Definitions for "Nyingmapa"
the earliest of the four main lineages of Buddhism in Tibet, the "old school". Its origins go back to the first spreading of Buddhism in Tibet in the eighth century. The outer structure and transmission were destroyed by King Langdharma shortly after, but the hidden treasures have remained until today.
Meaning the "Ancient Ones" it is the oldest of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
One of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism; the Dzogchen teahings are considered to be the supreme embodiment of this school.