Padmasambhava “Lotus-Born”, also known as the Second Buddha, was a sage guru from Oddiyana, northwestern Classical India (in the modern-day Swat Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). Padmasambhava is said to have transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet, Bhutan and neighboring countries in the 8th century AD. In those lands, he is better known as Guru Rinpoche “Precious Guru”. This site is dedicated her figure. Padmasambhava is considered a manifestation of Buddha also known as Guru Rinpoche. He was a tantric Buddhist master born in India and he played a fundamental role in bringing Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet in the eighth century. Padmasambhava is also the founder of the Nyingma school, the oldest of the four major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
In this thangka paintings, Guru Rimpoche is depicted in his more traditional representation seated in royal posture holding a vajra in his right hand while his left-hand holds a skull-cup containing a vase filled with the nectar of longevity and wisdom.
The five main consorts of Padmasambhava are considered emanations of Vajrayogini and considered not ordinary women but Dakini. There are also eight different manifestations of Padmasambhava himself, both in wrathful and peaceful forms, representing the different aspect of his being.