Nyingma Kama

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The Nyingma Kama (Tib. རྙིང་མ་བཀའ་མ་, Wyl. rnying ma bka' ma), is the collection of Kama teachings of the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. The Kama lineage, or the Oral Transmission Lineage, is one of the two modes of transmission of the Sutrayana and Vajrayana teachings of the Nyingma school. The other mode of transmission the Terma lineage.

Alternative Translations

  • canonical lineage


Further Reading

  • Nyoshul Khenpo, A Marvelous Garland of Rare Gems: Biographies of Masters of Awareness in the Dzogchen Lineage (Junction City: Padma Publications, 2005), 'Kama, the Historical Transmissions: The Categories of Mind and Expanse', pages 49-55.
  • Dudjom Rinpoche, The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism (Boston: Wisdom, revised edition 2002), 'Part Five: The Distant Lineage of Transmitted Precepts', pages 599-739.
  • Tulku Thondup, Hidden Teachings of Tibet (Boston: Wisdom, reprint edition 1997), 'Appendix 4: Categories of Texts in the Collection of Canonical Literature'.

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