Dudjom Lingpa

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Dudjom Lingpa (Tib. བདུད་འཇོམས་གླིང་པ་, Wyl. bdud 'joms gling pa) aka Chakong Tertön (ལྕགས་སྐོང་གཏེར་སྟོན, lcags skong gter ston) (1835-1904) — a great Nyingma master and tertön whose revelations fill twenty volumes. He was considered to be the emanation of Khye'u Chung Lotsawa, one of the twenty-five disciples of Guru Rinpoche. His immediate incarnation, born even before he himself passed away, was Dudjom Rinpoche.


His Sons

He was the father of eight important tulkus:

  1. Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima (1865-1926)
  2. Tulku Pema Dorje (1867-1934), an incarnation of Dragyur Marpo Lotsawa.
  3. Khyentse Tulku Dzamling Wangyal (1868/9-1907), an incarnation of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje, father of Dzongter Kunzang Nyima.
  4. Namtrul Mipham Dorje, tulku of Cheyö Rigdzin Chenmo (b.1879, died young)
  5. Tulku Trimé Özer (1881-1924)
  6. Tulku Lhatop (1884/5-1942), an incarnation of Shechen Aphpong Tulku
  7. Tulku Namkha Jikmé of Dzachukha (1888-1960), an incarnation of Patrul Rinpoche
  8. Tulku Dorje Dradül (1891/2-1959)
  • Apang Tertön (1895-1945) is also considered to have been miraculously conceived through Dudjom Lingpa's enlightened intent (Tib. དགོངས་པ་, Wyl. dgongs pa).

His Writings & Termas

His Reincarnations

Dudjom Lingpa had five emanations [1]:

  1. Sonam Deutsen (1910-1958), the enlightened body emanation, was born to Tulku Trimé Özer
  2. Dzongter Kunzang Nyima (1904-1958), the enlightened speech emanation, was born to Khyentse Tulku Dzamling Wangyal
  3. Dudjom Rinpoche (1904-1987), the enlightened mind emanation
  4. Tulku Pednam, the enlightened qualities emanation
  5. Tulku Natsok Rangdrol (1904-1958), the enlightened activity emanation, who was Gyatrul Rinpoche's root lama

Further Reading

  • Traktung Dudjom Lingpa, A Clear Mirror: The Visionary Autobiography of a Tibetan Master, translated by Chonyi Drolma, North Atlantic Books, 2011
  • Dudjom Lingpa, Buddhahood Without Meditation, translated by Richard Barron, Padma Publishing, 1994, revised edition 2002

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External Links


  1. According to Gyatrul Rinpoche.
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