Shangpa Lineage Tree
Droden Kunchab Chodey Monastery & Stupa
Founded by H.E. Dorje Chang Kabje Kalu Rinpoche



The mendicant Yogi Mokchokpa set down this brief account of Vajradhara, so that all practioners of the Shangpa lineage may gain realization. Vajradhara is a Sanskrit name; Vajra means "diamond" and implies solidity, an essence without hollowness within. It cannot be taken away, it cannot be cut and it cannot be dismantled. Dhara means 'to hold'. Whoever holds diamond-like reality is called Vajradhara.