Dge slong ma dpal mo

From Rinchen Terdzö
Gelongma Palmo
भिक्षुणीलक्ष्मी, དགེ་སློང་མ་དཔལ་མོ་

Bhikṣuṇī Lakṣmī, or Gelongma Palmo as she is known in the Tibetan world, was the originator of the practice of nyungne (smyung gnas). While some Tibetan sources identify her as a princess of Oḍḍiyana who later became a nun, the Adinath temple in the small hilltop village of Chobhar on the outskirts of Kathmandu is believed to have been either her family home or the original site in which she engaged in this practice. Based on the thousand-armed form of the deity Avalokiteśvara, nyungne involves a typically three day cycle of practice that combines long periods of prostrations with intermittent fasting and the strict observance of vows. The practice was developed by Bhikṣuṇī Lakṣmī and through it she is reported to have cured herself of leprosy. The practice continues to be popular among Himalayan Buddhists, especially among older lay people for whom it is often an annual event that they practice collectively in groups. It is also traditional to repeat the three day cycle eight times in a row.

Tertön Gyatsa Information from the Rinchen Terdzö

The full Tertön Gyatsa text can be found at the following page: Volume 1 (ཀ), 341-765, 1a1-213a4.

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1 Cycles

  1. ཐུགས་རྗེ་ཆེན་པོ་བཅུ་གཅིག་ཞལ་དཔལ་མོ་ལུགས་
    Thugs rje chen po bcu gcig zhal dpal mo lugs (2 of 2 Texts)