'Oceans of Methods' Teaching and Empowerment Conducted by the Gyalwang Drukpa

Jan 29, 2013, 09:00 ET from Drukpa Lineage

NEW DELHI, January 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Bhutan and Ladakh Share Common Spiritual Interests

Drubthab Gyatso (literally meaning 'Oceans of Methods') teaching and empowerment were held in Ladakh (India) from 19th to 28th January. This was presided by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa, spiritual guru of Drukpa Buddhists at Shey, in the Ladakh region of India. More than sixty five thousand people attended this 10-day event in the extremely cold Himalayas with temperatures ranging up to minus 30 degrees. The power of devotion and a strong belief in making full use of precious human rebirth for prayers for peace and harmony have brought everyone together.

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Drubthab Gyatso is based on the 4th Gyalwang Drukpa Kunkhyen Pema Karpo's teaching. Known as Kunkhyen or 'the Omniscient One' he was the most learned and famous of all the Gyalwang Drukpas. During his lifetime (1527-1592), he was known as the Grand Lama amongst all grand lamas, and was a teacher to many high masters and disciples all over Tibet. Pema Karpo contributed 24 volumes of collected works on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, logic, literature, history and astrology, which continue to be studied by all sects and traditions. This omniscient master was the first Gyalwang Drukpa to concoct the famous enlightenment pill known as Ja-Tsukma or "Rainbow Pill", utilizing esoteric ingredients offered by the celestial beings, promised to grant immediate and effortless liberation at time of death.

The 4th Gyalwang Drukpa's main disciple, the 1st Drukpa Yongdzin Rinpoche, was the one who sent the first Taktsang Repa to Ladakh, who became the royal preceptor and spread Buddhism in Ladakh. The Drukpa order thus became the state religion of Ladakh. Taktsang Repa later founded Hemis which is now the seat of Drukpa Buddhists in this region.

The "Drubthab Gyatso" in Ladakh and the "Chakrasamvara Abhishek" held in Bhutan earlier this month have been the two biggest historic and spiritual events for the Buddhists to have happened recently. The Chakrasamvara held in Bhutan was administered by His Holiness the 70th Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot of the Central Monastic Body of Bhutan. Bhutan as a Buddhist kingdom also has Drukpa Buddhism as its state religion. The relationship between Bhutan and Ladakh dates back to 12th century CE and has since been developing cultural and spiritual exchanges up until today.



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