Namkhai Norbu is tertön – discoverer of hidden teachings through the clarity of his mind. Teachings thus obtained are referred to terma.
Terma Longsal is a series of teachings that Namkhai Norbu is opening in his dreams of clarity for years. Currently eight volumes of teachings from this cycle are published. These include the essence of the three series of Dzogchen in their fundamental aspects related to the view, meditation and behaviour. The full name of this cycle sounds like Longchen Osal Khandroi Nyingthig, which means Luminous Clarity of the Universe, The Heart Essence of the Dakinis (female manifestations of primordial energy).