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Kelzang Khyenrab Gyatso, the Sixth Detri (sde khri 06 skal bzang mkhyen rab rgya mtsho) was born in Teu (the'u), one of five the Rongdrok Communities (rong 'brog tsho khag) in Rebkong (reb gong) in 1898, the earth-dog year of the fifteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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Liyul Chogyel (li yul chos rgyal) is said to have been born in 1509, the earth-snake year of the ninth sexagenary cycle, to a Buddhist king of Liyul (li yul), a mythical kingdom variously placed in India or Central Asia

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Atiśa Dīpaṃkara Śrījñāna was said to have been born the second son of a royal house in eastern India, given the name Candragarbha at birth

Returning to Purang, Rinchen Zangpo told the kings about Atiśa, whose fame was then known across the Buddhist world ...

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Ayu Khandro Dorje Pendron (a g.yu mkha' 'gro rdo rje dpal sgron) was born in 1839 in a place called Takzik (stag gzig) in Kham, and was given the name Dechen Khandro (bde chen mkha' 'gro) by Tokden Rangrik (stogs ldan rang rig, d.1865), a local yogi ...

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Chokyi Gyeltsen assumed the throne of Ganden in 1463 and remained until his death in 1473 ...

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Bipa Mipam Dawa (bis pa mi pham zla ba) was born in 1767 in Bitang (bis thang), Karang, near the home of the Seventh (or Tenth) Paṇchen Lama, Lobzang Trinle Lhundrub Chokyi Gyeltsen  (paN chen 10 blo bzang phrin las lhun grub chos kyi rgyal mtshan, 1938-1989), and of Alak Lakho Jigme Trinle Gyatso, (a lags bla kho 'jigs med 'phrin las rgya mtsho, 1886-1948), a teacher of the Seventh Paṇchen Lama ...

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In 1361, at the age of twenty-three, in the main temple of Pel Zangden (dpal bzang ldan), Buddhaśrī received monastic ordination (rab tu byung: pravrajyā) and full monastic ordination (bsnyen par rdzogs pa: upasaṃpadā) from Sabzang Mati Paṇchen Lodro Gyeltsen (sa bzang ma ti paN chen blo gros rgyal mtshan, 1294-1376) as presiding abbot (mkhan po: upādhyāya), Lochen Jangchub Tsemo (lo chen byang chub rtse mo, 1303/15-1379/80) as ceremony master (las kyi slob dpon: karmācārya), and Khenchen Sanggye Zangpo (mkhan chen sangs rgyas bzang po) as secret revealing preceptor (gsang ste ston pa'i slob dpon: raho'nuśāsaka)



In the mouse year of 1372, Buddhaśrī again approached Machik Chodron, requesting the tantric Mahāmudrā instruction known as Chagya Chenpo Lenchik Kyejor (phyag rgya chen po lhan cig skyes sbyor) ...

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... His birth as the reincarnation of the First Chakra Tulku, Sanggye Peljor (lcags ra sprul sku 01 grub thob sangs rgyas dpal 'byor, 1449-1523) was said to have been prophesized to the Second Pakpa Lha, Sanggye Pel ('phags pa Lha 02 sangs rgyas dpal, 1507-1566) by Jangsem Lodro Wozser (byang sems blo gros 'od zer). ...

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Chokgyur Lingpa's early treasure revelations are recorded in multiple ambiguous and confused narratives



An ambitious twenty-five-year-old in search of religious authorization in eighteenth-century Khams, Chokgyur Lingpa would easily have been drawn to Derge, the largest and most vibrant religious and political region in Khams



Over the next two years, as Chokgyur Lingpa traversed the region between Derge and the Terlung Valley, he repeatedly came into contact with Khyentse Wangpo, meeting him three times at his monastery, Dzongsar (rdzong sar), between October 1853 and November 1855 ...

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Chokle Namgyel (phyogs las rnam rgyal), who is also known by the name Chokyi Gyelpo (chos kyi rgyal po), was born in the western region of Ngari (mnga' ris) in 1306 ...

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The Thirteenth Ganden Tripa, Choje Chokyi Shenyen (dga’ ldan khri pa 13 chos kyi bshes gnyen) was born in Tolung Dar (stod lung mdar) in U in 1453, the water-bird year of the eighth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Second Moktsa Jikdrel Choying Dorje (rmog rtsa 02, 'jigs bral chos dbyings rdo rje) was born in the village of Deugotsang in the Terlung valley in Derge (sde dge gter klung de'u mgo tshang) in the late eighteenth century ...

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Born in the Denma region of Kham, Denma Tsemang (ldan ma rtse mang) was a Sanskrit scholar and translator and is credited with fashioning the elegant calligraphy of the Tibetan script ...

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Norbu (nor bu) was born in the village of Gyale (rgyal le) in the Tolung Valley (stod lung), northwest of Lhasa ...

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Dolpopa Sherab Gyeltsen (dol po pa shes rab rgyal mtshan) was born in 1292, in the Dolpo region of present-day Nepal



In 1314 Dolpopa traveled to many of the great monasteries of Tsang and central Tibet and received the title “Omniscient” (kun mkhyen) because of his mastery of scriptures such as the one-hundred-thousand-line sutra on the perfection of wisdom ...

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The Forty-eighth Ganden Tripa Dondrub Gyatso (dga' ldan khri pa 48 don grub rgya mtsho) was born in Tre Naktsang region (kre nag tshang) in Kham in 1655, the wood-sheep year of the eleventh sexagenary cycle ...

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Dorje Lingpa (rdo rje gling pa) was born in 1346 in Dranang Valley (grwa nang dben rtsa) in Tibet, into a family of yogis, and was given the name Orgyen Zangpo (o rgyan bzang po) ...

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Dorje Rinchen (rdo rje rin chen) was a disciple of Jamyang Kunga Sengge ('jam dbyangs kun dga' seng+ge, 1314-1347), the seventh abbot of Ralung Monastery (rwa lung dgon) ...

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The Eightieth Ganden Tripa, Drakpa Dondrub (dga' ldan khri pa 80 grags pa don grub) was born in southern Amdo ...

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The Second Riwoche Jedrung Drakpa Gyeltsen (rje drung 02 grags pa rgyal mtshan) was born in 1591 ...

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During the period of intensive instruction he went through as a youth, the teachings Drakpa Gyeltsen received included commentaries on the Hevajra root tantra and the entire Cakrasaṃvara root tantra, several explanations of the Guhyasamāja tantra and many others



Drakpa Gyeltsen's written works also include spiritual songs and instructions to disciples as well as at least one medical text and one astrological treatise. He composed texts on the four classes of tantra and wrote an important consecration manual which strongly influenced authors of later manuals in various Buddhist traditions.



During his years as throne holder, Drakpa Gyeltsen sponsored the making of a statue of his grandfather Khon Konchok Gyelpo (khon dkon mchog rgyal po) who founded of Sakya monastery, and a stupa to hold his grandfather's relics ...

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Drakpa Gyeltsen was born in 1619 in Tolung Gekhasa (stod lung gad kha sa) into a noble family by the same name as the village



Soon after, the story goes – and there are many stories, most of which, based on the art-historical evidence, seem to be quite late, possibly even early twentieth-century –  all sorts of calamities befell the residents of Lhasa and the region: diseases, deaths, and crop failures ...

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The third Riwoche Jedrung, Drakpa Lekdrub (ri bo che rje drung 03 grags pa legs grub) was born in 1646

When he was six years old Drakpa Lekdrub went to Riwoche Monastery and took novice ordination with the twentieth throne-holder of Taklung Monastery, Tashi Peldrub (bkra shis dpal grub, 1600-1671/1672), who gave him the name Drakpa Tenkyong (grags pa bstan skyong) ...

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At the age of twenty-four Rinchen Sherab was made abbot of Yanggon Monastery (yang dgon), a branch of Riwoche ...

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The First Zhamar Drakpa Sengge (zhwa dmar 01 grags pa seng ge) was born in Pompo (spom po) in 1283 ...

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Drapa Ngonshe (grwa pa mngon shes) was born in the male water mouse year, 1012, to a father named Zhangtag Karwa (zhang stag dkar ba), who named him Taktsab (stag tshab)



Later in life he returned his vows and lived as a layman at Nemoche (gnas mo che) in Lak (glag) where he taught tantras and built stupas ...

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Within Bon sources, Drenpa Namkha is a highly reputed teacher, believed to have been born in the eight century in Khyunglung Ngulkhar (khyung lung dngul mkhar) ...

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Drigung Lotsāwa ('bri gung lo tsA ba) was born in Gyerpu (gyer phu) in 1289 ...

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Among his main disciples were Khenpo Kunzang Pelden (mkhan po kun bzang dpal ldan, 1862-1943); Terton Sogyal Lerab Lingpa (gter ston bsod rgyal las rab gling pa, 1856-1926); the Third Katok Situ Orgyen Chokyi Gyatso, the Third Getse, Gyurme Tenpa Namgyel (dge rtse 03 'gyur med bstan pa rnam rgyal, 1886-1952); the Fourth Moktsa Jikdrel Chokyi Langpo (rmog rtsa 04 'jigs bral phyogs kyi glang po, d.u.); Tubten Gyeltsen Ozer (thub bstan rgyal mtshan 'od zer, b.1862); Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro ('jam dbyangs chos kyi blo gros, 1893-1959); Choying Rangdrol (chos dbyings rang grol, 1872-1952); Drejongpa Tubten Chonyi ('bras ljongs pa thub bstan chos nyid, d.u.), the Fifty-fourth Ngor Khenchen Kunga Tenpai Gyeltsen (ngor mkhan chen 54 kun dga' bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan, 1829-1870), Ayu Khadro Dorje Peldron (a g.yu mkha' 'gro rdo rje dpal sgron, 1839-1953), and Khunu Lama Tendzin Gyeltsen (khu nu bla ma bstan 'dzin rgyal mtshan, 1895-1977). ...

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Terton Drodul Tobden Lingpa (gter ston 'gro 'dul stobs ldan gling pa) was born, it is assumed, in in the late second or third quarter of the nineteenth century ...

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Drokmi Pelgyi Yeshe ('brog mi dpal gyi ye shes) was born at Yamdrok Gang (yar 'brog sgang) into the Drokmi ('brog mi) clan. ...

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Drokmi Lotsāwa Śākya Yeshe ('brog mi lo tsA ba shAkya ye shes) was a member of the Ban (ban) branch of the Drokmi ('brog mi) clan ...

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Dromton’s three chief disciples were Potowa Rinchen Sel Chokle Namgyel (po to ba rin chen gsal phyogs las rnam rgyal, 1027-1105), Puchungwa Zhonnu Gyeltsen (phu chung ba gzhon nu rgyal mtshan, 1031-1106) and Chennga Tsultrim Bar (spyan snga tshul khrims ’bar, 1038-1103). ...

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Dromton Zhonnu Lodro ('brom ston gzhon nu blo gros) was born in Ngar Shiujana (ngar shi'u bya sna) in the Lungsho (klung shod) region in 1271, the iron-sheep year ...

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In 1386, when Kunga Lodro was twenty-two years old, he succeeded his teacher Nyawon on the seat of Tsechen Monastery (rtse chen) ...

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Drubchen Namkha Gyeltsen (grub chen nam mkha' rgyal mtshan) was born into the Shupu clan (shud pu'i rigs) in Lhodrak in 1326, the fire-tiger year of the seventh sexagenary cycle



Later in his life, Namkha Gyeltsen was enthroned to seat of the abbot of Drowa Gon (lho brag sgro ba dgon), a small hermitage in Lhodrak ...

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Drubkhang Gelek Gyatso (grub khang dge legs rgya mtsho) was born in a poor family in Zanskar (zangs dkar) in Ladakh in 1641, the iron-snake year of eleventh sexagenary cycle in 1641

... The cave was said to have been a practice site of Padmasambhava, and the site where the Tselpa Kagyu founder Zhang Yudrakpa (zhang g.yu brag pa, 1123-1193) later established a practice center ...

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Drungchen Khachopa Namkha Gyeltsen (drung chen mkha' spyod pa nam mkha' rgyal mtshan) was born in 1370 in Chamdo Ngomyul (chab mdo ngom yul) ...

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... His incarnation was Dudjom Jikdrel Yeshe Dorje, one of the most important Nyingma lamas of the twentieth century. ...

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Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen ('dul 'dzin grags pa rgyal mtshan) was born in Drangyul (sbrang yul), in U in 1374

... A Kadampa monk, he was a main disciple of Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (tsong kha pa blo bzang grags pa, 1357-1419) and Gyeltsab Darma Rinchen (rgyal tshab dar ma rin chen, 1364-1432)

... He was regarded by some followers of the Geluk tradition as one of the Je Yabsesum (rje yab sras gsum), the three main disciples of Tsongkhapa, until he was displaced by Khedrub Gelek Pelzang (mkhas grub rje dge legs dpal bzang, 1385-1438). ...

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Duldzinpa Takmapa ('dul 'dzin thag ma pa) was born in the early twelfth century in Tsang ...

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At the age of nineteen Dusum Khyenpa went to U-Tsang, visiting a monastery called Tolung Satang (stod lungs sa thang), where he received teachings on logic and Madhyamaka from a teacher named Tolung Gyamarwa Jangchubdrak (stod lung rgya dmar ba byang chub grags, d.u.)



He then proceeded to Daklha Gampo (dwags lha sgam po) and received teachings and transmissions from Gampopa



When Dusum Khyenpa was about fifty years old Gampopa passed away, and, following some last advice that he should return to meditate at a place called Kampo Nenang (kam po gnas nang), he returned to Kham

... There he founded the monastery of Kampo Nenang in 1164

While he was in Kham he met and taught Dampa Deshek (dam pa bde gshegs, 1122-1192), the younger brother of Pakmodrupa Dorje Gyelpo (phag mo gru pa rdo rje rgyal pa, 1110-1170), who had been in central Tibet for several decades studying ...

