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ཁྲིད་

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secret instruction (Tib. ཁྲིད་, tri) Secret instruction (Tib. tri; Wyl. khrid; Skt. nīya) — one of the prerequisites of sadhana practice.

There are three components needed in order to engage in a specific sadhana practice: the empowerment (Tib. wang), the oral transmission (Tib. lung), and the secret instruction which are all granted or bestowed by a qualified master for each specific practice.