The Extremely Secret Dakini of Naropa
Vajrayogini Practice and Commentary
Dechen Nyingpo Pabongkha
A thorough and sparkling translation of an essential commentary on one of the most profound practices of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Extremely Secret Dakini of Naropa has become the basis for almost every subsequent Vajrayogini commentary in the Gelug tradition. Kyabje Pabongkha’s commentary is both very thorough in its presentation and deeply inspiring, providing rich detail on essential elements of Vajrayogini practice:
- all eleven yogas of the generation stage
- the transference of consciousness
- tsok offering
- left-sided conduct
- and many other auxiliary practices
There is also a stunning explanation of the completion stage that provides many extraordinarily profound methods unique to the practice of Vajrayogini. The second half of the book contains several sadhanas for the practice of Vajrayogini, including six-session guru yoga as well as two sadhanas on the transference of consciousness.
"This is a teaching that practitioners can use to transform themselves into a buddha, like the artists who shape beautiful images out of raw materials."