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

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

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

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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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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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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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The Fifteenth Ganden Tripa, Paṇchen Sonam Drakpa (dga'  ldan khri pa 15, khri chen bsod nams grags pa) was born into the family of Nangpa Ralampa (nang pa ra lam pa) that was based near the Tsetang Monastery in Lhoka (lho kha rtse thang dgon pa) in 1478, the earth-dog year of the eighth sexagenary cycle ...

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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 Pelchok Dangpoi Dorje (sum pa 'pel mchog dang po'i rdo rje) was born in mid to late eleventh century in a small town called Sumpa in Amdo ...

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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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Minyak Paṇḍita Drakpa Dorje (mi nyag paN+Di ta grags pa rdo rje, d ...

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Kunga Wangchuk was born in 1424 ...

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In his early twenties, Gorampa fell ill and was prevented from going on a tour of various monastic colleges as he had intended ...

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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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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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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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Zhangton Konchok Pel (zhang ston dkon mchog dpal), active in the second half of the thirteenth century, was the sixteenth lineage holder of the Lamdre teachings ...

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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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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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This essay was adapted from "The Eighth Dalai Lama Jampel Gyatso", in Martin Brauen, editor, The Dalai Lamas, Chicago: Serindia, pp ...

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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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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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Sumpa Damcho Gyatso (sum pa dam chos rgya mtsho) was born in the last quarter of the sixteenth century in a small town in Amdo called Sumpa near the where he would later help build Gonlung Jampa Ling Monastery (dgon lung byam pa gling) ...

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Lama Dampa Sonam Gyeltsen (bla ma dam pa bsod nams rgyal mtshan, 1312-1375) was born in 1312 at Zalu Kang sar (za lu khang gsar), into one of the ruling families of the Rinchen Gang Labrang (rin chen sgang blab rang) of Sakya Monastery (sa skya dgon)



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

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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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Padampa Sanggye (pha dam pa sangs rgyas) was probably born during the eleventh century in an area identified as the district of Kūpadvīpa, the province of Carasiṃha, the land of Bebala; this may correspond to a port city in the modern day area of Andhra Pradesh in southeastern India



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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The Thirty-fourth Ganden Tripa, Ngawang Chokyi Gyeltsen (dga' ldan khri pa 34 ngag dbang chos kyi rgyal mtshan) was born in Dar in Penpo ('pan yul mdar) in 1575, in the wood-pig year of the tenth sexagenary cycle ...

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Pakmodrupa Dorje Gyelpo (phag mo gru pa rdo rje rgyal po) was born in 1110 and brought up by poverty stricken parents in the southern Kham

... 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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... 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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Neuzurpa Yeshe Bar (sne'u zur ba ye shes 'bar) was born in 1042 in Sakor Tongpa (sa skor thong pa) in the Neuzur (sne'u zur) region of Penyul ...

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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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During the final five years of his life, beginning in 1078, Wangchuk Gyeltsen served as abbot of Reting Monastery (rwa sgreng), which was established by Dromton in 1057, ...

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This article is adapted from "The Artist's Life", in The Black Hat Eccentric; Artistic Visions of the Tenth Karmapa, New York: Rubin Museum of Art, pp ...

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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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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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Tāranātha (tA ra nA tha) was born at Karak (kha rag) in 1575, into the hereditary line of the great Tibetan translator Ra Lotsāwa Dorje Drak (rwa lo tsA ba rdo rje grags)



When Tāranātha was fourteen years old, the Indian adept Buddhaguptanātha (d.u.) arrived in Tibet ...

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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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The Second Karmapa, Karma Pakshi (karma pa 02 karma pakshi), was born in Sato Kiletsak (sa stod dkyil le tsag), in the Derge (sde dge) region of Khams

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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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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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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Sabzang Mati Paṇchen Lodro Gyeltsen (sa bzang ma ti paN chen blo gros rgyal mtshan) was born in 1294 in the Ngari (mnga' ris) region of western Tibet ...

