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The First Gyalwa Dokhampa Ngawang Tenphel

It is stated in the Sutra of Sangay Phepo Chey that even though the enlightened beings have finished accumulating merits (Tib. dzog), have finished benefiting countless beings (Tib. min), have finished creating the pure lands out of their merits and dedications (Tib.jang), and thus accomplished the Buddhahood of the three kayas; they will nevertheless continue to be ...

The Second Gyalwa Dokhampa Ngawang Kunga Tenphel (1639-1679)

The second Gyalwa Dokhampa, Kunga Tenphel, was born in 1639 in the Chamdo region of Kham, Tibet and was recognized at a young age as the second Gyalwa Dokhampa by Yongzin Kunga Khundrup. He was enthroned by the chief disciple of the previous Gyalwa Dokhampa at Tsogyal Retreat Center in Drakyab, Kham.

Kunga Tenphel received the co ...

The Third Gyalwa Dokhampa Ngawang Kunga Tenzin

Kunga Tenzin, the third Gyalwa Dokhampa was born in 1680 and was recognized as such at the age of one month old by Choegon Rinpoche Choekyi Wangchuk. When Kunga Tenzin was four years old he realized the nature of the mind thereby showing what a highly realized being he was. He received teachings from over one hundred great lamas of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhi ...

The Fourth Gyalwa Dokhampa Tenzin Chokyi Nyima

The fourth Gyalwa Dokhampa, Chokyi Nyima was born in 1730 in the upper region of Zachu. He studied under the great master Situ Maha Pandit Choekyi Jungne who was a close disciple of the third Gyalwa Dokhampa. Chokyi Nyima wrote commentaries on the Abhisamayalankara, Abhidharmakosa, Vinaya and Pramanvartika, making him one of the great commentators on Tibetan Buddhis ...

The Fifth Gyalwa Dokhampa Mipham Drubgyud Nyima

The fifth Kyabje Gyalwa Dokhampa, Drubgyu Nyima was born in 1781 in the Kokha region of western Tibet. He was enthroned at the age of five at Khampagar Monastery. He was ordained as a Bhikshu by the Regent of the 7th Dalai Lama. Drubgyu Nyima received many teachings from the 8th Dalai Lama. He also went through intensive philosophical studies.

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