Essence of Clear Light

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Mipham Rinpoche

Essence of Clear Light (Tib. འོད་གསལ་སྙིང་པོ་, Ösel Nyingpo, Wyl. 'od gsal snying po) — an overview of the Guhyagarbha Tantra by Mipham Rinpoche based on Longchenpa's commentary, Dispelling Darkness in the Ten Directions. It was written largely at the behest of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and completed in the Wood Bird year (1885).

Alternative Translations

  • Clear Light Essence
  • Luminous Essence
  • Nucleus of Inner Radiance

Tibetan Text

  • Mipham Rinpoche, Essence of Clear Light (Tib. འོད་གསལ་སྙིང་པོ་, Wyl. 'od gsal snying po)
གསང་འགྲེལ་ཕྱོགས་བཅུའི་མུན་སེལ་གྱི་སྤྱི་དོན་འོད་གསལ་སྙིང་པོ་, gsang 'grel phyogs bcu'i mun sel gyi spyi don 'od gsal snying po


In English

  • Jamgön Mipham, Luminous Essence—A Guide to the Guhyagarbha Tantra, translated by Dharmachakra Translation Committee (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2009).
  • Ju Mipham Jampal Gyepa'i Dorje, Essence of Clear Light: An Overview of the Secret Commentary "Thorough Dispelling of Darkness throughout the Ten Directions", translated by Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro of the Light of Berotsana Translation Group, (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2010)

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