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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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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 Seventy-first Ganden Tripa, Yeshe Tardo (dga' ldan khri pa 71 ye shes thar 'dod) was born at Sewagang (se ba sgang) in Draksum Drula in Kongpo (kong po brag gsum 'bru la) in 1756, the iron-mouse year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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... 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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Jikten Gonpo Rinchen Pel ('jig rten mgon po rin chen dpal) was born to an illustrious clan called the Kyura (skyu ra) at a town in Kham called Tsungu (tsu ngu), in 1123



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

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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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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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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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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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The First Tewo Lungzang Nangwa, Lobzang Samten (the bo lung bzang nang ba 01 blo bzang bsam gtan) was born in 1687, the fire-rabbit year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle, to a farming family in the Drelung Yare (dren lung ya re) village of Teworong (the bo rong) in northeastern Amdo ...

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The Thirty-seventh Ganden Tripa, Gendun Rinchen Gyeltsen (dga' ldan khri pa 37 dge 'dun rin chen rgyal mtshan) was born in Jangzhab, in Kham (mdo khams phyogs kyi 'jang zhabs) in 1571, the iron-sheep year of the tenth sexagenary cycle. ...

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Nyamme Sherab Gyeltsen (myam med shes rab rgyal mtshan) was born in the region of Gyelrong (rgyal mo rong) a region in southeastern Amdo, in a Fire-Monkey year, 1356 ...

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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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... 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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Lodro Sengge ('jam dbyangs blo gros seng ge) was born in Mustang in 1345 ...

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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 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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Following the unexpected death of the Third Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso (bsod nam rgya mtsho) in Mongolia in 1588, his patrons there, the leaders of the Tumed Mongols, decided to identify his reincarnation among their own people ...

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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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Kuyelwa Rinchen Gon (sku yal ba rin chen mgon) was born in the Minyak (mi nyag) region of Rabgang (rab sgang) in a part of the valley of Kuyung Gang Yangsho (ku g.yung sgang g.yang shod) to the patron Goyak (mgo yag) and his wife Joziza Tashi Tso (jo zi bza' bkra shis mtsho), members of the Gazi (ga zi) clan.



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

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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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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

Sanggye Yarjon was known to have emphasized practice over study ...

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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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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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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

While passing though Yarlung (yar lung) on his way to Drin, Sonam Rinchen learned that Milarepa had passed away ...

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Gompo Tsultrim Nyingpo (sgom po tshul khrims snying po), popularly known as Gomtsul, was born at Nyel Bongnyi (gnyal bong snyi) in 1116 ...

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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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When a couple that belonged to Drenka (bran ka) clan in Penyul ('phan yul) became the proud parents of a son in the year 1127, they named him after a Sutra: Bumkyab ('bum skyabs), meaning "Protected by the Hundred Thousand Verse Prajñāpāramitā," the lengthiest version of the Prajñāpāramitā Sutra ...

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

This essay was adapted from "The Thirteenth Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso" in Martin Brauen, ed ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Zhiwa Zangpo (zhi ba lha 03 zhi ba bzang po, 1625-1717) the Third Zhiwa Lha incarnation, was born in Kongpo Gonpuk (kong po dgon phug) in 1625, on the fifteenth day of the ninth month of the wood-ox year of the tenth sexagenary cycle ...

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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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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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Kharakpa Dulwa O (kha rag pa 'dul ba 'od) was born into the Kyi (kyi) clan in the region of Dra (grwa) ...

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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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Rinchen Tsultrim (rin chen tshul khrims) was born in Jangdzing (byang rdzing) ...

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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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The Thirty-first Ganden Tripa, Damcho Pelwa (dga' ldan khri pa 31 dam chos dpal ba) was born in Jang Zhab ('jang zhabs) in 1546, the year of fire-horse in the ninth sexagenary cycle. At a young age, Damcho Pelwa travelled to Lhasa and matriculated in the Loseling College of the Drepung Monastic University ('bras spuns blo gsal gling grwa tshang) ...

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The Twelfth Dalai Lama, Trinle Gyatso (ta la'i bla ma 12 'phrin las rgya mtsho) was born into the family of Bakdrok Nyang-tsangpa ('bag 'brog nyang tshang pa) at a small town near Olkha Dzingchi ('ol kha rdzing phyi) in 1856, on the first day of the twelfth month of fire-dragon year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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

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



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Sanggye Sengge (sangs rgyas seng ge) was born at Sakya in 1504



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



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Kunga Sonam Lhundrub (kun dga' bsod nams lhun grub) was born into the prestigious Sakya Khon and Tsedong (rtse gdong) families, the eldest of three sons ...

