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The Bodong (bo dong) tradition has a long and complicated history. The seat of what would become the institutionally independent Bodong lineage was the monastery Bodong E (bo dong e), which had been founded in 1049 by the Kadampa Geshe Mudrapachenpo (mu dra pa chen po). What teachings were current there is difficult to know, save that in the 12th century Kodrakpa Sonam Gyaltsan (ko brag pa bsod nams rgyal mtshan, 1182-1261) invited the Nepali yogin Vibhuticandra to Tibet and received from him a new transmission of the Sadangayoga practice of the Kalacakra. Kodrakpa also propagated a lineage of Lamdre (lam ’bras), which was later subsumed into the Sakya tradition by Sonam Gyaltsen (bsod names rgyal mtshan) and Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (ngor chen kun dga’ bzang po). Its greatest representative was Bodong Panchen Chole Namgyal (bo dong paN chen phyogs las rnam rgyal, 1376-1451), with whom the unique Bodong Tradition is commonly said to have begun. It is important to avoid confusing Bodong Panchen with Jonang Chokley Namgyal (jo nang phyogs las rnam rgyal, 1306-1386), a teacher of Tsongkhapa and proponent of the Shentong (gzhan stong) view.