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Key Term Nyingma
In Tibetan Script རྙིང་མ་
Wylie Tibetan Transliteration rnying ma
Tibetan Phonetic Rendering nying ma
Term Type School
Source Language Tibetan
Basic Meaning The Nyingma, which is often described as the oldest tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, traces its origin to Padmasambhava, who is said to have visited Tibet in the eighth century.