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Gyalwa Chog-yang. A close disciple of Guru Rinpoche who attained accomplishment through the practice of Hayagriva and later was incarnated as the Karmapas. Born in clan of Nganlam in the Phen Valley, he took ordination from Khenpo Bodhisattva in the first group of seven Tibetan monks. It is said that he kept his vows with utmost purity. Having received the transmission of Hayagriva from Padmasambhava, he practiced in solitude and reached the level of a vidyadhara [RY]

gyalwa chogyang [IW]

Gyalwa Chog-Yang, one of Guru Padmasambhava twenty-five main disciples [RY]

Gyelwa Chokyang, Chok-yang, Chogyang or Chog-yang. A close disciple of Padmsambhava who attained accomplishment through the practice of Hayagrīva and later was incarnated as the Karmapas. Born in the clan of Ngenlam in the Phen Valley, he took ordination from Śāntarakṣita in the first group of seven Tibetan monks ordained in Tibet. It is said that he kept his vows with utmost purity. Having received the transmission of Hayagrīva from Padmasambhava, he practiced in solitude and reached the level of a Vidyādhara. From Treasury of Lives: 'Gyelwa Chokyang (rgyal ba mchog dbyangs) was born into the Ngenlam (ngan lam) clan in Uru Penyul Valley (dbu ru 'phan yul), north of Lhasa. He was part of the first group of seven Tibetans to receive full ordination from Śāntarakṣita and was renowned for his discipline. According to legend, when he received the empowerment of the Eight Great Classes from Padmasambhava, his flower landed on the maṇḍala of Hayagrīva, the speech embodiment of all buddhas. Perfecting the practice of Hayagrīva, he was able to display the horse-head deity from the top of his head, at which point the neighing of horses would be heard. It is also said that he was able to transmute his body into a raging fire. Gyelwa Chokyang is said to have mastered the practice of long life. During the time of Ngadak Pelkhor Tsan (mnga' bdag dpal 'khor btsan), the grandson of Tri Songdetsen (khri srong lde'u btsan) the translator Maben Jangchub Lodro (rma ban byang chub blo gros) was murdered and became a wrathful spirit who attacked the king. Gyelwai Chokyang was able to use a thread cross rite to vanquish the spirit and cure the king. He later concealed the liturgy for the thread cross at Karchu (mkhar chu). It was revealed by Kampa Darberchen (khams pa dar ber can). Gyelwa Chokyang’s reincarnations are said to include the Second Karmapa, Karma Pakshi (karma pa 02 karma pakshi, 1204-1283). Longchenpa Drime Ozer (klong chen pa dri med 'od zer, 1308-1364) was his descendant in the twenty-sixth generation.' [Erick Tsiknopoulos]