Guru Rinpoche, is an emanation of Avalikiteshvara, Amitabha and Shakyamuni Buddha.
He introduced Vajrayana Buddhism into Tibet, and regarded as the founder of the
first monastery Samye Gompa of the Nyingma
tradition. Historically Padmasambhava lived in the 8th century CE. He was invited
to subdue the demonic
forces in Tibet by the first Emperor Trisong Denten. In accord with the Tantric
teachings, instead of eliminating the demons, he converted them to submit to the
had several key female consorts. Notably the Princess Mandarava, who believed
to left with Padmasambhava to the Maratika Cave in Nepal, and ultimately achieved
the Rainbow Body of Great Transferance.