Yutok Yonten Gonpo, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, Shākya Chokden, the Eighth Situ and Longchenpa (L-R). The unusual style of this ink drawing has been associated with the Tenth Karmapa.View Painting
A detail from a 19th century painting of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje depicts Padmasambhava with lotus hatView Painting
Ngor was founded by Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo in 1429 and developed into a major center of Sakya practice, supporting over a thousand monks at its largest.Ngor Tradition
Jangsem Sherab Zangpo was a disciple of Tsongkhapa who is credited with introducing Tsongkhapa's teachings to Ladakh.Bio
20th c. scholar and government official, chief of the Tibetan Division of All India Radio, translator of The Life of Milarepa.BIO
Lobzang Wanggyel was a Tibetan medical doctor who trained in Lhasa under Khyenrab Norbu in the mid twentieth century. He married into the Kundeling family, joining the Lhasa aristocracy, and, partly as a result, spent ten years in a Communist prison. He practiced medicine during his incarceration and in Lhasa on his release until leaving Tibet in 1983. In India he served in the administration of the Dharamsala Mentseekhang and as a senior personal physician to the Dalai Lama.
b.1924 - d.2001
Tulku Urgyen was considered one the greatest Dzogchen and Mahāmudrā meditation teachers of the twentieth century, and was the premier holder of the revelations of Chokgyur Lingpa, his great-grandfather. He founded Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling, one of the main Tibetan Buddhist exile monasteries in Kathmandu, where he welcomed scores of Western students alongside many Tibetans. A student and close colleague of the Sixteenth Karmapa, his main teacher was his uncle, Samten Gyatso. He was the father to four contemporary teachers: Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Tsike Chokling Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Mingyur Rinpoche.
b.1850? - d.1930?
The Third Khordong Tertrul, Chime Rigdzin Lama, popularly known as C. R. Lama, was a prominent Tibetan scholar, translator, and religious teacher. He was a professor at Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal, and worked with Tucci in Rome. He founded multiple dharma centers in Europe, and a monastery in Siliguri named Khordong Jangter.
The TBRC RID number refers to the unique ID assigned by the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC.org) to each historical figure in their database of Tibetan literature.