Me-bar Tso (Me: Fire, Bar-Burning & Tso: Lake) or the Burning lake is another most holy and spiritual place in Bumthang flourish in the supernatural and the spiritual. Me-bar Tso is situated few kilometers away from Bumthang town and is another sacred place of Guru Rinpoche and Terton Pema Lingpa.
Me-bar Tso or the burning lake is another most holy and spiritual place in Bumthang that also flourish in the supernatural and the spiritual. Me-bar Tso is situated few kilometers away from Bumthang town and is another sacred place of Guru Rinpoche and Terton Pema Lingpa. Tertons are Buddhist saints and wealth seekers generally an incarnate of one of the devotees of Guru Rinpoche. Wealth here does not signify gold, silver or any other precious stones, but in fact denotes sacred manuscripts and works of art. Guru Rinpoche intentionally concealed such treasure in different places in Bhutan, so that the tradition of teachings of the Buddha could still be persistent and would prosper eternally. Over time, many tertons were born who discovered such wealth. Since the tertons are extremely sacred and religious, Guru Rinpoche would emerge in their meditation or in dreams and visualization showing them signs about the concealed treasure. This was how over the centuries, Buddhism continued to flourish in Bhutan as in comparison to its vanishing in Tibet and India. at present, Bhutan is the only country that continues the practice of Mahayana Buddhism. Century, Terton Pema Lingpa, a treasure seeker, in his dream was guided by Guru Rinpoche to reveal holy remnants from the bottom of the lake. But, the people did not trust Pema Lingpa and so to find out what he said they all assembled at the lake where Pema Lingpa dived into the lake holding a lit butter lamp in his hand. Few minutes later to their surprise, he showed up with the lamp still burning in his hand and also with remnants and the work of art in the other hand. So, this is how the lake was known as Me-bar Tso- the Burning Lake.