Seven Profound Cycles

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Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa

The Seven Profound Cycles (ཟབ་པ་སྐོར་བདུན་, zabpa kor dün, Wyl. zab pa skor bdun) are seven collections of practices revealed by Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa in 1856. They are:

  1. Illusory Net: profound tantra;
  2. Yangdak (Vishuddha): profound eminence;
  3. Hayagriva: profound power;
  4. Manjushri Yamantaka: profound fierce mantra;
  5. Kilaya: profound wrathful activity;
  6. Guru, Deva, Dakini: profound long life, which includes the Pema Khandro practice; and
  7. Mamo: profound dispeller of obstacles and creator of realization.


  • Andreas Doctor, Tibetan Treasure Literature: Revelation, Tradition and Accomplishment in Visionary Buddhism (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2005, p.88)