Definitions for "Padmasambhava"
The Founder of Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet itself, in the middle of the eighth century. He established the Nyingmapa sect, known as the ancient ones.
8th cent. Indian who introduced Buddhism to Tibet.
(Tib. Pema Jungne, Guru Rinpoche). Semi-historical Indian tantric teacher who is regarded as being principally responsible for the introduction of the Old Tantra tradition of Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet in the late 8th century. For the NYINGMAPA tradition he is also important as a Tantric deity, particularly in GURU-YOGA (q.v.).