About Tertchen Rigzin Longsal Nyingpo
Rigzin Longsal Nyingpo was born in 1625. In his childhood, he met the great accomplished master Dampa Gyatso, through whom he was given his first dharma name “Wangdza Gyamtsog” when he received the Ripening Empowerment and the teaching of Mahamudra and Dzogchen in Union, as well as the extremely profound, uncommon pith instructions of the lineage. Later he exerted himself to asceticism like Venerable Milarepa in tranquil places like Choelung Cliff for years. During his practice, he witnessed the peaceful and wrathful deities as described in Tantras and was protected and served by all Dharmapalas. He then went to Powo to follow the great Terton Rigdzin Duddul Dorje from whom he received the Four Empowerments of the Great Perfection and recognized Rigdzin Duddul Dorje as his root guru. Based on the prophecy in many treasure scriptures, Rigzin Duddul Dorje recognized Longsal Nyingpo as the emanation of two disciples of Padmasambhava-Rangdro Lotsawa and Gyalwa Choeying – in and prophesized that he would reveal many treasure teachings. Later, from the terma container in Mingyur Dorje (Unmoving Vajra) mountain, many of his termas such as the Longsal Dorje Nyingpo (Clear Expanse of Vajra Essence) treasures and 17 other concealed secret scriptures, Buddha images, Stupas and various holy items were uncovered flawlessly. Due to the vast aspirations made in the past, the extensive activity to benefit beings naturally flourished and prospered.In the Fire Snake year of the Sexagenarian cycle, Longsal Nyingpo acceded to the repeated requests of the Derge Chieftain and went to Kathok Monastery to renovate the ancient and dilapidated main prayer hall and made restorations to those ramshackle structures that were in need of repairs. In the main hall, he constructed two Guru Rinpoche statues who variously commented "Looks like me" and "Does not look like me". Longsal Nyingpo gave empowerments, instructions and transmissions on the Dzogchen Extremely Secret Teachings and the Longsal Dorje Nyingpo to some thousands of monastics.
When Longsal Nyingpo received the invitation of the Mongolian king, he proceeded to Mongolia to benefit beings of karmic affinity, accepting many important officials both human and non-human as his retinue and disciples. While seated on a throne constructed by the eight classes of beings, he enacted wrathful rituals to subjugate the negative demons and spirits of the three realms.
Longsal Nyingpo travelled to holy places of Drakar, Palyul, Keru, Tsopu, Upper and Lower Zhinglung, Batang, Litang and other lower Kham areas. Wherever he went, he constructed retreat centers as an offering to the practitioners of that region and personally constructed statues of Guru Rinpoche. To the present time, these regions continue to have legacies of his lineage and activities in the form of many monasteries whose dharma lineage continue to proliferate throughout the ages.His contemporary nirmanakaya emanation was the renowned His Holiness Lama Achuk Rinpoche of the Nyingma sect who manifested rainbow body attainment in 2011.
Terchen Rigzin Longsal Nyingpo Three Roots Empowerment
8/27/2017 Sunday 週日 2 ~ 5 pm
His Holiness Kathog Getse Rinpoche
德 清 穰 大 自 在 蓮 悦 法 林
DECHEN RANG WANGCHEN PADMA GYIPE CHOLING
About H.H. Getse Rinpoche
His Holiness Kathok Getse Rinpoche is one of the five Golden Throne holders of the Kathok branch of the Nyingma. A highly esteemed incarnate, he was recognized by H.H. the Sixteenth Karmapa, the previous Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, and Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche as the reincarnation of the Third Katok Getse, Gyurme Tenpa Namgyal (1886-1952). From a very early age he received teachings and empowerments from Dudjom Lingpa’s grandson, Tulku Nyila, as well as from Khenchen Jigme Phunstok Rinpoche, Adzom Drukpa, Kathok Moktsa Rinpoche, Khenpo Ngakchung, and H.H. the Dalai Lama. H.H. Getse Rinpoche has spent many years in retreat, and is known for his mastery of Dzogchen; ; he came highly recommended by Khenchen Tsultrim Lodro Rinpoche as one fully qualified, realized master.
About Three Roots Empowerment
The Three Roots in the Vajrayana tradition refer to the Lama, Yidam, and Dakini. The lama confers empowering blessings, the Yidam bestows siddhi (power and realization) and the Dakini dispels obstacles for those who performs Buddha’s enlightened activities. In this empowerment of the Three Roots based on Rigzin Longsal Nyingpo’s litergy, the three roots are Guru Rinpoche, Hayagriva, and Vajravarahi.