“It is said that each word in the text is guarded by the dharma protective deities, Rahul, Ekajati and Damchen Dorji Legpa, and through the protection of their thousand eyes.”
Even though you are equal in powerful mastery of compassion and realisations,
to the world-beautifying six ornaments and two supreme ones,
By performing the hidden ‘unconventional conduct’ in sacred forests,
You perfected saṃsāra and nirvāṇa in the state of dharmakāya; Longchenpa,
Drimé Özer—Stainless Light, at whose feet I supplicate:
Grant your blessing to realize the abiding nature of mind-itself!
—Supplication by Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche
Welcome to the new website for the Longchenpa’s Collected Works project based on Bhutanese calligraphy. The project is based in Bhutan with a Bhutanese project team. This is the first time the Collected Works of Longchenpa, based on Bhutanese calligraphy, has been published.
Longchenpa (ཀློང་ཆེན་པ་, klong chen pa), also known as Longchen Rabjam (ཀློང་ཆེན་རབ་འབྱམས་, klong chen rab ‘byams), ‘Infinite, Vast Expanse of Space’, or Drimé Özer (Stainless Light) (1308-1364), was one of the most brilliant Tibetan Buddhist scholars and practitioners of the 14th Century. More can be read about him on this website, here.
The 18th century’s great Bodhisattva, Dzapatrul Rinpoche explained to all about the historical deeds and importance of Longchenpa and the sacredness of his collected effort in his eulogy, which reads:
Longchen, the great quality within the primordial awareness,
Sustaining the nature of phenomena within the expanse of the great emptiness.
Rabjam, the accomplished master who cut to the root of all objects of knowledge,
You omniscient, the Lama of all knowing being.
No philosopher or scholar from either Tibet or India has been able to record
In perfection the complete commentaries of the teaching of Buddha,
As the great Longchenpa has offered to this world!
He skillfully opens the doors of both causal and resultant vehicles
And leads us to the expanse of Dharmadhatu, beyond cause and effect.
No other scholars or Siddhas were able to expound the quintessential
As the great Longchenpa has done.
The complete teachings of Longchenpa adorns one
As if wearing a complete set of the finest clothing and
The most precious ornament while residing in the god realms.
Compared to the collected works of Longchenpa
Other writings remain incomplete and scattered in conveying the ultimate truth.