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Tertön Sogyal

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Lérab Lingpa in 1913


Tertön Sogyal Lerab Lingpa (1856-1926) was a Tibetan Buddhist tertön and a teacher of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama.


Biography

As a child, Tertön Sogyal was taught by Nyala Pema Dündul, Patrul Rinpoche, and Khenpo Pema Vajra at Dzogchen Monastery.

In the later years of his life, he stayed near Dodrupchen Monastery, often exchanging teachings with Dodrupchen Jikmé Tenpé Nyima.

He died on the tenth day of the first lunar month of the year of the Fire Tiger (1926).


Disciples

His Tertön Sogyal disciples included the


His disciples also included Tulku Tsultrim Zangpo (aka Tsüllo) of Shukjung Monastery, who composed a biography of Tertön Sogyal which is more than 700 pages long.

His lineage also passed on to his sons, such as Rigdzin Namgyal and Chöpel Gyatso, and to his grandson, Tromgé Tulku Dechen Dorjé, who currently lives at the Tromgé encampment in eastern Tibet (Khams).

Reincarnations

There were three main incarnations of Tertön Sogyal: Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, Sogyal Rinpoche and Gendün Rinchen (1926-1997), the late Je Khenpo of Bhutan.

Source

Wikipedia:Tertön Sogyal