Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Drawings of the early masters in the Dzogchen lineage

Samten Gyatso was Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche's main teacher and he was regarded as one of the emanations of the Indian master Vimalamitra. There is a fascinating story in Blazing Splendor about how a mind terma by the second Chokling of Tsikey was "confiscated" by Samten Gyatso. This unusual master also commissioned a lot of icon paintings which Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche brought with him to Nepal. And, since he was known to be a stickler for details and correctness, I have relied on them when the illustrations in Wellsprings were redrawn. Here you can see a slideshow of the line drawings included in Wellsprings, as well as a few others that didn't make it into the final version of the book. All the buddhas and masters were redrawn by Lhadripa Ngawang Zangpo.

7 comments:

sherabray said...

i just wondering is anyona can briefly introduct for all these masters? thanks

michael said...

The book the line drawings are from has just hit the bookstores and its main focus is the history of the Dzogchen lineage up to the point it arrived in Tibet. The book is called Wellsprings of the Great Perfection and it is available through Amazon.com, as well as other bookstores. Not only does it contain original historical accounts, but also teachings and the songs of realization of all these masters.

Another book which describes the lineage in detail is Nyoshul Khen's Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems, published by Padma Publishing and also available at Amazon.com.

Anonymous said...

Love the slideshow!

Peter said...

Wellsprings... seems to be delayed at Amazon, what is the prob?

Erik Pema Kunsang said...

Wellsprings just arrived at the warehouse in Indiana and should be in Amazon and other "fine bookstores near you" shortly. Enjoy!

Norbu said...

hi Erik, I sent an email to webmasterATrangjung .com could you please kindly reply? thanks...sorry for posting here...gunawan

Anonymous said...

hand/foot prints of Jamgon Kongtrul, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo & Chogyur Lingpa.
http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index.php?showtopic=41370&view=findpost&p=575921

maybe we can have a few more new color pictures in future 2nd edition of the book?

http://www.khyenkong-tharjay.org/images/Jamyang_Khyentse_Jamgon_Kongtrul_Choryur_Lingpa.jpg