a r m a . K a g y u . T r a d i t i o n
Kongtrul Lodro Thaye (1813-1899)
from The Varicoloured Jewel (nor-bu-sna-tsogs-mdok-chan), the autobiography
of Jamgon Lodro Thaye
Kongtrul Lodro Thaye was born in Ranggyab village in the Derge province
of Eastern Tibet. The Buddha predicted the coming of Lodro Thaye
in the Samadhirajasutra. It is recorded that the Buddha spoke of
him as an outstanding individual who would truly benefit many beings.
His coming has also been predicted
in many of Padmasambhava's termas (secret teachings that were hidden
to be revealed later by his followers).
Lodro Thaye was the guru of
the fifteenth Karmapa, Khakyab Dorje. He transmitted the Kagyu lineage
and its teachings to the Karmapa.
Lodro Thaye passed away in
his eighty-seventh year.
Fifteenth Karmapa, Khakyab Dorje (1871-1922)