One of the most important sadhana cycles in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, the Rigdzin Düpa, or Gathering of the Vidyadharas, is practiced by tens of thousands of practitioners around the world. This inner guru practice focuses on Padmasambhava as the central figure and is one of the three root sadhanas of the Longchen Nyingtik treasure cycle revealed by the great Jigme Lingpa. This book will help readers mature their practice with invaluable instructions and commentary from some of the greatest Tibetan masters to have ever lived, including Patrul Rinpoche, Jamgön Kongtrul Lödro Tayé, and more.
This book is for those who have received the reading transmission for the Rigdzin Düpa. Until such time as you receive the transmission, you can keep it on your shrine.
“To be connected to the Longchen Nyingtik lineage makes life worthwhile. To be connected to Rigdzin Düpa means you have merit. To be connected to Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa means you will not go astray.” —Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, author of The Guru Drinks Bourbon?
“The Vidyadhara Jigme Lingpa founded the great Longchen Nyingtik lineage based on a series of mind treasures he discovered in visions. The teachings and practices of the Longchen Nyingtik are the swiftest path to enlightenment. One of its main sadhanas, The Gathering of Vidyadharas, holds the blessing for this supreme accomplishment to happen. I am delighted that this set of teachings has been translated, and I highly encourage every Longchen Nyingtik student who practices The Gathering of Vidyadharas to read this collection.” —Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, author of The Intelligent Heart
“The Gathering of Vidyadharas is a precious gem that contains crucial instructions for putting this king among sadhanas into practice, so that a shower of blessings rain upon the yogi of pure conduct, diligent effort, and genuine devotion.” —Anyen Rinpoche, author of Union of Dzogchen and Bodhichitta