After the Chinese occupation in 1959, Dudjom Rinpoche directed his disciples in Tibet to relocate in Pema Kod, instructing them to take there important sacred objects from his Tibetan monastery. Togden Sithar, Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok's former incarnation, a highly realized champion of Buddhadharma, was entrusted by Dudjorn Rinpoche with the responsibility for the sacred objects and retreat land at what was known as the very heart of the Pema Kod region. This is the task that Tulku has inherited from his former life as Togden Sithar.
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The remote location of Tulku's part of Pema Kod, just below the Tibetan border in the far northeast corner of India, protects its people with their deep respect for the sacred quality of their land.There is a tradition in Tibetan folklore of beyuls secret or hidden territories. Nyingmapas understand that Guru Rinpoche, who brought Vajrayana to Tibet in the 8th century, empowered 108 of these havens, places of peace and prosperity where practitioners will make particular spiritual progress.Pema Kod, "hidden lotus land," called the "heart of the world," and the king of Padmasambhava's hidden lands, is in effect the crown jewel of this mala of 108 beyuls This mystic land is associated with the great gorge of the Tsangpo River, the deepest in the world (4 times as far down as the Grand Canyon!) and a centuries-long quest for a falls there, the highest in Asia, helping to pour the Tsangpo into the low-lying Indian Bramaputra,. Behind such a cascade, Tibetan texts claim, lies the door to Yargsang, the ultimate hidden land of immortality, reachable only by those with purified hearts and minds. http://www.pemakodproject.org/BSintroPK.html
"Bhaka Tulku had told me about a Tibetan nun whom he had met during his stay at Rinchenpung in 1956. The nun would disappear into the forests around Tapak Ne for davs at a time, Bhakha Tulku related, and return as if intoxicated, bearing fruits and flowers that no one had ever seen before. No one had followed her on her journeys, but all assumed that she was attending Tantric tsok feasts in the halcyon realms of the dakinis -- beyond conventional limits of time and space."
Padmasambhava. in the Tsa-Stim Gongdus, described this sacred land, where he meditated in many mountain caves, in a wonderful passage:
"In this hidden land, all mountains are like blooming flowers. All rivers spontaneously recite mantras and flow with nectar; rainbows are arched on trees and bushes. All the oath-bound protectors watch closely and protect true practitioners and punish those who merely pretend to be. Those who practice sincerely will attain enlightenment in this lifetime. Pure samadhi will spontaneously arise just by being in this land. One session of practice in this blessed land is equal to a year of practice in other places. Those who make three prostrations here will never take lower rebirth. Those who die after seven steps taken with the intention of arriving here will definitely be reborn in this land.. Those who build stupas and temples, and perform other works of virtue in this land are my messengers. Therefore, my fortunate sons and daughters, keep devotion to this land. You will soon realize its significance."
Though the whole of Pemako is a hidden land, there is one site in particular which Guru Rinpoche predicted as being a place where eternal youthfulness and success in religious practice could be attained, especially when Tibet would be befallen by
calamities due to the negative karma of her people. The gateway to this place is none other than DevakoIa, and Lopon P. Ogyan Tanzin Rinpoche’s work in Payingdem can be seen as a preparation to enter that most secret of secret lands.
Homage to the guru who reveals the secret pathways
To the hidden land at the centre of my heart
Where resides the eternal teacher
Beyond all birth and death
Ever serene and radiant
To you I pray:
In all my lives may we come face to face,
May my mind be always merged with yours!
May my prayers turn towards you
In times happy and sad!
May your blessings pour upon me
And your teachings be my only light!
Largely untouched by the workings of the modern world, Pema Kod (Pemako) is a rare, pristine, and little-known sacred land bordering India, Bhutan, and Tibet/China. Getting there involves a challenging week of travel, from plane, to boat, to jeep, and finally trekking for two days on foot. For this reason, little has been done to address the extreme material poverty of the region by Western standards. Few of its many small villages have schools or electricity, and virtually none have medical care.http://www.hometemple.org/Pemako.htm