The great master Padmasambhava came to Tibet in the 8th century. As a legacy for future disciples, he buried innumerable treasures, known as Terma in Tibetan. These Terma consist of texts containing meditative instructions, statues and practice supports, and herbal substances to enhance meditation practice, heal illness, and purify the subtle body.
The modern visionary Terton Rinpoche of Kham, Eastern Tibet, discovered a cash of Terma some years ago. The treasure casket, which I have personally seen, contained a blessed material brought to Tibet by Padmasambhava as well as instructions for using this material as the basis for a supreme blessing pill.
Known as Dromtse Rilbu, the instructions gave 75 additional ingredients which needed to be collected (some of which are also Terma themselves) as well as the method for making the pills and consecrating them.
These pills are blessed in an elaborate ritual ceremony lasting many days. They contain tremendous blessings, and according to the Terton himself, can clear out blockages in the subtle body, purify karmic obscurations accumulated through many lifetimes, and provide a glimpse of the Original Nature of the mind. In short, they are tremendously blessed and very amazing. They may be kept on the shrine or worn around the neck as a blessing.
This picture shows the traditional packet given out with the Dromtse Rilbu in Tibet. It reads:
Brahmin pills which destroy and conquer all negativity, sickness and demonic influences.
Herein are the pills of the vital essence of deathlessness.
We spent several weeks with Rinpoche and his family at the end of 2016 and are pleased to report that everyone is well. Since that time the entire family, along with more than a dozen monks and nuns from the surrounding area, undertook a journey to prostrate all the way from their home in Kham to Lhasa – a journey of more than 1000 miles. This pilgrimage was successfully completed at the beginning of 2018. This is the second time Rinpoche has made this pilgrimage. All funds collected for these pills will go toward supporting Rinpoche and his many projects as he upholds the true Dharma in Tibet.
Note: We are now offering the pills individually. One order is for one pill.
For more information about Terton Rinpoche please visit the site of our Buddhist center: