Dagpo Tashi Namgyal

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Dakpo Tashi Namgyal (Dakpo Paṇchen Tashi Namgyel, Wylie: dwags po paN chen bkra shis rnam rgyal) (1511, 1512, or 1513–1587) was a lineage holder of the Dagpo Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.[1] He was also trained in the Sakya lineage,[2] and "was renowned as both a scholar and yogi."[1]

He should not be confused with his namesake, also known as Kunkyen Tashi Namgyal, (1399–1458), who helped establish Penpo Nalendra Monastery in 1425 with Sakya master Rongton Sheja Kunrig (1367–1449).[3][4] [5] Later in life he served as chief abbot of the Kagyu Daklha Gampo Monastery in southern Tibet.[2]

His "most famous works" were two Mahamudra texts, Moonlight of Mahamudra and Clarifying the Natural State.[1] The latter is a meditation manual which

"sketches the path of meditation from the initial steps of the general and specific preliminaries ...," focusing on "the establishment and stabilisation of mindfulness and calm, through shamatha practice, and developing analytical understanding through vipashyana techniques."[6]

As of 2012, some of his works were available in Tibetan in the "Rigpa Dorje Practice Series."[7]

"Much of what we know about Tashi Namgyal and his reincarnations has come from an account written down by Lama Trinle Choedak, the personal tutor of the 6th Zimwock Rinpoche."[2]

He was one of the teachers of Mikyö Dorje, the 8th Karmapa Lama.[8]


Translated into English[edit]

  • Dakpo Tashi Namgyal; Elizabeth Callahan (translator) (2019). Moonbeams of Mahamudra (Tsadra) (1st ed.). 4720 Walnut St., Ste. 106, Boulder, CO, USA: Snow Lion. ISBN 978-1559394802.CS1 maint: location (link)
  • Dakpo Tashi Namgyal; Traleg Kyabgon (translator) (2016). Moonbeams of Mahamudra: The Classic Meditation Manual (1st ed.). Ballarat, Victoria, Australia: Shogam Publications. ISBN 978-0980502237.
  • Bkra-shis-rnam-rgyal; Peter Alan Roberts (translator) (2010). "Light Rays from the Jewel of the Excellent Teaching: A General Presentation on the Points of Secret Mantra". Mahāmudrā and Related Instructions: Core Teachings of the Kagyü Schools. 199 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, USA: Wisdom Publications. pp. 401–620.CS1 maint: location (link)
  • Dakpo Tashi Namgyal; Lobsang P. Lhalungpa (translator) (2006). Mahāmudrā - the Moonlight: Quintessence of Mind and Meditation (2nd ed.). 199 Elm Street, Somerville, MA, USA: Wisdom Publications. ISBN 0-86171-299-4.CS1 maint: location (link)
  • Bkra-śis-rnam-rgyal; Erik Pema Kunsang (translator) (2001). Clarifying the natural state: a principal guidance manual for Mahamudra. 1790 30th Street, Suite 280, Boulder, CO, USA: Rangjung Yeshe. ISBN 9627341452.CS1 maint: location (link)

In Tibetan[edit]

  • Bkra-shis-rnam-rgyal (2015). dpal kye rdo rje zhes bya ba'i rgyud kyi rgyal po 'grel pa legs sgad nyi ma'i 'od zer (དཔལ་ཀྱེའི་་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཞེས་བྱ་བའི་རྒྱུད་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ་འགྲེལ་པལེགས་བཤད་ཉི་མའི་འོད་ཟེར་) (in Tibetan). སི་ཁྲོན་མི་རིགས་དཔེ་སྐྲུན་ཁང་. ISBN 978-7-5409-5920-3.


  1. ^ a b c "23. 8th Karmapa 1507 - 1554". Kagyu Golden Rosary. Karma Lekshey Ling Shedra. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Gallagher, Pauline; Venerable Freeman Trebilcock. "Tibetan Buddhism unbounded - The Zimwock Rinpoche lineage. DrPauline Gallagher & Venerable Freeman Trebilcock". Buddhism and Australia, International Conference on Buddhism. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Name disambiguation".
  4. ^ "Nalendra (Berzin)".
  5. ^ Townsend, Dominique (February 2010). "Rongton Sheja Kunrik". The Treasury of Lives: Biographies of Himalayan Religious Masters. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  6. ^ Williams, Hugh. "Clarifying the Natural State, Dakpo Tashi Namgyal". Rangjung Yeshe Publication. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Rigpe Dorje Practice Series". Jamgon Kongtrul Labrang. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  8. ^ "The Eighth Karmapa, Mikyo Dorje". The Treasury of Lives: Biographies of Himalayan Religious Masters. Retrieved 8 November 2013.

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