Karma Tengyal Ling

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The great Lodrö Thaye was the 1st Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche. He lived in the 19th century and was one of the founders of the non-sectarian Rime movement in Tibet. With his collection "The five great treasures" he saved many writings from being lost.

The 2nd Jamgon Kongtrul Palden Khyentse Oser was the son of the 15th Gyalwa Karmapa. Together with the 11th Tai Situ Rinpoche he was the root lama of the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa.

The 3rd Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche Lodro Chokyi Senge was born in Tibet in 1954 and has lived in India since 1956. He was a heart son of the 16th Karmapa. He served him with devotion and accompanied him on his journeys to the West. So he came in 1977 together with the 16th Karmapa to Berlin. In 1990, he reminded the organizers of Karma Tengyal Ling of the 16th Karmapa's vision that "near the capital Berlin" will be a flourishing Dharma center. Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche emphasized the importance not only for Germany but also for Europe.

Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche had many disciples and looked after them all lovingly. He founded and inspired various charitable institutions. In April 1992, he was killed by a car accident.

The 4th Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche Lodro Chokyi Nyima was born in 1995 in Central Tibet. He was educated and trained in his monasteries Pullahari in Nepal and Kagyu Thekchen Ling in Lava / North India. He currently lives as a layman in India.