Dudjom Lineage

Origins of the Dudjom New Treasure Lineage
Origins of the Dudjom New Treasure Lineage

The origins of the Dudjom New Treasure Lineage can be traced back to Dharmakaya Samantabhadra Buddha. Samantabhadra Buddha transmitted it to Vajrasattva who then transmitted to Garab Dorje, then to Manjusrimitra, Sri Singha and Padmasambhava. Padmasambhava then transmitted the teachings to His consort Yeshe Tsogyal who transmitted to Dudjom Lingpa (The 1st Dudjom). Jigdral Yeshe Dorje (The 2nd Dudjom) then received the transmission from Dudjom Lingpa’s heart son Jigme Nedun Wangpo. The 2nd Dudjom Rinpoche transmitted the terma of Dudjom Lingpa together with that of his own discovery to Dungse Garab Dorje Rinpoche. Thus Dungse Garab Dorje Rinpoche presently holds the blood lineage as well as the Dharma lineage of the Dudjom Rinpoche.

The Dudjom New Treasure is one of many termas transmitted by Guru Padmasambhava during the ninth century and to be propagated at this time of degeneration. This is the most profound and appropriate teaching for this period of time to purify the negative emotions of sentient and to obtain liberation. Amongst the termas of Guru Padmasambhava, the termas obtained by Dudjom Lingpa and the 2nd Dudjom Rinpoche are the latest and nearest to this period of time. Thus is called the Dudjom New Treasure.

The special and profound qualities of the Dudjom New Treasure

1)The Dudjom New Treasure was directly taught by Padmasambhava and Yeshe Tsogyal, so the lineage is very short. It is pure and fresh with great blessing, which means the lineage warmth has not dissipated.
2)The Dudjom New Treasure teachings are clear and complete in themselves. Its practice texts are simple and profound, graduated paths are clear and complete. It appears to be simple but once one enters the path, other paths become clear and easily realized.
3)The Dudjom New Treasure has complete teachings for accomplishment in one life for all sentient beings.
4)The gradual stages of practice are systematic and most important of all it is complete with all the profound secret pith instructions.
5)The Dudjom New Treasure: “Dud” means the five poisons, conflicting emotions, maras; “jom” means cut-off, eliminate, destroy. The Dudjom terma for this period of time is a system of teachings for followers of the lineage to cut samsara from its root, eliminate conflicting emotions and obtain liberation in this very life. It is widely acclaimed to be a crown jewel for quick liberation among the Vajrayana in modern time.

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The Dudjom New Treasure Lineage is clear and complete in itself in all aspects.

The Dudjom New Treasure Lineage has complete and clear records of each lineage holders. The First Dudjom Rinpoche Dudjom Lingpa was a great terton. At the age of 25, Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsogyal and several Dakinis instructed him to reveal treasure teachings. This terma revealed by Dudjom Lingpa is known as The Dudjom New Treasure and can be classified 4 classes of teachings. The first three are “mind treasure” and the fourth is “ground treasure”, all together 20 volumes.

1)“Essence of Wisdom of the Pure State”: practice of dakini Krodikali is the main practice. The second Dudjom Rinpoche prophesied that in the future, The Dudjom New Treasure lineage shall be widely propagated based on the teachings of the Dakini Krodikali.
2)“The Profound teachings that Liberate naturally”: The main practice is based on Gyalwa Gyamtso Chenrezig.
3)“Treasure of Vast Space Dharmata”: This comprises mainly the practice of Trechok, Thogal and the Great Perfection.
4)“Heart Essence of The Dakini”: Heart practice of the Dakini which was transmitted directly to Dudjom Lingpa by Yeshe Tsogyal.


Great terton Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, the second Dudjom Rinpoche, was able to have direct communication with Guru Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsogyal and other great masters. He knew many spots where treasure teachings were hidden and would reveal them at the appropriate time. Within the Dudjom New Treasure, he also had four classes of terma, all of which are “mind treasure”. This has 25 volumes.

1)“Heart Essence of Lake-born”: This is the practices of Lake-born Padmasambahva’s outer, inner, secret and extremely secret heart-essence.
2)“Destroying with a Blade”: The practice of Dorje Phurba.
3)“Heart Instruction of The Dakini”: This is the practices of the Dakini’s outer, inner, secret and extremely secret heart-essence.
4)Dorje Lekpa.
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