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The three principal ritual texts used to describe the Karma Kagyu Refuge Field are the Lhanchig Kyejor Tri of the 9th Karmapa Wangchug Dorje (lhan cig skyes sbyor khrid), the Ngedon Dronme of Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye (nges don sgron me) and the Paglam Dropa'i Shingta also by the 9th Karmapa ('phags lam bgrod pa'i shing rta). Dam Ngag Dzod (gdams ngag mdzod), vol.9. New Delhi edition vol.6. N. Lungtok and N. Gyaltsen, 1971, folios 1-16, 70-104, 123-163.

There are only three Karma Kagyu Refuge Paintings that are dated early - meaning the beginning of the 20th century. HAR #89992 is a modern composition. Another painting in the same composition and general age as HAR #81878 is also known and belongs to a private collection.

Jeff Watt [updated 6-2017]