Lhalung Sungtrul Rinpoche
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A Conversation with Lhalung Sungtrul Rinpoche

The many respected of can trace their lineages back to the -pa teacher (1450–1521), and take pride in this long .

, also known as , is seen as a in Bhutan. He was commissioned by Padmasambhava to uncover spiritual treasures, and his influence is still felt today.

His Peling lineage covers the entire country, and their practice follows the Nyingma model, from tshechus and lochoe to retreats and .

For centuries, Pema Lingpa has been reincarnated in a series of prominent who have provided guidance to the people of Bhutan and helped to preserve its faith and .

The most recent incarnation is , the elder cousin of Zuri . He is a traditionalist and the head abbot of , one of three locations that represent the three lineages of Pema Lingpa: his own direct (Peling Sungtruel), his son (Peling Thukse), and his grandson (Peling Gyalse).


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