24. 5th Shamar 1526 – 1583
Kongchog Yanglag was born in Kyen in the upper region of Kongpo in the wood-rooster year. The Eighth Karmapa, Mikyö Dorje, recognized him as the Fifth Shamar incarnation. He studied with the Eighth Karmapa as well as with the Karmapa’s student, Pawo Tsuglag Tengwa, and became a renowned scholar and meditation master. He received the full transmission of the Kagyü Lineage, and the Karmapa empowered him as Lineage-holder. Konchog Yanglag’s collected writings make up many volumes. Konchog Yanglag recognized the Ninth Karmapa and became his main teacher. Before he passed away at the age of 57 with many signs of realization, he gave the full Lineage transmission to the Ninth Gyalwa Karmapa.
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