Four Paths of the Three Inward Tantras in The Dakini Heart Essence—self-paced

Four Paths of the Three Inward Tantras in The Dakini Heart Essence—self-paced


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 theory of the threefold vajra body, yogins receive the four empowerments of the three inward tantras and undertake their respective paths. Although these paths are presented sequentially, in practice, they envelop and support each other at all levels of experience from beginner to advanced. These teachings will use quotations from the root verses of the Dakini Heart Essence, Dudjom Rinpoche’s prayer of aspiration and instructions on how to practice the four paths and also, Lama Tsedrup Tharchin’s prayer of aspiration, “A Heartfelt Longing Melody of Faith.”

Format: Three classes, total time about 6 hours. Log in to the Tsogyal Center platform to stream and/or download video recordings and audio only recordings and class outlines in PDF form. Q&A Discussion forum.

Prerequisites: To have formally taken refuge in the Vajrayana or Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

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

Scholarships: 50% scholarship available by application here.