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Nyak Jnanakumara. One of Padma's closest disciples among the eight heart-sons, this translator also worked directly with Vimalamitra on the Guhyagarbha and received his transmission. Renowned for his Vajrakila practice and transmission, received from Vimalamitra, Nyak also studied Dzogchen with Vairotsana, becoming the principal source of transmission for all Ati streams in Tibet after the departure of Guru Rinpoche.

One of Padma's closest disciples among the eight heart-sons…

82Lakshminkara The Crazy Princess

Renowned as "The Crazy Princess," Lakshminkara is one of the 84 Mahasiddhas and the sister of the famous Buddhist King, Indrabhuti.

Palgyi Wangchuk of Kharchen. Brother of Yeshe Tsogyal, this 'heart-son' of Padmasambhava accompanied the master on all his travels in Tibet. Palgyi attained siddhi through the practice of Vajrakilaya, symbolized by the kila in his right hand. A lay master, he often traveled with his sister to give teachings throughout Tibet.

Palgyi Wangchuk of Kharchen. Brother of Yeshe Tsogyal, this 'heart-son' of Padmasambhava accompanied the master on all his travels in Tibet. Palgyi attained siddhi through the practice of Vajrakilaya, symbolized by the kila in his right hand. A lay master, he often traveled with his sister to give teachings throughout Tibet.

17th century Initiation card-LION OR BIRD HEADED - leopards or tigers skin, dead body draped Tibet. Bardo?  dakini (?)

century Initiation card-LION OR BIRD HEADED - leopards or tigers skin, dead body draped Tibet.

Indian Adept (siddha) - Padmavajra (HimalayanArt)

Indian Adept (siddha) - Padmavajra - Rubin Museum of Art - Eastern Tibet - Palpung / Situ

Gesar, King of Ling, sees himself wandering at Sarnath in the gathering darkness of late evening.

Gyalwa Chogyang, one of the first seven monks trained by Shantarakshita, one of the eight main disciples of Guru Padmasambhava. Mastering the horse of no-action, he radiated the light of Amitabha transforming his body into a raging fire, his crown emitting the whinny of stallions.  Received Hayagriva transmission from Padmasambhava, practiced in solitude and reached the level of a vidyadhara, completely merging his mind with the state of absolute freedom

Gyalwa Chogyang, one of the first seven monks trained by Shantarakshita, one of the eight main disciples of Guru Padmasambhava. Mastering the horse of no-action, he radiated the light of Amitabha transforming his body into a raging fire, his crown emitting the whinny of stallions. Received Hayagriva transmission from Padmasambhava, practiced in solitude and reached the level of a vidyadhara, completely merging his mind with the state of absolute freedom

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Gyalwa Chogyang, one of the first seven monks trained by Shantarakshita, one of…

Yeshe Tsogyal, consort of padmasmanhava. Key in the founding of buddhism in Tibet

Yeshe Tsogyal, consort of padmasmanhava. Key in the founding of buddhism in Tibet

Namkha'i Nyingpo. Translator, one of the eight great students, Sent to India with 107 others by the Tibetan king to study with Indian pandits in preparation for massive translation project. Upon returning to Tibet, he was ordained by Shantarakshita. Again sent to India with four young monks to connect with Mahasiddhas. Humkara initiated them into the Heruka sadhanas; Namkha'i learned to fly and heal. Returning to Tibet, he heals the king and they become lifelong friends.

Translator, one of the eight great students, Sent to India…

Mahasiddha Ajokipa.......... Ajokipa  Āyogipāda (le lo can), He Who Does Not Make Effort

Ajokipa Āyogipāda (le lo can), He Who Does Not Make Effort

Rare pic of His Holiness, Dalai lama dressed as Heruka for a ceremony in Tibet.

Rare photo of His Holiness, Dalai lama dressed as Heruka for a ceremony in Tibet.

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