Dorje Dudjom of Nanam was one of King Trisong Deutsen's ministers and was sent to Nepal to invite Padmasambhava to Tibet.
He became one of Guru Rinpoche's main twenty-five disciples and was known as a mantrika who had achieved perfection in the two stages of development and completion, being able to fly with the speed of the wind and traverse solid matter.
Rigdzin Godem (1337-1408) and Pema Trinley (1641-1718), the great vidyadhara of Dorje Drak Monastery in central Tibet, are both believed to be reincarnations of Dorje Dudjom, whose name translates to 'Indestructible Subduer of Mara.'
The 25 disciples of Padmasambhava also called as Guru Rinpoche were instrumental in the spread of Buddha's teachings throughout Tibet. They emerged as masters, having achieved great wisdom, understanding, and success.
These Mahasiddhas are believed to have special future incarnations due to their connection with Padmasambhava's terma treasures.
To this day, these disciples continue to be reborn as Tertons, imparting the teachings of Padmasambhava in a contemporary and authentic way to new .