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gnam chos

"The Namcho (Space Treasure) Dzogchen system is called "Buddha in the Palm of the Hand." The Namcho teachings were revealed in the 17th c. by Terton Migyur Dorje who primarily received them from Arya Avalokiteshvara and Guru Rinpoche. They were transmitted by Migyur Dorje to Karma Chagme Rinpoche, the treasure holder and Je Rigdzin Kunzang Sherab, the First Throneholder of Palyul Monastery in eastern Tibet, and so on in a pure, unbroken lineage to the present day."

"This preliminary practice (ngondro”) consists of refuge in the three precious jewels - the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha; Bodhicitta - the practice of the six perfections and the generation of the aspiration to realize enlightenment for the sake of all beings; offering the Mandala, the accumulation of merit through skillful means; Vajrasattva, the purification of obscurations through wisdom; and Guru Yoga, receiving the blessings through which one can attain enlightenment in a single lifetime."[1]

"The founder of the Palyul lineage is the maha-siddha Vidyadhara Kunzang Sherab. He was the reincarnation of Rahula, the son and disciple of historical Buddha, and later reincarnated as Dharmata and Arya Shri Singha. He was born in 1634 (Fire Rabbit year).

[Kunzang Sherab] went to Central Tibet for pilgrimage and on his way he heard the name of Terton Migyur Dorje and generated strong faith on Migyur Dorje. So he cancelled his pilgrimage trip and went to Ngomtong to see Migyur Dorje. When Kunzang Sherab saw the face of this eminent terton, inconceivable faith and devotion welled up in his heart. Terton Migyur Dorje received him as his spiritual son and gave him the name Kunzang Sherab. Terton Migyur Dorje transmitted to him all the Namcho Terma (Sky Teaching Treasure) and recognised Kunzang Sherab as the Lineage Holder of Namcho Terma and an important disciple."[2]


  • gnam chos - sky teaching [IW]
  • gnam chos - termas revealed by Mingyur Dorje, nephew of Karma Chagmey; Sky Teaching. cycle of termas revealed by {gter ston mi 'gyur rdo rje} [RY]
  • gnam chos - sky teaching [cycle of termas revealed by {mi 'gyur rdo rje} [IW]
  • gnam chos thugs kyi gter kha - terma revealed by {sprul sku mi 'gyur rdo rje} 1645-1667 [RY]
  • gnam chos bde chen zhing sgrub - written by mi 'gyur rdo rje - sprul sku, 1645-1667 [RY]
  • gnam chos pad byung - terma on the nirmanakaya aspect of Padmasambhava by {gnam chos mi 'gyur rdo rje} [RY]
  • gnam chos mi 'gyur rdo rje - alias {mi 'gyur rdo rje} {sprul sku} 1645-1667 [RY]
  • gnam chos mi 'gyur rdo rje - 1645-67 - Namchö Mingyur Dorje, tertön [RY]
  • gnam chos rtsa gsum - three root of the {gnam chos} practice followed in the {dpal yul} monastery [RY]
  • gnam chos zhi khro - terma by {gnam chos mi 'gyur rdo rje} & {karma chags med} [RY]

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