Khakyab Dorje, 15th Karmapa Lama

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
15th Karmapa
KhakyabDorje.jpg
Date of birth: 1871
Place of birth: Sheikor, Tsang, Tibet
Birth name: Khakyab Dorje
Date of death: 1922
Place of death:  ?
School: Vajrayana
Practice School: Kagyu
Lineage: Karma Kagyu
Order: N/A
Titles/Honours: Karmapa, Lama, Rinpoche.
Quote:  ?

Khakhyap Dorjé, 15th Karmapa Lama (Tibetan: མཁའ་ཁྱབ་རྡོ་རྗེ, 1871–1922 or 1870-1921[1]), was born in Sheikor village in Tsang, Tibet. (Martin 2004, p. 289) Recognised and enthroned by Migyur Wanggyel, 9th Drukchen Lama, Khakhyap Dorjé was given the Kagyu teachings by Jamgon Kongtrul. Trashi Özer[2] and other masters completed his education. He was enthroned as the 15th Karmapa at Tsurphu Monastery[1] when he was six years old. (Naher 2004, p. 221) He went on to teach and give empowerments throughout Tibet and preserved many rare texts by having them reprinted.

Travels[edit]

In 1898 he travelled to Bhutan, bestowing many transmissions. On his return to Tibet, he took several consorts. (Naher 2004, p. 222) Unlike previous Karmapas, Khakyab Dorje married and his wife, Dāki Wangmo, bore three sons, one of whom, Khyentsé Özer, was recognised as the Second Jamgon Kongtrul (Martin 2004, p. 290) and another, Jamyang Rinpoché, an unrecognised Shamarpa (d. circa 1947).[3][4]

Among his closest students were the 11th Tai Situpa, Karma Jamyang Khyentsé Özer,[5] and the First Beru Khyentse.

A few years before he passed into parinirvana at the age of fifty-one, Khakhyap Dorjé entrusted a letter containing a prediction regarding his rebirth to an attendant. (Martin 2004, p. 290)

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "མཁའ་ཁྱབ་རྡོ་རྗེ". Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center. Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center. 
  2. ^ "bkra shis 'od zer". Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center. Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "འཇམ་དབྱངས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ". Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center. Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  4. ^ The Sharmapa Incarnations
  5. ^ "karma 'jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse'i 'od zer". Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center. Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center. Retrieved 28 May 2015. 

References[edit]

  • Lander, Maureen, ed. (2012). History of the karmapas : the odyssey of the Tibetan masters with the black crown. Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Publications. ISBN 978-1559393904. 
  • Martin, Michele (2003). Music in the sky : the life, art, and teachings of the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje. Ithaca, N.Y.: Snow Lion Publications. ISBN 978-1559391955. 
  • Naher, Gaby (2004). Wrestling the dragon : in search of the boy lama who defied China. London: Rider. ISBN 978-1844132317. 
  • Thinley, Karma (2008). The History of Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet. USA: Prajna Press. p. 150. ISBN 1-57062-644-8. 

External links[edit]

  • "THE FIFTEENTH GYALWA KARMAPA, Khakhyab Dorje". [1]
Preceded by
Thekchok Dorje
Reincarnation of the Karmapa Succeeded by
Rangjung Rigpe Dorje