Nyingma

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Key Term Nyingma
Hover Popup Choices Nyingma; rnying ma; Nyingmapa
Featured People Rong zom chos kyi bzang poKlong chen paMi pham rgya mtshoKhyentse, DilgoDudjom Rinpoche
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.
Definitions
Rangjung Yeshe's English Term Nyingma tradition. Nyingma school. The teachings brought to Tibet and translated mainly during the reign of King Trisong Deutsen and in the subsequent period up to Rinchen Sangpo in the ninth century chiefly by the great masters Padmasambhava, Vimalamitra, Shantarakshita, and Vairochana. The two subsequent main types of transmission are Kama and Terma. Practices are based on both the Outer and Inner Tantras with emphasis on the practice of the Inner Tantras of Mahayoga, Anu Yoga and Ati Yoga. Nyingma school; Nyingma, the Old school, old translation school.