[1] This is an epithet for Samantabhadra.

[2] This is the sixth of the twelve foundational teachers (ston pa bcu gnyis) of Dzogchen in this world-system.

[3] Losel Drölma (1802–1861) was Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje’s half-sister and spiritual consort, as well as a custodian of his teachings and a respected Dzogchen teacher in her own right. BDRC P1GS138134  

[4] Dechen Rigpai Reltri (1830–1896) was the second son of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje. See: Treasury of Lives

[5] Dechen Özer Taye of Tsering Jong, the residence of Jigme Lingpa (1730–1798), was a student and scribe for Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje.

[6] The Fifth Dzogchen Drubwang, Tubten Chökyi Dorje (1872–1935). See: Treasury of Lives  

[7] The Fierce Mother, or Tröma Nakmo (khros ma nag mo).