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Part of a series on Tibetan Buddhism History Timeline · Related-topics Schools Nyingma · Kagyu · Sakya · Gelug · Bön Key Concepts Three marks of existence · Skandha · Cosmology · Saṃsāra · Rebirth · Bodhisattva · Dharma · Dependent Origination · Karma Major Figures Gautama Buddha · Padmasambhava · Je Tsongkhapa · Dalai Lama · Panchen Lama · Lama · Karmapa Lama · Rinpoche · Geshe · Terton · Tulku Practices and Attainment Buddhahood · Avalokiteśvara · Four Stages of Enlightenment · Tantric yoga · Paramitas · Meditation · Laity Major Monasteries Changzhug · Drepung · Dzogchen · Ganden · Jokhang · Kumbum  · Labrang · Mindroling · Namgyal · Narthang · Nechung · Pabonka · Palcho · Ralung · Ramoche · Sakya · Sanga · Sera · Shalu · Tashilhunpo · Tsurphu · Yerpa Major Festivals Chotrul Duchen · Dajyur · Losar · Monlam · Sho Dun Texts Kangyur · Tengyur · Tibetan Canon · Mahayana Sutras · Nyingma Gyubum Art Sand mandala · Thangka · Ashtamangala · Tree of physiology Outline  · Comparative Studies  · Culture  · List of topics  · Portal view • talk • edit The Taklung Kagyu is a sub-sect of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Contents 1 History 2 Lineage 3 Sources 4 See also 5 External links 6 References // History The Taklung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism was founded by the Dharma Lord Taklung Thangpa Tashi Pal in 1180 AD. He was the first lineage holder of this tradition. This is an unbroken lineage, directly passed down from the Buddha Vajradhara to the contemporary masters of the order. Taklung Kagyu tradition is rich in the practice of every aspect of the Buddha Dharma, namely the Mahamudra and Kadampa traditions, and combines the tantric and sutric system of practice. Henceforth, this unique tradition was passed down from guru to disciple. There have already been 33 lineage holders, up to the current lineage holders who are His Holiness Taklung Shabdrung Rinpoche and His Holiness Taklung Ma Rinpoche. The main seat of Taklung Kagyu is located in the northern part of Tibet in a place called Taklung. In the 13th century, Choejey Sangye Won, the fourth lineage holder, established a monastery in eastern Tibet in a place called Riwoche Monastery[1]. This tradition later came to be known as Marthang Taklung. Eventually, Taklung Kagyu spread throughout Tibet, parts of Mongolia, China and even India. There are two branches of the Taklung: the upper in the Lhasa area, and the lower, based out of Riwoche Taklung Monastery at kham in eastern Tibet. Lineage The great translator Lhodrak Marpa brought with him the Kagyu tradition from India, after accomplishing his training with his main teacher Mahasiddha Naropa. This happened during the emergence of the new tantric system of Buddhism in Tibet, among which the Kagyu is one. Lhodrak Marpa the great translator was the main disciple of Mahasiddha Naropa, who in turn was the disciple of Mahasiddha Tilopa, who received the transmission directly from Vajradhara and Vajrayogini appearing before him in person. Lhodrak Marpa Choeki Lodro's main disciple was Jetsun Milarepa, who is one of the most famous yogis in Tibetan history. Milarepa transmitted this lineage to the matchless master Gampopa who was already a prominent teacher of the Kadampa school before he met Jetsun Milarepa. The matchless master Gampopa transmitted it to Dogon Phagmo Drupa who was also a Kadampa master himself. Then the Dharma Lord Taklung Thangpa Tashi Pal who was also a Kadampa master met Dogon Phagmo Drupa and became his main disciple. It was Taklung Thangpa Tashi Pal who founded the Taklung Kagyu tradition. Sources Pal taklung kagyupe denrab lodru dordu su jodpa chushel karpö thengwa - Tenzin Kunga (translated: The brief history of Taklung Kagyu lineage called white crystal mala) (Tenzin Kunga is a scholar living in Dharamsala) See also Kagyu External links Official Website Of Taklung Kagyu Lineage References ^ Riwoche This Buddhism-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. v • d • e This Tibet-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. v • d • e