a r m a . K a g y u . T r a d i t i o n
Jungton Dorje Pal (1296-1376)
from The Garland of Moon Water Crystal by Situ Chokyi Jungnay and
Belo Tsewang Kunkhyab
Jungton Dorje Pal
was born at Tsongdu Gurmo in Southern Tibet. At the age of five,
when his mother took him to the market place, he met Trophu Khenchen
Sonam Senge, a great scholar. The child showed great devotion and
was given the refuge-vows and the precepts of a lay practitioner
on the spot.
By the age of fifteen he entered
the famous Nyingma monastery Ugpa Lung where he was instructed in
the Tantrayana by Lama Zurchung and Lama Bale.
He also studied at the monastic
college Shalu and became a famous scholar. He was known as a teacher
who had mastered the teachings of both the Sutras and the Tantras.
It is recorded that he attained
the highest realization after he met with the third Karmapa who
imparted the ultimate meaning of the teachings to him. Thus, Gyalwa
Yungtonpa became the next lineage holder.
He passed away at the age
Fourth Karmapa,Rolpai Dorje (1340-1383)