Yutok Yonten Gonpo, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, Shākya Chokden, the Eighth Situ and Longchenpa (L-R). The unusual style of this ink drawing has been associated with the Tenth Karmapa.View Painting
A detail from a 19th century painting of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje depicts Padmasambhava with lotus hatView Painting
Ngor was founded by Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo in 1429 and developed into a major center of Sakya practice, supporting over a thousand monks at its largest.Ngor Tradition
Jangsem Sherab Zangpo was a disciple of Tsongkhapa who is credited with introducing Tsongkhapa's teachings to Ladakh.Bio
20th c. scholar and government official, chief of the Tibetan Division of All India Radio, translator of The Life of Milarepa.BIO
The Sixteenth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpai Dorje, was one of the most influential Tibetan teachers of the Twentieth Century. Trained in Tibet, he established his seat in exile at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim. He was a lover of animals who was particularly fond of birds, and is said to have liberated many of them upon death. Known for his personal presence and ritual mastery, he was a central figure in the transmission of Karma Kagyu teachings to contemporary society, both Tibetan communities in exile and the wider global population, through countless ritual transmissions and multiple tours of Asia and the West.
b.1880 - d.1939
Lama Gendun was a Sakya monk from Gapa, northwestern Kham. He was the brother of Jamyang Gyeltsen and a teacher of Dezhung Rinpoche. He assisted his teacher Khenpo Zhenga set up the monastic college at Jyekundo Monastery and served as the abbot of the college at Ngor.
Nyiga Kunga Nyima was a teacher and hermit at the Dzinda Neseb retreat center near Tarlam Monastery, where he lived for some sixty years. He gave monastic ordination to the Third Dezhung Rinpoche in 1912.
b.1872 - d.1951
b.1876 - d.1952
Dampa Rinpoche Ngawang Lodro Zhenpen Nyingpo served as the Sixty-Fifth Ngor Khenchen, from around 1922 to 1924, and again from 1926 to 1927. He was a student of Khenpo Zhenga at Dzogchen Monastery, and was a primary transmitter of the Compendium of Sādhanas and the Compendium of Tantras of Loter Wangpo.
The TBRC RID number refers to the unique ID assigned by the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC.org) to each historical figure in their database of Tibetan literature.