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In 1984 Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche visited Yolmo. This area known as Helumbu to the Nepalese, almost directly north of Kathmandu Valley, just inside Nepal but bordering on Tibet, is known as the Hidden Valley. In the Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa it is said that Marpa told Mila “This place was prophesied in the Avatamsaka Sutra (by the Buddha), so you should go there and meditate.” It is a place visited and blessed by Guru Rinpoche, Yeshe Tsogyal, Marpa, Mila and many other yogis and yoginis. The mountains and valleys are filled with sacred treasures.

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Two Truths

by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

About Khenpo Rinpoche

An introduction to the life of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche is one of the foremost living teachers of the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, a great scholar and master of meditation who traveled the world teaching in Buddhism centres everywhere.

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Help Tek Chok Ling after the Earthquake

援助勝乘林震災復建

 

Since April 2015, when Nepal was hit by a series of earthquakes and aftershocks, Marpa Foundation and other Marpa Network organizations have been committed to helping Tek Chok Ling Nunnery (Nepal) repair its facility, rebuild the nuns' retreat center in Yolmo, and provide aid, long-term and immediate, to communities surroundings Tek Chok Ling and in Yolmo.

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T H E   S K Y   D R A G O N ’ S   P R O F O U N D   R O A R


                         Up in the sky's expanse, true being, unborn, forever pure
                         Beautiful is the world below me—how many colors do I see
                         But when I look I can't find anything that's born or has a root
                         So the time has come to meditate on true reality, of ego-clinging free

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