Rigdzin Düpa

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Thangka of Rigdzin Düpa, courtesy of Dodrupchen Rinpoche
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Mandala of Rigdzin Düpa, courtesy of Chatral Rinpoche

Rigdzin Düpa (Wyl. rig 'dzin 'dus pa) is the inner lama practice from the Longchen Nyingtik, the terma revelation of Jikmé Lingpa.

The Mandala of Rigdzin Düpa

At the centre of the mandala is Guru Rinpoche in union with Mandarava. Above his head is Garab Dorje and Samantabhadra. He is surrounded by the eight vidyadharas who are in essence the eight deities of Kagyé:

They are all surrounded by all the vidyadharas of India and Tibet and the twenty-five disciples and yidam deities, dakas, dakinis and dharma protectors.


  • The Assemblage of Vidyadharas of Long-Chen Nying-Thig translated by Tulku Thondup, Gangtok, 1980, revised 1991

Commentaries on Rigdzin Düpa

In Tibetan

  • rig 'dzin bsnyen yig dngos grub kyi za ma tog by Jikmé Lingpa
  • rig ‘dzin ‘dus pa’i zin bris rig ‘dzin zhal lung bde chen dpal ster by Dodrup Khenpo Chechok Döndrup Tsal (aka Khenpo Chöchok)
  • nang bsgrubs rig ‘dzin ‘dus pa’i phyag len mthong gsal me long by Patrul Rinpoche
  • nang sgrub rig ‘dzin ‘dus pa’i ’bru ’grel by Khangsar Tenpé Wangchuk (aka Tulku Tenpo)
  • klong snying rig 'dzin thugs sgrub dang 'brel ba'i dkyil 'khor sgrub mchod kyi khog dbub dngos grub gter mdzod by Dodrupchen Rinpoche.

In English

The Empowerments of Rigdzin Düpa Given to the Rigpa Sangha

The empowerment has been given to the Rigpa sangha on many occasions, including: