Yeshe Lama

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Yeshe Lama (Tib. ཡེ་ཤེས་བླ་མ་, Wyl. ye shes bla ma)

  1. A famous guide[1] or manual (Tib. ཁྲིད་ཡིག་, triyik; Wyl. khrid yig) of Dzogchen practice written by Rigdzin Jikmé Lingpa. It is said to be a summary of the Vima Nyingtik. "Based on the innermost, unexcelled cycle of the category of pith instructions, it incorporates the essence of the Dzogchen tantras, and presents primarily the practical instructions for trekchö and tögal, along with instructions for liberation in the bardo states, and liberation in pure nirmanakaya realms."[2]
  2. The sixteenth bhumi, according to Dzogchen. (see sixteen bhumis)


  1. Lama Chökyi Nyima translates Yeshe Lama as 'Timeless Awareness as the Guiding Principle'.
  2. From Dzogchen, The Heart Essence of the Great Perfection end notes, page 240.


In Tibetan

  • Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima, The Lamp of Clarity: Notes on the Difficult Points of the Wisdom Guru Instruction Manual (ཁྲིད་ཡིག་ཡེ་ཤེས་བླ་མའི་དཀའ་གནས་ཟིན་བྲིས་གསལ་བའི་སྒྲོན་མེ།, khrid yig ye shes bla ma'i dka' gnas zin bris gsal ba'i sgron me)
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  • Khenpo Ngawang Palzang, རྫོགས་པ་ཆེན་པོ་ཡེ་ཤེས་བླ་མའི་སྤྱི་དོན་སྙིང་ཐིག་མ་བུའི་ལྡེ་མིག་ཀུན་བཟང་ཐུགས་ཀྱི་ཊཱི་ཀྐ།, rdzogs pa chen po ye shes bla ma'i spyi don snying thig ma bu'i lde mig kun bzang thugs kyi TI k+ka


  • Vidyadhara Jigmed Lingpa, Yeshe Lama, translated by Lama Chönam and Sangye Khandro (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2009) (restricted publication)

Teachings on Yeshe Lama

Further Reading

  • Sam van Schaik, Approaching the Great Perfection: Simultaneous and Gradual Methods of Dzogchen Practice in the Longchen Nyingtig, Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003, pp. 311-317