Bod sprul mdo sngags bstan pa'i nyi ma

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Bötrul Dongak Tenpai Nyima(1898 - 1959) 

Bötrul Dongak Tenpai Nyima was a Nyingma teacher based primarily at Dzogchen and Gegong Monasteries in Kham. A holder of the scholastic tradition begun by Mipam Gyatso, he also taught for several years at Drigung. He was considered by some to be a reincarnation of Patrul Rinpoche.

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"Thus, from the point of view of emptiness, buddha nature is the empty dharmadhātu (the object) and from the point of view of appearance, it is the wisdom (the subject) that is not empty of the inseparable qualities of a buddha. Both these aspects are inseparable and are empty of the adventitious stains that represent the delusive appearances of saṃsāra." Brunnhölzl, K., When the Clouds Part, p. 75.

"...Pötrül says repeatedly that both the Madhyamakāvatāra and the Uttaratantra are scriptures of “the Great Prāsaṅgika Mahāyāna,” though he clearly rejects the Gelugpa understanding of this being the case because, he says, the Gelugpa position is solely based on a nonimplicative negation (the lack of real existence), while completely rejecting the notion of luminosity." Brunnhölzl, K., When the Clouds Part, p. 75.

Other names

  • བོད་སྤྲུལ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • བོད་པ་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་མདོ་སྔགས་བསྟན་པའི་ཉི་མ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • ཐུབ་བསྟན་བཤད་སྒྲུབ་ཐོས་བསམ་རྒྱ་མཚོ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • bod sprul · other names (Wylie)
  • bod pa sprul sku mdo sngags bstan pa'i nyi ma · other names (Wylie)
  • thub bstan bshad sgrub thos bsam rgya mtsho · other names (Wylie)

Affiliations & relations

  • Nyingma · religious affiliation
  • Studied at Dzogchen Monastery's Śrī Siṃha monastic college (shrI sing+ha bshad drwa) and served as abbot of Gegong monastery (rdza rgyud dge mang bshad grwa) for 8 years. · primary professional affiliation
  • Kun bzang dpal ldan · teacher
  • g.yu khog bya bral chos dbyings rang grol · teacher
  • 'jigs med yon tan mgon po · teacher
  • Nyoshul Khenpo · student
  • Mkhan po 'jigs med phun tshogs · student
  • rdzogs chen mkhan po zla ba'i 'od zer · student
  • Tarthang Tulku · student
  • rdzogs chen mkhan po thub bstan brtson grus · student