benefit living creatures if he became a monk, so he took full ordination later that year along with the name Yeshe Dorje (ye shes rdo rje). Tsangpa Gyare's later years were largely occupied with teaching. Sometimes he stayed a few years in one place, but himself has a tradition named after him! Lingrepa Pema Dorje was born in south-central Tibet, near Gyantse, to a doctor and astrologer. After briefly studying medicine, he took novice vows and trained in a Nyingma community. He did not succeed in maintaining his vows, however, and took up with a woman named Menmo, whose or Drukpa (Druk means "dragon" in Tibetan). The monastery that was established there, Druk Sewa Jangchub Ling (The Awakening Place of the Ultimate Dragon Lineage), remained the principal monastery of the Drukpa lineage for a long time, and the place came to be known as "Nam Druk", which literally means "Sky Dragon" in commemoration perspective Subscribe for access to video teachings, monthly films, warring parties at Nyetang Monastery (snye thang). He also established Shedrub Chokhor Ling (bshad grub chos 'khor gling), in 1193. In 1205 Tsangpa Gyare founded Druk Monastery ('brug dgon), the monastery that gave the Drukpa its name, and there he gave a series of public empowerments. It was said that half who followed the footsteps of the Dragon lineage. Tsangpa Gyare 50,000 people at once. It was reported that he had 88,000 and arrived at an understanding that the illness was caused by his not having paid proper homage to Lingrepa when they had met. Tsangpa Gyare decided to cultivate the proper veneration and redoubled his efforts at meditation, achieving a level of realization that Lingrepa himself praised, somewhat mildly, by saying, “Well, that’s what we call realization. It would be great if you could keep it up.” Rwa-lung. Pelampur: Sungrab Nyamso Gyunphel Parkhang, Tibetan Craft Community. Pad+ma dkar po. 1973 (1548).'Gro mgon gtsang pa rgya ras pa'i rnam thar ngo mtshar dad pa'i rlabs 'phreng, In The Collected works (gsun-'bum) of Kun-mkhyen Padma-dkar-po. -- Reproduced photographically from prints from the 1920-1928 Gnam 'Brug Se-ba Byan-chub-glin blocks. Darjeeling: Kargyud Sungrab Nyamso Khang. Cut and paste the following Dan Martin, "The First Drukchen, Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje," Treasury of Lives, accessed July 10, 2019, Copyright © Treasury of Lives Inc. Content © of authors. ISSN: 2332-077X The Treasury of Lives is and always will be fully open-access. Reader support allows us to make it freely available to all. If your circumstances allow, please consider making Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Great Compassion, his devotees believed strongly that he was indeed the emanation of the Bodhisattva. This explains why Tsangpa Gyare returned again and again, life after life, to watch over the welfare of the beings, and especially

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Phu to build a monastery. It is said that when he and his disciples reached the place nine roaring dragons arose from the ground and soared in the sky. The Tibetan word for dragon is 'Brug which is pronounced as 'Druk'. The flying Lorepa, another of his students, branched out to form the Lower Drukpa School. Onray Dharma Singhe started the Central Drukpa School and Pariwa started the Great Spiritual Sons Lineage of the Central Drukpa School. Another an extended retreat, Lingrepa had urged him not to go to Tise or Tsāri as was known as Druk Thamchay Khyenpa, the Omniscient Dragon, the Omniscient Dragon, and reverentially called "Je Drukpa" (Lord Dragon-Master) or "The Drukchen" (the Great Dragon). Although often known as Drukchen Rinpoche, the proper name for this enlightened lama, and all his incarnations, is Gyalwang Drukpa. Tsangpa Gyare was a famous teacher whose teachings were sometimes attended by as many in those days. He sent him instead to Kharchu (mkhar chu), a river valley that leads into what is today called Bhutan. There he discovered the text of a teaching said to have been authored by the Indian Tipupa (ti phu pa) that was granted to his disciple Rechungpa Dorje Drak (ras chung pa Gyare-gyare in English translation and definition "Gyare-gyare", Hausa-English Dictionary online Gyare-gyare Example sentences with "Gyare-gyare", translation memory Tilopa Naropa Marpa Milarepa Gampopa Phagmo Drupa Lingchen Repa Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje Gyalwa Je Kunga Paljor Jamyang Chodrak Kunkhyen Pema Karpo Pagsam Wangpo Mipham Wangpo Thrinley Shingta Kunzig Mipham Chokyi Mipham Chokyi Gyatso Mipham Chokyi Wangpo Tenzin Khenrab Gelek Part 9, Yabzang and Yelpa Start your day with a fresh perspective You’ve read all of your free articles for the month. Subscribe now for immediate access to the magazine plus films, video dharma talks, e-books, and more. Already a subscriber? Log in. Start your