Drapa Ngönshé

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Tertön Drapa Ngönshé[1](Tib. གཏེར་སྟོན་གྲྭ་པ་མངོན་ཤེས་, Wyl. gter ston grwa pa mngon shes) (1012–1090) — the second tertön; he was regarded as the simultaneous emanation of Shüpu Palgyi Sengé and Vairochana. He is famous for discovering and propagating the lineage of the Four Medical Tantras which form the basis of Tibetan medicine.

Termas Revealed

  • dzam dmar gsang sgrdup
  • gnod sbyin rdo rje bdud 'dul gyi rgyud
  • sgo ba rig pa dpal ldan rgyud bzhi'i bla dpe

Further Reading

  • Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, Its Fundamentals and History, trans. and ed. Gyurme Dorje (Boston: Wisdom, 1991), page 753-754.


  1. Ngönshé was a name bestowed upon him because of his great knowledge (shé) of the Abhidharma (ngön)

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