The subject depicted in this thangka is called Guruparampara, a “Line of Teachers.” It depicts the family tree of Nyingma lineage, as it were, and its function is to indicate a line of descent. The meaning of this presentation is to show a refuge for believers. It creates a kind of structure with a number of deities and teachers in whom devotees take refuge, because they will help believers in the course of their .
Lion-faced Dakini is a secret form of Vajrayogini also has a relationship to Troma and the practice of chöd. She is appropriate for clearing obstacles of the most pervasive and malignant kind and cutting through the “three poisons” of mind. This ancient practice has been important in Tibetan Buddhism since the time of Guru Rinpoche. PeGyal Lingpa received this revelation directly from Padmasambhava, appearing in a red-black form, instead of the more common dark .
This is mid-20th-century painting of Machik Labdron and the Chod refuge field displaying teachers and deities. Thangka Painting Chart N°1 Asanga Asaṅga was “one of the most important spiritual figures” of Mahayana Buddhism and the “founder of the Yogacara school”. Traditionally, he and his half-brother Vasubandhu are regarded as the major classical Indian Sanskrit exponents of Mahayana Abhidharma, Vijñanavada (awareness only) thought and Mahayana teachings on the bodhisattva path. N°2 Gyanak Cherbu The lineage of .
This 19th-century painting depicts the central figure of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje with previous Nyingmamasters above. Thangka Painting Chart 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. The First Dodrubchen Jigme Trinle Oser, who would become his main teacher, and the .
OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM Padmasambhava (Tibetan: Guru Rinpoche, Lopon Rinpoche, Pema Jungne) was the most powerful apostle of Tantricism. He is a very eminent saint in the spiritual lineage of Nyingmapa order of Tibetan Buddhism and was, in fact, the founder of Nyingmapa. He was born out of lotus flower (the Padma means lotus-born) in the lake of Dhankasha in Udiayana, an ancient city of India. He earned a great .