The Sole Essence of Clear Light
by Heruka Dudjom Lingpa
translation by Lama Chonam and Sangye Khandro
With guru-yoga practice arranged by Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, HH Dudjom Rinpoche and commentary by Tulku Drimed Odzer
This text is a rare and precious gift that represents the most sacred and supreme spiritual attainment—the possibility of attaining the state of permanent exaltation, fully enlightened buddhahood in the great transference body of rainbow light. It can lead the devoted and disciplined student to the pinnacle of the Troma Nagmo cycle, the four visions of togal practice.
This volume is the third edition of The Sole Essence of Clear Light and includes Heruka Dudjom Lingpa’s togal commentary. In addition, we have included the liturgy and commentary that are necessary for a practitioner to practice Troma togal, particularly in the six-month Troma togal retreat.
There are four parts to the book:
- Troma togal guru yoga arranged by Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche;
- Commentary entitled Stainless Luminous Expanse by Tulku Drimed Odzer, Dudjom Lingpa’s son and foremost disciple;
- Heart Blood of One-Hundred Thousand Dakinis;
- The Heart Essence of the Ḍakinis
This amazing and beautiful volume includes an exquisite laminated photograph of a specially-sculpted statue of Troma Nagmo that depicts the visualization used in the togal guru-yoga liturgy that is Part One of the book.
The book was produced with several special features that were processed by hand, such as two cloth bookmarks and a special lay-flat binding that allows the practitioner to read the text while using the ritual instruments.
Though this is a restricted book, it can be purchased as an object of veneration to be put on one’s shrine until the prerequisites are met. For the prerequisites, one must have received the Troma Nagmo empowerment by a qualified teacher and completed the Troma ngondro, followed by the seven-day sadhana retreat and the 108 day retreat.