Rediscovered terma

From Rigpa Wiki
Revision as of 11:11, 14 February 2022 by Sébastien (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Rediscovered termas or reconcealed termas (Tib. ཡང་གཏེར་, yang ter, Wyl. yang gter) refer to termas which, after having been discovered by a tertön are reconcealed, and then rediscovered at a later date by another tertön.

Tulku Thondup writes:

'Rediscovered treasures' refers to the strict command of Guru Rinpoche that the script of a terma should be reconcealed after its discovery and transcription if there is only one original, or even if there are more copies, but only one in a country like Tibet. Thus the teaching that is concealed twice is called sub-concealed treasure (Wyl. 'dab gter) and reconcealed treasure (Wyl. yang gter).[1]


  1. Hidden Teachings of Tibet by Tulku Thondup, p.141.

Further Reading

  • Tulku Thondup, Hidden Teachings of Tibet, pages 141-144, published by Wisdom Publications ISBN 0-8617-122-X