a r m a . K a g y u . T r a d i t i o n
(Tib. Rinchen Zangpo) (15th century)
from The Garland of Moon Water Crystal by Situ Chokyi Jungnay and
Belo Tsewang Kunkhyab
Zangpo was born in the province of Soksam. He was ordained
at an early age, received teachings and instructions from many masters
of that time, and became one of the most well-known scholars and
meditation masters of the 15th century.
The fifth Karmapa, Deshin
Shegpa, gave him the pointing out instructions on the ultimate meaning
of the Kagyu teachings. Thus, he attained complete realisation of
the absolute nature of reality.
became the next lineage holder and the guru of the sixth Karmapa,
Sixth Karmapa, Tongwa Donden (1416-1453)