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The Eleventh Dalai Lama, Khedrub Gyatso (ta la'i bla ma 11 rgyal ba mkhas grub rgya mtsho) was born in a small town near Gartang (mgar thang) Monastery near Dartsedo, Kham in 1838, on the first day of the ninth month of the earth-dog year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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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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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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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

... Soon after, in 1862, Jigme Puntsok Jungne began to establish a new community in the upper Do valley, on the Tsangchen (gtsang chen) plain, which he named Tsangchen Ngodrub Pelbar Ling ...

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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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... 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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The Tenth Dalai Lama, Tsultrim Gyatso (ta la'i bla ma 10 tshul khrims rgya mtsho) was born in Litang (li thang) in 1816, on the twenty-ninth day of the third month of the fire-mouse year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle

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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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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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



Taklungtangpa's last years might seem uneventful, but they were entirely occupied by his meditation and teaching activities ...

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Yangchen Drupai Dorje (dbyangs can grub pai rdo rje) was born in the village of Zhe (bzhad) near Tashi Gepel Ling Monastery (bkra shis dge 'phel gling) in Tsang Yeru (gtsang gyas ru) in 1809, the earth-snake year of fourteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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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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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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... 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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The Fifty-third Ganden Tripa, Gyeltsen Sengge (dga' ldan khri pa 53 rgyal mtshan seng+ge) was born at a place called Kadeugo (ka de'u mgo) in Zamtsa Zhang (zam tsha zhang) in the district of Luchu (klu chu), Amdo, in 1678, the year of earth-horse of the eleventh sexagenary cycle ...

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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 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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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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Sanggye Yeshe (sangs rgyas ye shes) was born into the Nub (gnubs) clan in the Dra (sgrags) region of U (dbus) around the year 844

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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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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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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Zurchung Sherab Drakpa (zur chung shes rab grags pa) was born in eastern Tsang in 1014 ...

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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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The Second Amchok, Konchok Tenpai Gyeltsen was born in 1783, the earth-sheep year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle, in Choktse (cog rtse), Gyelrong ...

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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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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



Gyelwa Chokyang’s reincarnations are said to include the Second Karmapa, Karma Pakshi (karma pa 02 karma pakshi, 1204-1283) ...

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The Third Dzogchen Ponlob Namkha Chokyi Gyatso (rdzogs chen dpon slob 03 nam mkha’ chos kyi rgya mtsho) was probably born in 1807, the fire-hare year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle.  Details of his birth and parents are not available. ...

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The Fifth Chakra Tulku, Ngawang Tendzin Lhundrub (lcags ra sprul sku 05 ngag dbang bstan 'dzin lhub grub) was born in 1671, the iron-pig year of the eleventh sexagenary cycle, in Longpo Topa in Upper Konpo (kong stod long po stod pa) ...

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

... Pema Lhundrub Gyatso (padma lhun grub rgya mtsho, 1660-1727), the second throne holder of Pelyul Monastery (dpal yul), was considered to be his reincarnation. ...

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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 Sixty-seventh Ganden Tripa, Jamyang Monlam (dga' ldan khri pa 66 'jam dbyangs smon lam) was born at Chingpuk (ching phug) near Ganden Dargyeling in Kham (dga' ldan dar rgyas gling), near Kandze (dkar mdzes) in 1750, the iron-horse year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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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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Lobzang Tsultrim Gyatso (blo bzang tshul khrims rgya mtsho) was born in 1841, the female iron-ox year of the fourteenth sexagenary cycle, in a place named Yodar (yod dar) in Dome Lingkarto (mdo smad gling dkar stod), Ngawa (rnga ba) ...

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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



Jigme Lingpa passed away in 1798, at the age of sixty-nine, at his seat at Tsering Jong ...

