Zabchö Shitro Gongpa Rangdrol

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The Zabchö Shitro Gongpa Rangdrol (Tib. ཟབ་ཆོས་ཞི་ཁྲོ་དགོངས་པ་རང་གྲོལ་, Wyl. zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol), 'The Peaceful and Wrathful Deities, The Profound Dharma of Self-liberated Wisdom Mind', aka Karling Shitro Gongpa Rangdrol (Tib. ཀར་གླིང་ཞི་ཁྲོ་དགོངས་པ་རང་གྲོལ་, Wyl. kar gling zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol) is a cycle of terma teachings revealing the bardo teachings and instructions of the Nyingma tradition. They were revealed in the fourteenth century by the great tertön Karma Lingpa. The cycle contains the famous Bardo Tödrol Chenmo, the so-called Tibetan Book of the Dead.

Texts

  • small sadhana (zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol gyi las byang chung ba tshor ba rang grol gyi snying po)
  • Highway of the Great Yoga: A Daily Practice for the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities of the Self-Liberated Wisdom Mind (zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol gyi rgyun khyer rnal 'byor chen po'i gzhung lam), by Dodrupchen Jikme Trinle Özer
  • Natural Liberation of the Nature of Mind: The four-session Yoga which is a Spiritual Practice of the Vehicle of Indestructible Reality, the Way of Secret Mantras, an extract from the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities: A Profound Sacred Teaching, Natural Liberation through [Recognition of] Enlightened lntention (zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol las/ gsang sngags rdo rje theg pa'i chos spyod thun bzhi'i rnal 'byor sems nyid rang grol), by Nyida Özer
    • English translation: pages 8-22[1]
  • Consciousness Transference: Natural Liberation [through Recollection] ( 'pho ba dran pa rang-grol). This is the fourth topic in the Guide to the Six Intermediate States according to the Perfection Stage (rdzogs rim bar do drug gi khrid yig. This cycle has been translated into English by Alan Wallace. See Natural Liberation.), which is an extract from the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities: A Profound Sacred Teaching, [entitled] Natural Liberation through [Recognition of] Enlightened Intention.
    • English translation: pages 197-216

The Great Liberation by Hearing in the Intermediate States

(Bardo Tödrol Chenmo, bar do thos grol chen mo)[2]

  • A Prayer for Union with the Spiritual Teacher, [entitled] Natural Liberation, without Renunciation of the Three Poisons (zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol las: sku gsum bla ma'i rnal 'byor gyi gsol 'debs dug gsum ma spang rang rol)
    • English translation: pages 23-28
  • Great Liberation by Hearing [Part 1], An Elucidation of the Intermediate State of the Time of Death and of the Appearance of the Peaceful Deities in the Intermediate State of Reality (zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol las: chos nyid bar do'i gsal 'debs thos grol chen mo)
    • English translation: pages 217-254
  • Great Liberation by Hearing [Part 2], An Elucidation of the Arising of the Intermediate State of the Wrathful Deities (khro bo'i bar do'i 'char tshul bstan pa)
    • English translation: pages 255-272
  • Aspirational Prayer [Calling] to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for Assistance (sangs rgyas dang byang chub sems dpa' rnams la ra mdar sbran pa'i smon lam)
    • English translation: pages 308-309
  • Root Verses of the Six Intermediate States (bar do'i rtsa tshig)
    • English translation: pages 29-34
    • English translation: LotsawaHouse-tag.png The Root Verses on the Six Bardos, translated by Adam Pearcey 2016, with reference to earlier versions, especially that of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Francesca Freemantle.
  • Aspirational Prayer which Rescues from the Dangerous Pathways of the Intermediate States (bar do 'phrang sgrol gyi smon lam)
    • English translation: pages 310-313
  • Great Liberation by Hearing [Part 3], An Elucidation of the Intermediate State of Rebirth (bar do thos grol chen mo las srid pa bar do'i ngo sprod)
    • English translation: pages 273-303
  • Liberation by Wearing: Natural Liberation of the Psycho-physical Aggregates (zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol las btags grol phung po rang grol)
    • English translation: page 343
  • Aspirational Prayer which Protects from Fear of the Intermediate States (bar do'i smon lam 'jigs skyobs ma)
    • English translation: pages 314-316
  • The Spiritual Practice entitled Natural Liberation of Habitual Tendencies (zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol las: chos spyod bag chags rang grol)
    • English translation: pages 59-92
  • Natural Liberation of Negativity and Obscuration through [Enactment of] the Hundredfold Homage to the Sacred Enlightened Families (zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol las: brgya phyag sdig sgrib rang grol zhes bya ba bar do thos grol gyi cha lag)
    • English translation: pages 93-112
  • Natural Liberation through Acts of Confession (zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol las: zhi khro'i klong bshags brjod pa rang grol)
    • English translation: pages 113-150
  • The Introduction to Awareness: Natural Liberation through Naked Perception pages (zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang gsol las: rig pa ngo sprod gcer mthong rang grol)
    • English translation: pages 35-58
  • Natural Liberation through Recognition of the Visual Indications and Signs of Death (zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol las: 'chi ltas mtshan ma rang grol)
    • English translation: pages 151-182
  • Natural Liberation of Fear through the Ritual Deception of Death (zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol las: 'chi bslu 'jigs pa rang grol)
    • English translation: pages 183-196
  • Natural Liberation of the Intermediate State of Rebirth: A Teaching Revealing the Natural Expression of Virtue and Negativity, in the Intermediate State of Rebirth (zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol las: srid pa bar do'i dge sdig rang gzugs bstan pa'i gdams pa srid pa bar do rang grol). A Masked Drama of Rebirth.
    • English translation: pages 317-342
  • Supplement to the Teaching Revealing the Natural Expression of Virtue and Negativity in the Intermediate State of Rebirth, entitled Gong of Divine Melody (zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol las: srid pa bar do'i dge sdig rang gzugs bstan pa'i lhan thabs lha'i gaN+Di). Supplement to the Masked Drama of Rebirth.
    • English translation: pages 335-341
  • Liberation by Wearing: Natural Liberation of the Psycho-physical Aggregates ('btags grol phung po rang grol gyi don bsdus)
    • English translation: pages 343-379

Empowerment Texts

  • Meaningful to Touch: The Torma Empowerment for The Peaceful and Wrathful Deities, The Profound Dharma of Self-liberated Wisdom Mind (zab chos zhi khro dgongs pa rang grol gyi gtor dbang reg pa don ldan), by Karma Chakme (Gyurme Dorje has the author as Namka Chokyi Gyatso)

Empowerments given to the Rigpa Sangha

Notes

  1. All page number on this wiki page refer to The Tibetan Book of the Dead, by Gyurme Dorje and edited by Graham Coleman with Thubten Jinpa, (Penguin: 2006).
  2. The outline is taken from BDRC W23710