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Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava

Manifestations of Padmasambhava

The activity of Padmasambhava is represented in his life stories in the form of symbolic Buddha activity. For the different activities Padmasambhava took different manifestations according to the tradition. Of these, the so-called "Eight Manifestations of Padmasambhava" [Tib.: gu ru mtshan brgyad] are of particular importance:

  1. Guru Dorje Drölö [Tib.: gu ru rdo rje gro lod]
  2. Guru Loden Chogse [Tib.: gu ru blo ldan mchog sred]
  3. Guru Nyima Öser [Tib.: gu ru nyi ma 'od zer]
  4. Guru Orgyen Dorje Chang [Tib.: gu ru o rgyan rdo rje 'chang]
  5. Guru Pema Gyelpo [Tib.: gu ru pad ma rgyal po]
  6. Guru Pema Chungne [Tib.: gu ru pa ma 'byung gnas]
  7. Guru Sengge Dradog [Tib.: gu ru seng ge sgra sgrog]
  8. Guru Shakya Sengge [Tib.: gu ru sha kya seng ge]

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Padmasambhava [2]
1. Padmasambhava [2]
Vajrakila
2. Vajrakila
Guru Dorje Dolö [1]
3. Guru Dorje Dolö [1]
Guru Loden Choksé
4. Guru Loden Choksé
Guru Dragpo
5. Guru Dragpo
Guru Nyima Oeser [1]
6. Guru Nyima Oeser [1]
Guru Dorje Dolö [2]
7. Guru Dorje Dolö [2]
Guru Nyima Oeser [2]
8. Guru Nyima Oeser [2]