayers






This short daily sādhana of Vajrakīla concentrates on the ultimate nature of the deity, which is one's very own awareness, beyond imagery and attributes.

A popular practice of Vajrakīla in standard form, consisting of refuge and bodhicitta, visualization, mantra recitation, dissolution, dedication of merit, and prayer for auspiciousness.

This simple sādhana of Vajrakīla, requested by Sogyal Rinpoche, contains, in the words of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche's colophon, 'the concentrated blessings of kama and terma'.

Jamyang Khyentse wrote this recitation guide (bklags thabs) for the Vajrakīla Root Tantra Section (phur pa rtsa dum) at the request of his master of ceremonies, Lama Chokden.

The concluding stages of the Purba Gulkhukma sādhana: offering, praise, receiving the attainments, dissolution, dedication of merit and words of auspiciousness.

This is the main text of the Purba Gulkhukma cycle of Vajrakīla practice, which Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok revealed at the Asura cave in Yangleshö, Nepal. It includes the empowerment, sādhana and gaṇacakra offering.

This brief Vajrakīla sādhana, complete with tsok offering, was revealed as a terma at Katok Monastery.


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