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Some years after taking ordination, after sitting a short retreat near his home village, he overheard three beggars speaking about Milarepa (mi las ras pa, 1052-1135), and he experienced a rush of faith



According to the Blue Annals, Milarepa explained to Sonam Rinchen that the Kadam tradition possessed inadequate tantric teachings, owing to Dromton Gyelwa Jungne ('brom ston, 1005-1064) and other members of the Eastern Vinaya tradition objecting to the full implications of Atiśa Dīpaṃkara's (c

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Gendun Drub was born to a family of nomadic farmers in 1391 near Sakya in Tsang



When he was twenty-five, in 1415, Gendun Drub traveled to U where he met Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa (tsong kha pa blo bzang grags pa, 1357-1419), remaining at Ganden for roughly twelve years, although Tsongkhapa passed away only four years after their meeting ...

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Gendun Gyatso (dge 'dun rgya mtsho) was born in 1476 in the Tanak area of Tsang



At this time, in the early years of the Geluk lineage in Tibet, the tradition of recognizing reincarnated lamas was extremely unusual, and Gendun Gyatso remained at home for some time, before being enthroned as the reincarnation of Gendun Drub at Tashilhunpo in 1487 ...

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The Twenty-eighth Ganden Tripa, Gendun Gyeltsen (dga' ldan khri pa 28 dge 'dun rgyal mtshan) was born at Lumpa Shar in Lhasa (lha sa'i lum pa shar) in 1532, the water-dragon year of the ninth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Twenty-second Ganden Tripa, Gendun Tenpa Dargye (dga'  ldan khri pa 22 dge ' dun bstan pa dar rgyas) was born in Lungsho Una in Uto (dbus stod klung shod dbu sna) in 1493, the wood-ox year of the eighth sexagenary cycle. ...

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According to the Peking Tripitaka Online Search there are eight translations in the Tibetan canon credited to Go Chodrub ...

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Discouraged by his inability to receive teachings in Tibet, Khukpa Lhetse then decided to try his luck in India



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Godzung Lodro Gyeltsen (sgo dzung blo gros rgyal mtshan) was born in Gyelrong (rgyal rong) region of Kham some time in the sixteenth century ...

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Gorub Lotsāwa Chokyi Sherab (go rub lo tsA ba chos kyi shes rab) was born sometime during the beginning of the eleventh century, probably in central Tibet, where he completed his religious studies. ...

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As an infant he was identified as the reincarnation of Rigdzin Dudul Dorje (rig 'dzin bdud 'dul rdo rje, 1615-1672) a famous treasure revealer associated with Katok who founded Dudul Lhakhang (bdud 'dul lha khang). ...

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Gyelse Tokme Zangpo (rgyal sras thogs med bzang po) was born in a small place called Puljung Drakkya (phul byung brag skya) in Sakya in 1295, the wood-sheep year of the fifth sexagenary cycle ...

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Darma Rinchen studied at Sakya Monastery (sa skya dgon), the Kadam monastery of Sangpu (gsang phu), and the Kagyu monastery Tsetang (rtse thang), which was later converted to the Geluk tradition



Following Tsongkhapa's death in 1419, at the age of fifty-four or fifty-six Darma Rinchen ascended to the golden throne of Ganden, becoming the Second Ganden Tripa (dga' ldan khri pa), the official head of the Geluk tradition



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Gyelwa Chokyang (rgyal ba mchog dbyangs) was born into the Ngenlam (ngan lam) clan in Uru Penyul Valley (dbu ru 'phan yul), north of Lhasa



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Born to the Dre ('bre) clan, Gyelwai Lodro (rgyal ba'i blo gros) was an administrator in the government of King Tri Songdetsen (khri srong lde'u btsan) before taking ordination in India ...

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Gyergom Tsultrim Sengge (gyer sgom tshul khrims seng+ge) was born a member of Khangsar (khang gsar) family which formed part of the Begu (be gu) branch of the Gyer (dgyer) clan ...

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Kongtrul complained in his autobiography that his second ordination was unnecessary, but there were institutional reasons for taking it





The first of the Five Treasuries that Jamgon Kongtrul began work on was the ten-volume Treasury of Kagyu Tantras (bka' brgyud sngags mdzod), a compendium of tantric liturgical texts based on material originally transmitted by Marpa Chokyi Lodro (mar pa chos kyi blo gros, 1012-1097) to his disciple Ngokton Choku Dorje (rngog ston chos sku rdo rje, 1036-1102), the lama to whom Milarepa (mi la ras pa, 1040-1123) once fled when Marpa refused to give him teachings ...

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The Ninetieth Ganden Tripa, Jampa Chodrak (dga' ldan khri pa 90 byams pa chos grags) was born at Drango in the Trehor region of Kham (tre hor brag 'go) in 1849, the earth-bird year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Twenty-fourth Ganden Tripa, Jampa Gyatso (dga' ldan khri pa 24 byams pa rgya mtsho) was born in Zhog Drampu (zhogs gram phu) in Penpo ('phan po) in 1516, the fire-mouse year of the ninth sexagenary cycle ...

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In 1665 established the Nyingma Pelyul Monastery in the southern region of the Derge territory, assigning Rigdzin Kunzang Sherab to serve as its first throne holder. ...

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Jampel Gyatso ('jam dpal rgya mtsho) was born in 1356 in the Tsongkha region of Amdo ...

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The Tenth Chakra Tulku, Jampel Kelzang Jigme Chokyi Gyeltsen (lcags ra sprul sku 10 'jam dpal bskal bzang 'jigs med chos kyi rgyal mtshan) was born into the family of Sachung Tsang (sa chung tshang) in Chakzamkha in the Pasho region (dpa' shod mnga' khongs lcags zam kha) in 1934, the wood-dog year of the sixteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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Among his disciples were Peljor Dondrub, the First Tsurpu Gyeltsab (mtshur phu rgyal tshab 01 dpal 'byor don grub, 1427-1489), and Minyak Dorje Sengge (mi nyag pa rdo rje seng+ge, b ...

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Jamyang Gonpo ('jam dbyangs mgon po) was born in 1208, in the borderlands between Upper and Lower Nyang (myang) valleys ...

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Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo ('jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse' dbang po) was born on the first day of the sixth month of the iron dragon year, or July 11, 1820, in the village of Dilgo (dil mgo) in the Terlung (gter klung) valley to the southeast of the Derge capital

... There he also received a blessing from Pema Chogyel Tulku Jangchub Chokyi Nyima (pad+ma chos rgyal sprul sku byang chub chos kyi nyi ma, d.u.), who prophesied that he would have a long life.



When the boy was twelve Tartse Khenpo identified him as the reincarnation of Tartse Khenchen Jampa Namkha Chime (thar rtse mkhan chen byams pa nam mkha' 'chi med, 1765-1820), and gave him the name Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Kunga Tenpai Gyeltsen Pelzangpo ('jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse' dbang po kun dga' bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan dpal bzang po)

... Although the Longchen Nyingtik was not one of his primary practices, he figures large in the transmission history of the treasure cycle.



Other prominent lamas that he studied with include: Shechen Paṇḍita Jamyang Gyepai Lodro (zhe chen paNDita 'jam dbyangs dgyes pa'i blo gros, d.u.), the Second Dzogchen Khenrab Zhenpen Taye (rdzogs chen mkhan rabs 02 gzhan phan mtha' yas, 1800-1855), the Fourth Dzogchen Tulku Mingyur Namkhai Dorje (rdzogs chen 04 mi 'gyur nam mkha'i rdo rje, 1793-1870), the Thirty-fourth Sakya Trichen Pema Dundul Wangchuk (sa skya khri chen 34 pad+ma bdud 'dul dbang phyug, 1792-1853), the Thirty-fifth Sakya Trichen Dorje Rinchen (sa skya khri chen 35 rdo rje rin chen, 1819-1867), Zhalu Ribuk Tulku Losel Tenkyong (zhwa lu ri sbug sprul sku blo gsal bstan skyong, b

... For the next four years, in accordance with the Ngor custom, he practiced tantra, such as Hevajra, the three classes of Kriya tantra, and so forth.

At the age of twenty-nine, in 1848, Khyentse Wangpo traveled again to Tibet with the Ngor Khenchen, where he remained until the beginning of the 1850s.



Over the decade of the 1850s Khyentse Wangpo collaborated so closely with two men that the three continue to be referred to as the Khyen Kong Chok Desum (mkhyen kong mchog sde gsum), meaning “the triumvirate of Khyentse Wangpo, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye ('jam mgon kong sprul blo gros mtha' yas, 1813-1899), and Chokgyur Lingpa (mchog gyur gling pa, 1829-1870)." Jamgon Kongtrul was a prominent tulku at Pelpung (dpal spungs), the Karma Kagyu monastery a half a day's walk from Dzongsar

... At the time Khyentse Wangpo gave Jamgon Kongtrul a complete set of Tāranātha's writings.



Khyentse Wangpo appears to have first met Chokgyur Lingpa when Jamgon Kongtrul sent the young treasure revealer for evaluation sometime between the end of 1853 and the end of 1855

... Khyentse Wangpo also participated in the sanctification of Jamgon Kongtrul's hermitage above Pelpung, Tsadra Rinchen Drak (tsa 'dra rin chen brag) a month later.



Khyentse and Chokgyur Lingpa again collaborated on the sanctification of a site near Dzongsar, Rongme Karmo Taktsang (rong me dkar mo stag tshang), a cave site that became the hermitage for the monastery's college at the beginning of the twentieth century ...

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Jamyang Konchok Zangpo ('jam dbyangs dkon mchog bzang po) was born in Drakmar (brag dmar) in western Tsang in 1398 ...

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The Fifth Gungtang Lama, Jamyang Tenpai Nyima (gung thang 05 'jam dbyang bstan pa'i nyi ma) was born in Marchu Dram-ngog Chakok in Amdo (mdo smad rma chu 'gram ngogs gca' khog) in 1860, the year of iron-monkey of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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Jamyang Yeshe Rinchen ('jam dbyangs ye shes rin chen) was the son of Lodro Sengge ('jam dbyangs blo gros seng ge, 1345-1390), the eighth abbot of Ralung Monastery (rwa lung dgon) ...

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In the 1709 Jamyang Zhepa returned to Amdo and the following year laid the foundation of Labrang Tashikhyil Monastery, on the full-moon day of the third month of the iron-tiger year, at the request and with the patronage of, among other Tibetan and Mongolians, the local Quoshot chieftain, Erdeni Jinong, who was later involved in the protection of the young Seventh Dalai Lama ...

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Katokpa Jangchub Bumpa (kaH thog pa byang chub 'bum pa) was born in a place called Tramtri (khram khri) in 1284, the wood-monkey year of the fifth sexagenary cycle ...

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Lobzang Tsultrim Pelden, (blo bzang tshul khrims dpal ldan, 1839-1900), who served as the Eighty-fifth Ganden Tripa, was recognized as the reincarnation of Jangchub Chopel, and took the title of Trijang Rinpoche (khri byang rin po che) ...

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The First Nyingon Choktrul, Jangchub Dorje (nyin dgon mchog sprul 01 byang chub rdo rje) was born in Litang (li thang) in the seventeenth century ...

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Jangchub Tsondru (byang chub brtson grus) was born in 1817 at Olkha ('ol kha) near Gyantse (rgyal rtse) in Tsang

Adapted from “The fascinating life of lama Jangchub Tsondru (1817-1856) according to his biography.” In Karma Ura and Sonam Kinga, eds., The Spider and the Piglet: Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Bhutan Studies ...

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Janglingpa Tashi Gyeltsen (byang gling pa rin chen bkra shis rgyal mtshan) was a fifteenth century Sakya master ...

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Jatson Nyingpo established the monastic center of Bangri Jokpo (bang ri 'jog po), and he served as master to many prominent Nyingma and Kagyu lamas

1 See Greensmith T, Jacobson R and Choephel T, "The Guidebook to the Hidden Land of Pemokö by Jatsön Nyingpo (1585-1656)” Lotsawa House https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/jatson-nyingpo/pemako-guidebook, for the full English translation. ...

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When he was twenty-eight, Jigme Lingpa entered a three-year retreat at Pelri, basing his practice on a number of popular treasure cycles such as the Droltik Gongpa Rangdrol (grol tig dgongs pa rang grol) of Drodul Lingpa



Jigme Lingpa never fully ordained, living as a tantrika, with a topknot and robes



Perhaps of equal importance to his training of Nyingma lamas from Kham and the subsequent spread there of the Longchen Nyingtik teachings was his involvement with the royal family of Dege



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The Second Dodrubchen, Jigme Puntsok Jungne (rdo grub chen 02 'jigs med phun tshigs 'byung gnas) was born to the Bochung clan (bo chung rigs) in the Mukpo Dong lineage at Dilsham Katok in Do

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The Second Drime Zhingkyong, Jigme Rigdzin Gonpo (dri med zhing skyong 02 'jigs med rig 'dzin mgon po) was born in the late eighteenth century ...

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The Fourth Zamtsa Sertri, Jigme Samdrub Gyatso (zam tsha gser khri 04 'jigs med bsam grub rgya mtsho) was born at a place called Kotse in Amdo (mdo smad kho tshe) in 1833, the water-snake year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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Jigme Tenpai Gyeltsen ('jig med 'bstan pa’i rgyal mtshan, 1788-1850) was born in 1788 at Mangdi Trelar (mang sde sprel lar), in the Trongsa (krong gsar) district of central Bhutan ...

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The Fourth Hortsang Sertri, Jigme Tenpai Nyima (hor tshang gser khri 04 'jigs med bstan pa'i nyi ma) was born in Pelshul (dpal shul) in Amdo in late 1816, the year of fire-mouse of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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... Returning to Kham after another visit to Jigme Lingpa, he began to transmit the Longchen Nyingtik there, giving them for the first time to the Third Dzogchen Negdon Tendzin Zangpo and Second Dzogchen Ponlob, Pema Sangngag Tendzin (rdzogs chen dpon slob 02 pad+ma gsang sngags bstan 'dzin, 1735-1810) ...

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At Labrang he studied under Ngawang Tubten Gyatso (ngag dbang thub bstan rgya mtsho, 1836-1877/1889), the fifty-first abbot of Labrang

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The Third Drime Zhingkyong Jigme Yonten Gonpo (dri med zhing skyong 03 'jigs med yon tan mgon po) was born in 1837, the fire-bird year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Third Moktsa Tulku, Jikdrel Tutob Dorje (rmog rtsa 03 'jigs bral mthu stobs rdo rje) was born to the family of Gyiling Tukchok Dorje (gyi ling thugs mchog rdo rje, d.u.) in Golok ('go log), presumably in the first quarter of nineteenth century ...

