Karmapa, 15th

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མཁའ་ཁྱབ་རྡོ་རྗེ་
Fifteenth Karmapa Khakhyab Dorje(1870 - 1921) 
From his very recognition and enthronement as the Fifteenth Karmapa, Khakhyab Dorje continued his previous incarnation’s ties to the Rimé Movement of eastern Tibet. Khakhyab Dorje was identified by a group of lamas that included two of the main figures driving the movement: Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (1820–1892) and Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye. From an early age, Khakhyab Dorje directed his energies to his education, seeking out the most learned teachers and applying himself to his studies with great results. At the age of 15, he traveled from Tsurphu to Palpung Monastery to meet Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye, from whom he received the entire Kagyu transmission and Lodrö Thaye’s own vast collection known as the Five Treasuries. From there, the Fifteenth Karmapa began traveling across eastern Tibet seeking out other transmissions and teachers—Sakya, Nyingma, Drukpa Kagyu, Shangpa Kagyu and his own Karma Kagyu. In this way, Khakhyab Dorje fully embodied the spirit of inclusiveness and openness that characterized the Rimé movement. (Source Accessed Sept 8, 2020)

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Other names

  • ཀརྨ་པ་བཅོ་ལྔ་པ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • དོན་གྲུབ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • karma pa bco lnga pa · other names (Wylie)
  • don grub rdo rje · other names (Wylie)
  • Karmapa, 15th · other names

Affiliations & relations

  • Father of Jamgön Kongtrül, 2nd · familial relation
  • Karma Kagyu · religious affiliation
  • Karmapa, 14th · emanation of
  • Karmapa, 16th · incarnation
  • 'jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse'i dbang po · teacher
  • 'jam mgon kong sprul · teacher
  • Mkhan chen bkra shis 'od zer · teacher
  • mi 'gyur dbang rgyal · teacher
  • shes bya kun mkhyen · teacher
  • gtsug lag nyin byed · teacher
  • Tai Situpa, 11th · student
  • Goshir Gyaltsab, 11th · student
  • Jamgön Kongtrül, 2nd · student
  • 'jam dpal tshul khrims · student
  • karma sgrub brgyud nges don snying po · student
  • Katok Situ, 3rd · student