When you come to a Kagyu Chökor Ling teaching, you will be learning from a lineage of teachings unbroken since the time of the historic Buddha. Handed down from teacher to student for 2500 years, these teachings have allowed countless sentient beings to attain realization of mind. Here are some of the Kagyu lineage teachers.
The historic Buddha, Shakyamuni.
Tilopa, Indian mahasiddha.
Naropa, Tilopa’s student famous for his Six Yogas.
Sukhasiddhi, superb meditator who completely realized the nature of her mind in one night.
Niguma, famous for her Six Yogas.
Marpa the Translator who helped bring Buddhism from India to Tibet.
Milarepa, Marpa’s student, famous for his songs of realization.
Gampopa, Milarepa’s student who combined yogic practices with Tibetan monasticism.
Dusum Kyenpa, Gampopa’s student, the first Karmapa of the Kagyu lineage.
The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, present head of the Kagyu lineage.
Kalu Rinpoche, Lama Yeshe Palmo’s root lama and senior meditation master of the Kagyu lineage.
Situ Rinpoche, Karmapa’s teacher. He bestowed ordination vows on Lama Yeshe Palmo.
Lama Norlha Rinpoche, abbot of Kagyu Thubten Choling Monastery in New York state and Lama Yeshe Palmo’s teacher.