Dudjom Lingpa’s Song of Tantric Gathering

Commissioned thankga for my shrine by 3rd generation Buthanese thankga painter Tsering Dorjee
Thankga by 3rd generation Buthanese thankga painter Tsering Dorjee

How wonderful!

The perfect time is the evenness of primordial purity;
The perfect place, Highest Pure Land, the dharmadhatu, the stainless
space of phenomena;
The perfect teacher, dharmakaya Buddha Kuntu Zangpo;
The perfect retinue, the Victorious Ones of the five families;
The perfect teaching, Secret Mantra’s vehicle.
Come to this tantric feast celebration, the display of all-encompassing
equal purity.
Next, the perfect time is in primordial purity’s vast expanse;
The perfect place, Mount Malaya’s peak;
The perfect teacher, the powerful Lord Vajradhara (Dorjé Chang);
The perfect retinue, the assembly of nirmanakaya’s magical displays;
The perfect sublime teaching, the direct path of primordially pure Great
Come to this tantric feast celebration to guide disciples.
Finally, in the time of the joyous fortunate age:
The perfect glorious place is Samyé and Lhasa;
The perfect teachers, Lotus-Born from Oddiyana and Vimalamitra;
The perfect retinue, the reincarnated king, subjects, scholars, and
accomplished masters;
The perfect teaching, the direct path of luminous Great Perfection.
Come to this tantric feast celebration of those fortunate in karma and
In the midst of this perfect present time of self-manifest reality,
The perfect teacher is the Lama who is one’s own awareness;
The perfect retinue, the fortunate gathering;
The perfect sublime Dharma, the direct path of the Great Vehicle.
Come to this tantric feast celebration of realization of the natural state.
May the power of the interdependent links I have made singing this
joyous song of experience
And the strength of profound wisdom’s and skillful means’ truth
Bring this feast’s magical display of this teacher and gathering of the
circle of disciples
To liberation together in the encompassing evenness of the immortal
vase body endowed with the six special qualities.
I make this prayer to accomplish the rainbow body’s great transference.

I, Dudjom Lingpa [Jigdral Yeshé Dorjé’s previous incarnation],
this at yogi Karma Sönam’s request.
May this be virtuous!

May all be auspicious!
[From Tröma volume, pp. 919–20]

Dudjom Rinpoche
Wisdom Nectar Dudjom Rinpoché’s Heart Advice
The Tsadra Foundation Series
published by Snow Lion Publications
Copyright © 2005 Tsadra Foundation

Photo: Dudjom Lingpa Thangka  ~
private collection, Sonam Famarin

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