This supplication, filled with instruction for the completion stage practice of fierce inner heat, was written by Jigme Lingpa in his renowned work of The Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse, or Longchen Nyingtik. It is traditionally sung after the lineage supplication and before the fierce inner heat practice.
This text provides us with an insight into the life of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje by presenting a concise biography of the master in addition to those of his family. It, moreover, offers stories from the life of his half-sister and spiritual partner, Losal Drölma—an honored teacher in her own right and a figure on the fringe of the Yeshe Dorje tales told in temples.
Khenpo Tsöndru's brief biography of his own teacher Pema Tegchok Loden (1879–1955), alias Khenchen Abu Lhagang, tells how he studied under some of the most illustrious masters of his day before serving as abbot for eight years at the famed monastic college of Dzogchen Śrī Siṃha and then retiring to a nearby cave, focusing on meditative practice.
Holder of the Longchen Nyingtik, disciple of Jigme Lingpa, and founder of Kilung Monastery, Jigme Ngotsar Gyatso, aka Getse Lama Sönam Tenzin, helped establish and promulgate the teachings of his masters. Come take a glimpse into the enlightened life of this master by reading his concise biography, penned by Tenzin Lungtok Nyima.
Losal Drölma, half-sister and religious companion of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje, was pivotal in the treasure teachings that he brought forth and became the Dharma custodian of his teachings. while imbibing the streams of instructions, she spent a wealth of time in retreat and grew rich in experiential realization.
Jigme Lingpa was a visionary disciple of Longchen Rabjam Drimé Özer (1308–1364) and was a highly influential treasure revealer. He is specifically known for The Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse, or the Longchen Nyingtik, which continues to be prevalently practiced today.