day with a regions. Many followers of this school were simple people, content with few material possessions, known for their deep inspiration. Tibetans have kept such meticulous records of their teachers that thousands of names are known and discussed in a wide range of biographical material. All these names, all these lives—it can be a little overwhelming. The authors involved in the Treasury of Lives are currently mining the primary this and said, “It wasn't that I only had esteem for the brethren and that I was lacking in veneration for the lama. What they said hurt me, and I thought, ‘Ouch! I must find out how much of this lama's blessings will enter in and by just how many of his good qualities I can be infected.” ‘Calling the day night,' as the saying goes, community had increased to about five hundred. A sign of his increasing public stature, he was asked to mediate for Bhutan following the prophecy of his teacher who instructed him to go south of Tibet. He founded the first Drukpa monasteries in Bhutan at Phachok Deng and Tango. My Father My Mother My Uncle His Holiness The Dalai Lama Kyabje Trulshik Chokyi Lodro Kyabje Do Drupchen Kyabje Zhichen Bairo Kyabje Moktsa traditions that stem from Marpa and Milarepa. It is the dominant Buddhist tradition in the Kingdom of Bhutan, to which it lends its name (Druk in the local tongue), and is also highly influential in Ladakh and far-western Tibet. Tsangpa Gyare (1161–1211) is said to have initiated the tradition, but it was his teacher, belonged to the highly regarded Gya (rgya) clan. His parents, who already had many mouths to feed, handed him over to a Bonpo who gave him the name Yungdrung Pel (g.yung drung dpal). When Tsangpa was eight, his mother died, and he spent most of young years boarding with his teachers. When abandoned him. An eagle who was in fact an emanation of a dakini protected him with its huge wings until the baby broke the membrane with his legs, chen 01 gtsang pa rgya ras ye shes rdo rje Eighteenth century thangka of Drukpa Kagyu and Kagyu lineage masters. The applied himself with renewed energy to the spiritual practices and had such fine meditative experiences that he was unable to get off of his cushion. Telling his teacher about these experiences, Lingrepa said, "That's all. From now on you will be having unadulterated realizations." A little while later, he would have experiences in which the whole external world would turn into something like a thin shell or Lingrepa was still alive, he urged Tsangpa Gyare to meditate in the Kharchu Valley, which leads into what is today called Bhutan. According to tradition, Tsangpa Gyare went and there discovered a text authored by the Indian Milarepa, as a "repa", a cotton-clad yogi. After attaining complete spiritual realization, Tsangpa Gyare went to Lodrak in Central Tibet. There he revealed a treasure of esoteric meditative instructions called "The Six Ordain The Story Behind the Dalai Lama’s Controversial Remarks The Buddhist Traveler in Vancouver Real Love What Exactly Is Vipassana Meditation? Photos: Capturing the Ephemeral Nuns Push for Investigation into Molestation Allegations against profundity of its spiritual teachings. He wrote a renowned commentary on the Tantra of Chakrasamvara, and taught widely. Tsangpa Gyare passed away in 1211 at the age of 51. When his body was cremated, the heart, tongue and eyes remained intact. His skull bore the image of Arya Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri and Vajrapani, and 21 images of of the time he toured the central parts of Tibet at the request of abbots and others. In about the middle of the decade of the 1190's he founded Longdol Hermitage (klong rdol rei khrod), said to have been located not far from Lhasa, but further south along the banks of the Kyichu River (skyid chu). After a few years recurring donation to enable The Treasury to stay online and to keep growing. Every dollar truly helps! DONATE Don't have an account? Sign up now. Email Password The TBRC RID number refers to the unique ID assigned by the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center ( to each historical figure in their database of Tibetan literature. The Treasury of Lives འབྲུག་ཆེན ༠༡ གཙང་པ་རྒྱ་རས་ཡེ་ཤེས་རྡོ་རྗེ། The First Drukchen, supported the couple’s pursuit of religious study and practice in a community of Kagyu disciples. At the age of 37, Lingrepa heard the name Pakmodrupa and went to him for teachings. According to tradition, after receiving instructions from Pakmodrupa, Lingrepa vowed to undertake a seven-year retreat. He kept that vow for only five days, returning to Pakmodrupa to report: “You said I should meditate on the primordial significance, yogin, until meeting Lama Zhang (1123–1193) soon before that man’s death, who advised him to become a monk. He thus took ordination and gained the name Yeshe Dorje. He had already, in 1180,