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Tsunpa Kyab's father died when he was fifteen, and his mother passed away a year later ...

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The Forty-sixth Ganden Tripa, Jinpa Gyatso (dga' ldan khri pa 46 sbyin pa rgya mtsho) was born at Serdo (se mdo) in Amdo in 1629, the earth-snake year of the eleventh sexagenary cycle ...

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... He was born in 1223, the water-sheep year, into the Nub (snubs) clan in the lineage of Nub Namkhai Nyingpo (snubs nam mkha'i snying po, eighth century) and Nubchen Sanggye Yeshe (snubs chen sangs rgyas ye shes, 832?-962?).

Dorje Yeshe received monastic ordination from Chung Dorje Drakpa (gcung rdo rje grags pa, 1210-1278), the fifth abbot of Drigung

... Dorje Drakpa and Tokkhawa Rinchen Sengge (thog kha ba rin chen seng ge, 1226-1284), the sixth abbot of the Drigung, gave him the complete transmission of Drigung teachings.

Not much is known about Yeshe Dorje's life until 1286, when the seventh abbot of Drigung, Chennga Tsamchedpa Drakpa Sonam (pyan snga mtshams bjad pa grags pa bsod nams, 1238-1286) passed away

... At the time, Chunyipa Dorje Rinchen (bcu gnyis pa rdo rje rin chen, 1278-1314), was next in line in the Kyura clan that had controlled Drigung since its founding

... Jikten Gonpo Rinchen Pel, ('jig rten mgon po rin chen dpal, 1143-1217), the founder of the Drigung tradition and the monastery, is said to have left in his last will and testament an admonition against choosing a throne holder outside of the Kyura clan

... It included the temples built by Jikten Gonpo Rinchen Pel, with subsequent additions built by Won Sonam Drakpa (dbon bsod nams grags pa, 1187-1234) and Chennga Drakpa Jungne (spyan snga grags pa 'byung gnas, 1175-1255), as well as vast numbers of statues, scriptures and stupas ...

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Khyunggom Joyung (khyung sgom jo g.yung) was born in Nyimo (snyi mo) sometime in the eleventh century, to a family that belonged to the Khyungpo (khyung po) clan, one of the main clans traditionally associated with the Bonpo tradition ...

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While spending much of his early life in retreat, during the second part of his life, Karma Pakshi moved frequently due to local conflicts and wars ...

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... Sengge Zangpo (seng+ge bzang po), a noted Kadam lama at Reting (rwa sgreng), gave him and teachings on the Bodhipathapradīpa, Prajñāpāramitā, Madhyamaka, and Pramāṇa and a number of tantric empowerments. ...

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Biographical details about the fourteenth abbot of Katok Monastery, Jangchub Gyeltsen (byang chub rgyal mtshan), are few. ...

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In 1714, upon hearing once more that some of Lhazang's men would again be in the vicinity, Sonam Dargye decided that it would be best to seek a haven for his son in Derge (sde dge)



In 1717 the Dzungar Mongols invaded central Tibet and Kham and drove out Lhazang

This essay is adapted from Matthew Kapstein, "The Seventh Dalai Lama Kalsang Gyatso", in Martin Brauen, ed., The Dalai Lamas: A Visual History ...

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The Fifth Zamtsa Sertri, Kelzang Jigme Namkha (zam tsha gser khri 05 skal bzang 'jigs med nam mkha') was born at a place called Kotse in Amdo (mdo smad kho tshe) in 1875, the wood-pig year of the fifteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Sixth Zamtsa Sertri, Kelzang Lungrik Gyatso Pelzangpo (zam tsha gser khri 06 skal bzang lung rigs rgya mtsho dpal bzang po) was born in the Ngulra (dngul rwa) area in the region of Upper Lingkar (gling dkar stod) in Amdo, in 1901, the iron-ox year of the fifteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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A layman, Pelgyi Wangchuk is said to have accompanied Padmasambava and Yeshe Tsogyel throughout Tibet teaching. ...

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Khardo Zopa Gyatso (mkhar rdo bzod pa rgya mtsho) was born near Lhasa in 1672 ...

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Among Norzang Gyatso's surviving works are a treatise on the generation and completion stages of Guhyasamāja, a short (5 folio) work on how to generate the illusory body, a commentary on the Kālacakra translated into English as Ornament of Stainless Light, a work on Mahāmudrā, and a treatise on calendars and astrology ...

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Khedrub Rinchen Lodro (mkhas grub rin chen blo gros) was born in Yeru Wensakha (g.yas ru dben sa kha), the famous Bon sanctuary in Tsang, where the Wensakha monastery was located ...

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In 1604, at the age of nineteen, he was enthroned to the seat of abbot of Tashi Pende Monastery (bkra shis phan bde dgon) in Nyangpo, which was established by the First Pakpa Lha, Gyelwa Pakpa Lha ('phags pa lha 01 rgyal ba 'phags pa lha 1439-1487) ...

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Khedrubje Gelek Pelzang (mkhas grub rje dge legs dpal bzang) was born in Tsang in 1385



When Gelek Pelzang was twenty-one he studied with Rendawa Zhonnu Lodro (red mda' ba gzhon nu blo gros, 1349-1412), with whom he took full ordination



Gelek Pelzang returned to Tsang and assumed the abbacy of Changra Monastery (lcang ra) ...

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Khenchen Lungrik Gyatso (mkhan chen lung rigs rgya mtsho) was a disciple of Kunga Drolchok (kun dga' grol mchog, 1507-1566) ...

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Khon Konchok Gyelpo ('khon dkon mchog rgyal po) was born in Yarlung Khardab (g.yar lung mkhar stabs) in 1034, although some sources have the birth year as 1024 (the wood mouse instead of the wood dog year) ...

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Among those said to have been his reincarnations were Dudul Dorje (bdud 'dul rdo rje, 1615-1672), the Fifth Shechen Rabjam, Tenpe Gyeltsen (zhe chen rab 'byams 05 bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan, 1650-1704), Dudjom Lingpa (bdud 'joms gling pa, 1835-1904), and Dudjom Jikdrel Yeshe Dorje (bdud 'joms 'jigs bral ye shes rdo rje, 1904-1987). ...

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Khyungdrak Dorje (khyung brag rdo rje, d.u.) was born in Sangen (sa ngan) in the seventeenth century

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According to the Blue Annals, Khyungpo Neljor asked his teachers whether anyone in India had met the Buddha Vajradhāra, the source of the Buddhist tantras ...

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Khyungtsangpa Yeshe Lama (khyung tshang pa ye shes bla ma) was born in 1115 in the Tolung (stod lung) valley to parents of old and prestigious families, the Gar (mgar) and the Nub (snubs)



With Drigom's blessings he returned to U to seek out Milarepa's disciple Rechungpa Dorje Drakpa (ras chung pa rdo rje grags pa, 1085-1161)



Khyungtsangpa stayed unnoticed in retreats for several years, but then while staying at Khyungtsang the secret of his sainthood became known to the world, no doubt largely because of his miraculous powers ...

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Kodrakpa was born in 1182, in Dingri (ding ri), long famous as the region where Padampa Sanggye (pha dam pa sangs rgyas, d.) had lived and taught for two decades ...

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The Thirty-fifth Ganden Tripa, Trichen Konchok Chopel (dga' ldan khri pa 35 khri chen khri chen dkon mchog chos 'phel) was born in Dranang Gonzhol in Southern Tibet (lho kha grwa nang dgon zhol) in 1573, the water-bird year of the tenth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Second Belmang, Konchok Gyeltsen (dbal mang 02 dkon mchog rgyal mtshan) was born in 1764 in Sangzhung (bsang gzhung) near Labrang ...

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The Second Dzogchen Kongtrul Konchok Jigme Wangpo (rdzogs chen kong sprul 02 dkon mchog 'jigs med dbang po) was born at a place called Gyato (rgya stod) not far from Dzogchen Orgyen Samten Choling (rdzogs chen o rgyan bsam gtan chos gling) in the Rudam Kyitram (ru dam skyid khram) Valley in 1953, the water-snake year of the sixteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Second Jamyang Zhepa, Konchok Jigme Wangpo ('jam dbyangs bzhad pa 02 dkon mchog 'jigs med dbang po) was born in a noble family at a place called Dechen Drampa Nang (sde chen gram pa nang) in southern Amdo in 1728, the earth-monkey year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle ...

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Konchok Lhundrub was enthroned as the tenth abbot of Ngor at the age of thirty-eight ...

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Konchok Pelden (dkon mchog dpal ldan) was born at Sakya in 1526 ...

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The Second Gyara Tulku, Konchok Tendzin (rgya ra sprul sku 02 dkon mchog bstan 'dzin) was born at Gonpuk in Kongpo (kong yul dgon phug) in 1634, the wood-dog year of the eleventh sexagenary cycle ...

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The Third Gungtang Konchok Tenpai Dronme (gung thang 03 dkon mchog bstan pa'i sgron me) was born in southern Dzodge (mdzod dge'i smad) near Labrang (bla brang), in 1762, on the eighth day of the second month of the water-horse year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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The First Dzogchen Kongtul, Konchok Tenpai Gyeltsen (rdzogs chen kong sprul 01 dkon mchog bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan) was born in the lineage of Gyang-khar (gdung rigs gyang khar) that was descended from a famous minister and advisor to the king of Derge ...

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Konste Tsewang Dondrub (dkon rtse tshe dbang don grub), born in 1809, was the father of the Eleventh Dalai Lama, Khedrub Gyatso (tA la'i bla ma 11 mkhas grub rgya mtsho, 1838-1855) ...

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He participated in the construction of Tropu Monastery (khro phu dgon), which was officially credited to Rinchen Gon for its founding ...

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Katok Kunga Bum (kaH thog kun dga' 'bum pa) was born in 1332, the water-monkey year of the sixth sexagenary cycle ...

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Kunga Drolchok (kun dga' grol mchog) was born in 1507 in Lo Montang (glo smon thang), the capital of the Mustang (glo) region of present-day Nepal ...

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He likely joined the Geluk monastery Chamdo Jampa Ling (chab mdo byams pa gling) in Kham and from there was went to Lhasa and the surrounding region to study the texts of sutra and tantra in the Geluk monasteries there ...

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Kunga Pelden (kun dga' dpal ldan) was born near the Sakya Monastery of Galenteng (dga' len steng) near to Derge's Lhundrubteng Monastery (sde dge lhun grub steng)1 in the year 1878 ...

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Terchen Kunkyong Lingpa (gter chen kun skyong gling pa) was born in Shang Lhapu Bidzing (shangs lha phu bi rdzing), a place alternately named Lhabui Biji (lha bu'i bi ji), in Tsang ...

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After the death of the Third Karma Kuchen he supervised monastic affairs until the enthronement of the ninth throne holder of Pelyul, the Second Penor Rinpoche, Rigdzin Pelchen Dupa (pad nor 02 rig 'dzin dpal chen 'dus pa, 1887-1932), whom he continued to advise ...

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The Third Chaktsa Tulku, Kunzang Jampa Sengge (phyag tsha 03 kun bzang byams pa seng+ge) was born in the second half of the nineteenth century ...

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Kuyelwa was said to be a great teacher, capable of meeting the needs of a large variety of disciples ...

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Drubchok Wangpo (grub mchog dbang po) was born around the year 1571 into a familial line of a ruler of Chonggye ('phyong rgyas), a family that claimed Zahor ancestry ...

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Sonam Gyeltsen was a prolific author, although many of his writings were never printed ...

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Lama Jangchub Sengge (bla ma byang chub seng ge) was a thirteenth century Sakya master

... He received it from Lama Ngawang Drakpa (bla ma ngag dbang grags pa) and passed it on to Sabzang Pakpa Zhonnu Lodro (sa bzang 'phags pa gzhon nu blo gros, 1358-1412) ...

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Lama Ngawang Drakpa (bla ma ngag dbang grags pa) was a thirteenth century Sakya lama ...

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Pelgyi Sengge (dpal gyi seng ge), born into the Lang (rlangs / glang) clan, was the son of Ame Changchub Dekhol (a mes byang chub 'dre khol), who had been a disciple of Padmasambhava and participated in the Buddhist subjugation of Tibetan deities ...

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Konchok Jungne (dkon mchog 'byung gnas) was born in Yaru Chang Tanak (g.yas ru byang rta nag) in Tsang and became an influential minister at the court of King Tri Songdetsen (khri srong lde'u btsan), under the name Langdro (lang gro) ...

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Gyelwa Jangchub belonged to the Lasum (la gsum) clan ...

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Layakpa Jangchub Ngodrub (la yag pa byang chub dngos grub) was born in Layak, in Lhokha ...

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... Among his closest disciples were Drodul Pema Garwang Lingpa (gro 'dul pad+ma gar dbang gling pa, 1901-1965) and the Third Dodrubchen, Jigme Tenpai Nyima (rdo grub chen 03 'jigs med bstan pa'i nyi ma, 1865-1926)

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From an early age Lachok Sengge was trained in foundational Madhyamaka teachings and given Hevajra practice instructions



Before passing away in 1489, Gorampa made several predictions about Lachok Sengge's future ...

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Lha'i Metok was the daughter Lha Lama Yeshe O, likely born some time in the middle of the tenth century

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Lhalung Pelgyi Dorje (lha lung dpal gyi rdo rje) was born in Dromto Gungmoche ('brom stod gung mo che), east of Lhasa on north bank of Kyichu (skyid chu) ...

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Jedrung Lhawang Chokyi Gyeltsen (rje drung lha dbang chos kyi rgyal mtshan) was born in 1537, the fire-bird year of the ninth sexagenary cycle, in Shukpuk (shugs phug) in Gungrume (gung ru smad) in Kham ...

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Lhodrak Sengge Zangpo (lho brag seng ge bzang po) was born into the Shupu (shud phu) clan in Lhodrak the late thirteenth or early fourteenth century ...

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The Ninety-Fourth Ganden Tripa, Lhundrub Tsondru (dga' ldan khri pa 94 lhun grub brtson 'grus) was born at Shang Namling (shangs rnam gling) in Tsang some time in the last quarter of the nineteenth century ...

