Pure Land Farms Internationally
Pure Land Farms los angeles is connected with a larger 'Pure Land' and 'yuthok Ling' network worldwide.
PURE LAND TIBET
First built about 800 years ago, Rigzin Rabpel Ling is the first important Ngakpa (yogi) temple in the Rebkong area or Amdo, (Northeast) Tibet. The great master Rigdzin Palden Tashi (1688-1743) created and revitalized the Ngakpa tradition of Rebkong, and used this temple as his base. Amongst local people, this temple is considered to be the a physical representation of Sangdok Pelri, the Pure Land of Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) who brought Buddhism to to Tibet in the 8th Century. It has remained an important cultural and spiritual center, and the surrounding village region is populated by Ngakpa families that maintain a unique cultural tradition that emphasizes balancing agricultural life with intensive spiritual practices for both men and women. This 'Pure Land' is a place of fertile soil for growing plants, and a place of rich energy for nourishing spiritual practice.
Connected to the main temple of Rigzin Rabpel Ling is the tranquil retreat center of Ösel Rangdrol Ling which houses eight rooms in a private courtyard complex used for personal retreat by local ngakpas and ngakmas in the wintertime and open to foreign practitioners in the summer months.
A short walk away from the temple-retreat complex is Dechen Khandro Ling ('the place of the blissful dakini'), a traditional village home currently being converted into a Tibetan Medicine clinic as well as and community spiritual center for the local female practitioners to ensure that this unique yogic tradition continues to thrive amongst women into future generations as it traditionally has in this region.
A new land in the tranquil hills above will become Yuthok Ling, a small temple and retreat house dedicated to the practice of the Yuthok Nyingthig.
pure land bhutan
Pure Land Gelephu: The Gelephu area of Southern Bhutan is a treasure trove of botanical diversity, near healing hot springs and protected wildlife sanctuaries with rich subtropical and Himalayan foothill forests, wild elephants and other rare species. It is a lush, subtropical paradise, and many Sowa Rigpa herbs grow very well in the area. The first phase in the project will be to begin cultivation of medicinal plants. The primary species will be ‘black agar,’ the Aquillaria tree so highly prized for its aroma and medicinal properties. This will be complimented by other trees and unserstory plants, following principles of permaculture and sustainable herbal cultivation.
Yuthok Ling Paro: In the Paro valley, known for it's pristine beauty and sacred Buddhist sites, plans are underway to build a Yuthok Nyingthig temple and Shanglon protector chapel with simple retreat huts for both local and foreigners to practice meditation.
pure land mongolia
Plans for a Yuthok Ling temple and teaching center in Mongolia are underway. Stay tuned for more information!