Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik– The Heart Essence of Deathless Ārya Tārā
Chimé Phagma Nyingtik is a longevity and guru sādhana practice discovered as mind terma (spiritual treasure) by Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo in 1855 when he was 35. It features a mandala of White Tara in union with her consort Naṭarāja, the Lord of the Dance.
It is an important practice for the Khyentse Lineage and for more than 25 years Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche has recommended it as one of the main sādhanas for his students to practice individually and in group.
Khyentse Wangpo revealed the terma of Chimé Phagma Nyingtik at his seat Dzongsar Tashi Lhatse in a vision of three masters who attained the vidyādhara level of ‘power over life’– Guru Rinpoche, Vimalamitra and Shrī Singha – through their respective practice of the three long life deities: Amitāyus, White Tārā and Uṣhṇīṣha Vijaya.
Through its power and blessings, many masters, including the great Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye, have been able to remove obstacles. In fact, according to prophecies, the life of Jamgön Kongtrul would have had many obstacles, and he would not have lived very long, but for this practice of Chimé Phagma Nyingtik.
In his biography, Jamyang Khyentsé Chökyi Lodrö said that he received this transmission about ten times, and held this as his most important practice. It was also the main heart practice of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, who completed all the required practices seven times in retreat.
More recently, one of the main holders of this practice was Kyabjé Trulshik Rinpoche, who every year spent at least a month in retreat practising Chimé Phagma Nyingtik at Maratika Cave in Nepal, the place where Guru Rinpoche accomplished the level of a vidyādhara with power over life.
“Vima Ladrub is so beautiful – how can you not do it?”—Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Vima Ladrub, a terma revealed by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo], is one of the most beautiful and profound of all sādhana practices within the Khyentse lineage. Although it is a branch practice of the Chimé Phagma Nyingtik treasure cycle, it is highly regarded as an important practice in its own right, being one of the lineage’s two main approaches to dzogchen (along with Chetsün Nyingtik).
Vimalamitra, famed for his attainment of the great transference, was one of the main teachers to introduce dzogchen into Tibet and is particularly significant as a previous incarnation of the Khyentses.
Vima Ladrub in its elaborate form was the sādhana practice used to accumulate 100,000 feast offerings at the end of the last three year retreat at Vajradhara Gonpa in Australia in 2012. Since then, Rinpoche has introduced Vima Ladrup as a group feast practice for all of his students.
Rinpoche has welcomed all who are interested to participate in Vima Ladrub feasts, whether they have received the empowerment or not, but Rinpoche says that interested students should try to obtain the transmission if they have the opportunity. So this is your rare chance to do that, and receive this profound empowerment from Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche himself.
Korwa Dongdruk – He Who Churns the Depths of Saṃsāra
Korwa Dongdruk is a revealed spiritual treasure of the great dharma king Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (1829-1870). The associated sādhana, entitled “All-pervading Benefit,” is a practice of Red Avalokiteshvara, and was compiled by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892) in accordance with the view of the root terma text, at the command of the treasure revealer.
This practice includes specific meditations to benefit those who have passed away. In the practice communities under Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, this sādhana is the recommended basis for rituals for the deceased. As such it is typically performed on the weekly anniversary of the death of an individual until the third or seventh week. Separate from its arrangement as a ritual for those who have passed away it can also be taken up as a personal sādhana practice.