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  Nyingma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Nyingma" literally means "ancient," and is often referred to as the "school of the ancient translations" or the "old school" because it founded on the first translations of Buddhist scriptures from Sanskrit into Tibetan, in the eighth century.
Nyingma followers maintain the earliest Vajrayana teachings (the other three schools are known as Sarma or "new translation" schools, having arisen from a second wave of translation).
The Nyingma tradition is unique among the four schools in that its supporters never held political power, and therefore it stood at a greater remove from the political machinations of Tibet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nyingma   (1961 words)

 Maha Ati - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maha Ati is one sub-division of the nine yanas taught by the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism.
Nyingma masters have further divided each of these three into three further divisions.
This term was also used by the Buddhist pioneer Chogyam Trungpa to refer to a synthesis of the Nyingma tradition of Dzogchen, also referred to as Ati Yoga, and the Kagyu tradition of Mahamudra.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Maha_Ati   (157 words)

 Orientation / Fields of Study Ð Tibetan Nyingma Institute
The Nyingma Institure was founded by Tarthang Tulku, an accomplished Tibetan Lama who came to the United States in 1969 and since that time has devoted himself to establishing a firm foundation for Buddhism in the West.
The opportunity to work, practice, and study in the Nyingma community is open to those willing to participate full-time for a minimum of six months.
Nyingma Institute is certified to provide Continuing Education workshops for lawyers, nurses, and therapists.
www.nyingmainstitute.com /Orient.html   (1557 words)

 Nyingma Empowerment
The Nyingma are the oldest Tradition of Tantra in Tibet, and the one most directly associated with Padmasambhava (the Second Buddha who brought Tantra to Tibet).
The Inner Tantras of the Nyingma are unique in the richness and simplicity of their View and Method, and Ngakpa Chogyam Rinpoche is becoming increasingly well known for his authentic yet radical presentation of these Ancient Spiritual Treasure Teachings.
The White Tradition The White Lineages of the Nyingma School are sometimes known as the house-holder or nonmonastic traditions.
www.sacred-texts.com /bud/tib/tsogyel.htm   (3572 words)

 THDL: Nyingma Literature Collection
It should be noted that despite the rhetoric and polemics, it was clear that Sarma and Nyingma authors were in extensive dialog from the late tenth century onwards, and that Nyingma "treasure" texts are in many ways best understood as the Nyingma appropriation of new Indian materials against the background of their own received traditions.
He was the pivotal architect of the Nyingma narrative traditions concerning the Emperors, Padmasambhava and Avalokiteśvara, a major treasure finder and formulator of the treasure mythos, one of the defining authors of the "eight proclamation deities" (bka' brgyad) tradition of Mahāyoga, and an important literary figure in Atiyoga traditions.
Longchenpa, however, in the fourteenth century, is undoubtedly the greatest intellectual in the history of the Nyingma, and produced the defining systematization of Nyingma thought and practice in a series of powerful studies of Mahāyoga and Atiyoga.
www.thdl.org /collections/literature/nyingma.html   (1658 words)

 Palyul: About the Nyingma School
The Palyul Lineage is part of the Nyingma School, which is the oldest tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
During this time, with the help of Acharya Padmasambhava and Bodhisativa Shantarakshita, the teachings of Sakyamuni Buddha and commentaries of the Indian scholars of Nalanda University were translated in very pure form at Samye, the first Tibetan monastery.
Following the decline of Chongye Palri Thegchog Ling monastery and the flourishing of Shechen Monastery, the mother monasteries became Dorje Drag and Mindroling in the upper region, Shechen and Dzogchen in the center, and Kathok and Palyul in the lower part of Tibet.
www.palyul.org /eng_about_nyingma.htm   (937 words)

 Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Nyingma School is the oldest tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
The Nyingma teachings are uniquely categorized in nine yanas, or vehicles.
The practice of Dzogchen is the heart of the Nyingma tradition.
www.thondupling.org /pages/nyingma.html   (189 words)

 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> Empowerments In Kama And Nyingma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
So I think in the Nyingma, one may be given the "full" empowerments but they practice the sadhanas with samaya when they're ready through having completed at least one ngondro (or more sometimes, or sometimes less).
I think the Kagyu are somewhat closer to the Nyingma, but perhaps somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, in that we are usually required to get the specific empowerment of a HYT yidam before commencing the practice, but there are some sadhanas where this is not the case......
And for the "Nyingma" practices which are popular in Jamgon Kongtrul's tradition, such as Kyergangpa's Secret Hayagriva, or Chogling Purpa, the empowerments are fairly unelaborate.
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=7614   (1723 words)

