The Bodyless Dakini Dharma: The Dakini Hearing Lineage of The Kagyus
Author: Tony Duff
The hearing lineage Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini teachings were obtained in person by Tilopa when he stormed the palaces of Chakrasamvara and Vajravarahi. The teachings from Vajravarahi became known as the Bodyless Dakini teaching and were passed down through the Kayu lineage. The Dakini Hearing lineage as it is called is one of the root teachings of the Kagyu. It is a very important for Kagyu practitioners in general and especially for Vajrayogini and Chakrasamvara practitioners. This book is a major exposition of the Bodyless Dakini teaching. A comprehensive introduction lays out the history of the teachings and its transmission, the principal fi gures involved, the texts of the system, and more. The body of the book includes translations of the root texts of the system and a major exposition of the system by the fourth Drukchen, All-knowing Padma Karpo. The book was compiled by Tony Duff, well known teacher and translator, and long time scholar-practitioner of Kagyu and Nyingma lineages.