Dudjom Rinpoche's Re-presentation of Pema Lingpa's Ultra Secret Razor Lifeforce Vajrakīlaya (yang gsang srog gi spu gri)

Dudjom Rinpoche's Vajrakīlaya Works - A Study in Authoring, Compiling and Editing Texts in the Tibetan Revelatory Tradition - Cathy Cantwell

Cathy Cantwell [+-]
Oxford University
Cathy Cantwell is Associate Faculty Member in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University.

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Dudjom Rinpoche compiled a number of ritual practice texts for the Vajrakīlaya revelation cycle of Bhutan’s national saint, Pema Lingpa (padma gling pa, 1450–1521), also writing commentarial instructions on them. Here, two of his compilations are examined in detail. In assessing Dudjom Rinpoche's two texts, various aspects of the productive process are highlighted, such as: the 'blessings' of a current generation high status lama connected with the tradition; the needs of the ritual community for familiar textual structures and liturgies; beautiful metrical verses for chanting; the integration of materials from the broader tantric heritage, but also the preservation of some highly individual elements of the revelation.

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Cantwell, Cathy. Dudjom Rinpoche's Re-presentation of Pema Lingpa's Ultra Secret Razor Lifeforce Vajrakīlaya (yang gsang srog gi spu gri). Dudjom Rinpoche's Vajrakīlaya Works - A Study in Authoring, Compiling and Editing Texts in the Tibetan Revelatory Tradition. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Feb 2020. ISBN 9781781797624. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=35858. Date accessed: 23 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.35858. Feb 2020

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