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The Jamgon Kongtruls

.line of incarnate Lamas begins with Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye in the 19th century. They are honored as lineage-holders of all the lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. The Jamgon Kogtrul's have had a profound influence on many teachers and masters of the different schools.


The First Jamgon Kongtrul

December 14, 1813- January 19, 1899


Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye

Wylie: 'jam mgon kong sprul blo gros mtha' yas

Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye was a scholar and yogi from Tibet. He was one of the most prominent Buddhist masters in Tibet in the 19th century. He is credited as one of the founders of the Rime movement of Tibetan



Buddhism and compiled what is known as the Five Great Treasuries. He achievedgreat renown as a scholar and writer, and authored more than 100 volumes of scriptures.

Books by Jamgon Kongrtol Lodro Thaye

The Treasury of Knowledge, Book One: Myriad WorldsSnow Lion Publications, 2003. ISBN: 155939188X

The Treasury of Knowledge, Book Five: Buddhist EthicsSnow Lion Publications, 2003. ISBN: 155939191X

The Treasury of Knowledge, Book Six, Part 4: Systems of Buddhist TantraSnow Lion, 2005, ISBN: 155939210X

The Great Path of Awakening : The Classic Guide to Using the Mahayana Buddhist Slogans to Tame the Mind and Awaken the Hearttranslated by Ken McLeod, Shambhala, 2000. ISBN: 1570625875

Buddha Nature, The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra with CommentaryArya Maitreya, with commentary by Jamgon Kongrul Lodro Thaye and Khenpo Tsultrim



Gyamtso Rinpoche, Snow Lion, 200. ISBN 1559391286

Cloudless Skycommentary by Jamgon Kongrul the Third.Shambhala, 2001. ISBN 1570626049

Jamgon Kongtrul's Retreat Manualtranslated by Ngawang Zangpo. Snow Lion Publications, 1994. ISBN: 1559390298

The Torch of CertaintyForeword by Chogyam Trungpa. Shambhala, 2000. ISBN: 1570627134

Creation and Completion: Essential Points of Tantric Meditationtranslated by Sarah Harding. Wisdom Publications, 2002. ISBN: 0861713125

The Autobiography of Jamgon Kongtrul: A Gem of Many Colorstranslated by Richard Barron, Snow Lion Publications, 2003. ISBN: 1559391847

Sacred Ground: Jamgon Kongtrul on Pilgrimage and Sacred GeographySnow Lion Publications, 2001. ISBN: 1559391642

Enthronement: The Recognition of the Reincarnate Masters of Tibet and the HimalayasSnow Lion Publications, 1997. ISBN: 1559390832

The Teacher-Student RelationshipSnow Lion Publications, 1999. ISBN: 1559390964

Essence of Benefit and JoySiddhi Publications, 2000. ISBN: 0968768954

Timeless Rapture : Inspired Verse from the Shangpa MastersSnow Lion, 2003. ISBN: 1559392045

Light of Wisdom, Vol. 1by Padmasambhava, commentary by Jamgon Kongtrul, translated by Erik Pema Kunsang, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1999. ISBN: 9627341371

Light of Wisdom, Vol. IIby Padmasambhava, commentary by Jamgon Kongtrul, translated by Erik Pema Kunsang, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1999. ISBN: 9627341339

The Second Jamgon Kongtrul

The 15th Karmapa's biography mentions that he had a vision in which he saw 25 simultaneous reincarnations of the master Jamgon Kongtrul. The most famous of the these was Karsey Kongtrul (kar sras kong sprul) (1904-1953), alias Jamgön Palden Khyentse Özer ('jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse'i 'od zer).


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