Nine heart children of Guru Rinpoche

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The nine heart children of Guru Rinpoche (Tib. ཐུགས་སྲས་སྙིང་གི་བུ་དགུ, Wyl. thugs sras snying gi bu dgu) are his nine greatest Tibetan disciples, his spiritual children who had a special karmic connection with him and were especially close to his heart. All of them attained supreme accomplishment. They are:

  1. King Trisong Detsen
  2. Namkhé Nyingpo
  3. Nupchen Sangyé Yeshé
  4. Gyalwa Chokyang
  5. Khandro Yeshé Tsogyal
  6. Palgyi Yeshé
  7. Langchen Palgyi Sengé
  8. Vairotsana
  9. Nyak Jñanakumara