Krishna (6th Patriarch)

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Krishna (Skt. Kṛṣṇa; Tib. ནག་པོ་, nakpo, Wyl. nag po), the sixth patriarch, was entrusted with the dharma by Dhitika, the fifth patriarch. Together with five hundred followers, Krishna expounded the dharma in Shri Lanka (Ceylon) at the request of the king. When he passed into nirvana he entrusted the teachings to the arhat, Sudarshana.[1]


  1. Ways of Enlightenment, Dharma Publishing pages 39, 40

Further Reading

  • Ways of Enlightenment; Buddhist Studies at Nyingma Institute, pages 38-40. Dharma Publishing ISBN: 0-89800-255-9
  • Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, The Patriarchs of the Teachings, pp.432-439. Published by Wisdom Publications ISBN: 0-86171-199-9