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'''Five Sisters of Long Life''' (Tib. ཚེ་རིང་མ་མཆེད་ལྔ་ , Wyl. ''tshe ring mched lnga'') are guardians who pledged to protect the teachings. They are:-  
 
'''Five Sisters of Long Life''' (Tib. ཚེ་རིང་མ་མཆེད་ལྔ་ , Wyl. ''tshe ring mched lnga'') are guardians who pledged to protect the teachings. They are:-  
  
 
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#Tashi [[Tseringma]], (Tib. བཀྲ་ཤིས་ཚེ་རིང་མ་ , Wyl. ''bkra shis tshe ring ma'')
Tashi [[Tseringma]], (Tib. བཀྲ་ཤིས་ཚེ་རིང་མ་ , Wyl. ''bkra shis tshe ring ma'')
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#Ting gi Shyal Zangma, (Tib. མཐིང་གི་ཞལ་བཟང་མ་ , Wyl. ''mthing gi zhal bzang ma'')  
 
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#Chöpen Drin Zangma, (Tib. ཅོད་པན་མགྲིན་བཟང་མ་ , Wyl. ''cod pan mgrin bzang ma'')  
Ting gi Shyal Zangma, (Tib. མཐིང་གི་ཞལ་བཟང་མ་ , Wyl. ''mthing gi zhal bzang ma'')  
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#Miyo Lang Zangma, (Tib. མི་གཡོ་གླང་བཟང་མ་ , Wyl. ''mi g.yo glang bzang ma'')  and  
 
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#Talkar  Dro Zangma, (Tib. གཏལ་དཀར་འགྲོ་བཟང་མ་ , Wyl. ''gtal dkar ‘gro bzang ma'').   
Chöpen Drin Zangma, (Tib. ཅོད་པན་མགྲིན་བཟང་མ་ , Wyl. ''cod pan mgrin bzang ma'')  
 
 
 
Miyo Lang Zangma, (Tib. མི་གཡོ་གླང་བཟང་མ་ , Wyl. ''mi g.yo glang bzang ma'')  and  
 
 
 
Talkar  Dro Zangma, (Tib. གཏལ་དཀར་འགྲོ་བཟང་མ་ , Wyl. ''gtal dkar ‘gro bzang ma'').   
 
 
 
  
 
In some traditions they are depicted as riding on animals <ref> * http://www.himalayanart.org/pages/tseringma/index.html The Five Long-life Sisters. </ref> but in the [[Longchen Nyingtik]][[ terma]] tradition they are depicted in standing posture holding various accoutrements. <ref> * klong chen snying thig rtsa pod, Vol. 2, klong chen snying gi thig le las/ bka' srung sman btsun mched lnga'i phrin las dpag bsam yongs 'du -  pp.749-755/756.</ref>
 
In some traditions they are depicted as riding on animals <ref> * http://www.himalayanart.org/pages/tseringma/index.html The Five Long-life Sisters. </ref> but in the [[Longchen Nyingtik]][[ terma]] tradition they are depicted in standing posture holding various accoutrements. <ref> * klong chen snying thig rtsa pod, Vol. 2, klong chen snying gi thig le las/ bka' srung sman btsun mched lnga'i phrin las dpag bsam yongs 'du -  pp.749-755/756.</ref>
  
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#Tashi Tseringma – riding a snow lion
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#Ting gi Shyal Zangma – riding a wild ass
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#Chöpen Drin Zangma – riding a stag
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#Miyo Lang Zangma – riding a tiger
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#Talkar  Dro Zangma - riding a dragon
  
Tashi Tseringma – riding a snow lion
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===Longchen Nyingtik terma tradition===
 
 
Ting gi Shyal Zangma – riding a wild ass
 
 
 
Chöpen Drin Zangma – riding a stag
 
 
 
Miyo Lang Zangma – riding a tiger
 
 
 
Talkar  Dro Zangma - riding a dragon
 
 
 
 
 
'''Longchen Nyingtik terma tradition'''
 
 
 
 
 
Tashi Tseringma - holding an arrow and a dice
 
 
 
Ting gi Shyal Zangma - holding a divination mirror
 
 
 
Chöpen Drin Zangma - holding a treasure vase
 
  
Miyo Lang Zangma - holding a tray of wealth and riches
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#Tashi Tseringma - holding an arrow and a dice
 
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#Ting gi Shyal Zangma - holding a divination mirror
Talkar Dro Zangma - holding a silver ladle of milk  
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#Chöpen Drin Zangma - holding a treasure vase
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#Miyo Lang Zangma - holding a tray of wealth and riches
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#Talkar Dro Zangma - holding a silver ladle of milk  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
 
*[http://www.himalayanart.org/pages/tseringma/index.html The Five Long-life Sisters]
 
*[http://www.himalayanart.org/pages/tseringma/index.html The Five Long-life Sisters]
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*[http://www.himalayanart.org/image.cfm/90159.html Tseringma with her four sisters.  Iconography from the Longchen Nyingtik cycle of terma teachings.]
  
*[http://www.himalayanart.org/image.cfm/90159.html Tseringma with her four sisters.  Iconography from the Longchen Nyingtik cycle of terma teachings.]
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[[Category:Dharma Protectors]]

Revision as of 06:32, 25 May 2011

Five Sisters of Long Life (Tib. ཚེ་རིང་མ་མཆེད་ལྔ་ , Wyl. tshe ring mched lnga) are guardians who pledged to protect the teachings. They are:-

  1. Tashi Tseringma, (Tib. བཀྲ་ཤིས་ཚེ་རིང་མ་ , Wyl. bkra shis tshe ring ma)
  2. Ting gi Shyal Zangma, (Tib. མཐིང་གི་ཞལ་བཟང་མ་ , Wyl. mthing gi zhal bzang ma)
  3. Chöpen Drin Zangma, (Tib. ཅོད་པན་མགྲིན་བཟང་མ་ , Wyl. cod pan mgrin bzang ma)
  4. Miyo Lang Zangma, (Tib. མི་གཡོ་གླང་བཟང་མ་ , Wyl. mi g.yo glang bzang ma) and
  5. Talkar Dro Zangma, (Tib. གཏལ་དཀར་འགྲོ་བཟང་མ་ , Wyl. gtal dkar ‘gro bzang ma).

In some traditions they are depicted as riding on animals [1] but in the Longchen Nyingtikterma tradition they are depicted in standing posture holding various accoutrements. [2]

  1. Tashi Tseringma – riding a snow lion
  2. Ting gi Shyal Zangma – riding a wild ass
  3. Chöpen Drin Zangma – riding a stag
  4. Miyo Lang Zangma – riding a tiger
  5. Talkar Dro Zangma - riding a dragon

Longchen Nyingtik terma tradition

  1. Tashi Tseringma - holding an arrow and a dice
  2. Ting gi Shyal Zangma - holding a divination mirror
  3. Chöpen Drin Zangma - holding a treasure vase
  4. Miyo Lang Zangma - holding a tray of wealth and riches
  5. Talkar Dro Zangma - holding a silver ladle of milk

References

  1. * http://www.himalayanart.org/pages/tseringma/index.html The Five Long-life Sisters.
  2. * klong chen snying thig rtsa pod, Vol. 2, klong chen snying gi thig le las/ bka' srung sman btsun mched lnga'i phrin las dpag bsam yongs 'du - pp.749-755/756.

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