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The Practice of Vajrakilaya


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Khenpo Namdrol Rinpoche is a senior khenpo (abbot) at the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute, which has become the largest Nyingma study college outside of Tibet, with over 300 monks enrolled in courses and a reputation for outstanding scholarship. Khenpo Namdrol spent 18 years establishing and teaching at the Institute and by 1995 over 30 students had qualified to teach the sutras and tantras. He has received teachings from many of the greatest Tibetan masters, and is considered to be one of the leading khenpos in the Nyingma tradition.


The practice of Vajrakilaya blazes at the heart of the ancient Vajrayana traditions of Tibet. The wrathful heruka Vajrakilaya is the yidam deity who embodies the enlightened activity of all the buddhas manifesting in an intensely wrathful yet compassionate form in order to subjugate the delusion and negativity that can arise as obstacles to the practice of Dharma. In fact, the practice of Vajrakilaya is famous in the Tibetan Buddhist world as the most powerful for removing obstacles destroying the forces hostile to compassion and purifying the spiritual pollution so prevalent in this age.--Sogyal Rinpoche

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