First time in the West:
THE COMPLETE PEMA LINGPA TRANSMISSIONS
From the 5th to the 25th of August 2017
in the Buddhist center of Pema Yang Dzong, Jura, France
For the first time in the history of the West, the full set of initiations from the treasury of terma teachings of the Great Terton Pema Lingpa will be offered.
The initiations will be given in France this summer by His Eminence Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche, the present lineage holder of these precious teachings. We are warmly inviting you to take part in this significant historical event.
Orgyen Pema Lingpa (1450–1521), the direct incarnation of Omniscient Longchenpa, is one of the five great terton kings – renowned discoverers of the teachings which were hidden by Guru Padmasambhava in the 8th century in the Himalayan regions – for the benefit of future generations. The teachings revealed by Pema Lingpa contain initiations and practices of the inner tantras (Maha, Anu and Ati Yogas) as well as the liberating instructions and rituals.
From the moment of discovery to the present day, these teachings have guided many spiritual masters of Tibet and Bhutan to realization and liberation. Among the disciples of Pema Lingpa were such prominent masters as the 7th Karmapa Chodrak Gyatso, Drukpa Kunlek (often called “the divine madman of Tibet”), amongst many others. These teachings were practiced by the great 5th Dalai Lama as well as his successors. In the 20th century, H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche held a major role in preserving and spreading these teachings.
From time to time, the full transmission of the treasure teachings of Pema Lingpa takes place in Tibet and Bhutan. But never before has the full compendium of treasures of the Great Terton been transmitted in the West. Some initiations have already been given in Europe by H.H. Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche, H.H. Sungtrul Rinpoche and other great masters. But until the full transmission of the complete cycle of the teachings has been conducted, it cannot be said that these teachings have reached the Western world in their entirety.
Transmissions such as this are said to bring great spiritual power and blessings, not only for the individuals who receive them, but also for the place and the country where they take place.
For the practitioners of the Pema Lingpa tradition, it is of special benefit to receive the transmissions for all the sadhanas, the pith instructions, and the rituals that accompany them. Practitioners may then be certain that they have received everything necessary to practice and attain liberation through the preliminaries of ngöndro, the sadhanas of the three roots, the completion stage of tsalung, and the profound teachings of the Great Perfection.
Receiving the transmissions and blessings of the full compendium brings blessings and understandings that will transfer to any practice one is doing. This cycle establishes a strong connection with Pema Lingpa, with Longchenpa, and with Padmasambhava Guru Rinpoche, from whom these profound teachings originally came.
In 2017, all empowerments (wang) from the treasury of Pema Lingpa’s terma teachings will be offered. This will be followed in 2018 with the oral reading transmission of the entire cycle.
May all fortunate beings endowed with merit and virtuous karma not miss this rare and precious opportunity. Mangalam.