The Dudjom Vajrakīlaya Heritage: Dudul Dorje's Vajrakīlaya Revelation
Dudjom Rinpoche's Vajrakīlaya Works - A Study in Authoring, Compiling, and Editing Texts in the Tibetan Revelatory Tradition - Cathy Cantwell
Cathy Cantwell [+]
University of Oxford
Cathy received Buddhist teachings from Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche during his visit to London in 1979, having earlier had her first introduction to the tantric deity, Vajrakīlaya, from the Sakya Gongma Ngawang Kunga, in London 1978. Beginning academic Tibetan Studies in 1979, she did her Ph.D fieldwork at a Dudjom tradition monastery in Himachal Pradesh, India, 1981-83, and has maintained a life-long interest in this religious tradition.
Chapter 5 reviews Dudul Dorje's Collected Works, and in particular, his Vajrakīlaya rituals, which form part of his cycle of the Heart Creative Seed, the threefold Amitāyus, Viśuddha, and Kīlaya (snying thig tshe yang phur gsum). Dudjom Rinpoche's treatment of the Dudul Dorje heritage is broached, and also continuities between Dudul Dorje's liturgies and some of those revealed by Dudjom Lingpa.