Gyalwa Choyang of Nganlam

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Gyalwa Cho-Yang of Nganlam (ngan lam rgyal ba mchog dbyangs). A close disciple of Guru Rinpoche who attained accomplishment through the practice of Hayagriva and was later incarnated as the Karmapas. Born into the Nganlam clan in the Phen Valley, he took ordination from Shantarakshita 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.

Gyalwa Cho-Yang means 'Sublime voice of victory.'


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Gyalwa Choyang (rgyal ba mchog dbyangs). One of the Twenty-five disciples of Guru Rinpoche who realized Hayagriva and later was incarnated as the Karmapas.