The Rigdzin D pa, of Gathering of the Vidyadharas, is one of the most important practice texts in the Nyingma, or ancient, school of Tibetan Buddhism and is practiced by many tens of thousands of practiioners around the world. This book includes the practice text.
JIGME LINGPA (1729-1798) was one of the greatest scholars and practiioners of the last 500 years, reinvigorating the Nyingma tradition. PATRUL RINPOCHE (1808-1887) was a prominent lineage master from eastern Tibet whose teachings and writings remain widely influential in the Nyingma lineage. KHENPO CHEMCHOK was one of the great teachers of the early twentieth century whose students include Tulku Thondup. GUILLAUME AVERTIN is a France-based translator with the Rigpa Sangha.
"To be connected to the Longchen Nyingtik lineage makes life
worthwhile. To be connected to Rigdzin D pa means you have merit.
To be connected to Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa means you will not go
--Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse, author of The Guru Drinks Bourbon?
"The Vidyadhara Jigme Lingpa founded the great Longchen Nyingtik
lineage based on a series of mind treasures he discovered in
visions. The teachings and practices of the Longchen Nyingtik are
the swiftest path to enlightenment. One of its main sadhanas, The
Gathering of Vidyadharas, holds the blessing for this supreme
accomplishment to happen. I am delighted that this set of teachings
has been translated, and I highly encourage every Longchen Nyingtik
student who practices The Gathering of Vidyadharas to read this
--Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, author of The Intelligent Heart "The Gathering of Vidyadharas is a precious gem that contains crucial instructions for putting this king among sadhanas into practice, so that a shower of blessings rain upon the yogi of pure conduct, diligent effort, and genuine devotion."
--Anyen Rinpoche, author of Union of Dzogchen and Bodhichitta