Padma Sambhava




[ above courtesy Tibetan
Treasures
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)] [click on each image for larger version]



[ above left © Robert Beer with Mandarava left
and Yeshe Tsogyal right; from contemporary Nepali painting.]


[ above middle courtesy of Buddhayana ] [above right
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[ above left and below courtesy ZAM
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[ On seeing the ( immediately above) statue, when it
was made at Samyé
in Tibet, in the 8th century,


Padmasambhava remarked: “It looks like me” and then blessed
it saying: “Now it is the same as me”.]

Padma Sambhava

(Padmasambhava, Sambhava, Padmakara, Pema Jungney,

Guru Rinpoche, Precious Guru, Master Padma, Precious
Master, Guru Tsokyi Dorje, Loden Chogsey, Shakya Senge,


lit. “Lotus-Born”)

( 8th century ) ( 717 ? – 762 )

When Lord Buddha was about to pass into final
Nirvana,


he said to his followers, “This worldly life is transitory

and separation is inevitable. But eight years from now,
in


the midst of an immaculately pure lake in the northwest

land of Uddiyana, one will appear who is wiser and more
powerful than myself. Born from the center of a lotus blossom, he will
be known as Padmasambhava and will reveal the teachings of the Secret Mantras
to deliver all beings from misery.”

“Whereas Buddha is principally known for having
taught the Sutrayana teachings even though he did teach the Tantras in
secret, Padmasambhava came to this world, and to Tibet in particular, in
order to teach the Tantra. So whilst Buddha Shakyamuni represents the Buddha
principle, the most important element in the Sutrayana path, Padmasambhava
personifies the Guru principle, the heart of Vajrayana Buddhism, and is
therefore known as ‘sangye nyipa’, the second Buddha . . . “
 

links

more Guru Rinpoche statues: (
1
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)

Image
Gallery
,


from Padmasambhava
Buddhist Center

Padmasambhava
Thankas
,


from Nyingma Organization

Padmasambhava,

from “True Buddha School Net”.

The
Art of Tibet

Bringing
out Guru Rinpoche


from Benshen Monastery

Guru
Padmasambhava with


Mandharava
and Yeshe Tsogyal


mural from Merigar, Italy.

Mantra
of Padmasambhava and


Lama
Je Tsongkhapa

Padmasambhava
as Guru Rinpoche

Temple
of Padma Sambhava

Nyingma

 

bibliography   (and
excerpts)


 

Dzogchen & Padmasambhava

Sogyal Rinpoche

from His Holiness The Dalai Lama

The Dzogen Teachings and the Empowerment of Padmasambhava

and his Eight Manifestations For World Peace,

San Jose, California, October 8 & 9, 1989.

Rigpa Publications ( now ZAM
Publications
)


( out of print )

alibris 
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The Lotus-Born :

The Life Story of Padmasambhava


by Yeshe Tsogyal

Foreword by Dilgo K. Rinpoche

Shambhala
Publications

paper (Aug 1993)

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(1 review)

hardcover (Nov 1992)

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Padmasambhava and Buddhism in
Tibet


Crystal Mirror, Volume IV

Dharma
Publishing (Press)
(1975)


paper

out of print

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The Tibetan Book of the Great
Liberation :


Or, the Method of Realizing
Nirvana Through Knowing the Mind


Preceded by an epitome of Padma-Sambhava’s Biography.

W.Y. Evans-Wentz

Oxford
University Press


Paperback

1983 edition

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(2 reviews)

 

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Sept 2000 2nd edition

New foreward by Donald S.Lopez Jr.

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October 2000 edition

Munshiram Manoharlal Ltd

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Natural Liberation:

Padmasambhava’s Teachings
on the Six Bardos


Padmasambhava

Gyatrul Rinpoche (Commentary)

B. Alan Wallace (Translator)

Wisdom
Publications
(Dec 1997)

Paperback – 272 pages

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The Teachings of Padmasambhava

(Brill’s Indological Library, Vol. 12)

Herbert Guenther

Hardcover (July 1996)

Brill
Academic Publishers


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The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava

Yeshe Tsogyal

G. C. Toussaint, Kenneth Douglas, Gwendolyn Bays (Translators)

Dharma
Publishing (Press)
(July 1978)


Hardcover, 803pp.

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(1 review)


Advice
from the Lotus-Born
(cover)

A Collection of Padmasabhava’s Advice to

the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal and Other Close Disciples

Padmasambhava

Paperback (December 1996)

home.earthlink.net/~rangjung/rypub/ryp.htm">Rangjung
Yeshe Publications


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The Legend of the Great Stupa

Translation and commentary by

Keith
Dowman


Dharma
Publishing (Press)
(1973)


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earlier edition

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Sky Dancer :

The Secret Life and Songs
of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel


Keith Dowman
(with excerpt)


Trinley Norbu Rinpoche (Translator)

Eva Van Dam (Illustrator)

Snow
Lion Publications
(June 1996)


Paperback, 379 pages, reprint edition

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The Lives and Liberation of
Princess Mandarava :


The Indian Consort of Padmasambhava

Bsam-Gtan-Glin-Pa Phrin-Las-Gro-Dul-Las-Rab-Bde-Ba-Rtsal

Translated by Lama Conam and Sangye Khandro

Intoduction by Janet Gyatso

Wisdom
Publications
(1998)


Paperback, 227 pages

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Lady of the Lotus-Born :

The Life and Enlightenment of Yeshe Tsogyal

Nam-Mkha’I-Snying-Po, Gyalwa Changchub,

Gyalwa Changchub, Terton taks, Namkhai Nyingpo

Shambhala
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(July 1999)


Hardcover, 176 pages

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Dakini Teachings

Padmasambhava

Paperback (December 1996)

Rangjung
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The Light of Wisdom ( Vol. I )

Padmasambhava

Translated by Erik Pema Kunsang

Foreword by Dilgo
Khyentse


paperback original, 368 pages

Shambhala
Publications
(1995)


Rangjung
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Light of Wisdom  ( Vol. II )

Padmasambhava

Paperback (August 1998)

Rangjung
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Crazy Wisdom

Chogyam Trungpa

Paperback / Published 1991

Shambhala
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[ above left; 1700-1799 AD] [above right; 1200-1299 AD]
[ both from Art of
Tibet
]


[click on each image for larger version]



[ above both courtesy Padmasambhava Buddhist Center Gallery
]


[ above right; Guru Rinpoche, Rainbow Body ] [click on
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