Treasure Teachings of Namchag Tsasum Lingpa

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Treasure Teachings of Namchag Tsasum Lingpa

Postby phantom59 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:15 pm

The Pecha Project is a project entrusted to Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag
Tenzin Rinpoche to preserve and spread the teachings in the Tsasum
Lingpa text. There are twenty three volumes in the Tsasum Lingpa text.
Following is a letter from Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Tenzin Rinpoche
describing the nature and importance of this project.

My Dear Dharma Friends,

At present, I am the primary lineage holder of the great terton,
Tsasum Lingpa. Therefore, I have been particuarly encouraged to spread
these teachings and see that they increase. In this effort, Khyabje
Dudjom Rinpoche and Kyhabje Khyentse Rinpoche have both written
letters emphasizing the importance of reprinting these very rare
texts.

There were very few copies existing in the world, but I have now
obtained all 23 volumes. During the past few years, with the help of a
few monks and nuns, we have entered them all onto the computer. The
first of the 23 volumes has been sent to press for 500 compies to be
made. We will make 500 copies of each volume. the cost for printing,
shipping, and labor is $1,750.00 for each 500 copies. Now I am asking
for your help in bringing this project to completion. This is an
opportunity for you to contribute towards preserving these very
important and profound texts and to generate vast amounts of merit.
Any amount of financial support that you can offer to this will be
helpful.

If you sponsor one volume of printing costs, you will receive as a
gift all 23 volumes when the project is completed. These text will not
be for sale; rather, they are being reprinted to be distributed to the
centers of learning throughout the world where they will be studied
and put into practice.

This project will ensure that these Tsasum Lingpa texts will endure
and the teachings will spread. Fulfilling this goal is my fervent
aspiration.

Sincerely,
Gochen Tulku, Sang-ngag Tenzin

To the supreme Tulku Sangnak Tenzin:

I am very happy that you have been victorious over the forces who are
enemies of the teachings and have come to India and Nepal. This
decrepit, old man received your letter and has been considering it. It
does not matter where you stay, in Darjeeling, India or in Nepal; both
are excellent. There will be no problems for you.

Now the time has come, in accordance with your previous aspiration
prayers and intentions, to revive and continue the Dharma of the great
Terton Namchak Tsa Sum Lingpa. Be unwavering in your intention to
fulfill this.

I pray that it will not be long before we meet. With offerings of
aspiration prayers and verses of auspiciousness,

The old man Dudjom

The undisputed great terton Namchak Tsa Sum Lingpa, an emanation of
Nupchen Sangye Yeshe, left 21 volumes of profound, revealed teachings
(termas) out of which only a small fraction was incorporated into the
collection of the Rinchen Terzod. Gochen Tulku Sangnak Tenzin, who
holds the complete lineage of these termas, and who has the books in
his possession, greatly wishes to reprint these extremely rare
scriptures. H.H. Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche had stressed several times in
the past the importance of saving and spreading these teachings which
have nearly disappeared. Gochen Tulku also wishes to establish a
branch of Dudul Sangnak Ling, his monastery in Tibet.

All devotees are requested to help these projects as best they can,
and may be certain that they are thus contributing to the preservation
of the Buddha Dharma.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Written on the twenty-third day of the first month of the Water Pig Year (1983)

http://www.ewamnepal.org/project2.htm
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Re: Treasure Teachings of Namchag Tsasum Lingpa

Postby Yontan » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:06 am

From what I understand, Khenchen Palden Sherab (would-be abbot of Tsasum Lingpa's monestary if not for the Chinese occupation) is personally responsible for having scrounged up at least half of these volumes; odd that he is not mentioned. He published an 11 volume set years ago, and is preparing to publish the 4th edition, with 17 volumes. I hear there's a total of 33 volumes expected, but that may include ancillary prayers and rituals besides his terma.
Here's 12 of the volumes, available for free download. (Which seems a smart way to disseminate texts in this day and age, doesn't it?)
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Re: Treasure Teachings of Namchag Tsasum Lingpa

Postby narraboth » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:26 pm

Yontan wrote:From what I understand, Khenchen Palden Sherab (would-be abbot of Tsasum Lingpa's monestary if not for the Chinese occupation) is personally responsible for having scrounged up at least half of these volumes; odd that he is not mentioned. He published an 11 volume set years ago, and is preparing to publish the 4th edition, with 17 volumes. I hear there's a total of 33 volumes expected, but that may include ancillary prayers and rituals besides his terma.
Here's 12 of the volumes, available for free download. (Which seems a smart way to disseminate texts in this day and age, doesn't it?)


what's the link for free download? thanks :)
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