The Alchemy of the Siddhas

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The Alchemy of the Siddhas, naked instructions on how to take to heart and practise the 'Mountain Retreat' teachings, explained in a manner that is easy to understand (Tib. རི་ཆོས་བསླབ་བྱ་ཉམས་ལེན་དམར་ཁྲིད་གོ་བདེར་བརྗོད་པ་གྲུབ་པའི་བཅུད་ལེན།, Wyl. ri chos bslab bya nyams len dmar khrid go bder brjod pa grub pa'i bcud len)

Often known simply as Richö or 'Mountain Dharma', this is a famous text written by Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche on how to take to heart and practise the ‘Mountain Retreat’ teachings. Sogyal Rinpoche says that this text is one of the most important guides on how to do retreat and become a true chöpa, or Dharma practitioner. It is to be found in Dudjom Rinpoche's Collected Works, vol. 13 (pa) pp. 443-468

Tibetan Text

Translations

  • Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche, Richö, Rigpa Publications, 2004
  • Ron Garry, Wisdom Nectar: Dudjom Rinpoche's Heart Advice (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2005), 'Essential Advice for Solitary Meditation Practice', pages 43-59.
  • Sangye Khandro, Advice for Mountain Retreat, Light of Berotsana, 2014.

Further Reading

  • Ron Garry, Wisdom Nectar: Dudjom Rinpoche's Heart Advice (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2005), pages 27-42.

Teachings on The Alchemy of the Siddhas