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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 Sixteenth Ganden Tripa, Chokyong Gyatso (dga' ldan khri pa 16 chos skyong rgya mtsho) was born in Uto Gyara Gur (dbu stod rgya ra mgur) in 1473, the water-snake year of the eighth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Second Pawo, Tsuklak Trengwa (dpa' bo 02 gtsug lag phreng ba) was born into the Nyak clan (gnyags dung rus) at Ganggyu in Nyetang (snye thang gi sgangs rgyud) in 1504, the wood-mouse year of the eighth sexagenary cycle

... 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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[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

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Nartangpa Tsultrim Gyeltsen (snar thang pa tshul khrims rgyal mtshan) was a thirteenth century Sakya master

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

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Chokyi Wangchuk (chos kyi dbang phyug), popularly known as Guru Chowang (gu ru chos dbang), was born in Lhodrak (lho brag), the son of Pangton Trupai Nyingpo (spang ston grub pa'i snying po) and Karza Gonkyi (dkar gza' mgon skyid) ...

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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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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

Alternate versions of the Chod transmission history suggest that the teachings were passed from Padampa to Machik's teacher, Sonam Lama, and then to her ...

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The Sixty-first Ganden Tripa, Ngawang Tsultrim (dga' ldan khri pa 61 ngag dbang tshul khrims) was born at Darwo (dar 'o) near Chone Monastery (co ne dgon pa) in Amdo in 1721, the iron-ox year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Forty-fifth Ganden Tripa, Tsultrim Dargye (dga' ldan khri pa 45 tshul khrims dar rgyas) was born at Zhozang (zho bzang) near the Ganden Shedrub Ling Monastery (dga' ldan bshad sgrub gling) in Chone, Amdo (mdo smad co ne) in 1632, the water-monkey year of the eleventh sexagenary cycle. ...

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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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Sumpa Khenpo Yeshe Peljor (sum pa mkhan po ye shes dpal 'jor) was born in the noble family of Jeupon (rje'u dpon) at a place called Toli (tho li) near the Machu (Yellow) River in the south-west Tsongon region (mtsho sngon) in Amdo in 1704, on the full-moon day of the eighth month of the wood-monkey year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle ...

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



Khukpa Lhetse translated dozens of important texts that are today preserved in the Tibetan Buddhist canon ...

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

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Gorumpa Kunga Lekpa (sgo rum pa kun dga' legs pa) was born in 1477 at Palung Monastery (dpa' lung dgon), not far from the great monastery of Sakya (sa skya) ...

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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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The First Situ, Chokyi Gyeltsen (si tu 01 chos kyi rgyal mtshan), was born in 1377, in the fire-pig year of the sixth sexagenary cycle, into the family of the Second Karmapa, Karma Pakshi (karma pa 02 karma pakshi 1204-1283) near Karma Gon (karma dgon), the seat of the Karma Kagyu tradition in Kham. ...

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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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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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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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The Fourth Gungtang Lama, Konchok Tenpai Gyatso (gung thang 04 dkon mchog bstan pa'i rgya mtsho) was born into the Dong (ldong) clan at Tsayul in the district of Zhaho (zhA hwo rdzong gi tsa yul) in Kanlho (kan lho) in 1824, the year of wood-monkey in the fourteenth sexagenary cycle. ...

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

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Vajrāsana the latter, whose personal name was Amoghavajra (don yod rdo rje) was, like his teacher Mahāvajrāsana (rdo rje ldan pa chen po), an abbot of Vajrāsana in India ...

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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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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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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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The Eleventh Ganden Tripa, Lobzang Drakpa (dga' ldan khri pa 11 blo bzang grags pa) was born in Dar in Upper Tsang (gtsang stod 'dar) in 1429, the earth-bird year of the seventh sexagenary cycle ...

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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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... 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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The Thirty-ninth Ganden Tripa, Konchok Chozang (dga' ldan khri pa 39 dkon mchog chos bzang) was born in Tolung Chuzang (stod lung chu bzang) ...

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Ngawang Trinle Gyatso (ngag dbang 'phrin las rgya mtsho) was born in Rebkong in 1678, the earth-horse year of the eleventh sexagenary cycle



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 Seventy-sixth Ganden Tripa, Lobzang Khyenrab Wangchuk (dga' ldan khri pa 76 blo bzang mkhyen rab dbang phyug) was born in Gyelrong in Kham in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century

... 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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Tenpa Tsering (bstan pa tshe ring) was born in 1678, the earth-horse year of eleventh sexagenary cycle, in Derge (sde ge), Kham

... Real power had been held by Wangchen Gonpo's elder brother Sonam Puntsok (bsod nams phun tshogs, d

... 1714), the fourth abbot of Lhundrubteng (lhun grub steng), the royal monastery of Derge ...

