Special Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King

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Special Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King (Tib. མཁས་པ་ཤྲཱི་རྒྱལ་པོའི་ཁྱད་ཆོས་, khépa shri gyalpö khyé chö; Wyl. mkhas pa shrI rgyal po'i khyad chos) - Patrul Rinpoche’s commentary on Garab Dorje's Tsik Sum Né Dek, or Hitting the Essence in Three Words. It consists of a verse summary with its own commentary, and is treasured as the most crucial instruction for the practice of Dzogchen. Brief yet exceedingly profound, it captures the understanding of the trekchö practice, and is “the infallible key point of the path of primordial purity in the natural Dzogpachenpo”.

Tibetan Texts


  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dzogchen: The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection, Snow Lion, 2004
  • John Reynolds, Golden Letters, Ithaca: Snow Lion, 1996

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

Further Reading

  • Østensen, Morten. In the Presence of the Dharmakaya: Dzogchen Practice According to Khangsar Tenpe Wangchug’s Notes on Dza Paltrul’s Extraordinary Teaching of the Wise and Glorious King (mkhas pa shri rgyal po’i khyad chos). M.A. thesis, 2008

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