Neten Dorji | Rangjung
More than 10,000 devotees from the eastern dzongkhags are receiving empowerment and oral transmission of Traktung Dudjom Lingpa’s Sungbum or Tersar (21 volumes of collected works of the first Dudjom Rinpoche) and other blessings from Garab Rinpoche at the Rangjung Woesel Chhoeling in Trashigang.
The discourse of the Terma (Dudjom Tersar) tradition begins at 8am and concludes at 5pm every day with Wanglung blessing in the afternoon. Garab Rinpoche would be reciting 21 volumes of Thrathung Dudjom Lingpa and empowerment within 25 days.
It is the first time that both the oral transmission and empowerment of Traktung Dudjom Lingpa are being recited in Bhutan. His Holiness received oral transmissions and empowerment of collected works of the first Dudjom Rinpoche, Traktung Dudjom Lingpa, from Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje in Nepal when he was 17.
On the first day of the oral transmissions, Rinpoche spoke about the importance of lineage holders to empower and give oral transmission. “Wang, Lung, and Thri are important to practice dharma. It is ok if you receive Thri from any learned person, but it is important to receive Wang and Lung from good lineage holders,” said Rinpoche.
“There are many practitioners who practice terser without empowerment. This empowerment is for young and lay monks,” said Rinpoche. “Most importantly, it is for Yangsi of Dungsey Thinley Norbu.”
Empowerment and oral transmission are considered secret and profound teachings in Vajrayana Buddhism.
Khenpo Ugyen Pelden said that sungbum is one of the important collected texts of Nyingma and Dudjom Terser lineage, adding that the event also organised for the wellbeing of His Majesty The King, the Royal family, and the nation.
Monks and devotees from Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, and Sikkim in India are also receiving the oral transmission, which will conclude on December 25.
Dudjom Lingpa was born in 1835. Never recognized as a tulku or reincarnated master, Dudjom Lingpa did not receive formal training in a monastic environment. His education came principally through direct teachings from wisdom teachers encountered in his rich and vivid visionary life.
As a terton or treasure-revealer, Dudjom Lingpa discovered a vast storehouse of sacred teachings hidden and sealed centuries ago by Guru Rinpoche and Yeshe Tsogyal.
The spiritual practices and instructions that Dudjom Lingpa revealed contained in 21 volumes and over 20,000 pages of scripture form the basis of the Dudjom Tersar lineage.