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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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The Fifty-fourth Ganden Tripa, Ngawang Chokden (dga' ldan khri pa 54 ngag dbang mchog ldan) was born at Chantsa Karmo Puk (gcan tsha dkar mo phug) near the Jakhyung Monastery (bya khyung dgon) in Amdo in 1677, the year of fire-snake of the eleventh 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 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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The Third Hortsang Sertri, Jigme Rigpai Sengge (hor tshang gser khri 03 'jigs med rigs pa'i seng+ge) was born into the Kyuchok (khyu mchog) clan in the Hortsang (hor tshang) region of eastern Amdo in 1747, the fire-hare year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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

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Yabzang Choje Chokyi Monlam (g.ya' bzang chos rje chos kyi smon lam) was born in 1169 into the ancient illustrious Nub (snubs) clan at a place in the Yarlung Valley called Marmo Khandro (dmar mo mkha' 'gro) ...

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Zhangzhung Chowang Drakpa (zhang zhung chos dbang grags pa) was born in Zhangzhung, in Upper Ngari (stod mnga' ris zhang zhung) in the wood-monkey year of seventh sexagenary cycle, the year 1404 ...

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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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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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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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... 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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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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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 Eighth Ganden Tripa, Monlam Pelwa (dga' ldan khri pa 08, smon lam dpal ba), was born in the Yeru region of Tsang (gtsang g.yas ru) in 1414, the wood-horse year of the seventh sexagenary cycle ...

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{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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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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Sonam Drakpa (bsod nams grags pa) as born in 1187, the eldest son of a wealthy man named Konchok Rinchen (dkon mchog rin chen), a member of the Kyura clan (skyu ra) ...

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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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Sakya Lotsāwa Jampai Dorje (sa skya lo tsA ba 'jam pa'i rdo rje) was born in 1485, the wood-snake year of the eighth sexagenary cycle, in Tsedong (rtse gdong) ...

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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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Tsen Khawoche Drime Sherab (btsan kha bo che dri med shes rab) was born in 1021 in Western Tibet, possibly Purang (spu rangs), and studied at at Toling Monastery (mtho lding). ...

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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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Bengarwa Jampel Zangpo was born some time in the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century



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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The fifth abbot of Katok Monastery, Yeshe Bumpa (ye shes 'bum pa) was born at a place called Yenpa (g.yen pa) in 1242, the water-tiger year of the fourth sexagenary cycle ...

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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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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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... 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 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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Chokyi Gyelpo (chos kyi rgyal po) was born in 1335, the wood-pig year of the sixth sexagenary cycle, in the morning of the eighth day of the ninth lunar month, in Drigung Zhume Jonma ('bri gung gzhu smad 'jon ma) ...

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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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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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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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In the Iron Monkey year of 1680, Tendzin Rabgye was enthroned as the Fourth Druk Desi of Bhutan, a position he held until 1695 ...

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Yelpa Yeshe Tsek (yel pa ye shes brtsegs) was born in 1134 in Kham, the son of a lay mantra practitioner named Gompa Ambar (sgom pa a 'bar) and his wife Gongpaza Tsunmacham (gong pa bza' btsun ma lcam), the eldest of four children ...

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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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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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Yanggonpa Gyeltsen Pel (yang dgon pa rgyal mtshan dpal), also known as Lhadongpa Gyeltsen Pel (lha gdong pa rgyal mtshan dpal) was born in the Lato (la stod) region of Tsang (gtsang), in 1213 ...

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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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Shakya Tendzin (shAkya bstan 'dzin) was born in Wang Sisinang in the Thimphu valley, Bhutan, on the fifteenth day of the third month, 1734 ...

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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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Sherab Sengge (shes rab seng+ge) was born at Gonying Gegon (dgon rnying dge dgon) at Paro (spa gro) in 1784, the wood dragon year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle ...

