Rechung Nyan Gyu Lineage Paintings | Kagyu Tradition Main Page | Tsang Nyon Heruka
The paintings below are from a much larger set depicting the deities and lineage teachers of the Rechung Nyan Gyu Cycle of tantric practice special to the Rechungpa 'School' of Marpa Kagyu. Rechungpa was a yogi practitioner and student to the famous Milarepa of Tibet. Rechungpa is also known for his teachings on the Buddha of Long Life, Amitayus (see lineage) and Black Garuda. Another painting from this set, with the subject of Tsang Nyon Heruka, has been located in a private American collection. (See a Manjushri painting related by style and atelier).
Deity Images: Vajradhara, Maitreya, Chakrasamvara, Prajnaparamita, Amitayus.
Teachers: HAR #20, Pema Dorje, Karma Lobsang, Padma Karpo, Tsang Nyon Heruka.
Lineage: Vajradhara, Jnana Dakini, Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, Mila, Rechungpa, Kyutsangpa, Marton Tsultrim Jungne, Lobpon Targom, Machig Angjo, Sumka Leshang Lotsawa, Drogon Tara Shri, Jangsem Sonam Gyaltsen, Machig Kunden Rema, Ketsun Ziche Gyaltsen, Wangchug Sherab, Rito Shonnu Gyaltsen, Rechen Denchigpa, Tsenden Chipa, Duldzin Ngaggi Wangpo, Sharawa Champa Sanggye Sengge, Tsang Nyon Chokyi Sengge, Gotsang Rechen, etc.
Also see the two mandalas specific to the Rechung Nyan Gyu of Chakrasamvara and Vajrayogini.
Jeff Watt [updated 6-2017]