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Taktsang[s], the Tigress' Lairs (Tib. སྟག་ཚང་, Wyl. stag tshang), are sacred places where Padmasambhava manifested in the wrathful form of Guru Dorje Drolö. There are said to be thirteen places called "Tigeress’ Lair" but, according to Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, only five of them seem to be known today.[1]

From A Great Treasure of Blessings[2]:

At thirteen different places called 'Tiger's Lair', Taktsang, Guru Rinpoche manifested in "the terrifying wrathful form of crazy wisdom", binding worldly spirits under oath to protect the terma treasures and serve the Dharma. Then he is known as Dorje Drolö, 'Wild Wrathful Vajra'.



  1. Light of Wisdom vol. I (Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1999), note 13, p.209.
  2. page 34.