Tara, the female Buddha of wisdom in action, revealed this complete path of perfect awakening. She spoke three times “excellent” or “legso” in Tibetan. This terma first appeared in the vast wisdom mind of the great treasure master of Tibet, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. He devoted himself toward mastering her teachings, and practiced them in total seclusion for three years.
Thereafter, these teachings were transmitted through a precious lineage of accomplished gurus. According to the Vajrayana tradition, it is essential to receive direct explanations about your practice from a realized master who had received those same explanations directly from his or her teacher. This strictly observed chain of an unbroken oral transmission of teachings is called the mouth-to-ear transmission.
The initial transmission was given by Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa in the 19th century to the illustrious master Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. After practicing these teachings until gaining accomplishment, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo then transmitted them to the non-sectarian master Kongtrul Lodro Thaye. He was instructed to write supporting commentary that would elucidate these teachings. It is this anciently sourced commentary that serves as the foundation for the entire Tara’s Triple Excellence program.
Today, we are blessed to be the recipients of these direct practice instructions from a realized master, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, who is a close descendent of the treasure revealer himself. Receiving the same oral explanations directly from his teacher, Rinpoche is part of an uninterrupted chain of knowledge that extends through the millennia. Those of us fortunate enough to receive and practice these teaching are the beneficiaries of an unbroken lineage of transmitted wisdom that can be traced to the Buddha Shakyamuni himself.
Though this path of wisdom is ancient, its teachings are timeless.
Now, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and The Tara’s Triple Excellence Team have leveraged today’s communication technology to transmit these teachings to dedicated practitioners around the world in an accessible, contemporary format.
Tara’s Triple Excellence (TTE) is a comprehensive, guided Buddhist online meditation program that was designed to fully support those seeking to begin or expand their own personal journey along the complete Tibetan Buddhist path. No matter your starting point, TTE is here to help you on your path toward perfect awakening.
TTE is structured to provide the guidance and consistency that’s especially needed in today’s complex, modern world, a world that often promotes and reinforces anger and other nonconstructive behaviors and draws us away from what really matters. The teachings and reflections of TTE offer a proven path to achieve an inner calmness no matter what noise and distractions happen to be circulating around us. TTE offers pragmatic tools to make our lives, and the lives of those around us, more joyful. Those who choose to incorporate the TTE teachings into their lives reap vast dividends. Its practitioners are able to handle the inevitable daily obstacles and challenges thrown their way with composure, equanimity, and aplomb.