The 3rd Kenting Tai Situpa – Tashi Paljor

    The third Kenting Tai Situpa, Tashi Paljor, was born in the earth-horse year to a family descended from the kings of Tibet. He was recognized and enthroned by the seventh Karmapa and from him he received the complete teachings. He resumed the responsibilities of the lineage of Kenting Tai Situpas at Karma Gon monastery.

    The 7th Karmapa Chodrak Gyatso, said that he and Situ Tashi Paljor were inseparable. The Kenting Tai Situpa found and enthroned Mikyo Dorje, the eighth Karmapa, and offered the complete teachings to the Karmapa.

    Kenting Tai Situpa received golden tablets from the Emperor of China written in silk of five colors, and in five languages, praising his wisdom and abilities.

    The 8th Karmapa Mikyo Dorje declared at childbirth that he was the Karmapa and brought himself to the attention of the 3rd Kenting Tai Situpa. Without any doubt, Kenting Tai Situpa confirmed the child to be the 8th Karmapa. Kenting Tai Situpa told the child’s parents to keep good care of him.

    The Kenting Tai Situpa passed away at age forty-three at Karma Gon. After the Kenting Tai Situpa’s passing, the 8th Karmapa Mikyo Dorje proved himself to be the true Karmapa at Tsurphu Monastery by demonstrating his power of recollection. The 8th Karmapa was then enthroned by Gyaltsab Rinpoche.

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