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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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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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Jedrung Kunga Pelwa (rje drung kun dga' dpal ba) was born into a noble family in Pashod (dpa' shod) in Kham in the iron-sheep year of the eighth sexagenary cycle, the year 1451 ...

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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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Jedrung Sherab Wangpo (rje drung shes rab dbang po) was born in Kham with some auspicious signs in the fire-monkey year of the eighth sexagenary cycle, the year 1500, in Khyungpo Jangshod Kyi Datang (khyun po ljang shod kyis zla thang) ...

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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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Pema Nyinje Wangpo (si tu 09 pad+ma nyin byed dbang po) was born in either 1774, the wood horse year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle, or 1775, the wood sheep year



... 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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Chokgyur Lingpa (mchog gyur gling pa) was born at the base of the sacred mountain Namkhadzod (nam mkha' mdzod) in Nangchen (nang chen) on the tenth day of either the sixth or the tenth month of the female earth ox year (August 9 or November 5, 1829)



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

... He initially followed in Jamgon Kongtrul footsteps, arriving at Dagam Wangpuk (zla gam dbang phug), a cave in the Terlung (gter klung) Valley where Jamgon Kongtrul was practicing, and which is likely the treasure site also known as Namchen Drakkar (gnam chen brag dkar)



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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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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Khyentse Tokden (mkhyen brtse rtogs ldan), a lineage holder of the early Drukpa Kagyu tradition, was a disciple of Lodro Sengge (blo gros seng ge, 1345-1390) as well as the great Jonang master Chokle Namgyel (phyogs las rnam rgyal, 1306-1386), from whom he learned Kālacakra ...

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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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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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... 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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Gyelse Sonam Deutsen (rgyal sras bsod nams lde'u btsan) was born in 1675, the year of wood-hare in the eleventh sexagenary cycle

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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Bangowa Tsondru Gyatso (sbra mgo ba brtson 'grus rgya mtsho) was born in Horpo (hor po), the village at the base of the mountain upon which Katok is situated, presumably during the last quarter of seventeenth century. ...

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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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The Fourth Drime Zhingkyong, Jigme Dechen Dorje (dri med zhing skyong 04 'jigs med bde chen rdo rje) was born at Dartsedo (dar rtse mdo) in the Chakla kingdom (lcags la) in 1899, the earth-pig year of the fifteenth 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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... He initially was enthroned at Chubzang, but soon moved to Lamo Dechen Monastery (la mo bde chen dgon), which had been founded by the Third Zhabdrung Karpo, Lobzang Tenpai Gyeltsen (zhabs drung dkar po 03 blo bzang bstan pai rgyal mtshan, 1660-1728). ...

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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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Gyurme Dechen ('gyur med bde chen) was born in 1540, a maternal descendent of the great adept Tangtong Gyelpo (thang stong rgyal po, 1361-1485) ...

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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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... 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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Gyeltsab Darma Rinchen (rgyal tshab rje dar ma rin chen) was born in either 1362 or 1364, in a place called Rinang, in Nyangto, Tsang (gtsang myang stod ri nang)



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



Gyeltsab was a prolific author, composing works on Madhyamaka, Epistemology, and the Guhyasamāja, among other topics ...

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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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The First Dzogchen Drubwang Pema Rigdzin (rdzogs chen grub dbang 01 pad+ma rig 'dzin) was born in 1625 in Puwo Rashi (spu bo ra zhi), near Riwoche (ri bo che) ...

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

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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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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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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The Second Dzogchen Drubwang, Gyurme Tekchok Tendzin (rdzogs chen 02 'gyur med theg mchog bstan 'dzin) was born in the lineage of the Orod Mongolian kings in 1699, the earth-hare year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle ...

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The Second Zamtsa Sertri Lobzang Jigme Namkha (zam tsha gser khri 02 blo bzang 'jigs med nam mkha') was born at a place called Ba Karchen-tang ('ba' skar chen thang) in Lingkarto in southern Amdo (gling dkar stod) in 1768, the year of earth-mouse of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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Gyelse Zhenpen Taye Ozer (rgyal sras gzhan phan mtha' yas 'od zer) was born at Gemang Kamchung in Dome (mdo med dge mang skam chung) in 1800, the iron-monkey year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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Stories of Yeshe Dorje's unconventional actions are widely known ...

