Tshogyel Lungtok Tengyaling Nunnery is of Pema Lingpa Nyingtik tradition — a Nyingma cycle of teachings and practice. Pema Lingpa was a Bhutanese saint and siddha of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. He is considered a terchen or “pre-eminent tertön” and is considered to be foremost of the “Five Tertön Kings”. In the history of the Nyingma school in Bhutan, Pema Lingpa is second only in importance to Padmasambhava.
As the previous chief abbot of Tharpaling monastery in Bumthang, Bhutan, the seat of Kunkhen Longchenpa, where Longchenpa composed The Seven Treasuries. The Longchen Nyingthig, or Vast Expanse of the Heart Essence, is the most famous Nyingma practice that lays the path for a practitioner from ngondrö, or foundational practices to Dzogchen – teachings on the Great Perfection. It has been Chung Trulku Rinpoche’s mission to preserve the Nyingtik teachings and practices in this modern age.