Entries Tagged as Incarnation Lineages
The tradition of the Dalai Lamas claim over fifty previous incarnations prior to the 1st Dalai Lama. The individual characters can be organized into three distinct groups and are commonly reproduced in both painting and sculpture.
The  first group is from the list of individuals described in the text of the Kadam Legbam. The  second group are an assortment of miscellaneous Tibetan kings beginning from the early royal chronicles up to and including Tri Ralpachen. The  third group are those Tibetan teachers immediately following Dromton Gyalwa'i Jungne (1005-1064) up to the time of the designated 1st Dalai Lama, Gendun Drubpa (1391-1474). This last group includes famous teachers such as Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, Chogyal Pagpa, Terton Padma Wang and Nyangral Nyima Ozer.
An outline page for the Kundeling Tatsag Painting Set has been added.
Incarnation Lineages · art · iconography · Sets
Longdol Lama Incarnation Lineage Set (klong rdol, ngag dbang blo bzang 1719-1794) [TBRC P22]. Longdol Lama is a subject in Tibetan Art History because he has ten
pre-incarnations that are depicted in a seven painting set. Some of the
incarnations still need to be identified either through the
inscriptions on the front of the paintings or from other literary sources. Longdol Lama Ngagwang Lobzang was an important scholar and Gelug teacher of the 18th century. He has an especially interesting pre-incarnation lineage that includes the mahasiddha Dombi Heruka, Serlingpa - a teacher of Atisha and Marpa Chokyi Lodro the founder of the Marpa Kagyu Tradition of Tibet.