Gladdening Laughter of the Dakini

The Activity Rite of the Terrifying Tamer of Demons, the Fierce Simhamukha

Author : Dudjom Lingpa and Dudjom Rinpoche and translated by Dylan Esler and Nicholas Chong

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Restricted text.This is a translation of a treasure text from the Dudjom tradition on the sadhana of the lion faced dakini Simhamukha. It is meant for only those who have received the transmission and empowerment.

The text was concealed by Padmasambhava and revealed and compiled by Dudjom Lingpa and Dudjom Rinpoche Jikdral Yeshe Dorje. Edited by Lopon P.Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche. Simhamukha is a powerful dakini particularly effective in repelling obstacles to one's spiritual practice. On the ultimate level, she represents the wisdom nature of mind. Simhamukha plays a crucial role in several treasure cycles of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.

The book also contains the fulfilment ritual related to Simhamukha, as well as the short daily practice, the famous daily reversal practice (zlog-pa) and a brief evocation of the red coloured Simhamukha. The lucid, inspiring translation, accompanied by many detailed annotations, renders the text particularly useful. The juxtaposition of the Tibetan text with phonetic transcription means that the same book may be used both by Tibetan and English speakers.

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