Four Paths of the Inner Tantras in The Dakini Heart Essence

Four Paths of the Inner Tantras in The Dakini Heart Essence


In every age, there are those who are ready to awaken and those who are ready to plant the seeds of their future awakening. For both, there are suitable and fitting teachings and transmissions.

The Dudjom New Treasure Dakini Heart Essence (Khandro Thuk Thik) is a twentieth-century transmission from the female buddha, Yeshe Tsogyal, to His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje. In Dudjom Rinpoche’s own words: How wonderful! [The Dakini Heart Essence] method has few words, is concise, and is endowed with blessings. May this quintessential profound path be the glory of those with karmic connections!

Based on the four empowerments of inner tantra, practitioners follow their four paths which involve trainings based on perceptual experience, subtle mantric sound, the subtle energy body, and pure knowing awareness (rigpa). Although these four paths are presented sequentially and separately, in practice, they envelop and support each other at all levels of the practitioner’s skill.

These teachings will use quotations from the root verses of the Dakini Heart Essence, Dudjom Rinpoche’s prayer of aspiration and instructions on practicing the Dakini Heart Essence and also, Lama Tsedrup Tharchin’s prayer of aspiration, “A Heartfelt Longing Melody of Faith.”

Format: Three video classes in real-time on Sundays on April 21, May 5 and May 19 at 10 AM Pacific. (time zone converter)

Prerequisites: None.

Tuition: $50. Includes PDF and EPUB prayers of aspiration and video and audio recordings to download and keep.

Scholarships: 50% scholarship available by application here.