Nang Jang

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Nang Jang

The Nang Jang (Tib. སྣང་སབྱང་, Wyl. snang sbyang; Eng. purifying appearances) is a collection of the most secret instructions Dudjom Lingpa received through a series of visions of various enlightened beings, including Vajradhara, Vajrayogini, Ekadzati, Shri Singha, Longchen Rabjam, Saraha, and others.

These instructions point out the view of Dzogchen. This text focuses primary on Trekchö, and is of central importance in the Dudjom Tersar tradition.

The Nang Jang is "a direct transmission of Dudjom Lingpa's Dzogchen approach, so powerful that even hearing it read aloud ensures that the listener will eventually escape the suffering of samsara."[1]

According to Dudjom Rinpoche, "The Nang Jang was prepared as an inexhaustible treasure trove of the gift of the Buddha's teachings, the relics of the dharmakaya."[2]

Root Text



  1. Foreword to Dudjom Lingpa, Buddhahood without Meditation, translated by Richard Barron (Junction City: Padma Publishing, 1994, revised edition 2002).
  2. Düdjom Rinpoche, in the Afterword to Dudjom Lingpa, Buddhahood without Meditation, ibid.