At the age of sixteen, Khyentsé Wangpo went to the Glorious Copper-Colored Mountain in a pure vision. There, he met with Guru Rinpoche, who was surrounded by a host of ḍākinīs. Guru Rinpoche introduced him to the three kāyas, and prophesied that he would become the holder of the seven transmissions: the unbroken oral lineage from the scriptures, profound actual treasures, mind treasures, rediscovered treasures, recollected treasures, pure visions, and whispered lineages.
Every Guru Rinpoche day for the last 12 years or so, Phakchok Rinpoche has been sending out letters to remind his students to be mindful, and to bring them back on the path.
This whole year, Rinpoche will cover the visionary journeys of great practitioners to Copper-Colored Mountain, and Nekhor will be sharing them every Guru Rinpoche day. This first month’s letter is on Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa’s visionary journey to this pure realm.