Guru Rinpoche

The Lotus Born

Guru Rinpoche

On a mystical lake in northern India, Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava was spontaneously born on a lotus blossom as an eight-year-old child, emanated from the heart of Buddha Amitabha.

It was more than a thousand years ago that Lord Padmasambhava, the lotus-born, blessed this earth with his presence. And yet, he is more alive than ever in the hearts of those with faith.

His practice and teachings are increasingly relevant for us today as our minds become more deluded and obsessed, for he is the very incarnation of transmutation, the releasing of confused energies into their original wisdom-purity.

It was Guru Rinpoche who subdued all opposing forces and established Buddhism in its supreme form in Tibet. He taught the king Trisong Detsen:

“The root of the secret mantra, the tantric swift methods, is to keep the samaya commitments. The roots of samaya, the bond to one’s spiritual teacher, are devotion and effort. And the root of these two is prayer; to pray to your spiritual Master and to your yidam deity.”

Guru Rinpoche did not write extensively but left many hidden spiritual treasures, termas, all over Tibet. Pure-minded practitioners find them to this day when the time is right for them to be revealed.

His spiritual energy in the form of sound that helps to transform the mind (Mantra):