Termas are teachings of the highest yoga tantra level. Some were
hidden in the earth while others were planted directly into the
minds of major disciples.
When the time is ripe for the revelation of these hidden teachings,
reincarnations of these same disciples appear and are inspired to
discover and share them. Such discoverers of these hidden teachings
are known as Tertons, or treasure masters.
Mind Termas are transmitted directly from Guru Rinpoche to the
mind of the Terton. A vision of a syllable or symbol can cause the
Terton to fully recall a Terma as its entirety is already within
More than one hundred tantric masters have revealed and taught
The termas have been discovered by various means:
They have been found hidden inside boulders, buried beneath streams,
suspended in space, and sometimes held within the minds of chosen
recipients, waiting for the preordained moment to be discovered.
In modern times, termas have also appeared upon photographic negatives
of landscapes from the Himalayas.
Termas are being found and translated, which are enhancing our
understanding of the universe and giving us tools for a new paradigm