A one-week intensive training on the “Trinley Nyingpo”
Trinley Nyingpo, the “essence of enlightened activity,” is the concise Guru Rinpoche sadhana practice from the Tug Drub Bar Chay Kun Sel treasure cycle discovered by the King of Treasure Revealers, Chog Gyur Dechen Lingpa, along with Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
It is an important component of the Rinchen Terdzod (treasury of most precious dharma treasures) compiled by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye. The mandala for this sadhana includes the Dharmakaya Buddha Amitayus, the Samboghakaya Buddha Avalokitesvara, and the Nirmanakaya Buddha Padmasambhava, Nangsid Zilnon Pema Tod Teng Tsal, the “Skull-Garlanded Hero Who Overwhelms the Phenomenal World.” It also includes twelve additional manifestations of Guru Rinpoche.
The Lord of Refuge, the regent of Guru Rinpoche, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, gave this sadhana practice to his personal students who had completed the ngon dro, or preliminary practices for the Tug Drub cycle. Accordingly, he gave his permission and transmission for this practice in the 1980s to Tulku Sherab Dorje, along with a small practice support. Returning to Nepal after completing his three-year Lama retreat, Tulku Sherab Dorje—already very experienced in sadhana practice and fluent in dharma Tibetan—extracted all of the primary and background materials related to the entire Bar Chay Kun Sel cycle from the 40 volume edition of the Chogling Tersar teachings, and studied them intensively with senior monks at Ka Nying monastery, before embarking on an intensive solitary retreat for 12 months to complete the outer, inner and secret levels, the approach and accomplishment, and the concise, intermediate and expansive versions of this practice, together with the applied activities. He returned to Nepal afterwards to receive additional, personal instruction on this practice from the renowned scholar and master of the Chogling treasure lineage, Lama Pudzay. Tulku Sherab Dorje has continued to maintain this practice close to his heart for the past 20 years, and most recently was honored to confer the blessings of the empowerment torma upon the hundreds of students who received this empowerment from Tsikey Chogling Rinpoche at Ka Nying Monastery in Nepal in December 2008