Teacher: Kongtrul Lodro Taye
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Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye (1813-1899) was born in Eastern Tibet (Kham) December 13th, 1813. Although coming from a Nyingma family his primary interests were Shangpa Kagyu, Jonangpa, Karma Kagyu and the Nyingma Revealed Treasure traditions. He, along with Jamyang Kyentse Wangpo, Choggyur Lingpa and others were very much involved in the Rime Movement of 19th century Eastern Tibet. He was a prolific writer as well as a compiler of the works of other scholars including their works into larger compendia of contextualized material. The most famous works are called the Five Treasures:
1. The Treasure of Encyclopedic Knowledge (shes bya kun la khyab pa'i mdzod), a massive text covering all of the common and uncommon subjects of Tibetan Buddhism.
2. The Treasure of Precious Instructions (gdams ngag rin po che'i mdzod), the most important texts of eight of the principal transmission lineages of Tibetan Buddhism known as the Eight Chariots.
3. The Treasure of Kagyu Mantras (bka' brgyud sngags kyi mdzod), a collection of the most important practices of the Kagyu Tradition.
4. The Treasure of Precious Revealed Treasures (rin chen gter mdzod), the largest compiled collection of rare Nyingma Termas (Revealed Treasure teachings).
5. The Treasure of Extensive Teachings (rgya chen bka' mdzod), primarily the writings of Jamgon Kongtrul himself such as the commentaries on the Hevajra Tantra and the Khon Tradition Vajrakila, etc.