Himalayan Art Resources

Bon Teachers Main Page

Bon Religion Main Page

Subjects, Topics & Types:
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- Tonpa Shenrab
- Drenpa Namkha
- Menri Monastery Abbot Lineage
- Nyagter Sang-ngag Lingpa
- Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen
- Rinchen Gyaltsen
- Taphritsa
- Treton Tsewang Tsultrim
- Tsewang Rigdzin
- Lineage Paintings
- Unidentified Teachers
- Masterworks
- Others...

A gallery of images of the teachers of the Bon Religion in a variety or forms and occupations; layman, monastic, ascetic. Many of the objects below belong to much larger sets of images. The vast majority of images of Bon teachers are found depicted in sets of initiation and lineage cards.

The principal depictions and categories of Bon teachers in art are those of the [1] Three Lineages of Dzogchen followed by the [2] Monastic Lineage (typically with Nyamme Sherab Gyaltsen at the center), the [3] the Magyu Lineage and [4] Bon Refuge Field. These are the four principal subjects making up a large portion of teacher depictions. After these four then there are various miscellaneous lineages of other deities and teaching lines.

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Jeff Watt 8-2007 [updated 5-2017]