Later Masters (16th–18th)

Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thayé

'jam mgon kong sprul blo gros mtha' yas


Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thaye

Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thayé is one of the most prominent Buddhist masters in 19th century’s Tibet. Along with Jamyang Khyentsé Wangpo, Chogyur Detchen Lingpa, Mipham Rinpoché and other masters, he contributed to a wide spiritual revival in Eastern Tibet, the Rime or non-sectarian movement.

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Jetsün Tāranātha

rje btsun tA ra nA tha


Jetsün Tāranātha

Being one of the most important masters of the Jonang lineage, Jetsün Taranatha, at the same time, was of crucial importance for the Shangpa Kagyü tradition. Taranatha was born in Drong, Tibet, supposedly on the birthday of Padmasambhava. His original name was Künga Nyingpo (kun dga’ snying po, sk. Anandagarbha).

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Lochen Gyurmé Dechen

lo chen 'gyur med bde chen


lochen gyurme dechen

Lochen Gyurmé Dechen is one of the biographers of Drubchen Thangtong Gyalpo. He was a descendant of the Mahasiddha in the maternal lineage. Gyurme Dechen is known to be a master in the Thanglug tradition of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage as well as a Sakya master.

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Chöku Lhawang Drakpa

chos sku lha dbang grags pa

16th cent.

lhawang drakpa

Lhawang Dragpa was born in Tö, Western Tibet. At first he received training in the Upper Drukpa Kagyü tradition as well as in the Oral Tradition of Rechungpa. He also received the teachings of the Nyingma school. Later, after he had met with Jetsün Künga Drölchok and attended upon him, he received the transmissions and teachings of the Jonang and Sakya schools.

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Jamyang Khyentsé Wangchuk

'jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse'i dbang phyug


Künga Drölchok

kun dga' grol mchog


kunga drolchok

Künga Drölchok was one of the greatest masters of 16th century Tibet. He studied, practiced, and taught many different teachings from various lineages, but especially those of the Sakya, Shangpa, and Jonang traditions. Künga Drölchok’s exemplary life of nonsectarian study and practice, and his many written works, were later an inspiring example for the great Jamgön Kongtrül Lodrö Thayé.

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