Chagdud Sherab Gyaltsen
Chagdud Sherab Gyaltsen (Wyl. lcags mdud shes rab rgyal mtshan) was born in 1459 in Nyarong. At 25 he went to Kathok monastery to further his Dharma studies. At 33, he went back to establish a monastery, and in 1491 he restored Chagdud Gonpa. Sherab Gyaltsen was called Chagdud, which means “iron knot”, after he folded iron into knots with bare hands. Chagdud also became the name of his monastery and of that area in Nyarong. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche was his fourteenth incarnation.
“lcags mdud dgon pa (nyag rong rdzong).” In dkar mdzes khul gyi dgon sde so so’i lo rgyus gsal bar bshad pa, 1:162–65. pe cin: krung go’i bod kyi shes rig dpe skrun khang, 1995.
- About the different versions of this story see Tsomu, Yudru. The Rise of Gönpo Namgyel in Kham: The Blind Warrior of Nyarong. Lexington Books, 2014. p.60-61