Rainbow body

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Rainbow body (Tib. འཇའ་ལུས་, ja lü; Wyl. 'ja' lus) — fully accomplished Dzogchen practitioners can dissolve their body at the time of death.

Other Examples

Further Reading

  • Matthew Kapstein, 'The Strange Death of Pema the Demon-Tamer' in The Presence of Light: Divine Radiance and Religious Experience, ed. Matthew T. Kapstein, University of Chicago Press, 2004
  • Namkhai Norbu, The Crystal and the Way of Light (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2000) pages 158-161
  • Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, pages 171-173.