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

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... 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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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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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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Namdrol Zangpo (rnam grol bzang po) was born in 1504, the wood-mouse year of the eighth sexagenary cycle at Nelung (ne lung), a place located in the middle of a sacred place called Bentsang (ban tshang), an estate of Dralung Monastery (gra lung dgon pa) situated to the south-east of Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash ...

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The Third Dzogchen Drubwang, Ngedon Tendzin Zangpo (rdzogs chen grub dbang 03 nges don bstan 'dzin bzang po) was born at Hopa (ho pa), a place in the lower Mekong River (zla chu) Valley, in 1759, the fire-hare year of the thirteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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

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

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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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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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Sonam Gyeltsen (bsod nams rgyal mtshan) was born in 1466 in Nyarong (nyag rong), Kham ...

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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 Fourth Nyitrul, Jigme Choying Dorje (nyi sprul 04 'jigs med chos dbyings rdo rje) was born in the first quarter of nineteenth century, possibly around 1819

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Humrel Dung Dung Gyelchok (hum ral drung drung rgyal mchog) was born in Bhutan to Damtrul Loden Gyelpo (dam sprul blo ldan rgyal po), the reincarnation and descendent of Padampa Sanggye (pa dam pa sangs rgyas, d.c.1117) ...

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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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Konchok Lhundrub (dkon mchog lhun grub) was born at Sakya Monastery (sa skya dgon) in 1497



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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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At the age of nine Ngawang Lekpa completed the retreats of White Tārā and Bhūtaḍāmara Vajrapāṇi ...

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Gar Chodingpa was an early promoter of the Tsari (rtsa ri) pilgrimage route, one of three men sent there by Jikten Gonpo to develop the mountain region for Drigung Kagyu practice. ...

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The Second Dzogchen Ponlob, Pema Sangngak Tendzin (rdzogs chen dpon slob 02 pad+ma gsang sngags bstan 'dzin) was born near Rudam, the site of Dzogchen Monastery in 1731, the iron-pig year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle ...

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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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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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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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The Seventy-fifth Ganden Tripa, Ngawang Lungtok Yonten Gyatso (dga' ldan khri pa 75 ngag dbang lung rtogs yon tan rgya mtsho) was born in Lingtsang, (gling tshang) in Derge, in 1811, the year of iron-sheep in the fourteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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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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... 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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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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The First Dzogchen Khyentse, Guru Tsewang (rdzogs chen mkhyen brtse 01 gu ru tshe dbang) was born in the region of Kongpo in south-eastern Tibet in 1896, the fire-monkey year of the fifteenth sexagenary cycle ...

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Nyamme Śākya Yeshe (mnyam med shAkya ye shes), born in 1147, was the last of three children to a family with a tradition of Nyingma mantra practices named Dre (sgrad) ...

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Jedrung Miyowa Zhonnu Lodro (rje drung mi g.yo ba gzhon nu blo gros) was born in the fire-snake year of the eighth sexagenary cycle, the year 1497, in Arvor Takdem Shi ('ar 'aur ltag ldem gshis) ...

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Jatson Nyingpo ('ja' tshon snying po) was born in 1585 in Waru, in Kongpo



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Jedrung Jamyang Shenyin (rje drung 'jam dbyangs bshes gnyen) was born in 1502, the water-dog year of the eighth sexagenary cycle, in Zato Chedu Drongmochi Gyingtang (rdza stod spye 'du grong mo che gying thang) ...

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The Fourth Chakra, Ngawang Trinle Zangpo (lcags ra sprul sku 04 ngag dbang 'phrin las bzang po), was born in 1607, the fire-sheep year of the tenth sexagenary cycle, in Longpo Topa (long po stod pa) ...

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... Her mother had left Lhasa in response to the Chinese invasion of 1910, when theThirteenth Dalai Lama, Tubten Gyatso (tA la'i bla ma 13 thub bstan rgya mtsho ...

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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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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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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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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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... During this time Sanggye Yeshe developed true renunciation, and took the vows of a fully ordained monk at Riwo Gempel Monastery (ri bo dge 'phel), with Chokle Nampar Gyelwa (phyogs las rnam par rgyal ba) serving as abbot ...

