Seven will be mandala-holders. His profuse and enlightened activities magnetized a following of ordinary folk as well as many significant political and spiritual figures of his time.
During a retreat at Rimochen in Chimpu, in his thirty-second year, the dakini Vajravarahi appeared before him and told the master that in his present life he would serve a great number of beings explicitly through the teachings of dzogchen, and that in his next life he would emanate in Bumthang as the one called Pema Lingpa in order to serve an even greater number of beings.
Surrounded by a multitude of peoplehe entered the lake without hesitation, holding a burning lamp in his hand. He practiced thoroughly all the teachings he received with Thuksey Rinpoche in retreat in holy places such as Shugdrag and Kundrag.
From early childhood on, the lotus of his intelligence unfolded. And he discovered images of Guru Padmasambhava.
He was also the throne holder and main teacher of Lhalung Monastery, where he cherished all the monks, giving them Dharma teachings as well as material support. Sign up for the Yeshe Khorlo eNewsletter: He practiced thoroughly all the teachings he received with Thuksey Rinpoche in retreat in holy places such as Shugdrag and Kundrag.
A first hand account of his final days and cremation is recorded in the final chapter of "A Path Strewn with Flowers and Bones," the memoir of his long-time disciple and translator Tulku Sherdor Sherab Dorje.
When she had regained awareness, Guru Rinpoche transmitted to her the secret doctrine of the Khandro Nyingtig, or Heartdrop of the Dakini, and empowered her to reveal those teachings in a future life.
Thus, he learned various texts, crafts, and much else, without instruction. During his time in Tibet, Guru Rinpoche prophesied who the tertons treasure-revealers would be, as well as the appropriate time and circumstances for the terma to be discovered.
The most profound and subtle of these were the teachings on Atiyoga, or dzogchen. Thus, he learned various texts, crafts, and much else, without instruction.
Later, for the benefit of Buddha dharma and sentient beings it was shifted to Kheng Tagma, Zhemgang. Guru Rinpoche blessed him and placed in his hands an inventory of great treasures. There he received instructions and empowerments alongside Drubwang Penor Rinpocheamong others.
And he discovered images of Guru Padmasambhava. When he reemerged from the lake, the lamp in his hand still burned, and he carried under his arm a great chest that contained the treasure. He told onlookers that if he was a false spirit his lamp would be extinguished. Pema Lingpa was the direct and sole incarnation of the omniscient Longchenpa.
Longchenpa was called the “all knowing lord of the doctrine” because his understanding and explication of the dharma was so exquisitely vast and profound. Pema Lingpa gave his son the aural transmission, treasure teachings (kama and terma), the pure vision lineages of the old translation tradition, and, in particular, the complete Dharma cycles of Pema Lingpa — the empowerments, teachings, and.
Pema Lingpa པདྨ་གླིང་པ་, Wyl. pad+ma gling pa) () was an important tertön from Bhutan, listed as the fourth of the five sovereign terma revealers.
He is considered to be the last of the five incarnations of princess Pema Sal. Pema Lingpa or Padma Lingpa (Tibetan: པདྨ་གླིང་པ་, Wylie: padma gling pa) (–) was a famous saint and siddha of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.
He was a preeminent terton (discoverer of spiritual treasures), and is considered to be foremost of the Five Terton Kings. Pema Lingpa was the direct and sole incarnation of the omniscient Longchenpa. Longchenpa was called the “all knowing lord of the doctrine” because his understanding and explication of the dharma was so exquisitely vast and profound.
Her publications include Creation and Completion, The Life and Revelations of Pema Lingpa, Treasury of Knowledge: Esoteric Instructions, and Niguma, Lady of Illusion.
She is an associate professor at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, where she has been teaching sinceand has been a fellow of the Tsadra Foundation since /5(3).Pema lingpa