The Heart Essence of the Khandro



Experiential Instructions on Bönpo Dzogchen, Root Text and Hagiography of Chöza Bönmo

Teachings by Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche

Translated by Nagru Geshe Delek Jinpa, Carol Ermakova and Dmitry Ermakov

Hardcover, 182 pages

Full color illustrations, some Tibetan

Height: 8 ¾” x Width: 5 ¾” x Depth: 11/16”, Weight: 1 pound 3 ounces


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It is rare to find a recorded lineage of female teachers in either Bön or Tibetan Buddhism, but this book contains heart advice from remarkable women from all over Central and Inner Asia who received precious dzogchen teachings, practiced with perseverance in the variety of circumstances, and finally realized rainbow body, complete Buddhahood.

These thirty short instructions sum up what each Khandro learnt and then, finally, what she experienced and taught her disciple.


Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche was born in Kham, Eastern Tibet in 1926. After studying for four years in a remote cave with his master, he later obtained his Geshe degree and became head teacher of Menri Monastery in Tsang, central Tibet. Today he is the supreme lineage holder and teacher of Yungdrung Bön. In exile, Yongdzin Rinpoche established two monasteries, Menri in Dolanji, India and Triten Norbutse in Kathmandu, Nepal and in 2005 he opened Shenten Dargye Ling, an international centre for study and practice of Yungdrung Bön in Blou, France. He has been teaching dzogchen regularly in Europe and the USA since 1989.