Trulshig Zhatrul Rimpoche in St. Pierre Cathedral, 1999. Postcard. The lighting makes it appear he has a "halo" over his head. World Press Photo of the Year Entry, 2000. Tibetan Buddhism.
The following information is NOT printed on this postcard:
The Nyingma tradition is the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism (the other three being the Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug). "Nyingma" literally means "ancient," and is often referred to as the "school of the ancient translations" or the "old school" because it is founded on the first translations of Buddhist scriptures from Sanskrit into Tibetan, in the eighth century. The Tibetan script and grammar was actually created for this endeavour. In modern times the Nyingma lineage has been centered in Kham in eastern Tibet.
Authentic contemporary Nyingma teachers include His Holiness Trulshik Rinpoche, His Holiness Chatral Rinpoche, His Holiness Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Kyabje Dodrupchen Rinpoche, Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, Tulku Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Yangthang Rinpoche, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, Tarthang Tulku Rinpoche, Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, Jigme Lodro Rinpoche, Terton Orgyen Kusum Lingpa, Sogyal Rinpoche, Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Khenpo Sherab Sangpo, Garab Dorje Rinpoche, Chamtrul Rinpoche and Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, among others.
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