The Treasury of Lives

A Biographical Encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia, and the Himalaya

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Khandro Bumo Trinle Peldron

b.1864 - d.1949

Khandro Bumo Trinle Peldron was the wife of Terton Sogyel, also known as Lerab Lingpa, with whom she had one son. She was his close partner for thirty-nine years, assisting him in his career as a treasure revealer and cultivating her own meditation practice, for which she became highly respected. After Lerab Lingpa's death in 1926, she remained as a practitioner in the highlands of Nyarong, passing away at the age of eighty-five.

Khenpo Ngawang Pelzang was one of the most influential Nyingma lamas of the twentieth century. A prolific author and the head abbot of Katok Monastery for thirteen years, as well as a teacher at other major Nyingma monasteries in Kham, he was an authority on Dzogchen and the primary conduit of Patrul Rinpoche's Longchen Nyingtik lineage. He founded Nyoshul Monastery in 1922.

Tseten Yudron

b.1904 - d.1982

Tseten Yudron was a twentieth century woman from central Tibet who later settled in Kalimpong, India. She is best known as the first wife of Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje with whom she had seven children, several of whom became influential Buddhist teachers, including Thinley Norbu.

The Second Drubgyud Tulku

b.1586 - d.1664

The Second Drubgyud Tulku was a seventeenth-century Yelpa Kagyu master based at Tana Monastery. He was a student of the Ninth Karmapa and the Fifth Tai Situ.

The Third Drubgyud Tulku was a seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Yelpa Kagyu lama based at Tana Monastery. He was a student of the Tenth Karmapa and the Sixth Tai Situ.