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Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye (1813-1899)

Excerpts from The Varicoloured Jewel (nor-bu-sna-tsogs-mdok-chan), the autobiography of Jamgon Lodro Thaye

Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye was born in Ranggyab village in the Derge province of Eastern Tibet. The Buddha predicted the coming of Lodro Thaye in the Samadhirajasutra. It is recorded that the Buddha spoke of him as an outstanding individual who would truly benefit many beings.

His coming has also been predicted in many of Padmasambhava's termas (secret teachings that were hidden to be revealed later by his followers).

Lodro Thaye was the guru of the fifteenth Karmapa, Khakyab Dorje. He transmitted the Kagyu lineage and its teachings to the Karmapa.
Lodro Thaye passed away in his eighty-seventh year.

The Fifteenth Karmapa, Khakyab Dorje (1871-1922)




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