a r m a . K a g y u . T r a d i t i o n
Fifteenth Karmapa, Khakyab Dorje (1871-1922)
from Additional Records of the Golden Kagyu Lineage (gser-phreng-ka-skhong)
by Topga Yulgyal
Fifteenth Karmapa, Khakyab Dorje
was born in Shelkor village in Tsang province in Central Tibet.
As soon as he was born he uttered the mantra of Chenrezig, and at
the age of five he was able to read the scriptures. The ninth Kyabgon
Drukchen recognized and enthroned Khakyab Dorje.
The Karmapa received the entire
cycle of Kagyu teachings from Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye. He also
studied with Khenchen Tashi Özer and many others.
He travelled throughout Tibet
giving teachings and empowerments.
He identified the reincarnations
of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye and the Situpa and performed the
rituals at their respective enthronements. Khakyab Dorje was a married
master and had three sons. The second Jamgon Kongtrul and the twelfth
Shamarpa, Jamyang Rinpoche were his sons.
The Karmapa also reprinted
many scriptures that had become rare and difficult to obtain. His
closest disciples were Situ Pema Wangchog Gyalpo, Jamgon Palden
Khyentse Özer and Beru Khyentse Lodro Mizay Jampa'i Gocha.
Khakyab Dorje passed away
in his fifty-first year.
11th Situpa, Pema Wangchog Gyalpo (1886-1953)