The Zurmang Gharwang Lineage

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The Zurmang Gharwang Lineage

The unbroken line of the Zurmang Gharwang Lineage Tulkus begins in the 14th century with the great siddha Trung Mase, the first Gharwang Tulku and founder of the Zurmang Kagyu tradition and Zurmang Monastery. He was identified by the Fifth Gyalwa Karmapa, Deshin Shegpa as the omniscient emanation of the Indian mahasiddha Tilopa. This was the fulfillment of Tilopa’s prediction made after he received teachings directly from Vajrayogini 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 Dakini Ear Whispered Lineage (mkha ‘gro snyan rgyud).

Jomgon Kongtrol in his Treasury of Knowledge comments,

In particular, the special transmission of the profound and vast instructions of ripening and liberation of the Dakpo Hearing Lineage fell to the Zurmang Kagyu and it continues unbroken up to the present.

See links below:

The 1st Zurmang Gharwang | Trung Mase Lodro Rinchen
The 2nd Zurmang Gharwang | Trung Choden Pal
The 3rd Zurmang Gharwang | Gyatso Pedma Lodroe
The 4th Zurmang Gharwang | Karma Gyaltshen Lodroe Namgyal
The 5th Zurmang Gharwang | Karma Tenchog Lodroe Nyingma
The 6th Zurmang Gharwang | Rinchen Nyingpo
The 7th Zurmang Gharwang | Choschung Namgyal
The 8th Zurmang Gharwang | Karma Choschung Gyudme
The 9th Zurmang Gharwang | Choschung Tarjee
The 10th Zurmang Gharwang | Yondu Ningpo
The 11th Zurmang Gharwang |
The 12th Zurmang Gharwang | Garwang Chokyong Tenpa Namgyal (༧ཀརྨ་གར་དབང་ཆོས་སྐྱོང་བསྟན་པ་རྣམས་རྒྱལ)