Pawo Tsuglag Threngwa

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Pawo Tsuglag Threngwa
Religion Tibetan Buddhist
School Karma Kagyu
Lineage Nenang Pawo
Other names Tsuglag Trengwa, Tsuklak Trengwa (dpa' bo 02 gtsug lag phreng ba)
Dharma names Pel Tsuklak Trengwa (dpal gtsug lag phreng ba)
Monastic name Mipam Chokyi Gyatso (mi pham chos kyi rgya mtsho)
Personal
Born

1504, the wood-mouse year of the eighth sexagenary cycle;

father, Lama Dar (bla ma dar); mother, Lamnye Dolma (lam rnyed sgol ma).
Ganggyu in Nyêtang (snye thang gi sgangs rgyud)
Died 1566, at dawn on the sixteenth day of the tenth month of the year of fire-tiger of the ninth sexagenary cycle (age 63)
Senior posting
Period in office 1508-1566
Consecration Enthroned to seat of the lineage, Lhodrak Drowolung Sekhar Gutok (Lhodrolung) Monastery
Predecessor First Pawo, Chowang Lhundrub (dpa' bo 01 chos dbang lhun grub, 1440/1455-1503)
Religious career
Teacher Dakpo Chokle Namgyel (dwags po phyogs las rnam rgyal, 1456-1539)
Reincarnation First Pawo, Chowang Lhundrub (dpa' bo 01 chos dbang lhun grub, 1440/1455-1503)
Students Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje, the Fifth Zhamar Konchok Yenlag, and the Third Tsurpu Gyeltsab, Drakpa Peljor (mtshur phu rgyal tshab 03 grags pa dpal 'byor, 1519-1549)
Works mkhas pa'i dga' ston ; a religious history of the Kagyu tradition, the Chojung Khepai Gaton, or Scholars Feast (chos 'byung khas pa'i dga' ston) ; works on history, medicine, astrology, general Buddhism
Ordination Vows of upasaka (dge bsnyen), primary monk (rab byung), and novice monk (dge tsul) at age 9; Full ordination (dge slong) at age 23
Profession Historian

Pawo Tsuglag Threngwa (dpa' bo gtsug lag phreng ba; 1504–1566), the second Pawo Rinpoche, was a Tibetan historian of the Karma Kagyu. He was a disciple of the Mikyö Dorje, the eighth Karmapa,[1] He was the author of the famous mkhas pa'i dga' ston.[2][3]

Of Tsuklak Trengwa's many students, his chief disciples included the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje, the Fifth Zhamar Konchok Yenlag, and the Third Tsurpu Gyeltsab, Drakpa Peljor (mtshur phu rgyal tshab 03 grags pa dpal 'byor, 1519-1549).[2]

In 1565, a year before his death, he wrote a detailed commentary of the Bodhisattva-caryāvatāra (gtsug lag ’grel chen).[4]

His Dharma histories were cited by the 4th Drikung Chetsang, Tenzin Peme Gyaltsen (1770-1826) in The Golden Garland of the Throne Lineage (Denrab Chöjung Serthreng, gdan rabs chos byung gser phreng).[5]

Works[edit]

  • mkhas pa'i dga' ston
  • The Chojung Khepai Gaton, or Scholars Feast (chos 'byung khas pa'i dga' ston), a religious history of the Kagyu tradition
  • Works on history, medicine, astrology, general Buddhism
  • Works in Worldcat

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tsuglag Trengwa". Rangjung Yeshe Wiki - Dharma Dictionnary. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  2. ^ a b Samten Chhosphel, "Second Pawo, Tsuklak Trengwa," Treasury of Lives, accessed Aug. 9, 2013.
  3. ^ *Gregor Verhufen. Die Biographien des achten Karma-Pa Mi-Bskyod Rde-Rje und seines Lehrers Sangs-Rgyas Mnyan-Pa. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der bKa'-brgyud-pa-Schulrichtung des tibetischen Buddhismus, p. 12 (PDF; 1.8 MB)
  4. ^ Andreas Kretschmar: Drops of Nectar. Khenpo Kunpal's Commentary on Shantideva's Entering the Conduct of the Bodhisattvas. Volume One. Version: February 2004, p. 6 (accessed Aug. 9, 2013)
  5. ^ "Masters of the Golden Rosary Lineage". Drikung Kagu, the Official Website. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  • Chos kyi 'byung gnas. 1990. Dpa' bo gnyis pa/ rgyal ba gtsug lag phreng ba. In Ta'i si tu pa kun mkhyen chos kyi 'byu gnas bstan pa'i nyin byed kyi bka' 'bum. Vol. 12, pp. 55-63. Sansal: Pelpung sungrab nyamso khang.
  • Grags pa 'byungs gnas and Blo bzang mkhas grub. 1992. Gangs can mkhas sgrub rim byon ming mdzod. Lanzhou: Kan su'u mi rigs dpe skrun khang, pp. 995-996.
  • Gtsug lag phreng ba. N.d. Dge slong gtsug lag phreng ba rang nyid kyi rtogs pa brjod pa 'khrul pa'i bzhin ras 'char ba'i me long.
  • Mi nyag mgon po. 1996-2000. Dpa' bo gtsug lag phreng ba'i rnam thar mdor bsdus. In Gangs can mkhas dbang rim byon gyi rnam thar mdor bsdus, Vol. 1, pp. 237-242. Beijing: Krung go'i bod kyi shes rig dpe skrun khang.

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