Ngok Choku Dorje

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Ngog Chöku Dorje, along with Tsurtön Wangi Dorje and Meton Tsonpo, upheld the scriptural lineage of Marpa Rinpoche, Marpa Lotsawa while Milarepa --together with whom these form "The four great pillars" or Marpa's main disciples -- upheld the lineage of practice.

"Fwd: Drikung -Important" reads in part:

"Kagyu Ngak Dzod is an antology of tantric- cycles compiled by Jamgon Kongtrul in the years 1853-1855 and is believed to be the first of his five collections. The heart of the Kagyu Ngak Dzod consists of thirteen major tantric mandalas transmitted by Marpa to Ngog Chöku Dorje (Rngog Chos sku rdo rje); one of his four main disciples. The Kagyu Ngak-dzod brings together the oral transmissions (lung), empowerments (dbang), instructions (khrid) and ritual practices/sadhanas (cho ga) of the Marpa Kagyu as transmitted by Ngog Choku Dorje and his family lineage. Consequently, these teachings are treasured by all the lineages of the Kagyu tradition surviving to this day - the Karma Kagyu, Drukpa Kagyu, Taklung Kagyu and Drikung Kagyu."

from kagyu mail-list at; "Kagyu is for the discussion of Buddhism, particularly the Kagyu and Rime (non-sectarian) traditions"

"Milarepa was given responsibility for Marpa's meditation lineage and others such as Ngog Chöku Dorjey, Tsurton Wangey and Meton Chenpo became holders of Marpa's teaching lineage. This is how the dual system of philosophical training (bShad-grva) and the meditation training (sGub-grva) are found established in Kagyu monasteries."

from "The Kagyu Tradition" at