Deities in common with Drikung Kagyu?

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Deities in common with Drikung Kagyu?

Post by Palzang Jangchub » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:44 pm

According to a post by dzoki here and my own research on Himalayan Art, the form of Vajravarahi practiced in the Mahamudra lineage of Drikung Kagyu is Indrabhuti Vajrayogini with her characteristic sow's head as the right face, seen here:

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Known as "Vajrayogini with the Faces of the Two Truths" to Drikungpas, the lineage of her practice came through King Indrabhuti, Lakshminkara, Virupa, Shavaripa, Maitripa, and via some Nepali lineage holders to the Five Great Lords of Sakya.

Does anyone know if Sakyapas were the ones responsible for the transmission of this practice into Drikung Kagyu? Are there any other deities who these two lineages hold in common? Figures like Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang Rinpoche and Lamchen Gyalpo Rinpoche have certainly been recipients of some Sakya teachings and empowerments, such as Hevajra.

Btw, happy enthronement day to all of you celebrating the 42nd Sakya Trizin in various ways! May all be auspicious!
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"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme

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Re: Deities in common with Drikung Kagyu?

Post by ratna » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:31 pm

Karma Jinpa wrote:Are there any other deities who these two lineages hold in common?
The entire Sarma part of the Jewel Garland collection of fifty empowerments comes from Sakya. It was extracted from Abhayākaragupta's larger collection and transmitted to the Drikung Kagyu via Sakyapas like Sazang Mati Panchen, Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo and others, through whom the lineage passed to Shamarpa Chökyi Drakpa who transmitted it to Gyalwang Rinchen Phuntsok.

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Post by crazy-man » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:13 pm

Sakya Lineages, The Margapala Lineages (and others) of the Sakya Tradition
http://www.himalayanart.org/pages/lineages_pagpa.cfm

Lamdre (Margapala) of the Sakya Tradition
http://www.himalayanart.org/search/set.cfm?setID=1740

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Re: Deities in common with Drikung Kagyu?

Post by Palzang Jangchub » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:28 pm

Would you mind talking about Sazang Mati Panchen a bit, or pointing me to some resources such as a detailed biography/namthar? In looking him up, I stumbled across this dual-language edition of the Bodhisattvacaryavatara, which is accompanied by his apparently famous commentary on it...

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"The Sutras, Tantras, and Philosophical Scriptures are great in number. However life is short, and intelligence is limited, so it's hard to cover them completely. You may know a lot, but if you don't put it into practice, it's like dying of thirst on the shore of a great lake. Likewise, a common corpse is found in the bed of a great scholar." ~ Karma Chagme

དྲིན་ཆེན་རྩ་བའི་བླ་མ་སྐྱབས་རྗེ་མགར་ཆེན་ཁྲི་སྤྲུལ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ཁྱེད་མཁྱེན་ནོ།།
རྗེ་བཙུན་བླ་མ་མཁས་གྲུབ་ཀརྨ་ཆགས་མེད་མཁྱེན་ནོ། ཀརྨ་པ་མཁྱེན་ནོཿ

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