The Khyentse Lineage
The Khyentse Lineage
Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche (1961 -)
Buddhist teacher, author, film-maker, founder of Siddhartha’s Intent & Khyentse Foundation, student of H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Khenpo Appey Rinpoche, reincarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö.Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Tashi Paljor (1910-1991)
Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1894-1959)
Teacher to almost all the Nyingma, Kagyü and Sakya masters of early 20th century, founder of Dzongsar Shedra, reincarnation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820-1892) Jigme Lingpa (1729-1798)
Dzogchen master, tertön, discoverer of the Longchen Nyingtik cycle of Dzogchen teachings. His name Khyentse Öser is the origin of the Khyentse lineage name.
Madhyamaka / Dzogchen Lineage in Tibet[Please note this list is not complete and does not reflect the richness of all the Tibetan Buddhist lineages] Khenpo Appey Rinpoche (1927-2010)
Ju Mipham, Jamgön Mipham Gyatso (1846-1912)
Longchenpa, Longchen Rabjam (1308-1364)
Renowned Nyingma master, wrote extensively on Nyingma and Dzogchen including the Seven Treasuries, and transmitted the Longchen Nyingtik lineage to Jigme Lingpa.
Rongzom Pandita (1012-1088)
Madhyamaka Lineage in India
Kamalashila (c.740-795 CE)
Shantarakshita (c.725-788 CE)
Founder of Yogachara-Svatantrika-Madhyamaka, uniting the traditions of Nagarjuna and Asanga. Abbot of Nalanda University. Built first Buddhist monastery in Tibet at Samye.Chandrakirti (c.600-650 CE)
Scholar at Nalanda, author of Madhyamakavatara (Introduction to the Middle Way), the main text still used by Tibetan monastic colleges to study the Madhyamaka.
Bhaviveka (c. 500-578 CE)
Founder of Svatantrika-Madhyamaka, commentator on Nagarjuna’s Mulamadhyamakakarika, criticized Buddhapalita for refuting other views without setting out his own logic.
Buddhapalita (c.470-550 CE)
Founder of Prasangika-Madhyamaka, commentator on Nagarjuna’s Mulamadhyamakakarika, criticized by his contemporary Bhaviveka then later affirmed by Chandrakirti.
Aryadeva (c.175-275 CE)
Disciple of Nagarjuna who devoted his life to continuing his master’s work, writing many Madhyamaka texts. Also known as Kanadeva (迦那提婆), the 15th Chan patriarch.Nagarjuna (c.150-250 CE)
Founder of Madhyamaka, revealer of Prajñaparamita Sutras, one of the 84 mahasiddhas, author of Mulamadhyamakakarika (Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way).
Shakyamuni Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama, The Buddha (c.563/480 BCE – c.483/400 BCE).
Last updated December 25, 2020