Nyingma Gyubum Tsamdrak


Volumes: 46
Versions: W21521

The Nyingma Gyubum is an extraordinary compendium of tantras of the old tradition translated into Tibetan from Indic and other languages from the 7th century onwards. These texts were first compiled into a collection by the great terton Ratna Lingpa (1403-1479). Subsequent scholars added texts regarded as canonical. The Tsamdrag manuscript represents the tradition Lhalung and seems to have been copied at the order of Tsamdrag Lama Ngagwang Drugpa (1682-1748) on the basis of a manuscript from Gangteng. This manuscript was reprinted by the National Library of Bhutan under the direction of H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991) and Lopon Pemala. This manuscript was subsequently reprinted in Chengdu and has thus spread throughout China.