9. Lobpon Sonam Tsemo Print
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Lodro Sonam TsemoLopbon Sonam Tsemo, who lived from 1142 to 1182 C.E., was the older son of Sachen Kunga Nyingpo. He was also one of the Three White Masters (of the Five Sakya Founding Fathers) who were all laymen. The others were Lodro Sonam Tsemo's teacher Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (cf. No. 8) and Dragpa Gyaltsen (cf. No. 10). The Two Red Masters, who were both monks, were Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen and Chogyal Phagpa (cf. No. 12).

For eleven years he studied with Chawa Chokyi Senge at Sangphu. Sonam Tsemo did a lot of work to systemize the Tantric system. According to tradition he reached the second bodhisattva bhumi level. At the age of 41 he obtained the rainbow body during giving a teaching to his disciples, and he ascended to the realm of Kechara.

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