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Lingrepa Pema Dorje (gling ras pa pad+ma rdo rje) was born in 1128, in upper Nyang (smyang stod), the general area that includes the city of Gyantse (rgyal rtse) in south-central Tibet ...

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At the age of twelve he received novice monastic vows from Tso Tritrul Lobzang Gyeltsen Sengge (gtsos khri sprul blo bzang rgyal mtshan seng ge, 1757-1849), the reincarnation of the Fifty-third Ganden Tripa, Gyeltsen Sengge, who gave him the name Lobzang Chodrak Gyatso ...

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The Third Kondor Tulku, Lobzang Chokle Namgyel (dkon rdor sprul sku 03 blo bzang phyogs las rnam rgyal) was born in Gomde Nangchen (sgom sde ngang chen) in 1762, the water-horse year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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Chokyi Gyeltsen ordained that same year, 1591, with Paṇchen Damcho Yarwel (paN chen dam chos yar 'phel, d.u.), Peljor Gyatso, and Paṇchen Lhawang Lodro (paN chen lha dbang blo gros, d.u.) officiating



Soon after taking the abbacy of Tashilhunpo, Yonten Gyatso (yon tan rgya mtsho, 1589-1616), the Fourth Dalai Lama, visited there, arriving in Tibet from Mongolia for the first time

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The Sixth Gyara Tulku, Lobzang Chopel (rgya ra sprul sku 06 blo bzang chos 'phel) was born in Martang in Chamdo (chab mdo mar thang) in Kham in 1792, the water-hare year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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The First Detri, Lobzang Dondrub (sde khri o1 blo bzang don grub) was born in Trika (khri ka), Amdo, in 1673, the water-ox year of the eleventh sexagenary cycle ...

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The Fifth Zhiwa Lha, Lobzang Dondrub Gyatso (zhi ba lha 05 blo bzang don grub rgya mtsho) was born in 1800, the iron-monkey year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle, in Wangkar, in the Drayab region (brag gyab kyi mnga' khul wang dkar) ...

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After his retirement from the Golden Throne of Ganden, Trichen Lobzang Donyo served as the abbot of Reting (rwa sgreng) and Rinchen Ling (rin chen gling) monasteries where he taught the monks until his death, at the age of seventy seven in 1678, the earth-horse year of the eleventh sexagenary cycle ...

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The Ninety-first Ganden Tripa, Lobzang Gyeltsen (dga' ldan khri pa 91 blo bzang rgyal mtshan) was born in Yara, Kham (khams ya ra) in the mid nineteenth century ...

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The Forty-first Ganden Tripa, Lobzang Gyeltsen (dga' ldan khri pa 41 blo bzang rgyal mtshan) was born in Tsetang (rtse thang) in either 1600, the iron-mouse year of the tenth sexagenary cycle, or 1599, the earth-pig year of the tenth sexagenary cycle. ...

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The Third Chesho, Lobzang Jangchub Tenpai Dronme was born in Tsongkha (tsong kha) area, near Kumbum (sku 'bum) monastery, in 1861, the iron-bird year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Seventy-ninth Ganden Tripa, Lobzang Jinpa (dga' ldan khri pa 79 blo bzang sbyin pa) was born in Nangzang in Kham (mdo stod snang bzang) in the early nineteenth century, the late thirteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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... During the tenure he served as tutor to the Twelfth Dalai Lama, Trinle Gyatso (ta la'i bla ma 'phrin las rgya mtsho, 1857-1875), and performed the duty of abbot during his ordination. ...

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The Seventy-fourth Ganden Tripa, Lobzang Lhundrub (dga' ldan khri pa 74 blo bzang lhun grub) was born in Gyelrong Tsako Choktse (rgyal rong tsha kho mchog rtse) in 1782, the water-tiger year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Sixty-second Ganden Tripa, Lobzang Monlam (dga' ldan khri rabs 62 blo bzang smon lam) was born at a place called Tronang (pro snang) in Gyalmo Tsawarong (rgyal mo tsha ba rong) in Amdo, in 1729, the earth-bird year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle ...

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Lobzang Neten Tsondru (blo bzang gnas brtan brtson 'grus) was born to a Mongolian tribe called Balshul in 1696, the fire-mouse year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle ...

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Lobzang Nyendrak (blo bzang snyan grags) was born in Amdo in a place near Tsedo Tashi Chodzong (rtse mdo bkra shis chos rdzong) in 1718, the earth-dog year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Eighty-ninth Ganden Tripa, Lobzang Nyendrak Gyatso (dga' ldan khri pa 89 blo bzang snyan grags rgya mtsho) was born in Drayab in Kham (khams brag g.yab) in the second quarter of the nineteen century ...

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The Ninth Ganden Tripa,Trichen Lobzang Nyima (dga' ldan khri pa 09 blo bzang nyi ma) was born in Tsongkha in Amdo (mdo smad tsong kha) in 1439, the water-sheep year of the eighth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Sixth Hortsang Sertri Lobzang Pelden Gyatso (hor tshang gser khri 06 blo bzang dpal ldan rgya mtsho) was born in the clan of Trokho Numai Pelshul (khro kho nu ma'i dpal shul gyi rigs) in Darlung (dar lung) near Yumik (g.yu rmig) in Amdo in 1913, the water-ox year of the fifteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Third Gyara Tulku, Lobzang Puntsok Namgyel (rgya ra sprul sku 03 blo bzang phun tshogs rnam rgyal) was born in 1646, fire-dog year of the eleventh sexagenary cycle, in Dza-gyud Dou in Chamdo (chab mdo'i rdza rgyud sdu)

At the age of three Lobzang Puntsok Namgyel was brought to Drugu Tang (gru gu thang sgrub sde, a monastery founded by the First Gyara Tulku Drubchen Sherab Puntsok (rgya ra 01 grub chen shes rab phun tshogs 1566-1632) in 1622 and the main seat of his incarnation line ...

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The First Tukwan Lobzang Rabten (thu'u bkwan 01 blo bzang rab brtan) was born into the Tukwan (thu'u bkwan) clan in Tso-ngon (mtsho sngon; Kokonor) in Amdo in the beginning of seventeenth century ...

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The Sixty-fourth Ganden Tripa, Lobzang Tashi (dga' ldan khri pa 64 blo bzang bkra shis) was born in Trehor (tre hor) in Kham in 1739, the earth-sheep year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle ...

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... Among his teachers there were Jamyang Tubten Gyatso (jam dbyangs thub bstan rgya mtsho, 1866-1928), the fifty-fifth abbot; Lobzang Tenpai Gyeltsen (blo bzang bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan, 1858/1859-1915), the fifty-eighth abbot of the monastery; and Yongdzin Paṇḍita, Lobzang Pelden (yongs 'dzin paNDi ta blo bzang dpal ldan, 1880/1881-1944).

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The Eighth Gyara Tulku, Lobzang Tendzin Chokyi Wangchuk (rgya ra sprul sku 08 lo bzang bstan 'dzin chos kyi dbang phyug) was born in Drayab (brag gyab) in Kham in 1918, the earth-horse year of the fifteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Third Zamtsa Sertri Lobzang Trinle Gyatso (zam tsha gser khri 03 blo bzang phrin las rgya mtsho) was born in 1822, the year of iron-snake in the fourteenth sexagenary cycle, into the Mongolian family of Surukchin Tsongon-tsang (su rug chin mtsho sngon tshang) ...

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... As a child he was recognized as the reincarnation of Fourth Taktser (stag mtsher 04), about whom nothing is known, not even his name

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The Eighty-fifth Ganden Tripa, Lobzang Tsultrim Pelden (dga' ldan khri pa 85 blo bzang tshul khrims dpal ldan) was born in Tolung Ragkor (stod lung rag skor) in 1839, the earth-pig year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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... The Seventh Dalai Lama, Kelzang Gyatso (skal bzang rgya mtsho, 1708-1757) identified him as the reincarnation of the Third Zhabdrung Karpo, Lobzang Tenpai Gyeltsen (blo bzang bstan pai rgyal mtshan, 1660-1728).

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The Second Kondor Tulku, Lobzang Wangchuk (dkon rdor sprul sku 02 blo bzang dbang phyug) was born in Nangchen (nang chen) in 1689, the earth snake year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle ...

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... 1921), a Kham-based trader who built the Pangdatsang family into one of the largest firms of early twentieth century Tibet, and his wife Nyi Karma (nyi kar ma) of the Drongmetsang (grong smad tshang) family of Markham (rmar khams) ...

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The Fifth Paṇchen Lama, Lobzang Yeshe (paN chen 02 blo bzang ye shes) was born in 1663, on the fifteenth day of seventh month of the water-rabbit year of the eleventh sexagenary cycle in Tobgyel (thob rgyal) in Tsang



Soon after the enthronement, the prominent teacher Lobzang Tendzin (blo bzang bstan 'dzin, d.u.), was invited to tutor Lobzang Yeshe in basic writing and reading



Thus in August of 1697 Paṇchen Lobzang Yeshe met the reincarnation of the Fifth Dalai Lama at Tendzin Palace in Santse (san rtse) county and made a number of offerings ...

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Tenpa Rabgye, the Second Reting Rinpoche (rwa sgreng rin po che 02 bstan pa rab rgyas), was born in Litang (li thang), in 1759, the earth-hare year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Thirtieth Ganden Tripa, Lodro Gyatso (dga' ldan khri pa 30 blo gros rgya mtsho) was born at Taklung Drak in Tolung (stod lung mda' stag lung brag) in 1546, the fire-horse year of the ninth sexagenary cycle ...

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When he was eight Drub Tashi received the lay vows of upāsaka from Yonten Chogyel (yon tan chos rgyal, d.u.), abbot of the royal monastery, Tubchen Dargyeling (thub chen dar rgyal gling) ...

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The Ninth Dalai Lama, Lungtok Gyatso (ta la'i bla ma 09 rgyal ba lung rtogs rgya mtsho) was born with several auspicious signs in a small village located near the Denchokor Monastery (ldan chos 'khor dgon) in Kham in 1805, on the first day of the twelfth month of the wood-ox year in the thirteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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Rinchen Chok (rin chen mchog) was born in Penyul ('phan yul), in U (dbus), into the Ma (rma) clan ...

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The life story of Machik Labdron (ma gcig labs sgron) has been recounted in several different Tibetan hagiographies (rnam thar), with considerable differences among them

Machik's principal male disciples included her heart son Gyelwa Dondrub, also known as Gyelwa Drubche (rgyal ba grub che), who became a lineage holder of her teachings

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... According to a religious history by the Fourth Drukchen, Pema Karpo (brug chen 04 padma dkar po, 1527-1592), Zhang Lotsāwa received the transmission from her only after he took complete ordination ...

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In the Kathmandu Valley, Marpa encountered a large gaṇacakra ritual feast officiated by the Nepalese teachers Chitherpa and Paiṇḍapa, both disciples of the great Bengali adept Nāropa

After twelve years away, Marpa returned to Tibet once again accompanied by Nyo Lotsāwa ...

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Marpa Sherab Yeshe (smar pa shes rab ye shes) was born in a place in Markham (smar khams) called Rusho Gegye Jemai Long (ru shod dge rgyas bye ma'i klong), the youngest of three children

In 1165, Sherab Yeshe returned to Kham and, in 1167, founded Sho Monastery (sho dgon) in Markham ...

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Mel Lotsāwa Lodro Drakpa (mal lo tsA ba blo gros grags pa, d.u.) was an important translator during the Second Propagation, primarily involved in the Mahākāla and Cakrasaṃvara tantric traditions. ...

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... In 1358 he also traveled with Chokle Namgyel to U, and, as they were returning to Tsang, Lodro Gyeltsen was offered the Menchu Hermitage (sman chu) ...

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According to Tsangnyon Heruka's account, Milarepa's ancestors were nomads of the Khyungpo (khyung po) clan from the northern region of the “central horn,” (dbus ru) one of two administrative regions of Tibet's central province (dbus)

When the boy turned seven, his father was stricken with a fatal illness and prepared a final testament that entrusted his wife, children, and wealth to the care of Milarepa's paternal uncle and aunt, providing that Milarepa regain his patrimony once he reached adulthood



Milarepa eventually reached Lhodrak where he met a heavyset plowman standing in his field



Milarepa returned to his homeland for a brief period and then retired to a series of retreats nearby

Milarepa spent the rest of his adult life practicing meditation in seclusion and teaching groups of disciples mainly through spontaneous songs of realization (mgur)

... How sad.
People invested in things of life's round—
I reflect and reflect and again and again I despair.
They engage and engage and stir up from their depths so much torment.
They whirl and they whirl and are cast in the depths of life's round.

Those dragged on by karma, afflicted with anguish like this—
What to do? What to do? There's no cure but the dharma.
Lord Akṣobhya in essence, Vajradhara,
Bless this beggar to stay in mountain retreat.

In the town of impermanence and illusion
A restless visitor to these ruins is afflicted with anguish.
In the environs of Gungtang, a wondrous landscape,
Grasslands that fed yaks, sheep, cattle, and goats
Are nowadays taken over by harmful spirits.
These too are examples of impermanence and illusion,
Examples that call me, a yogin, to practice.

This home of four pillars and eight beams
Nowadays resembles a lion's upper jaw.
The manor of four corners, four walls, and a roof, making nine
These too are examples of impermanence and illusion,
Examples that call me, a yogin, to practice.



This fertile field Orma Triangle
Nowadays is a tangle of weeds.
My cousins and family relations
Nowadays rise up as an army of foes.
These too are examples of impermanence and illusion,
Examples that call me, a yogin, to practice.
My good father Mila Shergyal
Nowadays, of him no trace remains.
My mother Nyangtsa Kargyen
Nowadays is a pile of bare bones.
These too are examples of impermanence and illusion,
Examples that call me, a yogin, to practice.

My family priest Konchok Lhabüm
Nowadays works as a servant.
The sacred text Ratnakūṭa
Nowadays serves as a nest for vermin and birds.
These too are examples of impermanence and illusion,
Examples that call me, a yogin, to practice.

