Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Wangdu Nyingpo, Sakya Tridzin 32

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 79423)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1960 -
Lineages Sakya
Material Ground: Paper
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Lay Person

Gender: Male

TBRC: P807

Interpretation / Description

Wangdu Nyingpo, Tuchen (c.1763-c.1806 [p807]): Patriarch of the Khon Family, the 32nd Sakya Tridzin, the second Padmasambhava of this Age and a renowned Terton (finder of Revealed Treasure). At the four corners are depictions of his four sons.

Biographical Details

He was considered to be a rebirth of Ngor Khenchen Palden Chokyong and others. Most of his profound teachings were received from his father Kunga Lodro, the previous Sakya Tridzin. Wangdu Nyingpo constructed a new Vajrabhairava temple in Sakya with a bigger than life size central image along with the twelve wrathful retinue figures slightly larger than the size of a man. Along with that he constructed a new protector chapel with very large sculpture. Renowned as a 'treasure Revealer' (terton) his books are still available and read today.

Jeff Watt 2-2014

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