THE NYINGMA MONLAM CHENMO
ANNUAL CONGREGATION FOR WORLD PEACE
NYINGMA –ANCIENT TRADITION OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM- AN OVERVIEW:
We, with profound respect and deep reverence, bow and take shelter at the holy lotus feet of the glorious Guru Padmasambhava, embodiment of the Buddhas of all the ten directions, past, present and future. We seek the blessings for all the beings to be his devoted disciples for their life until they attain enlightenment. As said by H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche that though there have been many great divine personalities in the sacred lands of India and Tibet, none can be compared as embodiments of compassion and blessings as emanate from Guru Padmasambhava.
The Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism is ancient. It was established in Tibet, the land of snow, by Guru Padmasambhava, Khenpo Bodhisattva and the Dharma King Trisong Deutsen, who are considered to be the Great Three and also known as the glorious Regents of Buddha Shakyamuni. In their presence the Enlightened Masters and Lotsawas (translators), who were none another than the emanations of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, established the Buddha Dharma in the traditions of the Sutrayana and Mantrayana in Tibet, which formed the well laid foundation of Nyingma Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. They caused it spread with deep roots throughout the snowy land and over all these years spread in all the nooks and corners of the world.
During this era of prolific dharmic activity of the Khen-Lop-Cho (Bodhisatva-Guru Padmasambhava- King Trisong Deutsen) the Tripitaka Sutras and the Mantrayana Tantric treatises along with their various commentaries were translated from Sanskrit into Tibetan language in entirety. This collection is considered to be one of the most valuable treasures for the humanity.