Tsasum Lingpa Terma Project
"Blissful lord of Dharma, Tsasum Lingpa,
Manifesting as one's gracious Root Guru,
I supplicate you to bless my mindstream.
Grant your blessings so that I may attain
Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye
"Wandering freely like wind,
impartially benefiting sentient beings,
Guiding them skillfully,
in unpredictable and secret ways,
You turn the wheel of Secret Mantra,
Unsurpassed Supreme Vehicle.
Vidyadhara, Lord of Dance, I supplicate you."
Terchen Tsasum Lingpa
"Adorned with magnificent topknot - the view of purity and equality,
You annihilate hosts of demons - ignorance, clinging to phenomena as real,
With your fierce phurba and wrathful sounds of HUM and PHAT.
I pay homage to Tsasum Lingpa - Great Nub, manifesting again."
Khenchen Palden Sherab
Orgyen Tsasum Lingpa Chokyi Gyatso (1694-1738) was an incarnation of Nubchen Sangye Yeshe predicted by Guru Padmasambhava as one of the major tertons. His treasure teaching includes pith instructions and ritual practices connected to all major deities of Nyingmapa tradition. It was practiced and passed on from generation to generation in monasteries and retreat centers established by Tsasum Lingpa's incarnations and lineage holders, particularly in Droshul, Khyungpo and Powo regions of Eastern Tibet. During the turmoil in Tibet, all of these monasteries and most of the texts were destroyed. The tradition became virtually extinct.
Soon after his escape to India, Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche envisioned Tsasum Lingpa terma preservation project. Rinpoche has been working tirelessly for over forty years trying to locate, collect and publish the surviving manuscripts.
The latest, fourth edition of Tsasum Lingpa termas will include 17 volumes. Eleven volumes have been completed and printed in New Delhi, India.