Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje

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Karmapa, 9th

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Category:Tulkus
MainNamePhon Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje
MainNameTib དབང་ཕྱུག་རྡོ་རྗེ་
MainNameWylie dbang phyug rdo rje
AltNamesTib ཀརྨ་པ་དགུ་པ་  ·  དཀོན་མཆོག་འབངས་  ·  ནམ་མཁའ་རྒྱལ་པོ་  ·  དཔལ་ལྡན་མི་ཕམ་ཆོས་ཀྱི་དབང་ཕྱུག་
AltNamesWylie karma pa dgu pa  ·  dkon mchog 'bangs  ·  nam mkha' rgyal po  ·  dpal ldan mi pham chos kyi dbang phyug
AltNamesOther Karmapa, 9th
BiographicalInfo Important karma kaM tshang bka' brgyud hierarch.

He enjoyed the patronage of the rin spungs pa. He was involved in various restoration projects: 'brong bi dgon rnying, the mtshur phu 'du khang chen mo. Built the sgo rab brtan gtsug lag khang and the thar gling gtsug lag khang. His gsung 'bum came to about 10 volumes. Kongtrul mentions him in the Terton Gyatsa in relation to the pure vision of Karmapa, 6th.

YearBirth 1556
YearDeath 1601/1603
BornIn tre shod stag tshang
TibDateGender Male
TibDateElement Fire
TibDateAnimal Dragon
TibDateRabjung 9
ReligiousAffiliation Karma Kagyu
EmanationOf Eighth Karmapa Mikyö Dorje
StudentOf The Second Pawo Tsuklak Trengwa  ·  Fifth Shamarpa Könchok Yenlak  ·  rnam rgyal grags pa  ·  Fourth Tai Situ Mitruk Chokyi Gocha  ·  rgyal ba seng+ge
TeacherOf karma bstan 'phel  ·  karma bstan srung  ·  tA ra nA tha  ·  dge legs dpal bzang  ·  lhag bsam rgya mtsho  ·  karma legs bshad sgra dbyangs  ·  Sixth Shamarpa Chökyi Wangchuk  ·  Fifth Tai Situ Chokyi Gyaltsen  ·  karma mkhyen brtse  ·  rin chen shes rab  ·  khyab bdag grub mchog dbang po  ·  kun dga' rnam rgyal  ·  Yongdzin Namgyal Drakpa  ·  Third Pawo Tsuklak Gyatso
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IsInGyatsa Yes
GyatsaNameTib ཀརྨ་པ་དགུ་པ་དབང་ཕྱུག་རྡོ་རྗེ་
GyatsaNameWylie karma pa dgu pa dbang phyug rdo rje
GyatsaBioStartPage 710
GyatsaBioEndPage 710
GyatsaBioStartFolio 185b4
GyatsaBioEndFolio 185b5
GyatsaBioTib དཔལ་ཀརྨ་པ་དྲུག་པ་མཐོང་བ་དོན་ལྡན་གནས་ཆེན་ཙ་རི་ཏྲར་ཐུགས་དམ་ལ་བཞུགས་པའི་སྐབས། རྔ་ཡབ་གླིང་ནས་སློབ་དཔོན་ཆེན་པོས་གྲུབ་ཆེན་ཟླ་བ་པ་ཕོ་ཉར་མངགས་ཏེ་ཚེ་སྒྲུབ་ཟབ་མོའི་གདམས་པ་བསྩལ་པ། ཕྱིས་རྗེ་དགུ་པ་དབང་ཕྱུག་རྡོ་རྗེས་མངོན་རྟོགས་ཞི་ཕྲེང་གི་གྲལ་དུ་བཀོད་པར་མཛད་པའི་དབང་གི་རྒྱུན་ད་ལྟའང་མཆིས་སོ་
GyatsaBioWylie dpal karma pa drug pa mthong ba don ldan gnas chen tsa ri trar thugs dam la bzhugs pa'i skabs/_rnga yab gling nas slob dpon chen pos grub chen zla ba pa pho nyar mngags te tshe sgrub zab mo'i gdams pa bstsal pa/_phyis rje dgu pa dbang phyug rdo rjes mngon rtogs zhi phreng gi gral du bkod par mdzad pa'i dbang gi rgyun da lta'ang mchis so
BnwShortPersonBio As predicted by the Eighth Karmapa, the Ninth was born in the Treshö region of eastern Tibet. He was heard reciting mantras in the womb during pregnancy and he, too, sat cross-legged for three days soon after birth and declared he was the Karmapa.
      In accordance to the prediction letter left by the Eighth Karmapa, he was soon recognized by the Tai Situpa Chökyi Gocha, who was staying not far away, and by the Sharmapa Konchok Yenlak. A year later, Shamarpa enthroned him at the age of six and gave him extensive teachings.
      Once Wangchuk Dorje had received the complete Kagyu transmission, he began to teach throughout Tibet, traveling in a monastic camp, which strictly emphasized meditation practice. Wangchuk Dorje did not visit China. He gave many teachings and restored monasteries and temples wherever he went.
      Like the Eighth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorje was also a creative author and wrote many condensed commentaries on sutras and tantras, including three mahamudra treatises: The Ocean of Definitive Meaning, Dispelling the Darkness of Ignorance, and Pointing Out the Dharmakaya. These treatises have played a major role in Tibet for the teaching and transmission of mahamudra. (Source Accessed Jul 29, 2020)
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