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The Treasury of Lives - Biographies of Himalayan Buddhist Masters

Ngawang Chodrak

Ngawang Chodrak (Jul. 16)

Ngawang Chodrak was a prominent Sakya master of Lamdre Lobshe transmission lineage. He served as abbot of the Kagyu Yangpachen Monastery, from 1607-1613, and of Samdrub Monastery. He may or may not have served as an abbot of Sakya Monastery.

Japa Dongak Gyatso

Japa Dongak Gyatso (Jun. 16)

Japa Dongak Gyatso was a disciple of both Patrul Orgyen Chokyi Wangpo and Zhabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol, and is best known for losing to the great Nyingma scholar Ju Mipam in a debate adjudicated by their mutual teacher, Patrul. Considered an incarnation of Gungtang Konchok Tenpai Dronme, he studied with teachers from both old and new traditions, gaining a reputation as a great scholar, and spent more than eighteen years in retreat. None of his writings have survived.

Yungdrung Yeshe

Yungdrung Yeshe (Jun. 10)

Gyelrong Yungdrung Yeshe was the twenty-third lineage holder of the Atri system of Bon Dzogchen practice. He lived in the Gyelrong region around the mid-17th century.

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