Longchen Nyingtik, Heart Essence of the Vast Expanse
The Longchen Nyingtik is a tradition dating back to the XXVIII century. It originates from the Nyingmapa spiritual lineage based on the treasure teachings, or Tërma revelations, by the Tërton (revealer of treasures) Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa. These spiritual treasures are composed of several practices, teachings and instructions that were received by Jigme Lingpa through multiple visionary experiences in which he received direct visits from Guru Rinpoche, the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal, the Omniscient Longchen Rabjam and many other masters.
Jigme Lingpa was a reincarnation of the Dharmic Tibetan King Trisong Detsen. In order to firmly establish the Dharma in Tibet, Trisong Detsen invited Guru Rinpoche to visit the country to help complete and consecrate Samye, the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet. During his stay in Tibet, Guru Rinpoche directly implanted in the minds of his leading disciples (including King Trisong Detsen) many Tërma to be revealed by his future incarnations when the proper time arose for their practice and disclosure. In this way, Jigme Lingpa discovered the many practices of the Longchen Nyingtik, the Gong Tër, or Treasures of the Mind.
The tradition of Longchen Nyingtik is perhaps best known for its Nyingtik cycle, or Teachings of the innermost essence of Atiyoga, the Great Perfection, Dzogchen.
The Longchen Nyingtik, due to its profound nature and essence, remains one of the most practiced lineages of Nyingma Tradition today.
The Guhya Mantrika Community possesses an extremely fortuitous spiritual connection to this lineage through the visits of Masters such as Kyabje Pema Kalsang Rinpoche, Lingla Tulku Rinpoche, Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche and of course through the spiritual guidance of Lama Chokyi Dorje and Tulku Sherab Dorje, a direct disciple of great Longchen Nyingthig lineage holders.
At our centres we perform weekly practices of this precious lineage, including:
- Longchen Nyingtik Ngöndro
- Tsok Khorlo...