My neighboring uncle Yungyal
Nowadays lives among hostile enemies.
My sister Peta Gonkyi
Has vanished without leaving a trace.
These too are examples of impermanence and illusion,
Examples that call me, a yogin, to practice.

Lord Akṣobhya in essence, compassionate one,
Bless this beggar to stay in mountain retreat. ...

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Jaganmitrānanda/Mitrayogin is also famous for his Letter to King Candra (candrarājalekha) which is quoted extensively in the middle section of Tsongkhapa's (tsong kha pa, 1357-1419) Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path (lam rim chen mo) ...

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In addition to the masters mentioned above, Konchok Gyeltsen's teachers also included Peljor Sherab (dpal 'byor shes rab, d.u.), Kunga Pel (kun dga' dpal, d.u.), Yakton Sanggye Pel (g.yag ston sangs rgyas dpal, 1348-1414), Rongton Sheja Kunrig (rong ston shes bya kun rig, 1367-1449) and most importantly, Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (ngor chen kun dga' bzang po, 1382-1456), with whom he studied the Cakrasaṃvara and Hevajra Tantras, as well as the Six Unions of the Kālacakra Tantra.

Konchok Gyeltsen also founded Linga Dewachen Monastery (gling dga' bde ba chen) in 1437 and Musu Yama Monastery (mus su ya ma dgon) in 1459. ...

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Namgyel Draksang (rnam rgyal grags bzang) was born in the ruling family of Ngamring (ngam ring) in the Jang (byang) district of Tsang

From a young age Namgyel Draksang engaged in intensive studies under masters such as Lochen Jangchup Tsemo (lo chen byang chub rtse mo, 1303-1380), Ka Ngapa Peljor Sherab (bka' lnga pa dpal 'byor shes rab), the Indian Mahāpaṇḍita Vanaratna, and Bodong Paṇchen Chokle Namgyel (bo dong paN chen phyogs las rnam rgyal, 1376-1451) ...

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Namgyel Gonpo was born in Ngamring (ngam ring) in the province of Lato Jang (la stod byang) in the earth-rabbit year, 1399 ...

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Following his education he a substitute abbot (mkhan tshab) at the then-Sakya monastery  Ngamring Chode (ngam ring chos sde) for many years

... Furthermore, he carried out many repairs and restorations of the main assembly hall at Jonang, the ecclesiatical residence, and the nearby retreat sites of Dewachen (bde ba can), Kyipuk Deden (skyid phug bde ldan), and Khacho Deden (mkha' spyod bde ldan). ...

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The First Moktsa Tulku, Rigdzin Namkha Chowang (rmog rtsa 01 rig 'dzin nam mkha' chos dbang) was born in Moktsa (rmog rtsa), into a family named Sheputsang (she po tshang), probably around the first quarter of eighteenth century ...

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The Second Ngago Lama, Namka Sengge (rnga rgod 02 nam mkha' seng ge) was born in 1712 in a village named Sewodo (ser bo mdo) in Sangchu, Amdo, in the vicinity of Ngok Gyelmo (rngog rgyal mo) monastery ...

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He was one of the co-authors, together with Kawa Peltsek (ska ba dpal brtsegs), of the Denkarma (ldan dkar ma) catalog of Buddhist scriptures done in the early ninth century under imperial orders. ...

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Namtrul Namkha Yeshe (rnam sprul nam mkha’ ye shes) was born in 1446 in the region of Makhuk (rma khug) and belonged to the Dru (‘dru) clan ...

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Dorje Dudjom (rdo rje bdud 'joms) was born into the Nanam clan (sna nam), in Tsangrong (gtsang rong) ...

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Yeshe De (ye shes sde) was born into the Nanam clan (sna nam) and became one of the three foremost translators of the imperial era



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Nangdzse Dorje (nyang snang mdzad rdo rje) was born in the hamlet of Nyang in Rebkong (reb kong), Amdo ...

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... Judging by his epithet "Nartangpa" he was associated with the Kadam Nartang Monastery ...

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Naza Drakpukpa Sonam Pel (na bza' brag phug pa bsod nams dpal) was a student of Zhangton Konchok Pel (zhang ston dkon mchog dpal, 1250-1317), from whom he received the Lamdre teachings ...

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He took complete ordination at the age of twenty-five from another Sakya master, Sonam Lhundrub (bsod nams lhun grub, 1441/1456-1525/1532) at a monastery called Samdrub Ling (bsam 'grub gling)



Ngari Paṇchen and Lekden Dorje then proceeded to Samye Monastery where they stayed for seven days in a nomadic tent performing rituals that included an extensive land blessing ceremony ...

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The Ninteenth Ganden Tripa, Ngawang Chodrak (dga' ldan khripa 19 ngag dbang chos grags) was born in Tolung Dai Ngozhi (stod lung mda'i dngos gzhi) in 1501, the iron-bird year of the eighth sexagenary cycle ...

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...  TBRC W22361

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The Second Tukwan, Ngawang Chokyi Gyatso (thu'u bkwan 02 Ngag dbang chos kyi rgya mtsho) was born in Amdo in 1680, the iron-monkey year of the eleventh sexagenary cycle ...

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Jetsun Ngawang Jampa was always closely in touch with the Fifth Paṇchen Lama and the Seventh Dalai Lama whom he visited frequently and made maṇḍala offerings, and they often ate together ...

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The Seventy-third Ganden Tripa, Ngawang Jampel Tsultrim Gyatso (dga' ldan khri pa 73 ngag dbang 'jam dpal tshul khrims rgya mtsho) was born in Chone, Amdo (mdo smad co ne) in 1792, the water-mouse year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle

{C}{C}Ngawang Lobzang Tenpai Gyeltsen (ngag dbang blo bzang bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan, 1844-1919/1920), who was born in Chone and who served as the Eighty-seventh Ganden Tripa, was identified as his reincarnation. ...

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The Sixth Zhiwa Lha, Ngawang Jigme Khenrab Tendzin Trinle (zhi ba lha 06 ngag dbang 'jigs med mkhyen rab bstan 'dzin 'phrin las) was born in 1864, the wood-mouse year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle, in Gazi Wangkar in Drayab (brag gyab ga zi wang dkar)

The Ninth Pakpa Lha, Ngawang Lobzang Jigme Tenpai Gyeltsen ('phags pa lha 09 ngag dbang blo bzang 'jigs med bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan, 1849-1900), who was serving as the twenty-seventh abbot of Chamdo Jampa Ling, passed away suddenly at the age of fifty-two, while on pilgrimage at Samye Monastery ...

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... His hagiography recounts how the Fourth Jebtsundamba blessed and entrusted Ngawang Khedrub as his representative when he was about to travel to Wutai Shan ...

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Ngakchang Ngawang Kunga Rinchen (sngags 'chang ngag dbang kun dga' rin chen) was born at Tsedong in 1517, into the branch of the Khon family line based at the Ducho Labrang (dus mchod bla brang)



In 1534, at the age of sixteen, Kunga Rinchen ascended to the seat of Sakya as the twenty-third throne-holder, holding that office for fifty years, until his death in 1584. ...

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The Fifth Dalai Lama studied with many of the leading lamas of his day; his record of received teachings (gsan yig) fills four volumes



In his autobiography, a work that is highly revisionist, the Dalai Lama wrote that Sonam Chopel secretly requested Gushri to follow his invasion of Kham with an attack on Tsang, thereby wiping out completely all rivals to Geluk dominance of Tibet



In 1651 the Dalai Lama received an invitation from the Qing Emperor Shunzhi (順治 r



The effect of the Beijing meeting was almost immediate



The Fifth Dalai Lama did not submit entirely to pressure from within the Geluk establishment to utterly eliminate all other religious traditions

He founded many monasteries, including Tarpa Ling Monastery in Chushur near Lhasa ...

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Unlike his predecessors the Ninth Pakpa Lha trained at Chamdo rather than in Lhasa, learning reading and writing and undergoing his advanced studies in the traditional sutra and tantra ...

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The Eighty-seventh Ganden Tripa, Ngawang Lobzang Tenpai Gyeltsen (dga' ldan khri pa 87 ngag dbang blo bzang bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan) was born in Chone in Amdo (mdo smad co ne) in 1864, the wood-dragon year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Sixty-sixth Ganden Tripa, Ngawang Nyendrak (dga' ldan khri pa 66 ngag dbang snyan grags) was born in Jakhyung in Amdo (mdo smad bya khyung) in 1746, the fire-tiger year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle ...

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Following the victory of Gushri Khan (1582-1655) and the Qoshud Mongol army over the forces of the King of Tsang in 1642, a central Tibetan government was established with power initially shared between the Fifth Dalai Lama and the Qoshud Mongols

... In 1703, Lhazang Khan (lha bzang khang, d.1717) murdered his brother Vangjal and became ruler of the Qoshud Mongols

The political situation in Tibet was further complicated by the Sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso's (tA la'i bla ma 06 tshangs dbyangs rgya mtsho, 1683-1706) refusal to take control of the government

In 1717 Ngawang Rinchen and his brother were able to go to Amdo, where they were received by the Seventh Dalai Lama, Kelzang Gyatso (tA la'i bla ma 07 bskal bzang rgya mtsho, 1708-1757) at Kumbum Monastery (sku 'bum) ...

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Ngawang Tashi (ngag dbang bkra shis) was born in Nyalung Village in Rebkong (reb kong), in 1678, the earth-horse year of the eleventh sexagenary cycle ...

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Ngawang Tendzin Gyatso (ngag dbang bstan 'dzin rgya mtsho) was born at Paro in 1883, the female water sheep year ...

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The Second Gungtang, Ngawang Tenpai Gyeltsen (gung thang 02 ngag dbang bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan) was born at a small town called Cha near Ganden Monastery (dga' ldan gyi nye 'dabs cha) in U in 1727, the year of fire-sheep of the twelfth sexagenary cycle. ...

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The Eighth Chakra Tulku, Ngawang Tenpai Jungne Trinle Chokyi Gyeltsen (lcags ra sprul sku 08 ngag dbang bstan pa'i 'byung gnas 'phrin las  chos kyi rgyal mtshan) was born in Robzho Pel in Chamdo region (chab mdo khul rob zho), in 1861, the iron-bird year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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Among his students were Tsewang Tendzin (tshe dbang bstan 'dzin), and Lhakyab Mergen Deiching (lha skyabs me rgan dai ching). ...

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The Sixth Chakra Tulku, Ngawang Trinle Pelzang (lcags ra sprul sku 06 ngag dbang 'phrin las dpal bzang) was born in 1730, the iron-dog year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle in Olkha Zongche Drong ('ol kha rdzong phyi'i grong) ...

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The Seventh Zhiwa Lha, Ngawang Trinle Tendzin Khenrab (zhi ba lha 07 ngag dbang 'dzin 'phrin las bstan 'dzin mkhyen rab) was born in 1925, the wood-ox year of the fifteenth sexagenary cycle, in the Dakpo region (dwags po khul) ...

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Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (ngor chen kun dga' bzang po) was born in 1382 at Sakya Monastery in Tibet



At age twenty-five, after Yeshe Gyeltsen passed away, Kunga Zangpo traveled to Shang Chokor Gang (shangs chos 'khor sgang) to study with Kyabchok Pelzang (skyabs mchog dpal bzang, d.u.)



When Kunga Zangpo was twenty-nine, he went to Sabzang Monastery (sa bzang dgon) and took up a position of authority, offering his students a broad range of religious instruction including commentaries on texts, empowerments and reading transmissions, and ordination ceremonies



Kunga Zangpo's many students included the next seven abbots of Ngor, or Ngor Khenchen: Muchen Sempa Chenpo Konchok Gyeltsen (mus chen sems dpa' chen po dkon mchog rgyal mtshan, 1388-1469), Jamyang Sherab Gyatso ('jam dbyangs shes rab rgya mtsho, c.1396-1474), Kunga Wangchuk (kun dga' dbang phyug, 1424-1478), Pelden Dorje (dpal ldan rdo rje, 1411-1482), Gorampa Sonam Sengge (go rams pa bsod nams seng ge, 1429-1489), and Konchok Pelwa (dkon mchog 'phel ba, 1445-1514) ...

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Ngulchu Dharmabhadra (dngul chu d+harma b+ha dra) was born at Rongto Chukmo in Tsang Yeru (gtsang gyas ru'i cha rong stod phyug mo) in 1772, the water-dragon year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle

Responding with deep sorrow to the death, within a year, of his brother, mother, and maternal aunt, at the age of nineteen Lobzang Tsering sought out the life on a true renunciate, and moved to Ngulchu Hermitage (dngul chu ri khrod) where, at the age of twenty, he received the vows of fully ordained monk from Lobpon Yeshe Peldrup (slob dpon ye shes dpal grub, d.u.)

... He then decided to pursue further studies and, between the age of twenty-two and thirty-two he frequently resided at Tashilhunpo (bkra bshis lhun po), the seat monastery of the Paṇchen Lamas ...

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[1] TOH: 1436 - BCRD, BDRC; TOH: 2033 - BCRD, BDRC; TOH: 2034 - BCRD, BDRC.

[3] TOH: 2463 - BCRD, BDRC

[10] TOH: 1436 - BCRD, BDRC; TOH: 2033 - BCRD, BDRC; TOH: 2034 - BCRD, BDRC.

[13] TOH: 3970 - BCRD, BDRC.

[16] TOH: 3409 - BCRD, BDRC.

[17] BDRC, ACIP.

[18] Buddhist Canon Research Database (BCRD) and Dan Martin's Tibskrit  both name Drakpa Gyeltsen as the Tibetan translator of this text.

[22] See TOH: 3140 - BCRD, BDRC

[24] For example, TOH: 3142 - BCRD, BDRC. ...

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Despite the alleged demise of Buddhism in Tibet following Langdarma's reign and assassination, Nubchen continued his work, composing several treatises, including the Munpai Gocha (mun pa'i go cha), an important early commentary on the Gonpa Dupai Do that had a significant impact on the formation of the Nyingma school. ...

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Nyak is known to have combined in one person the “four great rivers of transmitted precepts” (bka'i chu babs chen po bzhi) derived from the great masters Padmasambhava, Vimalamitra, Vairocana, and Yudra Nyingpo (g.yu sgra snying po)

His reincarnations included Charrong Eyi Menpa (byar rong e yi sman pa) in the twelfth century and Ramo Shelman (ra mo shel sman) in the thirteenth century. ...

