The Shangpa Kagyu is known as the "secret lineage" of the Kagyu school of Vajrayana or Tibetan Buddhism and differs in origin from the better known Dagpo schools. The Dagpo Kagyu are the lineage of Tilopa through his student Naropa while the Shangpa lineage descends from Tilopa's student Niguma, who was Naropa's sister, as well as from the teachings of Sukhasiddhi. Its founder was Khyungpo Neljor, the student of both women, whose monastery in the Shang Valley gave its name to the tradition.
Gyalwa Ensapa Lobzang Dondrup is the pre-incarnation of the Panchen Lama. Gyalwa Ensapa Lobzang Dondrup was a Tibetan Buddhistreligious leader. He was posthumously recognized as the third Panchen Lama.
Gyalwa Ensapa Lobzang Dondrup was born in 1505 AD. Gyalwa Ensapa Lobzang Dondrup is known as the lama in life prior to being recognized as the 1st Panchen Lama.
Life of Lobsang Dondru
Lobsang Dondrup was known to have spent more than 20 years meditating in isolated .
Vajrabhairava with the consort Vajra Vetali surrounded by the main protectors of the Gelugpa School. Vajrabhairava is also called as Yamantaka. He is a meditational deity Ishtadevata of the Anuttarayoga Classification of Buddhist Tantra. As the supreme meditational deity of the Gelug Tradition Vajrabhairava is also looked upon as the Lord or Master.
The life of Vajrabhairava
In this section, we are going to learn about the life of Vajrabhairava, after the short etymological description of .
Kalacakra in a Yi-dam(god protector) who turns the wheel of life. Kalacakra is the title of a work in one of the divisions of the Kangyur.
It is possible that Kalacakra is a personification of that work. Kalacakra is usually as a Yidam with four head on each of which is the third eye.
He may have twelve or twenty-four arms but never has more than two legs. In his Yi-dam form, he is dark blue. .