 The Nyingma Tradition
The Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism traces its origin to the Indian adept, Guru Padmasambhava, who came to Tibet in 817 C.E. at the invitation of King Trisong Deutsan (742-797) in order to subdue the evil forces then impeding the spread of Buddhism.
Although Dzogchen is the unique feature of Nyingma practice, even among the lay followers the practice of reciting Guru Rinpochey's prayers, observing the 10th and 25th of every lunar month as a day for feast offerings, and even retiring into retreat for three years and three months individually or in company are common.
Principal monastic institutions re-established in exile are Thekchok Namdrol Shedrub Dargye Ling, in Bylakuppe, Karnataka State; Ngedon Gatsal Ling, in Clementown, Dehradun; Palyul Chokhor Ling and E-Vam Gyurmed Ling in Bir, and Nechung Drayang Ling at Dharamsala, and Thubten E-vam Dorjey Drag at Shimla in Himachal Pradesh, India.
www.tibet.com /Buddhism/nyingma.html   (1160 words)

The Nyingma Lineage Of The Buddhism Of Tibet
Lineage heads revered by the Nyingma were responsible for bringing Buddhism from India to the "Land of the Snows," and for the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet.
The Nyingma lineage traces its origin to the Indian master, Guru Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, who came to Tibet in 817 C.E. at the invitation of the Tibetan King, Trisong Detsen (742-797).
www.nalandabodhi.org /nyingma_lineage.html   (700 words)

 What is Buddhism?
Others, like Nyingma and Kagyü, put special emphasis on the practice of meditation; they are often called the "Practice Lineages." The founder of the Shambhala community, the Vidyadhara Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, was a holder of both Kagyü and Nyingma lineages, as is the current head of Shambhala, Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.
The Nyingma lineage ("the ancient ones") is the oldest of the four Tibetan lineages, dating back to the ninth century, when its founder, Padmasambhava, traveled from India to Tibet to establish the first Tibetan monastery, Samye.
His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche was the leader of the Nyingma lineage in exile until his parinirvana in 1987.
www.shambhala.org /buddhism.html   (1348 words)

 Nyingma Lineage
A collection of discourses by a contemporary Nyingma master that grounds the practitioner in the basic principles of Buddhism, and then dives deep into the theory and practice of Vajrayana.
The Nyingma lama Gyatrul Rinpoche has long been resident in the West and practitioners of all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism will find that these teachings enhance their understanding of sadhana practice, and enable them to practice these meditations as they were intended.
The text covers such topics as the determination to be free of samasara, the urgent need to practice, the transformation of the senses, aggregates and emotions, motivation, and the path of the sutras and tantras.
www.garudatrading.com /LETS_GO_SHOPPING_zbDHARMA_BOOKSNyingma_Lineage.html   (3178 words)

 Nyingma-pa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Nyingmapa represent the earliest and non-monastic tradition of Tantric Buddhism, the adherents of which were mainly wandering yogis, magicians, and so-called exorcists, often with close ties to the local, shamanic Bön-po.
This strand of the Nyingma comminity is known as the 'white sangha' or Ngkapa, a tradition still exisitng today.
Only early in the fourteenth century did part of the Nyingma organize themselves into a full fledged monastic order - known as 'red sangha' - in order to compete with the other powerful schools then active in Tibet.
www.yoniversum.nl /dakini/nyingma.html   (195 words)

 Karmapa website - Buddhism - The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism
The Nyingma tradition classifies the corpus of Buddhist teachings into Nine Yanas, among the highest of which is known as Atiyoga or Dzogchen (Great Perfection).
Generally, the Nyingma vajrayana transmission lineage is classified into three main groups: (1) Kama (bk'a-ma), Oral Transmission Lineage; (2) Terma (gter-ma,) Concealed Treasures Transmission Lineage; (3) and Daknang, (dag-snang) Visionary Lineage.
His Holiness the Mindrolling Trichen Rinpoche, is the present head of the Nyingma lineage and he has established the Mindrolling Monastery in Clementown, Dehradun, India.
www.kagyuoffice.org /buddhism.nyingma.html   (1347 words)

