It was from Shri Singha that the great master Padmasambhava received the teachings of Nyingtik. In Tibet, Padmasambhava taught his own complete Nyingtik cycle of the Clear Light teaching of Dzogpachenpo in secret to Yeshe Tsogyal, along with 100,000 wisdom dakinis, at the Shyotö Ti Dro cave.
The king was distraught with grief, and so to console him, Guru Rinpoche drew a syllable NRI over the little princess’s heart, caught her consciousness with the hook of his samadhi, and brought her back to life.
Pema Lédrel Tsal was reincarnated as the Omniscient Longchenpa, who received the whole cycle of Khandro Nyingtik from Gyalsé Lekden, and by so doing, ensured that the authentic lineage was kept alive.
The Khandro Nyingtik cycle itself consists of the Twelve ‘mother’ and ‘child’ Tantras of the Takdrol Gyü, the ‘Three Last Testaments of the Buddha’, and other teachings amounting to a total of sixty-five different categories.
- Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, London, 1st July 1987
- Kyabjé Penor Rinpoche, London, 11th - 15th November 1988
- Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Prapoutel, 20th and 21st August 1990
- Kyabjé Penor Rinpoche, Lerab Ling, 18th - 21st July 1995
- Kyabjé Yangthang Rinpoche, Lerab Ling, 8th August 2013
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- The Life of Shabkar: The Autobiography of a Tibetan Yogin, translated by Matthieu Ricard (Ithaca: Snow Lion Publications, 2001), pages 560-561, the 'Khandro Nyingtik Lineage' from Kuntuzangpo to Shabkar.