Magyal Pomra, also known as Machen Pomra, is a lokapala associated with a particular mountain and associated range of mountains in northeastern Tibet. He is a special protector of Gesar of Ling and of the Mukpo clan.

golden drink (Tib. ser-kyem): An offering drink to a deity, usually represented by black tea.

jnana-amrita (San. “wisdom nectar”): Empowered liquor, which gives rise to jnana (Tib. yeshe), the primordial wisdom of enlightenment, which transcends all dualistic conceptualization.

Kye (Tib.): An exclamation of greeting.

Ma (Chinese: “horse”): The name of a region in northeastern Tibet.

great eastern sun: An important image in the Shambhala tradition, representing indestructible wakefulness. Being spontaneously present, it radiates peace and confidence. Being brilliant, it illuminates the way of discipline. Since it shines over all, heaven, earth, and man find their proper place.

nyen: A class of powerful Tibetan deities converted by Padmakara, who commanded them to serve the dharma.

three worlds: A division of the world into three levels of worldly and supramundane beings. The highest is the celestial realm, the abode of dakinis and enlightened deities. In the middle is the terrestrial realm, which encompasses humans, animals, and various earth-bound spirits. The lowest is the realm of those who live underground, such as the nagas, or serpent spirits.

vidyadhara (San): A vajrayana master or holder of “crazy wisdom,” unconditioned and beyond concept. The term refers to accomplished tantric practitioners.

higher realms: The human realm, asura (jealous god) realm, and god realm.

Gesar (of Ling): A great warrior-king of Tibet, an emanation of Padmasambhava.

Mukpo Dong: The Mukpo clan, to which the Vidyadhara and his family belong, as did Gesar of Ling.

windhorse (Tib. lungta): A sense of energy, strength, cheerfulness, and gentleness.