The teachings brought to Tibet and translated chiefly during the reign of Kind Trisong Detsen and in the following period up to Rinchen Sangpo.
(-PA) (Tib.). Tibetan Buddhist tradition claiming to originate in the teachings of PADMASAMBHAVA and his associates in the 8th century. Emphasises Tantric practice according to the Old Tantra tradition (see TANTRA) and also includes Dzogchíen teachings. The terma revelations are found mostly among the Nyingmapa and BONPO. The Nyingmapa tradition is less centrally organized than other traditions, although there are six principal teaching monasteries in Central and East Tibet, and specific traditions linked to each of these.
The Ancient School of Tibetan Buddhism - the ‘early spread' of Buddhism in Tibet which grew under the enlightened inspiration of the second Buddha - Padmasambhava and Yeshé Tsogyel
(Tib.): Oldest Tibetan Buddhist tradition, founded by PADMASAMBHAVA. Emphasis on tantric and DZOGCHEN-practice.
The old translation school of Tibetan Buddhism, which traces its teachings back to the time of Padmasambhava, the eighth century Indian tantric master invited to Tibet by King Trisong Detsen to clear away hindrances to the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet. The first of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Cf. Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug.
( Tib.): Literally, “ancient ones." The oldest school of Tibetan Buddhism founded in the 8th century by Padmasambhava. See Padmasambhava.
rnying ma (Tib). The oldest School of Tibetan Buddhism, which was founded during the early diffusion of Buddhism in Tibet during the eighth century.
The Nyingma tradition is the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism (the other three being the Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug). "Nyingma" literally means "ancient," and is often referred to as the "school of the ancient translations" or the "old school" because it is founded on the first translations of Buddhist scriptures from Sanskrit into Tibetan, in the eighth century. In modern times the Nyingma lineage has been centered in Kham in eastern Tibet.