 Nyingma Icons
The ninety-four line-drawings that comprise the Nyingma Icons delineate the graphic basis of tankas, incorporating the principal images of the Nyingma pantheon.
The Nyingma school is the oldest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Tibet's Great Guru, Padma Sambhava, in the eighth century.
Oleshe was born in Jumbesi in Solu, the southern part of the Sherpa homeland, in 1924, when Sherpa culture began to blossom after the introduction of the potato had allowed capital formation and population increase.
www.keithdowman.net /art/nyingmaicons   (1248 words)

 Lineage of Dzogchen
The Nyingma lineage is the oldest Vajrayana lineage of the Buddhism of Tibet.
"Nyingma" literally means "the old school," which is a reference to the old translation school.
The Nyingma lineage is specifically known for preserving and continuing the specific teachings of Padmasambhava, Santiraksita and Dharma King Trisong Detsen.
www.dzogchenmonastery.org /lineage.html   (311 words)

 Simhanada---The Nyingma Lineage
Terton Ratna Lingpa (1403-1473) compiled the Kangyur and Tengyur, plus the Nyingma Tantras, which was organized originally by Longchen Ranjampa in the 14th century.
In Tibet, Mindroling was the most prestigious Nyingma institution and its abbot was highly respected.
He is the supreme holiness of the Nyingma lineage.
www.simhas.org /nyingma.html   (2040 words)

 Nyingma Lineage
The Nyingma (ancient) school of Tibetan or Vajrayana Buddhism was founded in the eighth century by the great enlightened Indian tantric master Padmasambhava, "the second Buddha," and is the oldest of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelugpa).
At the heart of the Nyingma tradition is the practice of Dzog Chen, the most ancient and direct stream of wisdom within the teachings of Buddhism.
As with all Nyingma Dharma lineages, the Palyul holds the complete canon of the Mahayana sutras and tantras as well as the Kama (long), Terma (short) and Pure Vision transmissions.
www.palyulcanada.org /nyingma.html   (1329 words)

 Tibetan Aid Project -- Nyingma Mandala   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
TNMC is the spiritual center of the Nyingma organizations.
It is the vehicle for the Head Lama to shape the vision of Nyingma in the West.
The Tibetan Aid Project reaches back to the Tibetan people, the source of the Nyingma heritage, and supports the preservation of their culture.
www.tibetanaidproject.org /default.php?su=tnmc   (440 words)

 Buddhism in Tibet
The Nyingma school is more or less a continuation of the initially introduced Buddhism by the Indian Pandit Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche - see image on the right).
Some typical aspects for the Nyingma tradition: the practice of Dzogchen (seeking to examine the fundamental nature of mind directly, without relying on visualizations and images) and the presence of hidden scriptures or "terma" from Padmasambhava, which are discovered by later Masters.
Typical aspects of the Kargyu tradition are the practice of Mahamudra (not unlike Dzogchen of the Nyingma) and the Six Yogas of Naropa.
buddhism.kalachakranet.org /tibet.html   (1728 words)

 The Dudjom Tersar Nyingma Tradition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
His Holiness is the spiritual embodiment of the Nyingma lineage, the original Vajrayana transmission in Tibet.
In one of his previous incarnations, Rinpoche was a direct disciple of Buddha Sakyamuni; in another, one of Padmasambhava's chief disciples Cheuchung Lotsawa.
It is the skillful means whereby, Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava, a great and powerful meditaiton master, through his yogic powers, concealed teachings destined for future generations in the elements of earth, water, fire, air as well as in the expanse of awareness in the minds of his disciples.
www.tersar.org /Tradition.html   (706 words)

 Snow Lion Publications: Snow Lion Newsletter: HH Mindroling Trichen Rinpoche Becomes Hear of the Nyingma Order
There are many Nyingma lamas today who have the abilities and qualities required to effectively discharge the duties of this position.
By giving those lamas the chance to serve the Nyingma community as its leader, I believe our tradition will be strengthened and Tibetan Buddhism in general will benefit.
I request that all the high lamas and monks of the Nyingma community join with me to assist HH Mindroling Trichen Rinpoche in all his efforts as the Head of Nyingma.
www.snowlionpub.com /pages/N57_7.php   (845 words)

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