Longchen Rabjampa, Drimé Özer, commonly abbreviated to Longchenpa (1308–1364), was a major teacher in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Along with Sakya Pandita and Je Tsongkhapa, he is commonly recognized as one of the three main manifestations of Manjushri to have taught in Central Tibet.
His major work is the Seven Treasuries, which encapsulates the previous 600 years of Buddhist thought in Tibet. 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 travelling or in retreat.
Nyingma traditional histories consider their teachings to trace back to the first Buddha Samantabhadra (Güntu Sangpo) and Indian mahasiddhas such as Garab Dorjé, Śrī Siṃha and Jñānasūtra.
Traditional sources trace the origin of the Nyingma order in Tibet to figures associated with the initial introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century, such as Padmasambhava, Yeshe Tsogyal, Vimalamitra, Vairotsana, Buddhaguhya and Shantaraksita.
Nyingma teachings are also known for having been passed down through networks of lay practitioners .
Rongzom Chokyi Zangpo was born in 1012. Rangzom Chokyi Zangpo is known as a great translator of the early Nyingmapa Tradition. Rangzom Chokyi Zangpo traveled extensively and studied in India with many teachers.
The life of Rongzom Chokyi Zangpo
In this portion, we are going to learn about the life of Rongzom Chokyi Zangpo. After that, we will learn about the short etymological description of the word Rongzom Chokyi Zangpo itself.
Etymology of Rongzom Chokyi Zangpo
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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 spiritual development.
This 19th-century painting depicts the central figure of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje with previous Nyingmamasters above.
Thangka Painting Chart
Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje with Nyingma Masters
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.
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