Tiklé Gyachen

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The mandala of Tiklé Gyachen, courtesy of Mahasiddha.org

Tiklé Gyachen (Tib. བླ་སྒྲུབ་ཐིག་ལེའི་རྒྱ་ཅན་, Wyl. bla sgrub thig le’i rgya can), The Sealed Quintessence — the innermost secret lama practice in the Longchen Nyingtik cycle. This is considered an indispensable preliminary to Dzogchen practice.

Jikmé Lingpa's revelation only consisted of the root text. Later Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo was travelling in Central Tibet at the age of thirteen and had a vision of Gyalwa Longchenpa while he was in Gangri Thökar. He was blessed with the enlightened body, speech, mind, qualities and activity of Longchenpa and made the text more elaborate. A short empowerment text was composed by Dodrupchen Jikmé Trinlé Özer and later expanded by Karmapa Khakhyap Dorje. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche looked through the entire Longchen Nyingtik cycle in order to write an expanded version.

Texts

  • A Shower of Blessings: The Lineage Prayer for the Sealed Quintessence, the Innermost Secret Guru Practice (བརྒྱུད་འདེབས་ - ཡང་གསང་བླ་མའི་སྒྲུབ་པ་ཐིག་ལེའི་རྒྱ་ཅན་གྱི་བརྒྱུད་འདེབས་སྦྱིན་རླབས་ཆར་འབེབས་, brgyud 'debs - yang gsang bla ma'i sgrub pa thig le'i rgya can gyi brgyud 'debs sbyin rlabs char 'bebs)
    • English translation: The Lineage Supplication for Tigle Gyachen, the Most Secret Way to Accomplish the Guru, translated by David Christensen.
    • Colophon: Thus Khyentse Wangpo, lord of siddhas, composed this prayer by writing down whatever came to mind, at glorious Pema Öling, the Sanctuary of Lotus Light
  • The Sealed Quintessence: the Innermost Secret Guru Practice, from the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse (ལས་བྱང་ - ཀློང་ཆེན་སྙིང་གི་ཐིག་ལེ་ལས་། ཡང་གསང་བླ་མའི་སྒྲུབ་པ་ཐིག་ལེའི་རྒྱ་ཅན, las byang - klong chen snying gi thig le las / yang gsang bla ma'i sgrub pa thig le'i rgya can)
    • English translation: Tigle Gyachen— The Most Secret Way to Accomplish the Guru, translated by David Christensen.
    • Colophon: Amazing! This extremely profound mind treasure, the Most Secret Tigle Gyatagchen, was buried in the depths of my heart by the Primordial Lord Longchenpa, at glorious Samye in Chimphu. I kept it secret for five years. Although now, in this degenerate age, recipients for this profound teaching are rare, in the year of the evil malicious snake, in a tent of white wool, a wisdom-space Dakini prophesied, 'After three years have passed, three supreme heart sons will appear. One will bear the name of Vajra, who is very courageous. One will bear the name of Jnana, who is a lord amongst siddhas. One will bear the name of the five families, who is a master of poetry. To these, you should open the Dharma gate.'Thus, in accordance with the prophecy, at the request of my lineage holding heart sons and of the Madman from Kongpo, a hidden yogi, I released the seal of secrecy of this profound teaching. The Five Sisters of Long Life and Rahula, the Wild Life-Cutting Blade, were commanded to guard it well. Samaya. Seal. May it be glorious for all who are karmically connected to it.
  • A Practice for Pills That Liberate on Taste, from the Innermost Secret Guru Practice, the Sealed Quintessence, by the Yogi Abhaya (Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo) (yang gsang bla ma'i sgrub pa thig le'i rgya can las/ myong grol ril bu'i sgrub thabs)
  • The Ornament of Apparent Luminosity: The Stages of the Confession and Fulfilment Combined with the Self-initiation for the Innermost Secret Guru Practice of Luminosity, the Sealed Quintessence, from the Great Perfection Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse, by Jikme Khyentse Özer (Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche) (བཤགས་སྐོང་ - རྫོགས་པ་ཆེན་པོ་ཀློང་ཆེན་སྙིང་གི་ཐིག་ལེའི་ཡང་གསང་བླ་མའི་སྒྲུབ་པ་འོད་གསལ་ཐིག་ལེའི་རྒྱ་ཅན་གྱི་བཤགས་སྐོང་དང་བདག་འཇུག་གི་རིམ་པ་འོད་གསལ་སྣང་བའི་རྒྱན་, bshags skong - rdzogs pa chen po klong chen snying gi thig le'i yang gsang bla ma'i sgrub pa 'od gsal thig le'i rgya can gyi bshags skong dang bdag 'jug gi rim pa 'od gsal snang ba'i rgyan)

Commentaries

Empowerment texts

  • Bestower of Supreme Wisdom: The Ripening Empowerment for the Innermost Secret Guru Practice, the Sealed Quintessence, by Jikpa Mepa (Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo) (ཡང་གསང་བླ་སྒྲུབ་སྨིན་བྱེད་ - ཡང་གསང་བླ་མའི་སྒྲུབ་པ་ཐིག་ལེའི་རྒྱ་ཅན་གྱི་སྨིན་བྱེད་ཡེ་ཤེས་མཆོག་སྦྱིན་, yang gsang bla sgrub smin byed - yang gsang bla ma'i sgrub pa thig le'i rgya can gyi smin byed ye shes mchog sbyin)
  • An Adornment That Illuminates Wisdom: An Arrangement of the 'Bestower of Supreme Wisdom', the Ripening Empowerment for the Innermost Secret Guru Practice of Luminosity, the Sealed Quintessence, from the Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse, by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (ཀློང་ཆེན་སྙིང་གི་ཐིག་ལེའི་ཡང་གསང་བླ་མའི་སྒྲུབ་པ་འོད་གསལ་ཐིག་ལེའི་རྒྱ་ཅན་གྱི་སྨིན་བྱེད་ཡེ་ཤེས་མཆོག་སྦྱིན་བཀླགས་ཆོག་ཏུ་བཀོད་པ་ཡེ་ཤེས་གསལ་བའི་མཛེས་རྒྱན, klong chen snying gi thig le'i yang gsang bla ma'i sgrub pa 'od gsal thig le'i rgya can gyi smin byed ye shes mchog sbyin bklags chog tu bkod pa ye shes gsal ba'i mdzes rgyan)

Transmissions of Tiklé Gyachen Given to the Rigpa Sangha