Manjushri 300 A.D.

The bodhisattva Manjushri is one of the eight great bodhisattvas who were the closest disciples of the Buddh In this form, he sometimes appears whitish-green in color and holding a lily to symbolize renunciation of the destructive emotions. The embodiment of the knowledge and wisdom of all the buddhas, traditionally depicted with a sword in …

Mipham Rinpoche 1846-1912

Ju Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912) — a great Nyingma master and writer of the last century, student of Jamgön Kongtrul, Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo and Patrul Rinpoche. Blessed by Manjushri, he became one of the greatest scholars of his time. His collected works fill more than thirty volumes. His chief disciple was Shechen Gyaltsab Pema Namgyal. Biography Mipham Rinpoche was born in the region of Derge in …

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910–1991) was a highly accomplished meditation master, scholar, and poet, and a principal holder of the Nyingma lineage. His extraordinary depth of realization enabled him to be, for all who met him, a foundation of loving-kindness, wisdom, and compassion. A dedicated exponent of the nonsectarian Rime movement, Khyentse Rinpoche was respected by …

Milarepa 1052-1135

Who Is Milarepa? Milarepa, the famous Tibetan yogi, lives on through his joyous, instructional songs and poetry. Both the new translation of The Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa, from Christopher Stagg, and Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s exploration of his life in Milarepa: Lessons from the Life & Songs of Tibet's Great Yogi bring new light to the resonance Milarepa’s …

Jim Scott

Jim Scott Teaches @ Open Awareness Buddhist Center, miamibuddhism.com Jim Scott’s life has, from its earliest years, been dedicated to the pursuit of the contemplative life, originally as a Christian monk at a Trappist monastery, then as a student of philosophy at St. John’s College, and finally as a student and practitioner of the Kagyu …

Padmasambhava 750-850?

Guru Padmasambhava is renowned as founder of Buddhism in Tibet and the principal guru-deity of the Nyingma school. Guru Padmasambhava himself is emanations of Buddhas, the mind emanation of Buddha Amitabha, the body emanation of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva and speech emanation of Buddha Shakyamuni. Padmasambhava was incarnated as an 8 year old child appearing in a …