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The Terma Tradition

From the Tantric tradition of pre-patriarchal Tibet (in the Tarim Basin) emerged Yeshe Tsogyal (8th century) who taught  the “Terma” tradition. Yeshe, recognized by many to be a female Buddha and the “Great Bliss Queen,” was the consort of Padmasambhava, reputed to be responsible for the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet. Buddhism and shamanism arose out of this area of the world. Terma is a Tibetan word for text or sacred object hidden for safekeeping until the time is right for them to be used for the benefit of sentient beings. A “terton” is someone who finds a terma. The I Ching, or...

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