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Nyangrel constructed a small hermitage at a relatively desolate place known as Mawochok (smra bo lcogs) in Lhodrak



Nyangrel remains best known for revealing The Copper Palace (bka' thang zangs gling ma), the first complete hagiography of Padmasambhava ...

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Nyawon Kunga Pel (nya dbon kun dga' dpal) was born in 1285 into the royal family of Gyantse in the Nyang region of Tsang ...

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... 1921), a Khampa trader who built the Pangdatsang family into one of the great trading firms of early twentieth century Tibet ...

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Nyo Gyelwa Lhanangpa Sanggye Rinchen (gnyos rgyal ba lha nang pa sangs rgyas rin chen) was the only child of both of his two parents, he had two half brothers and two half sisters ...

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Odren Pelgyi Wangchuk ('o bran dpal gyi dbang phyug) was born in Oyukdar ('o yug mdar), a son of the Odren clan ...

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Oluk Darhan Nangso was the title given to a Tibetan missionary monk whose name remains unknown ...

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... His most important disciple was Lochen Ratnabhadra (lo chen rat+na bha dra, 1489-1563). ...

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The Second Chonyi Gyatso, Orgyen Jamyang (chos nyid rgya mtsho 02 o rgyan 'jam dbyangs), the reincarnation of Chopa Lugu (gcod pa lu gu, d.u.) was born in the eighteenth century as a nephew to Sonam Namgyel of Dzaka Monastery (dzaHka bsod nams rnam rgyal, d.u.), located relatively close to Katok itself. ...

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Dampa is said to have travelled to Tibet on either three, five or seven occasions, spending varying amounts of time during each visit



Dampa is associated with the area of Dingri in south Tsang where he spent much of his time



According to some Tibetan histories, Dampa taught Chod to Machik Labdron (ma gcig lab sgron, 1055-1149), who is generally said to have originated the teaching



His teachings came to be characterized in three lineages: Early, Intermediate and Late ...

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Padmākaravarma was an eleventh century Kashmiri paṇḍita ...

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In addition to the above-mentioned biographical snippets, the Dunhuang archive also contains a lengthy commentary titled the Lotus Garland Synopsis (padma 'phreng gi don bsdus pa), a commentary on the Mahāyoga tantra known as the Noose of Methods (thabs kyi zhags pa)



Many of these themes are picked up and developed in subsequent biographies ...

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Pajo Drukgom Zhikpo (pha jo 'brug sgom zhig po) was born the youngest of five children, in Kham, with the childhood name Dondrub Gyeltsen (don grub rgyal mtshan) ...

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... Other sources have them named Tsangpa Peldrak (gtsang pa dpal grags) and Tsangmo Rinchen Gyen (gtsang mo rin chen rgyan)

... His one younger brother, (or, according to some sources, his cousin) later known by the name Dampa Deshek (dam pa bde gshegs, 1122-1192), would found a very important early Nyingma monastery in Kham called Katok (kaH thog)



When Pakmodrupa was about twenty years old, taking with him a few turquoises for financing, he made the very long journey to the central parts of Tibet



A hermit in an area to the east of city of Tsetang (rtses thang), a place called Pakmodru (phag mo gru) which means ‘Sow Crossing,' handed over to him his meditation hut

The persons who rely [on these philosophies]
may have achieved certainty through their own intellects
in their various diverse views,
but since they have neither understood nor realized these
through meditation practice,
theirs are views devoid of realization.

Not just for three limitless eons,
but even for a million they may follow their procedures.
Still, there is no squeezing oil from husks.
They may plow and hoe the winter ground,
but come spring there will be no result.
Those who want to go east
waste their steps going west.
People suffering from the sweltering heat
desire shade, but surely, if they go again and again
to bask by the bonfire,
they will just go on suffering from the heat.



When Pakmodrupa died in 1170, the event is said to have been accompanied by a number of wondrous signs of his sainthood

... The most important and the best known of these lineages or schools were the Drukpa Kagyu, which came from his disciple Lingrepa Pema Dorje (gling ras pa pad+ma rdo rje, 1128-1188); the Drigung Kagyu, which came from Jikten Gonpo Rinchen Pel ('jig rten mgon po rin chen dpal, 1143-1217); and the Taklung Kagyu from Taklungtangpa Tashi Pel (stag lung thang pa bkra shis dpal, 1142-1209/1210)

... The other five disciples who are credited with establishing separate traditions of Kagyu traditions (or for being the teachers to the founders) are: Marpa Sherab Yeshe (smar pa shes rab ye shes, 1135-1203), founder of the Martsang Kagyu; Gyergom Tsultrim Sengge (gyer sgom tshul khrims seng+ge, 1144-1204), founder of the Shukseb Kagyu; Gyeltsa Rinchen Gon (rgyal tsha rin chen mgon, 1118-1195), founder of Tropu Monastery, the seat of the Tropu Kagyu initiated by his disciple, Tropu Lotsāwa Jampa Pel (khro phu lo tsA ba byams pa dpal, c.1172-1225/1236); Yabzang Choje Chokyi Monlam (g.ya' bzang chos rje chos kyi smon lam, 1169-1223), founder of the Yabzang Kagyu; and Yelpa Yeshe Tsek (yel pa ye shes brtsegs, 1134-1194), founder of the Yelpa Kagyu. ...

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The Fourth Zhiwa Lha, Pakpa Gelek Gyeltsen (zhi ba lha 04 'phags pa dge legs rgyal mtshan), was born in 1720, the iron-mouse year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle, in Drayab Gau Shodo (brag gyab ga'u shod mdo), in Kham ...

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Once Pakpa was settled at Khubilai's court, he gained a significant degree of influence and authority



In 1264 Khubilai Khan sent Pakpa and his brother back to Tibet to convince Tibetans to accept Mongol rule



Pakpa was able to use the power and other resources of his position to further his uncle's scholarly and cultural projects ...

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Paṇchen Bumdrak Sumpa (paN chen 'bum phrag gsum pa) was born in Yeru Khangmar Drakung (g.yas ru khang dmar brag khung) ...

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Little is known about Parpuwa Lodro Sengge's (par/spar phu ba blo gros seng+ge) youth aside from that he was born at Dra (gra) in Yoru (g.yo ru), a child of the Ngen (rngan) clan, and that he was a prodigious student ...

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While Gyelwai Nyugu first introduced Patrul to the nature of mind, Patrul's full-blown awakening to unobstructed awareness (zang thal gyi rig pa) came at the hands of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje (mdo mkhyen brtse 'jigs med ye shes rdo rjes, 1800-1866) ...

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Pelden Chokdrub (dpal ldan mchog grub) was born in 1454, the wood-dog year of the eighth sexagenary cycle, in Kongpo, a place called Drakchi Lateng Khai Nyang-chip, (kong po brag ci la stang kha'i nyang cib) ...

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The Third Chonyi Gyatso, Pelden Dorje (chos nyid rgya mtsho 03, dpal ldan rdo rje), the reincarnation of Orgyen Jamyang, the Second Chonyi Gyatso (chos nyid rgya mtsho 02 o rgyan 'jam dbyangs, d.u.) was born in the eighteenth century ...

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... Gyume Lobpon Ngawang Chokden (rgyud med slob dpon ngag dbang mchog ldan; the Fifty-fourth Ganden Tripa?) collected a bright red piece of iron in the shape of a norbu gakyil (nor bu dga' 'khyil), a highly prized jewel ...

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At first, Pelden Tsultrim stayed at Sakya and engaged himself in studying the Tantra Trilogy of Hevajra (kye rdor rgyud gsum)



At age twenty-three, in 1355, Pelden Tsultrim went to Jangchub Dzong (byang chub rdzong) in Tsamorong (tsha mo rong), where he engaged himself for a period of three years in religious practice ...

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Pelgyi Sengge (dpal gyi seng ge) was born in Lodrak (lho brag) into the Shupu clan (shud phu), the same clan as King Tri Songdetsen (khri srong lde'u btsan) ...

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... For example, in the final lines of his History of the Yamāntaka Lineage, Khontonpa refers to himself as “Peljor Lhundrub, a Khon monk, who, though born into the Mañjuśrī Khon lineage of the glorious Sakyapas, came to understand and to have faith in the texts of the omniscient Lobzang Drakpa [i.e., Tsongkhapa].” The Dalai Lama also asserted that Khontonpa was a reincarnation of Geluk patriarchs Jamchen Choje Shakya Yeshe (byams chen chos rje shAkya ye shes, 1354-1435) and of Chokyi Gyeltsen (chos kyi rgyal mtshan, 1469-1544), the writer of the Sera Je textbooks.

... The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism

... "The Life of Khöntön Peljor Lhündrub." In Dalai Lama, Khonton Peljor Lhundrub, and José Cabezón, Meditations on the Nature of Mind

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According to the legend of the Khandro Nyingtik, King Tri Songdetsen's daughter, Princess Pema Tsel (pad+ma rtsal), died when she was eight years old ...

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... smyos / myos) lineage, said to have emerged in Tibet from divine ancestry before arriving in Bhutan via the son of Jikten Gonpo ('jig rten mgon po, 1143-1217), the founder of the Drigung Kagyu tradition

Pema Lingpa's legend has it that his previous incarnations were Lhachik Pemasel (lha gcig pad+ma gsal, d.u.), daughter of the Tibetan king Tri Songdetsen (khri srong lde brtsan, 742-796) ...

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... Around 1820, at Tsurpu Monastery (mtshur phu) he gave teachings and ordination to the Fourteenth Karmapa, Tekchok Dorje (theg mchog rdo rje 1798/9-1868/9), who later came to Kham to continue to study with him. ...

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Pema Rangdol (pad ma rang grol) was born in Sabzang (sa bzang) in the Mongolian enclave of Sokpo (sog po), Amdo, in 1786. ...

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The Fifth Chonyi Gyatso, Pema Trinle (chos nyid rgya mtsho sku 'phreng 05, pad+ma phrin las) was born in the twentieth century as a nephew to Getse Gyurme Namgyel (dge rtse 03 'gyur med rnam rgyal, 1886-1952) ...

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... In the Himalayan Art Resources (image #90187), there is a painting of a worldly protector, Shangmo Bamo ...

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Rigdzin Pema Trinle (rigs 'dzin padma 'phrin las) was born into the noble Janak (bya nag) family at the private palace of Monkhar Namseling (mon mkhar rnam sras gling) on the south bank of the Tsangpo opposite Samye Monastery (bsam yas), which is still standing

... Because of the Fifth Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobzang Gyatso's (ta la'i bla ma 05 ngag dbang blo bzang rgya mtsho, 1617-1682) patronage of the Jangter (byang gter) tradition and of Dorje Drak (in contrast to other Nyingma lineages and institutions that had close ties to the defeated Tsang King), the Fifth Dalai Lama took a strong interest in the young Dorje Drak incarnation, protecting Dorje Drak and giving Pema Trinle refuge vows and, later, full ordination as well, bestowing on him the name Lobzang Pema Trinle (blo bzang pad+ma 'phrin las).

... In this capacity he served for decades as the chief ritual officiator of the new Tibetan state, presiding over elaborate ceremonies such as the final consecration of the Potala Palace (po ta la) and longevity rites for the young Sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso (tA la'i bla ma 06 tshangs dbyangs rgya mtsho, 1683-1706). ...

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Sources form the early nineteenth century give the incarnation line as follows: Gushri Pelden Dondrub (stag phu gu shrI dpal ldan don grub, 1382-1466) Zhangpo Chogyel Tendzin (zhang po chos rgyal bstan 'dzin, d.u.), Ngawang Chodrak Zangpo (ngag dbang chos grags bzang po, 1493-c.1559), Lobzang Tenpai Gyeltsen (blo bzang bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan, 1714-1762), Lobzang Chokyi Wangchuk (blo bzang chos kyi dbang phyug, 1765-c.1792) and Ngawang Lobzang Tendzin (ngag dbang blo bzang bstan 'dzin, b.1808) and Lobzang Dondrub (blo bzang don grub, d.u.) ...

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Pomdrakpa Sonam Dorje (spom brag pa bsod nams rdo rje) was born in 1170 in Drigyel Dampa Chopuk ('bri rgyal dam pa chos phyug)



Sonam Dorje once asked Sanggye Rechen who would carry on his teaching

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Potowa taught what were known as the Six Basic Texts of the Kadampa: the Mahāyānasutra-alamkara, the Bodhisattvabhumi, the Shikshasamuccaya, the Bodhisattva-avatara, the Jataka, and the Udanavarga, as well as Atiśa's Bodhipatapradipa. ...

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... He took ordination at Gyel Lhakhang

... At Nyetang, he is said to have studied with Atīśa Dīpaṃkara (c.982-1054), and was one of Dromton Gyelwa Jungne's ('brom ston rgyal ba 'byung gnas, 1004/1005-1064) three main disciples, who together were known as the “three brothers” (sku mched rnam gsum)

... The other two were Potowa Rinchen Sel Chokle Namgyel (po to ba rin chen gsal phyogs las rnam rgyal, 1027/1031-1105) and Chennga Tsultrim Bar (spyan snga tshul khrims 'bar, 1038-1103)

... Puchungwa studied with Dromton for seven years at Reting.  The three brothers journeyed around Central Tibet widely spreading the Kadam teachings. ...

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Sumpa Zhabdrung Puntsok Namgyel (sum pa zhabs drung phun tshogs rman rgyal) was born in a small town called Sumpa near Gonlung Jampa Ling Monastery (dgon lung gi nye 'dabs sum pa grong tsho) in Tso-ngon in north-east Amdo, presumably in the second half of the seventeenth century ...

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Ra Lotsāwa Dorje Drak (rwa lo tsA ba rdo rje grags) was born in 1016, in Nyenam, in a place called Nangyul (snye nam / gnya' nang snang yul), on one of the most important Nepali-Tibetan trade routes

Ra Lotsāwa attended the Fire Dragon Religious Conference (me 'brug chos 'khor) that convened in 1076 under the sponsorship of King Tsede (mnga ' bdad rtse lde, d.u.), the nephew of the famous King Jangchub O (byang chub 'od, d.u.) of the Guge (gu ge) kingdom in western Tibet ...

