Dangma Lhundrup Gyaltsen

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Dangma Lhundrup Gyaltsen (Tib. ལྡང་མ་ལྷུན་གྲུབ་རྒྱལ་མཚན་, Wyl. ldang ma lhun grub rgyal mtshan) (10th-11th centuries) — one of the early masters of the Vima Nyingtik lineage of transmission in Tibet.

One hundred years after Nyang Tingdzin Zangpo attained the rainbow body of great transference[1], Dangma Lhundrup Gyaltsen, received a prophecy from the deity Dorje Lekpa and so revealed the Vima Nyingtik manuscripts which Nyang Tingdzin Zangpo had hidden in the temple of Zhai Lhakhang in Central Tibet, in the ninth century. He also received from Drom Rinchen Bar[2] the complete transmission of the oral lineage of pith instructions of secret Nyingtik teachings. Dangma Lhundrup Gyaltsen then passed down to Chetsün Sengé Wangchuk the complete transmission of these teachings[3]. As Dangma passed away, the entire sky was filled with rainbow light, and after his passing, countless marvelous remains and relics appeared.[4]

Notes

  1. This is according to Nyoshul Khenpo's History. According to Dudjom Rinpoche's History, "Eight years after [Nyang Tingdzin Zangpo] had dissolved into light, and in the time of Nyangmi Tarma, Uru Zholma Gecok had a son, called the elder, Dangma Lhundrup Gyaltsen."
  2. This is according to Nyoshul Khenpo's History. According to Dudjom Rinpoche's History, he received the oral lineage from Bé Lodrö Wangchuk."
  3. According to Dudjom Rinpoche's History, he also entrusted the teachings to Kharak Gomchung and Nyang Kadampa.
  4. Reference for this complete paragraph: Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage, page 84-85.

Further Reading

  • Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, Its Fundamentals and History, trans. and ed. Gyurme Dorje (Boston: Wisdom, 1991), pages 556-557.
  • Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage (Junction City: Padma Publications, 2005), page 84-85.

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