Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche

Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche

Prior to his birth

Prior to his birth on 30 June 1965, (: ཟུར་མང་གར་དབང་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་, Wylie: zur mang gar dbang rin po che) was recognized by the 16th Gyalwa as the twelfth incarnation of the Gharwang and as an emanation of . He is the supreme lineage holder of the Ear Whispered Lineage (zur mang snyan rgyud).

The Gharwang Tulkus line

The unbroken line of the Gharwang Tulkus begins in the 14th century with the siddha Trung Mase, the first Gharwang Tulku and founder of the Zurmang tradition and Zurmang . He was identified by the Fifth Gyalwa Karmapa, Deshin Shegpa as the omniscient emanation of the Indian Tilopa.

This was believed to be the fulfillment of Tilopa’s prediction made after he received directly from in the Western land of Uddiyana, in which he had pledged to return to spread these teachings widely, after they had been transmitted through thirteen successive lineage holders.

Before Tilopa’s return this set of teachings was to be limited to a one-to-one transmission from each lineage holder to the next, and only upon Tilopa’s later emanation as the first Gharwang Tulku were they opened up to a larger audience.

These teachings form the core of the Zurmang Ear Whispered Lineage (zur mang snyan rgyud) also known as the Ear Whispered Lineage (mkha’ ‘gro snyan rgyud).

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