Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Teacher (Lama) - Lhachog Sengge

བླ་མ། 喇嘛
(item no. 65232)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Sakya, Ngor (Sakya) and Buddhist
Material Ivory
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Monastic

Gender: Male

TBRC: bdr:P2509

Interpretation / Description

Lachog Sengge, 1468-1535, (lha mchog seng ge) was born at Sakya in 1468. His father's name was Ponne Kunga Gyaltsen (dpon ne kun dga' rgyal mtshan) and his mother was Genyen Kunchog Bum (dge bsnyen kun mchog 'bum); she was a niece or granddaughter of Gushri Namkha Zangpo (gu shrI nam mkha' bzang po). His family was related to Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (ngor chen kun dga' bzang po, 1382-1456), the founder of Ngor Evam Chodan monastery (ngor e waM chos ldan).

The child took novice vows at age eleven with the sixth Ngor abbot, the great master Gorampa Sonam Sengge (go bo rab 'byams pa bsod nams seng ge, 1429-1489) who named him Lachog Sengge. Gorampa gave Lachog Sengge teachings and a Hevajra empowerment, after which he experienced many visions in dreams. After taking his novice vows he lived and studied at Sakya Labrang Shar (sa skya bla brang shar). (Read the full biography).

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