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The Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje (karma pa 03 rang byung rdo rje) was born in 1284, on the eighth day of the first month of the wood-monkey year, in Tsa Pugang Zhurmo (tsa phu gangs zhur mo) His father, named Chopel (chos dpal), is described as a Nyingma practitioner; he is also said to have bestowed Zhije teachings on his son ...

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... 1921), a Khampa trader who built the Pangdatsang family into one of the great trading firms of early twentieth century Tibet, and his wife Nyi Karma (nyi kar ma), a member of the Drongmetsang (grong smad tshang) family of Markham (rmar khams) ...

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Ratna Lingpa (rat+na gling pa) was born in 1403 into a wealthy family in Drushul, Lhodrak (lho brak gru shul) ...

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This essay was adapted from Gathering The Elements: The Cult of the Wrathful Deity Vajrakīla according to the Texts of the Northern Treasures Tradition of Tibet ...

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Katok Rigdzin Tsewang Norbu (kaH thog rigs 'dzin tshe dbang nor bu) was born in Sangen Sowa (sa ngan bso ba), in Kham, into the Go (sgo) clan



The previous year Tsewang Norbu had traveled to Markham Wendzong (smar khams dben rdzong) to meet Zurmang Chetsang Sungrab Gyatso (zur mang che tshang gsung rab rgya mtsho, 17/18th century), whom Tsewang Norbu came to consider his second root lama



In 1733 both the Twelfth Karmapa and the Eighth Zharmapa died en route to China, and Tsewang Norbu became involved in the search for their replacements, attaining a heightened level of influence among the Kagyu community.  He continued his involvement in Tibetan politics and Karma Kagyu religious affairs for the next several decades, serving as representative in Ladakh for the King of Tibet, Polhane Sonam Tobgye (pho lha nas bsod nams stobs rgyas, 1689-1747), and successfully mediating the end of a conflict there.



Tsewang Norbu also avoided criticizing Sonam Deutsen, even as he singled out that lama's reincarnation, Drime Zhingkyong Gonpo (dri med zhing skyong mgon po), who had assumed abbacy of Katok in the mid eighteenth century and whom Tsewang Norbu blamed for the deteriorated state of the monastery's buildings ...

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Dechen Rigpai Reltri (bde chen rig pa'i ral gri) was born in 1830, the Iron-Tiger year, at Pema Rito (pad+ma ri mtho) in Golok (mgo log) ...

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... The Sadutshang family (sa 'du tshang) had substantial land-holdings in Kandze (dkar mdzes) and developed into a large trading firm with a Lhasa base in a manor house, Sadutshang, in the Banak Zhol (sbra nag zhol) neighborhood.

... Along with the Pangdatsang (spang mda' mtshang) family firm and the estate of the Fifth Reting Rinpoche, Tubten Jampel Yeshe Gyeltsen (rwa sgreng 05 thub bstan 'jam dpal ye shes bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan), they were referred to as the Reting-Pangda-Sadu triumvirate (re spom sa gsum). ...

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In Kashmir he met his first teacher, Śrāddhakaravarman, and began studying Sanskrit texts on philosophy and tantric practice ...

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Rokam Nyima Sherab (ro skam nyi ma shes rab) was born in 1139 in Lakyi Pulung Nyangkhang (glags kyi phu lung myang khang) of U

... He served in one of the battles fought by the followers of Zhang Yudrakpa Tsondru Drakpa (zhang g.yu brag pa brtson 'grus grags pa, 1123-1193) and then became the lama's attendant at Ngarpuk (ngar phug) ...

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The Third Changkya, Rolpai Dorje (lcang skya 03 rol pa'i rdo rje) was born in 1717 in the Drakkar territory of Nub Padmo De Monastery (nub padmo'i sde dgon) outside Liangzhou (lang gru), modern-day Wuwei

Rolpai Dorje was recognized as a reincarnation of the Second Changkya, Ngawang Lobzang Choden (lcang skya 02 ngag dbang blo bzang chos ldan, 1642-1714) in 1720 and brought to his monastic seat, Gonlung Jampa Ling (dgon lung byams pa gling), one of the four most important Geluk monasteries in Amdo. ...

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Rongton Sheja Kunrik (rong ston shes bya kun rig) was born into a Bonpo family from Gyelrong (rgyal mo rong), a region of Kham.  ...

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Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (sa chen kun dga' snying po) was the son of Khon Konchok Gyelpo ('khon dkon mchog rgyal po, 1034-1102), the first Sakya throne holder and the founder of Sakya monastery



At the age of twelve, under Bari Lotsāwa's guidance, Sachen did a six-month retreat on Mañjuśrī and reported a remarkable vision that inspired the now longstanding and widely practiced teaching known as Parting from the Four Attachments (zhen pa bzhi bral)



When Sachen was ready to receive the Lamdre (lam 'bras) teachings, which would become the core of the Sakya tradition, he sought out Zhangton Chobar (zhang ston chos 'bar, 1053-1135), a former student of Se Karchungba (se 'khar chung ba), also known as Seton Kunrik (se ston kun rig, 1029-1116)



Sachen followed this advice and over the course of the next eighteen years he meditated intensively on the sequential transmission he received from Zhangton Chobar



Sachen was purportedly the first to write down the previously oral Dorje Tsig Kang (rdo rje tshig rkang) or Vajra Verses, a foundational teaching of the Lamdre tradition that is attributed to Virupa and was transmitted to Tibet by Shakya Yeshe ...

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Śākyaśrībhadra was born in Daśobharā, in Kashmir, in 1127 (some sources have or 1145)

When Śākyaśrī was seventy-seven he was invited to Tibet by Tropu Lotsāwa Rinchen Sengge (khro phu lo tsA ba, 1173-1236?) who went to the Chumbi Valley in search of him; they met in a town called Vaneśvara



Śākyaśrī is said to have brought with him relics of the Buddha that his brother, Buddhacandra, is said to have received from a Sinhalese arhat

Early in his time in Tibet, possibly while still on his route to Tropu from Chumik (chu mig) in 1204, he met Sakya Paṇḍita Kunga Gyeltsen (sa skya paN Di ta kun dga' rgyal mtshan, 1182-1251), who was on his way to Kyangdur (rkyang 'dur) with funeral offerings following the death of his father, Pelchen Opo (dpal chen 'od po, 1150-1203)



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Samlo Lama Sanggye Tashi (bsam blo bla ma sangs rgyas bkra shis) was born in Drowo Lung (gro bo lung) in Lodrak (lho brag), in the thirteenth century ...

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The Fifty-seventh Ganden Tripa, Samten Puntsok (dga' ldan khri pa 57 bsam gtan phun tshogs) was born in the family of Khangsar Zhontsangpa (khang gsar gzhon tshang pa) at Lodar (lo mdar) in 1703, the water-sheep year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle ...

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During an absence from his monasteries, Sanggye Pel appointed the still-young Sanggye Jungne as abbot in his stead, despite the presence of his disciple Sanggye Peljor, the First Chakra Tulku, (lcags rwa 01 sangs rgyas dpal 'byor, 1629-1703) and other prominent disciples and senior lamas ...

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The First Chakra Tulku, Drubtob Sanggye Peljor (lcags ra sprul sku 01 grub thob sangs rgyas dpal 'byor), was born in 1449, the earth-snake year of the eighth sexagenary cycle ...

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Sanggye Puntsok (sangs rgyas phun tshogs) was born in 1649 into the Namru (gnam ru) clan, also known as the Khyungpo (khyung po), among which many Bon masters and some important Buddhist figures such as Milarepa (mi la ras pa, 1040-1123), Lowo Khenchen Sonam Lhundrub (glo bo mkhan chen bsod nams lhun grub, 1456-1532), and Jamyang Kunga Pelzang ('jam dbyangs kun dga' dpal bzang) had emerged

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The Twenty-seventh Ganden Tripa, Sanggye Rinchen (dga' ldan khri pa 27 sangs rgyas rin chen) was born in a nomad family in the grasslands of Lalo Dokde in Meldro (mal gror kla klo'i 'brog sde) in 1540, the iron-mouse year of the ninth sexagenary cycle.  At a young age he was admitted in the Nyakre House (nyag re khang tshan) of Shartse College (shar rtse grwa tshang) at Ganden Monastery (dga' ldan dgon). ...

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Sanggye Sengge began teaching at the age of twenty-five and quickly attracted many disciples



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Sanggye Wonpo Drakpa Pel (sangs rgyas dbon po grags pa dpal) was born in Yangsho Bongra (g.yang dhod bong ra steng) in Kham in 1251 into the Taklung Gazi (stag lung ga zi) clan



He thus left for Kham, taking with him a number of relics despite continued entreaties from the Taklung monks ...

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Sanggye Yarjon Sherab Lama (sangs rgyas yar byon shes rab bla ma) was born in Dongna in Bongra Teng (bong ra stengs kyi gdong sna), or, alternately, Chupak (chu phag), in 1203

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Sanggye Yeshe (sangs rgyas ye shes) was born in the Tsang Valley (gtsang rong) in Tibet in 1525, in a town called Drukgya (drug brgya), the youngest of four sons

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Although Sengge Sherab never held the throne of Ralung, he is considered part of the lineage because he trained with Nyima Sengge (nyi ma sengge, 1251-1287), the fourth abbot of the monastery and the third of the “Nine Incomparable Lions,” and among his disciples were Sengge Rinchen (seng+ge rin chen, 1242-1297), the fifth abbot of Ralung, and Pang Lotsāwa Lodro Tsenpa (dpang lo tsA ba blo gros brtan pa, 1276-1342), whom he ordained. ...

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Rabjampa Shakya Gyeltsen (rab 'byams pa shA kya rgyal mtshan) was born in the family of Joten Nangso Ngonpo (jo stan nang so sngon po)

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He also received teachings from Lama Zhang Namkha Rinchen (bla ma zhang nam mkha' rin chen) such as the empowerment of Hevajra, the reading transmission for the Hevajratantra and the ritual permission (rje gnang) for the "major and minor dharmapālas," that is, the two Mahākāla forms of Vajrapañjara and Four-faced Śrīmahākāla



In the eleventh month of that same year, Sharchen departed from Jonang and travelled to U (dbus) ...

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Sherab Gyatso (shes rab rgya mtsho) was born in 1803, the water-pig year of the thirteen sexagenary cycle, in Tsezhung (rtse gzhung) in eastern Amdo ...

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Jedrung Sherab Peltsek (rje drung shes rab dpal brtsegs) was the fourth and longest-serving throne holder of the of the Geluk monastery Chamdo Jampa Ling (chab mdo byams pa gling) in Chamdo, Kham ...

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Shongton Lotsāwa Dorje Gyeltsen (shong ston lo tsA ba rdo rje rgyal mtshan) was born in Tolho (stod lho) in the fourth decade of the thirteenth century ...

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... If the former dates are accurate, then he predates the great translator Rinchen Zangpo (rin chen bzang po, 958-1055) by almost a century

... Later, Chel Jungne Gyeltsen (dpyal 'byung gnas rgyal mtshan, twelfth century) learned of Smṛti's predicament, bought his freedom, and asked him to teach

Smṛti chose as his home the village of Serwok (gser 'og), on the banks of the Serden river (gser ldan 'bri klung). Jamgon Kongtul (jam mgon kong sprul, 1813-1899/1900), who visited the area many centuries later, praised it for its beauty and added that he came to believe that the place was blessed

Smṛti then traveled to Langtang (glang thang) in Denma ('dan ma), north of Derge (sde dge), and he moved into an old Tārā temple that was built in the imperial period, the Langtang Dolma Lhakhang (glang thang sgrol ma lha khang)

... Some sources state that he taught Ye Chenpo Sherab Drak (gyas chen po shes rab grags, 1127-1185) and Tingdzin Zangpo (ting 'dzin bzang po, twelfth to thirteenth century), but this would put Smṛti in the mid to late twelfth century, which seems too late

... Dromton Gyalwai Jungne ('brom ston rgyal ba'i 'byung gnas, 1004-1064), the founder of the Kadam tradition, is said to have studied Sanskrit grammar under Smṛti before going to central Tibet around 1030, and this seems plausible.

... Smṛti's small hut at Drentang appears to have become a hermitage (ri khrod) for monks, now known as Drentang Monastery (dran thang dgon) and  the Third Karmapa Rangjung Dorje (karma pa rang byung rdo rje, 1284-1339) recognized the monastery's first lama

Much later, the hermitage was converted into a Karma Kagyu monastery by the Derge king Tenpa Tsering (btsan pa tshe ring, 1676-1738)

... Almost a century later, the Eighth Situ, Choki Jungne (si tu 08 chos kyi 'byung gnas, 1700-1774) endowed the monastery with some land

... The contents of the monastery – which is also known as the Drentang Kumbum (dran thang sku 'bum) – were catalogued by Jamgon Kongtrul in 1838 at the request of the Ninth Situ, Pema Nyinje (si tu 09 padma nyin byed, 1774-1853)

... thirteenth century) was close to death, he became depressed, bemoaning the fact that he had to die in the "dirty land of Tibet." His disciples told him that Tibet couldn't be that bad since other great pandits, like Atiśa, had also died there

... Dānaśīla replied, "Atiśa could handle it, but I don't have even one percent of the good qualities of that venerable ācārya." Then the students pointed to Padampa Sanggye (pha dam pa sangs rgyas), another Indian master who had died in Tibet, and Dānaśīla replied that he didn't have even a tenth of that yogi's good qualities

Different Tibetan lamas throughout history – Rongzom Choki Zangpo (rong zom chos kyi bzang po, 1042-1136), Ga Rabjampa Kunga Yeshe (sga rab 'byams pa kun dga' ye shes, 1397-1470), Dudjom Rinpoche (bdud 'joms rin po che, 1904-1987), among them – are said to be reincarnations of Smṛtijñānakīrti. ...

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Lhapel transmitted the tantric teachings to Nubchen Sanggye Yeshe (gnubs chen sangs rgyas ye shes).

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Sonam Bumpa (bsod nams 'bum pa) was born at a place called Mangpu (mang phu) in 1222, the water-horse year of the fourth sexagenary cycle ...

