Mandala of 42 Peaceful Deities

Mandala of 58 Wrathful Deities

This empowerment introduces the practitioner to experiences described in the Tibetan Book of the Dead and prepares one for making the most of these transient opportunities to recognize the true nature of mind encountered in the bardo (intermediate state) between death and rebirth.

  • This is a rare empowerment that will further develop the companion practice of Phowa.
  • Liberation can follow a single moment’s recognition at the time of death or in the bardo between lives.
  • This complete transmission includes teachings on the True Nature of Mind.

“This teaching of the Peaceful and Wrathful Deities is the supreme method for yogis and yoginis who are entering into the practices of the Creation Stage, the Completion State and the Great Perfection.  It is the supreme method for them to amend all of their impairments of samaya that have become fragmented.  It is the supreme method for them to purify the obscurations of conceptuality, and it is the supreme method for them to help all sentient beings, for them to pull all sentient beings up from the lower realms of samsara and to establish them in the karmic fortune of obtaining the supreme siddhi [enlightenment].”

“It is the essence of the 6,400,000 Dzogchen tantras, and merely hearing this teaching cuts through birth in the lower realms; merely understanding it causes one to travel to the ground of great bliss (mahasukha); bringing its meaning to mind causes one to accomplish the irreversible state of the spontaneously arisen awareness holder.  For everyone who connects with this teaching there will be great purpose and meaning.” H.E. Ayang Rinpoche, 2009 Shitro Empowerment at Garrison, NY (Trans. Tyler Dewar)