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The 3rdKhamtrulRipoche, Kunga Tenzin

Kunga Tenzin
Kunga Tenzin

Kunga Tenzin, the 3rdKhamtrul Rinpoche was born in 1680 and was recognized as such at the age of one month old by Choegon Rinpoche Choekyi Wangchuk. When he was four years old, Kunga Tenzin realized the nature of the mind and thereby showing the signs of a highly realized being. He received teachings from over one hundred great lamas of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. His most important teachers were Choegon Chokyi Wanchuk, Yongzin Choegyal Palzang, Drukchen Rinpoche and Mindroling Terchen. With thousands of disciples, Kunga Tenzin became a great teacher in the Drukpa Kagyu lineage. Among his devotees was the Mongolian King, Gursi Khan of Jungar. Kunga Tenzin was also a great master of painting, sculpture, astrology and medicine. Involved extensively in writing, his works filled up to seventeen volumes. At the age of 49, he passed away to leave his remains preserved still in Khampagar Monastery in Tibet.

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