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SECRET MAP

of the BODY
Visions of the Human
Energy Structure
SECRET MAP
of the BODY
Visions of the Human
Energy Structure
consisting of

The Great Mirror


Praise-Biography of the Precious One from Lhadong
by Chen Ngawa Rinchen Den
and

The Hidden Description


of the Vajra Body
by Gyalwa Yangönpa

Translated from Tibetan and Annotated


by Elio Guarisco

Edited by Judith Chasnoff

Shang Shung Publications


Cover drawing: Painting of Tönpa Garab Dorje by Drugu Choegyal Rinpoche
Cover and interior design: Kasia Skura

Shang Shung Publications gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Ka-Ter
Translation Project funded by the Shang Shung Institute Austria toward the publication
of this book.

© 2015 Shang Shung Foundation


Published by Shang Shung Publications,
an imprint of the Shang Shung Foundation
Merigar
58031 Arcidosso (GR)
http://shop.shangshungfoundation.com

ISBN: 978-88-7834-139-5
Contents

FOREWORD XIII
PREFACE XV
PART ONE. Translator’s Introduction 1
This Book 1
Yangönpa’s Time 5
Yangönpa’s Early Life 6
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The Vulture’s Nest Yogin 10
Visionary Encounters with Lama Shang 13
The Crown Jewel of Tibetan Scholars 14
His Most Cherished Teacher 16
Other Transmissions Received 17
Accomplishments 20
Yangönpa’s Passing 21
Yangönpa’s Writings 24
Yangönpa’s Spiritual Legacy 25
Yangönpa’s Vision of the Vajra Body 28
The Hidden Description: Opening Verses 30
The Fundamental Nature of Things 32
The Fundamental Nature of the Body 42
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