Dzogchen’s innermost essence is embedded in the terma tradition, a special lineage of treasure teachings concealed by the eighth-century teacher Guru Rinpoche with the intention that they be revealed at specific times in the future. Many of these teachings contain predictions for modern times, including particular spiritual practices beneficial for these times. The terma tradition contains detailed instructions on how to take maximum advantage of our human life, imbuing it with its fullest possible meaning.
Rangjung Yeshe Gomde is a center in the Chokling Tersar lineage, a collection of terma teachings revealed by Chokyur Lingpa (1829-1870), one of the last of Tibet’s 108 great tertöns or “treasure revealers.” The extraordinarily clear and profound heart practices revealed by Chokyur Lingpa, along with their assocated teachings, are contained in a body of literature filling more than forty large volumes. They are practiced by both the Kagyü and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s website: www.shedrub.org Meditation master and renowned teacher Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche has been teaching audiences around the world for the past 25 years. Marked by warmth, humor and wit, his teachings offer a unique opportunity to directly connect with the Buddhist tradition in a fresh, vital way that is relevant to our lives… more »
Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche (1920 – 1996) was widely acknowledged as one of the great meditation masters of modern times. Leaving Tibet in the face of the Chinese invasion in 1959, he settled in the hermitage of Nagi Gompa, on the northern slopes of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley. Here he lived quietly as a true Dzogchen yogi,… more »
Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche was born in eastern Tibet in 1953, the second son of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. Recognized by the Karmapa as the fourth reincarnation of the great 19th-century tertön Chokgyur Lingpa Rinpoche, he studied at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim and received transmissions of the entire Nyingma lineage from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Dudjom Rinpoche…. more »
Phakchok Rinpoche’s website: www.phakchokrinpoche.org Born in 1981 to Chokling Rinpoche and his wife Dechen Paldron, Phakchok Rinpoche is the grandson of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and the eldest brother of Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche. Recognized by the Kagyu regents and ordained by the Dalai Lama, he has studied with a number of great lamas, including Khyentse Rinpoche,… more »
Lama Tsultrim Sangpo is the resident teacher during Gomde’s summer teaching season. A senior monk and chant master at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in Kathmandu, Lama Tsultrim completed the traditional three year retreat under the guidance of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and currently trains the younger monks at the monastery in the practice of the ritual… more »
After studying Buddhist philosophy in Nepal for several years, Lama Gerry entered a traditional three-year retreat at Asura Cave Monastery under the guidance of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. Upon completing his retreat in 2007, he began, at Rinpoche’s request, to offer meditation instruction and practice advice to Rinpoche’s students in Nepal. Since 2011 he has served… more »