Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje with Nyingma Masters
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N°1 Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje
Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje was born in 1800 in the Golok region of Amdo to nomadic parents. His father was Chokor Sonampel of the Golok Akyong clan, and his mother was Tsewang Men of the Dawaclan.
Soon after the recognition his parents moved him to Dodrubchen’s encampment, later also following him to Dzogchen monastery and to the Dege court.
N°2 Jigme Lingpa
The Longchen Nyingthik eventually became the most famous and widely practiced cycle of Dzogchen teachings.
Longchen Rabjampa, Drimé Özer, commonly abbreviated to Longchenpa (1308–1364), was a major teacher in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Longchenpa was a critical link in the exoteric and esoteric transmission of the Dzogchen teachings. He was abbot of Samye, one of Tibet’s most important monasteries and the first Buddhist monastery established in the Himalaya, but spent most of his life traveling or in retreat.
Despite the many layers of the legend that have accreted around Padmasambhava, scholars generally agree that a renowned Indian tantric master by that name did visit and teach in Tibet in the late eighth century.
Our earliest evidence for his activities comes from several tenth-century manuscripts found in the so-called “library cave” of Dunhuang.
According to this account, he gathered the texts and performed the rites for The Hundred Thousand [Verse] Tantra of Vajrakīla at the Asura cave in Yanglesho, Nepal.
During this same period, he is also said to have tamed four troublesome goddesses and bestowed upon them new Buddhist names.
On gaining accomplishment in the practices of Vajrakīla, the master then performed a series of miracles, including the magical diversion of a stream for irrigation purposes.
Heruka represents the embodiment of indivisible bliss and emptiness. They appear as Istha-devata or meditational deities for tantric sadhana, usually placed in a mandala and often appearing in Yab-Yum.
N°6 Dechen Gyalmo
In 1774 the omniscient Jigme Lingpa visited the Tsogyal Lake. There, amid wondrous signs, he beheld the face of the Wisdom Dakini. He also received the symbolic scripts which he deciphered in order to produce the practice text.
Ekajati or Ekajata, is one of the 21 Taras.
According to Tibetan legends, her right eye was pierced by the tantric master Padmasambhava so that she could much more effectively help him subjugate Tibetan demons.