Yuthok Ling Paro
Pure Land Bhutan has purchased a land in the Paro Valley of Bhutan, known for its pristine natural beauty and prevalence of sacred Buddhist sites. Future plans for this land are to construct a temple to Yuthok Yönten Gönpo, the father of Sowa Rigpa and protector chapel for Shanglön, the special protector of the medicine tradition. Retreat huts will be built for local and foreign practitioners to stay and small teachings and group practices will be held in the temple.
The Yuthok Nyingthig (Tib. གཡུ་ཐོག་སྙིང་ཐིག་), the ‘Heart Essence of Yuthok,' is a unique compilation of spiritual practices composed by Yuthok Yönten Gönpo the Younger, Tibet's great 12th century physician and meditation adept, considered to be an emanation of Medicine Buddha. It is a complete cycle of Vajrayana Buddhist practice, beginning with the preliminary practices (Tib. སྔོན་འགྲོ་ “ngöndro”) and progressing through the development and completion stage practices to the highest practices of Mahamudra and Dzogchen.
The tradition is characterized by its concise and simple methods perfectly suited for busy and modern people, which bring about both worldly benefits, including improved health and longevity, as well as the ultimate benefit of complete spiritual liberation. The Yuthok Nyingthig is the main spiritual practice of Sowa Rigpa physicians, and it contains many unique techniques to heighten the intuition and healing capacities of the doctor.