Marpa Lotsawa was born in Lhodrak (lho brag), southern Tibet. He was to become the founding father of the Kagyu tradition in Tibet. First he studied Sanskrit and other Indian languages with Drogmi Lotsawa (brog mi lo tsa ba) (993-1050). Then he travelled to India three times and studied under his main gurus Naropa and Maitripa. Other teachers from whom he received transmissions and instructions were, among many others, Jnanagarbha and Kukkuripa. Marpa became the teacher of the famous Jetsun Milarepa (rje btsun mi la ras pa). His other main disciples were Ngok Choku Dorje (rngog chos sku rdo rje), Meton Tsenpo (mes ston tshon po) and [[Tshurton Wangi Dorje] (mtshur ston dbang gi rdo rje). Marpa's biography and spiritual songs were compiled and published by Tsang Nyon Heruka (1452-1507). Please expand this page by pressing EDIT above.