Terma teachings originate with Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, who concealed many sacred teachings in such a manner that they would be discovered at appropriate times in the future, when beings would be ready to receive and understand those particular teachings.
The hidden teachings themselves are called terma, and the individuals foretold by Guru Rinpoche’s prophesies who discover these hidden teachings are known as tertons.
There are many different kinds of Terma, such as earth treasures, water treasures, and so forth.
The Green Tara sadhana is what is called “thought terma,” or gong ter.
Among the 1,002 named tertons, there are 108 individuals who are said to be great tertons, or Ter Chen.
Supreme among all of these was Orgyen Dechen Chokjur Lingpa, who discovered the Green Tara Practice as a mind terma.
The sadhana arose from the expanse of his mind in the way that water can suddenly spring from a rock where there was no water before.
This mind treasure arose in a cave called Peme Shelpuk, the “Crystal Cave of Pema.”
— from Bardor Tulku’s “The Practice of Green Tara”
This will be an Enlightenment Stupa. This was decided after consultation with Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche and His Holiness the 17th Karmapa.
Many Ways to Give
How to Donate to Make a Stupa in Texas!
1. If you are a member on MindBody.com, here is the donation page.(Visitors can also register and donate.) Major credit cards (no AmEx)
Perfect for people who are out of town or may not want to register on MindBodyonline. The interface is very nice and easy to use.
3. The old-fashioned check, made out to KTC Dallas and with “Stupa” written in the notes section, has no processing fees and is always very welcome. Send to KTC Dallas, 1000 Armeda Avenue, Irving Texas 75061, or hand the check to Guy Stewart or Jared Hughes.
4. Bringing necessary supplies. Lama Rinpoche will make requests as we go along.
5. Forward emails about the stupa to your various social media accounts; explain to people what one is and why we are building it.
6. Helping the people who are working on the stupa. Cleaning.