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'''Guhyagarbha Tantra''' (Skt.; Tib. ''Gyü Sangwé Nyingpo''; [[Wyl.]] ''rgyud gsang ba'i snying po'') ''The Essence of Secrets Tantra'' — the main [[tantra]] of the [[Mahayoga]]. For centuries, detailed study of its root verses and many celebrated commentaries, including [[Longchenpa]]'s ''[[Trilogy of Dispelling Darkness]]'', [[Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima]]'s ''[[Key to the Precious Treasury]]'' and [[Mipham Rinpoche]]'s ''[[Essence of Clear Light]]'', has been the key to understanding the [[Vajrayana]]’s most prominent themes and practices, such as [[empowerment]], [[samaya]], [[mantra]] recitation and the use of [[mandala]]s.
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'''Guhyagarbha Tantra''' (Skt.; Tib. ''Gyü Sangwé Nyingpo''; [[Wyl.]] ''rgyud gsang ba'i snying po''), ''The Essence of Secrets Tantra'' — the main [[tantra]] of the [[Mahayoga]]. For centuries, detailed study of its root verses and many celebrated commentaries, including [[Longchenpa]]'s ''[[Trilogy of Dispelling Darkness]]'', [[Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima]]'s ''[[Key to the Precious Treasury]]'' and [[Mipham Rinpoche]]'s ''[[Essence of Clear Light]]'', has been the key to understanding the [[Vajrayana]]’s most prominent themes and practices, such as [[empowerment]], [[samaya]], [[mantra]] recitation and the use of [[mandala]]s.
  
 
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==Teachings on the Guhyagarbha Tantra==
 
==Teachings on the Guhyagarbha Tantra==
These teachings have been given several times to the Rigpa Sangha, including:
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These teachings have been given several times to the [[About Rigpa|Rigpa]] Sangha, including:
 
*[[Khenpo Petse Rinpoche]], [[Lerab Ling]], 1997, using [[Mipham Rinpoche]]'s ''[[Essence of Clear Light]]'' commentary.
 
*[[Khenpo Petse Rinpoche]], [[Lerab Ling]], 1997, using [[Mipham Rinpoche]]'s ''[[Essence of Clear Light]]'' commentary.
 
*[[Khenpo Namdrol]], [[Lerab Ling]], 2003-2006, using [[Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima]]'s ''[[Key to the Precious Treasury]]'' commentary.
 
*[[Khenpo Namdrol]], [[Lerab Ling]], 2003-2006, using [[Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima]]'s ''[[Key to the Precious Treasury]]'' commentary.

Revision as of 14:34, 17 April 2010

Guhyagarbha Tantra (Skt.; Tib. Gyü Sangwé Nyingpo; Wyl. rgyud gsang ba'i snying po), The Essence of Secrets Tantra — the main tantra of the Mahayoga. For centuries, detailed study of its root verses and many celebrated commentaries, including Longchenpa's Trilogy of Dispelling Darkness, Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima's Key to the Precious Treasury and Mipham Rinpoche's Essence of Clear Light, has been the key to understanding the Vajrayana’s most prominent themes and practices, such as empowerment, samaya, mantra recitation and the use of mandalas.

Commentaries

Indian

  • Vilasavajra, Guhyagarbhamahātantrarājatīkā (Skt; Wyl. dpal gsang ba snying po'i 'grel pa rin po che'i spar khab)

Tibetan

  • Ornament of the Wisdom Mind of the Lord of Secrets

English Translations

Teachings on the Guhyagarbha Tantra

These teachings have been given several times to the Rigpa Sangha, including:

Further Reading

  • Nathaniel DeWitt Garson, Penetrating the Secret Essence Tantra: Context and Philosophy in the Mahāyoga System of rNying-ma Tantra, unpublished PhD dissertation, University of Virginia, 2004
  • Ringu Tulku, The Ri-me Philosophy of Jamgön Kongtrul the Great, Shambhala Publications, 2006, pp. 75-79