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Ratnabhadra (Tib. Rinchen Zangpo) (15th century)

Excerpts from The Garland of Moon Water Crystal by Situ Chokyi Jungnay and Belo Tsewang Kunkhyab

Rinchen 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.

He became the next lineage holder and the guru of the sixth Karmapa, Tongwa Donden.

The Sixth Karmapa, Tongwa Donden (1416-1453)





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