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
Jangsem Sherab Zangpo was a disciple of Tsongkhapa who is credited with introducing Tsongkhapa's teachings to Ladakh.Bio
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
A detail from a 19th century painting of Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje depicts Padmasambhava with lotus hatView Painting
b.1902 - d.1987
Gelok Menpa, an epithet which means “Doctor from Golok,” was a twentieth-century Tibetan doctor who was active in the Amdo region of Tibet. He was trained at Labrang and served as the personal physician to the Fifth Jamyang Zhepa, as well as serving in various Chinese medical organizations
Lotsāwa Pakpa Sherab was an eleventh-century translator from Ladakh who studied Buddhism in Kashmir, Tibet, and Nepal. He is credited with dozens of translations in the Kangyur and Tengyur, mostly of tantric materials relating to Vaiśravaṇa, Vajrapāṇi, and Cakrasaṃvara, and is known for spreading Buddhism in Ladakh, where is said to have established Phuktal and Karsha monasteries. He was one of the first renovators of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa during the later propagation era. According to Ladakhi tradition, he engaged in a feud with Ra Lotsāwa, who was empowered by Vajrabhairava. Their conflict ended in Lotsāwa Pakpa Sherab's death.
b.1893 - d.1962?
Lhalung Gyeltsen Tarchin served as the Nechung Oracle, the state oracle of Tibet, in the early twentieth century. From a young age, he was immersed in the rituals of Nechung under the tutelage of his uncle, Shākya Yarpel, the eleventh Nechung Oracle. His formal religious education was at Drepung Deyang Dratsang. He was dismissed from his post following an investigation into the management of funds at Nechung. Although he was invited to return to his position, he declined and started a family, taking over the estates of the Drumpa family. He was known as a highly learned and pious man who embraced teachings of a variety of traditions. By 1962 he was imprisoned in a Chinese labor camp. Refusing to give a false confession, he remained in detention and died in the early 1960s.
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.