Three Classes of the Great Perfection
The Three Classes of the Great Perfection (Tib. Dzogchen Desum; Wyl. rdzogs chen sde gsum) is a revelation of Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa and Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. It was revealed in 1857 at Meshö Dzomnang as an earth terma taken from the Lotus Crystal Cave (pema shelpuk; padma shel phug), a cave sacred to Guru Rinpoche. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche described it as Chokgyur Lingpa's foremost treasure, as it is the only Tibetan terma to reveal all three classes of Dzogchen.
- Doctor (2005) p. 89 gives the precise date as January 28, 1857
- The full story of the revelation is told in Orgyen Tobgyal (2000), pp. 14-15
- Doctor (2005), p.89
Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha
- Andreas Doctor, Tibetan Treasure Literature: Revelation, Tradition and Accomplishment in Visionary Buddhism (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2005).
- Orgyen Tobgyal, The Life of Chokgyur Lingpa, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2000