Importance of Transmission
The teachings of Tibetan Buddhism have been able to live on in rich detail because of the tradition of ‘lineage.’ Knowledge is passed on, or transmitted, primarily through the student-teacher relationship. In this way, a direct line is created between student and master, as well as with the master’s master, and their master before, and on and on. This connects one to the ancient wisdom seamlessly, preserving it from generation to generation. The quality of the transmission is of utmost importance.
When you receive a teaching from a master, not only does this mean that the lineage will remain intact, but it is also very helpful psychologically. There will be more trust in the quality of the teaching and the method, and therefore, more confidence while one practices it. This makes it easier to practice and brings more benefit.
The Lu Jong practice is in deep connection with Tulku Lobsang. By connecting with Tulku-la we respect the teaching, the teacher and the students because we ensure that Lu Jong will be transmitted in a high quality way. Insuring the quality of the transmission is how we preserve the ancient traditions responsibly and how we are able to provide the most benefit.
Although it is possible now to receive the Lu Jong practice through books and DVDs produced by Nangten Menlang, it is always better to receive the teachings from a certified teacher. No matter how well the movements are described, questions will always arise. The experience is important and it is best when there is a person who can guide and direct you and show all angles.
For this reason, Tulku-la aims to build new, highly qualified teachers so that all who wish to learn Lu Jong may do so with the guidance of a teacher. Therefore, the transmission of the lineage continues.