Karmapa, 9th

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Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje(1556 - 1601/1603) 

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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  • ཀརྨ་པ་དགུ་པ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • དཀོན་མཆོག་འབངས་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • ནམ་མཁའ་རྒྱལ་པོ་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • དཔལ་ལྡན་མི་ཕམ་ཆོས་ཀྱི་དབང་ཕྱུག་ · other names (Tibetan)
  • karma pa dgu pa · other names (Wylie)
  • dkon mchog 'bangs · other names (Wylie)
  • nam mkha' rgyal po · other names (Wylie)
  • dpal ldan mi pham chos kyi dbang phyug · other names (Wylie)
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  • Karma Kagyu · religious affiliation
  • Karmapa, 8th · emanation of
  • Karmapa, 10th · incarnation
  • Pawo Rinpoche, 2nd · teacher
  • Shamarpa, 5th · teacher
  • rnam rgyal grags pa · teacher
  • Tai Situpa, 4th · teacher
  • rgyal ba seng+ge · teacher
  • karma bstan 'phel · student
  • karma bstan srung · student
  • tA ra nA tha · student
  • dge legs dpal bzang · student
  • lhag bsam rgya mtsho · student
  • karma legs bshad sgra dbyangs · student
  • Shamarpa, 6th · student
  • Tai Situpa, 5th · student
  • karma mkhyen brtse · student
  • rin chen shes rab · student
  • khyab bdag grub mchog dbang po · student
  • kun dga' rnam rgyal · student
  • Yongs 'dzin rnam rgyal grags pa · student
  • Pawo Rinpoche, 3rd · student