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Heart son of [[Milarepa]] and patriarch of the [[Kagyu]] lineage. Born in Nyal, Eastern Tibet, he first trained as a physician, hence his name [[Dagpo Lharje]] ([[dwags po lha rje]]), the [[Physician of Dagpo]] (the name of the province in which he was to spend many years), became ordained at the age of 26 after his two children and wife died in an epidemic. After studying and practicing the [[Kadampa]] teachings, he met [[Jetsun Milarepa]] at the age of 32 , of whom he was to become the foremost disciple. His main disciples were the first [[Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa]] ([[dus gsum mkhyen pa]]), 1110-1193, [[Phagmo Drupa]]; ([[phag mo gru pa rdo rje rgyal po]]), 1110-1170, and [[Barom Darma Wangchuk]] ([['ba' rom dar ma dbang phyug]]), 1127-1199. The picture shows an ancient statue of Gampopa that is kept in [[Lapchi]].
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Heart son of [[Milarepa]] and patriarch of the [[Kagyu]] lineage. Born in Nyal, Eastern Tibet, he first trained as a physician, hence his name [[Dagpo Lharje]] ([[dwags po lha rje]]), the [[Physician of Dagpo]] (the name of the province in which he was to spend many years), became ordained at the age of 26 after his two children and wife died in an epidemic. After studying and practicing the [[Kadampa]] teachings, he met [[Jetsun Milarepa]] at the age of 32 , of whom he was to become an important disciple. His main disciples were the first [[Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa]] ([[dus gsum mkhyen pa]]), 1110-1193, [[Phagmo Drupa]]; ([[phag mo gru pa rdo rje rgyal po]]), 1110-1170, and [[Barom Darma Wangchuk]] ([['ba' rom dar ma dbang phyug]]), 1127-1199. The picture shows an ancient statue of Gampopa that is kept in [[Lapchi]].
 
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Gampopa, Sönam Richen (sgam po pa bsod nams rin chen), 1079-1153


Je Gampopa (1079-1153)

Heart son of Milarepa and patriarch of the Kagyu lineage. Born in Nyal, Eastern Tibet, he first trained as a physician, hence his name Dagpo Lharje (dwags po lha rje), the Physician of Dagpo (the name of the province in which he was to spend many years), became ordained at the age of 26 after his two children and wife died in an epidemic. After studying and practicing the Kadampa teachings, he met Jetsun Milarepa at the age of 32 , of whom he was to become an important disciple. His main disciples were the first Karmapa Dusum Khyenpa (dus gsum mkhyen pa), 1110-1193, Phagmo Drupa; (phag mo gru pa rdo rje rgyal po), 1110-1170, and Barom Darma Wangchuk ('ba' rom dar ma dbang phyug), 1127-1199. The picture shows an ancient statue of Gampopa that is kept in Lapchi.


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  • Choje Gampopa
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  • Dakpo Lhaje

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