Karma Tupten and the Barway Dorje Lineage

As a disciple of Terchen Barway Dorje, he was the teacher Trime Loden, whose direct reincarnation is my grandfather, Karma Tupten.

His predicted service to the teachings has been tremendous. In spite of the destruction of not only infrastructure, but also of texts and transmission lineages and so on, which ensued upon the Communist invasion and Cultural Revolution in Tibet, he has been able, over the last many years, to reassemble, almost in their entirety, the nine volumes of the termas of Barway Dorje. Sometimes [he found] one or two pages hidden behind someone’s false wall. [Sometimes he found pages] in scattered places throughout Tibet, and even other parts of China. So he has preserved not only the literary tradition but also the complete transmission lineage, which he received. And so he has continued to teach this tradition, to preserve it, to practice it, to teach the meditations, the visualizations, the ritual details, the artistic and crafts aspects, and so on.

So, it is really to a great extent that because of my grandfather that this lineage is a living and available thing.

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Karma Tupten 1
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Karma Tupten with Lama Tashi Topgyal