Rigdzin Godem and The Northern Treasures Tradition
Rigdzin Godem withdrew the Northern Treasures from concealment in 1366 CE.
This collection contains the extensive practice of the Eight Heruka Sadhanas, the Rigdzin Dungdrub, the sadhana of the Lineage of Vidyadharas, the instructions on Guru Dragpotsal, the Wrathful Guru, the instructions on Drowa Kundrol, Avaloketisvara, Tamdrin Dregpa Kundul, the practice of Hayagriva, the unique Northern Treasures Kilaya, a particularly powerful form of Vajrakilaya, and the dzogchen Kadak Rangjung Rangshar, Self-Existing and Self-Manifest Primordial Purity.
At the core of the Northern Treasures is the profound Gongpa Zangthal; Showing Directly The Realization of Samantabhadra, the primordial buddha. This is the dzogchen, the ultimate and highest teaching of the Nyingma tradition, passed from one qualified Northern Treasures master to another. Renowned for its profundity and clarity, it has been the source of realization for many practitioners over the centuries.
Other renowned practices, familiar to many, such as the ‘The Prayer in Seven Chapters’ and the ‘Aspiration of Samantabhadra’, come from the Northern Treasures tradition.