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Sonam Gyatso (bsod nams rgya mtsho) was born in 1543 in the Kyisho (skyid shod) region of U to a family with strong ties to the Sakya tradition and the Pakmodru rulers of Tsang



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Sonam Ozer (bsod nams 'od zer), the Second Je Khenpo of Bhutan, was born in Selung (bse lung) in the Karbe (dkar spe) area of Punakha (spu na kha), in 1613 ...

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... He did not ordain, as he fathered at least one son, Nyemdo Kunga Zangpo (snye mdo kun dga' bzang po, 1258-1316), who is counted as a disciple. ...

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Sonam Tsemo (bsod nams rtse mo) was born in 1142



Sonam Tsemo's work Chola jugpai go (chos la ‘jug pa'i sgo), which he composed at the age of twenty-six at Nalatse, was extremely influential on the work of his nephew Sakya Paṇḍita Kunga Gyeltsen (sa skya paN+Di ta kun dga' rgyal mtshan, 1192-1251), the fourth Sakya patriarch and a widely renowned scholar ...

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Darma Yonten was a teacher to Sakya Jetsun Drakpa Gyeltsen (sa skya rje btsun grags pa rgyal mtshan, 1147-1216) ...

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Sumpa Yeshe Lodro (sum pa ye shes blo gros) was born in U region of Tibet in late tenth century ...

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Tashi Pel was twenty-three, the year 1165, when he first visited Pakmodru



Just like his teacher Pakmodrupa, health permitting, Taklungtangpa would teach during the first half of the month, and during the waning phase of the moon he would generally keep a very strict retreat



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Taktsang Lobzang Rabten (stag tshang blo bzang rab brtan) was born in 1676, the fire-dragon year of the eleventh sexagenary cycle, in eastern Amdo ...

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... He was the younger brother of the influential treasure revealer Rigdzin Longsel Nyingpo (gter ston rig 'dzin klong gsal snying po, 1625-1692), associated with the Katok tradition (kaH thog rdo rje ldan)

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The Ninety-fifth Ganden Tripa, Tashi Tongtun (dga' ldan khri pa 95 bkra shis stong thun) was born into the Lhunpotsang family (lhun po tshang) in the Minyak region of Kham (khams mi nyag) in 1881, the iron-snake year of the fifteenth sexagenary cycle, although this date is not definitive ...

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Tendzin Rabgye (bstan 'dzin rab rgyas) was born in 1638 to Tsewang Tendzin (tshe dbang bstan 'dzin, 1574-1643), the grandson of Drukpa Kunle ('brug pa kun legs; 1455-1529)



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According to his hagiography, he made little progress in his practice until, at the age of thirty, he heard about the fame of a master called Geshe Yungdrung Yeshe (dge bshes g.yung drung ye shes) and instantaneously felt a deep faith in him

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Tonmi Sambhota is also said to have accompanied the Minister Gar Tongtsen (mgar stong btsan) to Nepal to escort the Nepalese princess Belsa Tritsun (bal sa khri btsun) to Lhasa, and to China to escort the Chinese princess Wencheng Gongjo, known in Tibetan as Gyasa Kongjo (rgya bza' kong jo, d ...

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Trimalo Triteng was born into the Dro ('bro) clan, an influential family during the imperial period, probably in the mid-seventh century ...

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When Gyeltsa was on his deathbed, he predicted his nephew's future, "Like a brass horn, your good fortune will widen at the end." After attending to the funeral arrangements he went to Nepal where he studied both sutras and tantras under a great paṇḍita named Buddhaśrī, who was born in Bhaktapur of Indian parentage. ...

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Trulzhik Dombu ('khrul zhig ldom bu) was born in 1150 on the slope of a mountain range near the banks of the Machu (rma chu) ...

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Tsangnyon Heruka (gtsang smyon heruka) was born in 1452 in a village called Kharkha (mkhar kha) in Upper Nyang (myang stod), northeast of Gyantse (rgyal rtse) in Tsang (gtsang)



During a trip to the holy mountain of Tsari, he met the famous physician Awo Choje Nyamnyi Dorje (a bo chos rje mnyam nyid rdo rje, 1439–1475) who introduced him to the master who was to become his primary teacher, Shara Rabjampa Sanggye Sengge (sha ra rab 'byams pa sangs rgyas seng ge, 1427–1470), popularly known as Sharawa



Tsangnyon replied that he would go and practice at those places right away and his lama replied, “Go on pilgrimage now, but then return to your home-land and study such things as Hevajra Tantra ...

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Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje (gtsang pa rgya ras ye shes rdo rje) was the youngest of seven children, born on the slopes of Habo Gangzang (ha bo gangs bzang) in Upper Nyang (nyang stod) in 1161



Tonpa Dorgyal (ston pa rdor rgyal) said to Lingrepa, "Gyaton's black pustules are in danger of spreading to others, so he ought to be taken to Zangdo Cave (zangs rdo phug)." ...

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Tsangpopa Konchok Sengge (gtsang po pa dkon mchog seng ge), also known as Tsangpa Tashi (gtsang pa bkra shis) was a Tibetan from Tsang ...

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The political situation in Tibet at the turn of the seventeenth century was extremely delicate, with the Mongol Qoshud, led by Lhazang Khan (1677-1717), and the Manchu Qing under Emperor Kangxi (r ...

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Tsembupa Darma Wozer (tshem bu ba/pa dar ma 'od zer) was born into the Nyen (gnyan) clan in Shabto (shab bstod), western Tibet ...

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Tsokye Dorje (rgyal dbang mtsho skyes rdo rje) was born in 1530, and became a monk at Riwoche Monastery in Kham ...

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... Dondrub Rinchen, a great practitioner of Vajrabhairava, had been in contact with Tsongkhapa and his family since the boy's birth, and is said to have received prophecies of the child's importance from his own teacher and deity.



Tsongkhapa spent much of his youth studying with Dondrub Rinchen; he is said to have been so sharp that he easily understood and memorized even the most complicated texts

... Following figures such as Sakya Paṇḍita Kunga Gyeltsen (sa skya paN Di ta kun dga' rgyal mtshan, 1182-1251) and Buton Rinchen Drub (bu ston rin chen grub, 1290-1364), it was Tsongkhapa's emphasis on philosophical study and logic that would eventually become some of the defining characteristics of the Geluk tradition.



Tsongkhapa's studies were mainly focused on the existing scholarly currents at that time, of which the most important were the Sakya tradition and the tradition of Sangpu (gsang phu), an important Kadam monastery



Perhaps most importantly, he received the Guhyasamāja cycle from Khyungpo Lepa Zhonnu Sonam (khyung po lhas pa gzhon nu bsod nams, d.u.) a student of Buton Rinchen Drub, and the cycle of the body maṇḍala (lus dkyil) of Heruka Cakrasaṃvara from the Sakya master Lama Dampa Sonam Gyeltsen Pelzangpo (bla ma dam pa bsod nams rgyal mtshan dpal bzang po, 1312-1375) ...

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... This remained the seat of the Pawo line of incarnations until 1673 or 1674, when the Fifth Pawo, Trinle Gyatso (dpa' bo 05 'phrin las rgya mtsho, 1649/1650-1699) moved to Nenang Monastery (gnas nang dgon), also in Lhodrak, which had been founded by the First Zhamar, Drakpa Sengge (grags pa seng+ge, 1283-1349) in 1333 ...

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The Thirty-second Ganden Tripa, Tsultrim Chopel (dga' ldan khri pa 32 tshul khrims chos 'phel) was born in Nyang Drongtse in Tsang (gtsang gi nyang 'brong rtse) in 1561, the iron-bird year of the ninth sexagenary cycle. At a young age, Tsultrim Chopel was admitted in Drongtse Chode ('brong rtse chos sde) where he became a monk and received the basic monastic training and education ...

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A number of prominent lamas were appointed as his tutors, including the Seventieth Ganden Tripa, Ngawang Chopel, (dga' ldan khri pa 70 ngag dbang chos 'phel, 1760-1839); Ngawang Nyendrak, who had served as the Sixty-sixth Ganden Tripa (dga' ldan khri pa 66 khri chen ngag dbang snyan grags 1746-1824); Lobzang Trinle Namgyel (blo bzang 'phrin las rnam rgyal, d.u.); and the Seventy-third Ganden Tripa, Trichen Ngawang Jampel Tsultrim Gyatso (dga' ldan khri pa 73 khri chen ngag dbang 'jam dpal tshul khrims rgya mtsho 1792-1855). ...

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When the child was two years old, the search party lead by Khenzur Lobzang Dargye arrived in Langdun

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The Ninety-second Ganden Tripa, Tubten Nyinje (dga ldan khri pa 92 thub bstan nyin byed) was born in Tsang region, some time in the mid-eighteenth century ...

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Umapa (dbu ma pa), also known as Tsondru Sengge (brtson 'grus seng ge) or, by his tantric name, Pawo Dorje (dpa' bo rdo rje), was born in Markham region of eastern Tibet in the mid-fourteenth century



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Vairocanavajra was born in the city Somnathpuri in South Koshala (today Orissa) in the family of a king named Sachana (or Rajasena) ...

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Wensapa Lobzang Dondrub (dben sa pa blo bzang don grub) was born in Lhaku (lha khud) in Tsang, in a place called Wensa (dben sa) in 1505



Chokyi Dorje invited him to join him at his hermitage, Garmo Cho Dzong (mgar mo chos rdzong) in Tashi Dzong (bkra shis rdzong), to the West of Shigatse ...

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Wolkhawa Drolgom Choyung received his name from his place of birth, Wolkha ('ol kha) ...

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Wonre Darma Sengge (dbon ras dar ma seng+ge) was born on the slopes of the mountain Hao Gangzang (ha'o gangs bzang) in Tsang Province, his father was Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje's (gtsang pa gya ras ye shes rdo rje, 1161-1211) brother Lhanyen (lha gnyan), his mother Jomo Gyenchen (jo mo rgyan chen) ...

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Yeshe Ngodrub (ye shes dngos grub) was born in the Tang (stang) valley of Bumthang (bum thang) in central Bhutan ...

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According to the Copper Palace, Yeshe Tsogyel was daughter of Kharchen Pelgyi Wangchuk, and was sixteen years old when Padmasambhava took her as a sexual consort to practice in the caves of Chimpu (mchims phu) above Samye Monastery (bsam yas) ...

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The Ninety-third Ganden Tripa, Yeshe Wangden (dga' ldan khri pa 93 ye shes dbang ldan) was born into the family of Denbag Amitsang in Minyak (mi nyag dan 'bag a mi tshang) some time in the second half of the nineteenth century ...

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Yeshe Yang (ye shes dbyangs) was a disciple of Padmasambhava, counted among the twenty-five disciples (rje 'bangs nyer lnga)

Accordring to legend he lived for a number of years at forested mountainsides with Sokpo Lhapel (sog po lha dpal), when, it is said, one day he flew into the sky and disappeared. ...

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The Tenth Ganden Tripa, Yeshe Zangpo (dga' ldan khri pa 10 ye shes bzang po) was born in Denma (ldan ma) in Kham in 1415, the wood-sheep year of the seventh sexagenary cycle ...

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Yonten Taye (yon tan mtha' yas) was born to Tsamdrak Choje Ngawang Drukpa (mtshams brag chos rje ngag dbang 'brug pa) in the family lineage of Churu (cu ru) in 1724, the wood-dragon year. ...

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Dorje Pel studied with a number of important teachers, including Buton Rinchen Drub (bu ston rin chen grub, 1290-1364), from whom he received the Kālacakra, and Rangjung Dorje, the Third Karmapa (karma pa 03 rang byung rdo rje, 1284-1339), from whom he received Mahāmudrā teachings ...

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In a colorful narrative reminiscent of the life of a Buddha, the tradition holds that at the time of Yutok's birth there was a lengthy rain of flowers accompanied by rainbow light and heavenly music



Yutok's competence in the various medical traditions of his time is attested by the eclectic nature of the single most important Tibetan medical text, the Fourfold Treatise (bdud rtsi snying po yan lag brgyad pa gsang ba man ngag gi rgyud, abbr ...

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The boy who would later be known as Zang Samlingpa (zang bsam gling pa) was born in 1189 to a man named Pukpa Gon (phug pa mgon) who had worked as a servant in Tanak (rta nag) and who later moved to he decided to go to Dingri (ding ri) to take up the life of a yogi ...

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Zhabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol (zhabs dkar tshogs drug rang grol) was born in 1781 among the yogins of the Rebkong (reb kong) region in Amdo province, who were renowned for their mastery of the Vajrayāna practices



Jampa Chodar found Ngakgi Wangpo at the latter's seat, the formerly Geluk monastery of Urgeh Dratsang (u rge grwa tsgang), and stayed with him there until Ngakgi Wangpo's death in 1807 and received from him a full range of teachings, from Lojong to the teaching that became his central practice, the treasure revelation of Kunzang Dechen Gyelpo (kun bzang bde chen rgyal po, b ...

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Another of Seton's disciples, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (sa chen kun dga' snying po, 1092-1158) the son of Seton's own master, Khon Konchok Gyelpo ('khon dkon mchog rgyal po, 1034-1102), sought Chobar out for the Lamdre transmission, not having been successful in receiving the full transmission from Seton

... However, learning that Sachen was a member of the Khon family, and the son of his own lama's master, he admitted to Sachen that he did indeed possess the teachings

When Sachen returned he gave him empowerments and transmissions, but as Chobar was about to start the actual teachings his tongue swelled, a result, he said, of Sachen's doubt at their initial meeting ...

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Zhangton Gyawo (zhang ston rgya bo) was born in 1292 in Kyisho (skyi shod) in U ...

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The Third Nyingon Choktrul, Zhenpen Dorje (nyin dgon mchog sprul 03 gzhan phan rdo rje) was born in Yonru Pontsang (g.yon ru dpon tshang) in the nineteenth century ...

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... He became proficient in Sanskrit and devoted himself to medical studies under the guidance of Drangsong Tsandra (drang song tsan+dra, d.u.) at Nālandā Monastery (nA lan+dA). ...

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Zurchen Shakya Jungne (zur po che shAkya 'byung gnas) was born in 1002 in a region of Kham called either Yardzong (yar rdzong) or Sarmo (gsar mo) ...

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