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Yonten Jungne (yon tan 'byung gnas) was a Sakya and Raluk teacher

... He was a teacher of Sakya Lotsāwa Jamyang Kunga Sonam Drakpa Gyeltsen (sa skya lo tsA ba 'jam dbyangs kun dga' bsod nams grags pa rgyal mtshan, 1485-1533) ...

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The Twenty-first Ganden Tripa, Gelek Pelzang (dga' ldan khri pa 21 dge legs dpal bzang) was born in Olkha Gyangsar ('ol dga' gyang gsar) in 1505, the wood-ox year of the eighth sexagenary cycle. ...

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Sonam Gyatso founded a number of monasteries ...

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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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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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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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Ngok Jo Tsultrim Sherab (rngog jo tshul khrims shes rab) was born the elder son of Ngok Dode (rngog mdo sde, c.1089-1167) in 1115, when the latter was in his twenty-sixth year ...

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

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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 Fifth Riwoche Jedrung Rinchen Lekdrub (ri bo che 05 rje drung rin chen legs grub) was born in 1745, in Pashodrak Druka (dpa' shod brag gru kha) ...

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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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Chennga Sonam Zangpo (spyan nga bsod nams bzang po) was born in 1380 at the Pakmodru (phag mo gru) estate of Gonsar (dgon sar) ...

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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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Jangsem Sherab Zangpo (byang sems shes rab bzang po), was born in Kham, in a place called Karma, or, alternately, at Bershi (sber gshis) in Nangchen ...

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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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The Third Chakra Tulku, Ngawang Chojor Zangpo (lcags ra sprul sku 03 ngag dbang chos 'byor bzang po) was born in 1595, the wood-sheep year of the tenth sexagenary cycle, in Longpo Topa (long po stod pa) in Kongpo ...

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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 Fourth Gyara Tulku, Lobzang Tendzin Trinle (rgya ra sprul sku 04 blo bzang bstan 'dzin 'phrin las), was born in Langrong Netramo (glang rong gnas phra mo) in 1681, the iron-bird year of the eleventh sexagenary cycle ...

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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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The Fifth Gaden Tripa, Trichen Lodro Chokyong (dga' ldan khri pa 05, khri chen blo gros chos skyong) was born in 1389 in the earth-snake year of the seventh sexagenary cycle in Yakde, Tsang (gtsang gyag sde) ...

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The Twelfth Ganden Tripa, Lekpai Lodro (dga' ldan khri pa 12 legs pa'i blo gros) was born in the Ay region (e phyogs) in the Southern Tibet in 1450, the iron-horse year of the eighth 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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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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Drubwang Drakpa Gyeltsen (grub dbang grags pa rgyal mtshan) was born in the late eighteenth century in a remote area of Trashigang (bkra shis sgang) of eastern Bhutan ...

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The Second Gemang, Tenpai Nyima (dge mang 02 bstan pa'i nyi ma) was born to a highly regarded noble family in Lhasa around 1857, in the late fourteenth sexagenary cycle

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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)

... He studied treasure revelation (gter ma) and other topics of the Vajrayāna under Rigdzin Dudul Dorje (rig 'dzin bdud 'dul rdo rje, 1615-1672), another prominent treasure revealer (gter ston) and the teacher Tashi Ozer's brother, Longsel Nyingpo.

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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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Chokyi Gyeltsen (chos kyi ryal mtshan) was born in Nyangto (nyang stod) in 1469, the earth-ox year of the ninth 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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Ngawang Rinchen was the eldest son of Sanggye Gyatso (sangs rgyas rgya mtsho, 1653-1705), who served as regent, or "Desi" (sde srid), of Tibet under the Fifth Dalai Lama, Lobzang Gyatso (tA la'i bla ma 05 ngag dbang blo bzang rgya mtsho, 1617-1682) and during the last decades of the seventeenth century

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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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

...  Also it seems he was  recognized by Terton Mishik Dorje (gter ston mi shigs rdo rje) as a reincarnation of the twelfth century Bon master Gomchen Barwa (sgom chen 'bar ba). ...

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

She ordained the year her father did, 988, and soon after established a nunnery, Trewel Ude (kre wel dbu sde) ...

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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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