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Padmasambhava: Meditational Deity

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Padmasambhava, an historical figure from 8th century India, is also represented in Tibet as a Meditational Deity with numerous forms. All of these forms arise from a genre of religious texts known as 'terma' - Revealed Treasure texts. The deification of Padmasambhava appears to have been primarily the result of the work of Nyangral Nyima Ozer (1136-1204) and Guru Chowang (1212-1270).

Examples of Meditational Forms:
- Meditational Deity Outline
- Padmasambhava (Outer Form)
- Guru Dragpo (Inner form)
- Simhamukha (Secret Form)
- Totreng Tsal: Five Forms
- Dorje Drolo
- Others...

Jeff Watt [updated 8-2013]