Five Tertön Kings

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Guru Chöwang (gu ru chos dbang) - One of the Five Tertön Kings. (1212-1270). For details, see the H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche's The Nyingma Lineage, its History and Fundamentals, Wisdom Publications. Guru Chöwang means 'Master Lord of the Dharma.' [RY]

Nyang Ral Nyima Özer (nyang ral nyi ma 'od zer) - (1124-1192). The first of the Five Tertön Kings and a reincarnation of King Trisong Deutsen. Several of his revealed treasures are included in the Rinchen Terdzö, among which the most well known is the Kagye Deshek Düpa, a cycle of teachings focusing on the Eight Sadhana Teachings, and the biography of Guru Rinpoche called Sanglingma, now published as The Lotus-born (Shambhala). Nyang Ral means 'Braided one from Nyang,' and Nyima Özer means 'Ray of sun light.' [RY]

Five Tertön Kings, Five King-Like Tertöns (gter ston rgyal po lnga) - One list of the Five Tertön Kings contains Nyang Ral Nyima Özer (1124-1192), Guru Chökyi Wangchuk (1212-1270), Dorje Lingpa (1346-1405), Pema Lingpa (1445/50-1521), and (Padma Ösel Do-ngak Lingpa) (Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo) (1820-1892). Sometimes the list also includes the great tertön Rigdzin Gödem (1337-1408) [RY]

Dorje Lingpa (1346-1405) (rdo rje gling pa) - was one of five major revealers of hidden treasures in Tibet renowned as the Five Tertön Kings [RY]