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An auspicious day, when the Sakyong receives a series of terma stemming from Gesar of Ling. With this transmission, a branch of the secular Shambhala dharma has been formally reintroduced into the Shambhala lineage proper. I foresee new classes and teachings on the horizon...

His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche is bestowing the empowerments and transmissions for the complete collection of his gongter, or mind treasures, on the Kongma Sakyong, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche at Rigon Tashi Choeling in Pharpeng, Nepal. This is a momentous occasion for the both the Shambhala and Ripa communities. For Shambhala, this is the time that the profound treasury of Namkha Drimed Rinpoche’s trove of termas are given to the Kongma Sakyong, thus enabling these teachings—a majority of which concern Gesar of Ling—to fully arrive in Shambhala. The Sakyong Wangmo along with Jetsun Drukmo, Jetsun Yudra, and Jetsun Dzedron are also attending these important teachings and transmissions, enabling these precious termas to be carried forward into future generations.

Namkha Drimed Rinpoche is the most prolific Gesar tertön, or treasure revealer, of our era. Tertöns reveal treasure teachings, or terma, that have been hidden by previous realized beings to be uncovered in a later, appropriate time and situation. The word gongter refers to a specific type of terma, teachings that are placed in the mindstream of a realized teacher to be uncovered during a later rebirth. The Shambhala teachings discovered by the Druk Sakyong are this kind of teaching.

The Gongter abhishekas have great significance for Shambhala because of the interwoven connections between the Shambhala terma and Gesar of Ling, and between His Eminence, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, and the Druk Sakyong. The source of the Shambhala termas is the Rigdens and Gesar. Our relationship with the Rigden principle is being deeply explored through the Scorpion Seal teachings, but Gesar—both as a practice and as an ancestral sovereign—is a relatively unexplored territory in our community...

Sakyong Receiving Teachings in Nepal | Shambhala Times Community News Magazine

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