Making burning offerings to Dorje Khadro (Vajradaka) is
considered to be "a golden Dharma" passed directly from Manjushri to
Lama Tsongkhapa. It was one of Lama Tsongkhapa's heart practices and, as such,
has a special connection with the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
The practice of Dorje Khadro comes highly praised for its power to purify
negative karma in general, but especially for its ability to purify obstacles
caused by broken vows and samaya related to highest yoga tantra. It also
assists us in assembling the most conducive conditions for success in long
This practice is encouraged as a powerful way to help those who are sick or
dying and as a method to readily clear the mind of challenging disturbing emotions.
The collection provides everything one needs to be able to do the complete
ngöndro of Dorje Khadro, the recitation of the principal mantra 100,000 times
coupled with extensive visualization and prayers. The book's practice section
includes the Dorje Khadro practice text, Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga and lam-rim
and dedication prayers. In addition, the book contains teachings that
contribute to a student's understanding of how to best engage in this
A precise commentary from Geshe Lama Konchog, an inspiring teaching from Lama
Zopa Rinpoche based on a commentary written by Panchen Losang Chökyi Gyältsen,
and a unique teaching from Lama Yeshe comprise the commentary section. The
book's advice section includes guidelines for how to use the materials to
complete the preliminary practice, either as a full-time retreat or as a daily
"Offering the burning puja to Dorje Khadro is one of the very profound
practices for purification, regarded as a golden Dharma, a precious one. It is
Lama Tsongkhapa's heart practice, and his followers practice it knowing it to
be extremely beneficial." – Lama
148 pages, 2012 edition.
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