Nyingma Tree Lineage Thangka with Guru Rinpoche and Yeshe Tsogyal in the center is handpainted in Bhaktapur Nepal by Master Thangka Artist.
In the middle of the thangka, we can see Guru Rinpoche and Yeshe Tsogyal. Above the head of Guru Rinpoche and Yeshe Tsogyal, the main masters of the Nyingma lineage are portrayed, going back to the primordial Buddha Samanthabhadra.
On the right side of Guru Rinpoche and Yeshe Tsogyal, 8 Close Sons of the Mahayana Sangha (Bodhisattvas) are seen in the Thangka.
8 Supreme Ones of the Hinayana Sangha (Shravakas and Pratyekabuddhas) are located on the right side of Guru Rinpoche and Yeshe Tsogyal.
Samantabhadra transmitted the Dzogchen teachings in the three heavenly realms of Akanishtha, Tushita, and the Realm of the 33 Gods.
About 50 years after Buddha Shakyamuni’s Maha parinirvana, the sambhogakaya buddha Vajrasattva who is inseparable from Buddha Shakyamuni transmitted the 6,400,000 tantras of the Great Completion to the first human guru of the Vajrayana, the Awareness-Holder Garab Dorje.
Garab Dorje transmitted the combined essence of the words, meanings, and esoteric instructions of Dzogchen to the great Pandita Master Manjushrimitra, who in turn passed the teachings in one single lineage to his principle disciple Shri Singha.