Twenty-five disciples of Guru Rinpoche

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Guru Rinpoche surrounded by the eight vidyadharas and twenty-five disciples from a thangka of Rigdzin Düpa

The twenty-five disciples of Guru Rinpoche (Wyl. rje 'bangs nyer lnga) are his twenty-five greatest Tibetan disciples. All of them attained supreme accomplishment. There are several lists, some adding up to twenty-six by counting the King Trisong Detsen separately, as in the following list:

  1. King Trisong Detsen
  2. Namkhé Nyingpo
  3. Nupchen Sangyé Yeshé
  4. Gyalwa Chokyang
  5. Khandro Yeshé Tsogyal
  6. Langchen Palgyi Sengé
  7. Vairotsana
  8. Nyak Jñanakumara
  9. Gyalmo Yudra Nyingpo
  10. Nanam Dorje Dudjom
  11. Yeshé Yang
  12. Sokpo Lhapal
  13. Nanam Shyang Yeshé Dé
  14. Kharchen Palgyi Wangchuk
  15. Denma Tsémang
  16. Kawa Paltsek
  17. Shüpu Palgyi Sengé
  18. Dré Gyalwé Lodrö
  19. Drokben Khye'u Chung Lotsawa
  20. Otren Palgyi Wangchuk
  21. Ma Rinchen Chok
  22. Lhalung Palgyi Dorje
  23. Langdro Könchok Jungné
  24. Lasum Gyalwa Changchup
  25. Palgyi Yeshé
  26. Drenpa Namkha

Further Reading

  • Tulku Thondup, Masters of Meditation and Miracles (Boston: Shambhala, 1996)
  • Yeshe Tsogyal, Padmasambhava Comes to Tibet: 25 Disciples - Vajra Guru Mantra - Prayers, Dharma Publishing, 2008.