Lama Bum

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Lama Bum with Shiva Rinpoche

Lama Bum (1935-2021) was a Dudjom Tersar practitioner born in Jumla, Nepal. His father was Lama Sherapatsa and his mother was named Damcho Drolma.

He learned to read and write under his father and then met Golok Serta Rinpoche, from whom he received all the Tröma Nakmo Empowerments.

After this, he mostly spent his time in retreat through six months retreats, hundred days retreats, and twice completed a three years retreat. Lama Bum completed many practices of the Dudjom Tersar lineage, such as the Sater Ngöndro and the Tröma Nakmo Ngöndro.

Among the main teachers of Lama Bum are:

  1. Dudjom Rinpoche
  2. Golok Serta Rinpoche
  3. Gyepa Rinpoche
  4. Second Degyal Rinpoche
  5. Shiva Rinpoche
  6. Tsokhang Choktrul Tsewang Dorje
  7. Tulku Pema Rigtsal
  8. Yangthang Rinpoche

Lama Bum visited many holy places related to the Namkha Khyung Dzong tradition of the Dudjom Tersar, like Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar.

All of the five sons of the Second Degyal Rinpoche were close to Lama Bum and used to visit him, because he knew many things about the life and activities of Golok Serta Rinpoche, of Tsokhang Choktrul Tsewang Dorje and of the Second Degyal Rinpoche.

Lama Bum was known as one of the greatest Ngakpa Lama of in Humla of the recent times. On 19 April 2021, he passed away, two days before the anniversary of the Second Degyal Rinpoche.