Item: Teacher (Lama) - Shamarpa 6, Mipam Chokyi Wangchug

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 90719)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Karma (Kagyu) and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Tibet House, New York
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Mipam Chokyi Wangchug, the 6th Shamar Rinpoche (1584-1630): the red hat Karmapa of the Karma Kamtsangpa Tradition of the Kagyu School.

Adorned with the red vajra crown and wearing the robes of a monk he holds a book in the right hand and performs the mudra (gesture) of explication with the left.

He was a close disciple of the 9th Karmapa Wangchug Dorje (1555-1603) from whom he received his name. Born in Drigung, Central Tibet, he was very well educated and traveled extensively. Invited to China to teach the Emperor, he also journeyed to the south and taught the King of Nepal. On returning to Tibet, he enthroned the 10th Karmapa, Choying Dorje.

Jeff Watt 2-2000

Front of Painting
Wylie Transliteration of Inscription: Zhwa dmar chos kyi dbang phugs shabs la la 'dud.

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