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    Maratika Rinpoche with Monks

    Maratika Rinpoche with Monks at Maratika Monastery
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    Maratika Cave

    Hundred thousand lamp offering in Maratika cave during world peace puja by Maratika Monastery.
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    Maratika Cave

    Hundred thousand lamp offering in Maratika cave during world peace puja by Maratika Monastery.
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    Festival of Maratika

    Festival of Maratika during Tibetan new year.
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    Heruka Cave

    Wrathful cave of Maratika
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    Three main statues of Maratika Monastery

    Buddha Shakyamuni, Buddha Amitayus and Padmasambhava
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    Maratika Rinpoche with Monks

    Maratika Rinpoche with Monks at Maratika Monastery

Welcome to Maratika

The sacred cave of Guru Rinpoche and Mandarava

Tashi Deleg! Maratika cave, in eastern Nepal, is the sacred place where Guru Padmasambhava and princess Mandarava accomplished the state of immortal awareness holder (chimey rigzin).
In the wisdom tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, Maratika is counted among the six most holy places of our world.

Introduction and Historical Background
Maratika or ‘Chi ba mthar byed’ in Tibetan means “eliminates from death”, and is known as Halesi or “literally astonishing”. The place is rich in history, mythology and sacred geology despite its great isolation, it is a major holy place for both Buddhists and Hindus. For Tibetan Buddhists in particular, it is the site of immortality, one of the six supreme pilgrimage sites in the world. It is the place where the great master, the second Buddha Padmasambhava and Dakini Mandarava obtained the realization of immortal life. Maratika was also blessed by the family of three protectors Manjushri, Vajrapani and Avalokitesavara. For many years the sacred caves of Maratika have been a very important pilgrimage destination for Buddhist seeking to engage in the long life practices. Due to its historical connection with Padmasambhava the Lotus Born Guru, and the family of the three protectors, it is particularly sacred within the Rime or Non Sectarian movement in Tibetan Buddhism in general and within the Vajrajana vehicle in particular. Read more…

News & Teachings

Teachings with Maratika Dhungdzin Rinpoc... :
  August 26, 2014
Teachings with Ven. Maratika Rinpoche at Do Nga Choling Center 77 Chanternerle CH -2502 Bienne 2014... Read more

Master visited in Maratika :
  June 30, 2014
Master who visited Maratika  Nyingma Master H.H.Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche H.H.Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche H.H.Kyabje Trulshik... Read more

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