Terma, Revealed Treasure
Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Description (below)
- Outline Page
- Yutog Yontan Gonpo
- Confusions: Dragtro, Nine-headed Animals
Initiation Card Sets:
- Initiation cards, Set 1
- Initiation Cards, Set 2
- Initiation Cards, Set 3
The Yutog Nyingtig has four groups of deities that can appear in art - initiation, meditation, guruyoga and protectors. The main protector deity is Mahakala accompanied by eight figures. Depending on the liturgical text between four and seven of the attendant figures can be depicted riding nine-headed animal mounts.
The protector deity Shanglon is often associated with the Nyingma cycles of Medicine Buddha. Shanglon can also be associated with the Yutog Nyintig.
Yutog Nyingtig Lineage: Padmasambhava, Yeshe Khandro Tsomo Palden Treng, Yutog Yontan Gon, Yeshe Zung, Zhonnu Yeshe, Sanggye Rinchen Pal, Rinchen Dorje, Gyaltsen Pal Zangpo, Konchog Kyab, Kun Latse, Ratna'i Tsen, Sonam Wangpo Gyal, Naljor Wangchug Chenpo Dampa, Tanpa Shigpo, Konchog Chokyi Je, Nyamnyi Dorje, Konchog Palzang, Namkha Palwa, Dudjom Dorje, Tashi Tobkyi Gyal, Rigdzin Ngag Gi Wangpo, Choying Rangdrol, Gyalwa'i Wangpo Ngapa [Fifth Dalai Lama], Terdag Lingpa, Lochen Chopal Zangpo, Sanggye Gyatso [3rd Desi], etc.
Jeff Watt [updated 6-2017, 3-2022]