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*[[Jatsön Nyingpo]] (1585–1656), who revealed the ''[[Könchok Chidü]]'' cycle;  
 
*[[Jatsön Nyingpo]] (1585–1656), who revealed the ''[[Könchok Chidü]]'' cycle;  
 
*[[Lhatsün Namkha Jikmé]] (1597–c.1650), the discoverer of the ''[[Rigdzin Sokdrup]]'' teachings;  
 
*[[Lhatsün Namkha Jikmé]] (1597–c.1650), the discoverer of the ''[[Rigdzin Sokdrup]]'' teachings;  
*the Great [[Fifth Dalai Lama]], Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso (1617–1682), who received the twenty-five teachings known as ''[[Sangwa Gyachen]]'' in pure vision and
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*the Great [[Fifth Dalai Lama]], Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso (1617–1682), who received the twenty-five teachings known as ''[[Sangwa Gyachen]]'' in [[pure vision]] and
 
*his disciple and teacher [[Terdak Lingpa]] (1646-1714).
 
*his disciple and teacher [[Terdak Lingpa]] (1646-1714).
  

Revision as of 19:00, 8 June 2009

Tertön (Wyl. gter ston) — a revealer of spiritual treasures (terma) hidden by Guru Rinpoche and Yeshe Tsogyal for the benefit of future generations.

Major Tertöns

Starting with the first tertön, Sangyé Lama (1000–1080) and Drapa Ngönshé (1012–90), discoverer of the Four Medical Tantras, there have been hundreds of masters who specialized in the discovery of terma, continuing up until the present day with Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche and Kyabjé Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

There are said to be one hundred great tertöns and one thousand minor ones, of whom five in particular are known as the ‘Five Sovereigns’:

Other famous terma masters were:

Further Reading

  • Tulku Thondup, Hidden Teachings of Tibet: An Explanation of the Terma Tradition of the Nyingma School of Buddhism, Boston: Wisdom, reprint edition 1997