Tsele Natsok Rangdrol

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Tsele Natsok Rangdrol

Tsele Natsok Rangdrol (Tib. རྩེ་ལེ་སྣ་ཚོགས་རང་གྲོལ་, Wyl. rtse le sna tshogs rang grol) (b. 1608) was born near the border of the Tibetan provinces Kongpo and Dakpo. He was recognized as the immediate reincarnation of Tendzin Dorje (1535-1605?), and also as a reincarnation of Götsangpa, a great master of the Drukpa Kagyü lineage, an emanation of Milarepa. In his youth he studied with the Third Pawo Rinpoche and the famous tertön Jatsön Nyingpo as well as other great teachers of the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages.

Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche encouraged the study of his writings, as they are particularly suited to beings of these times. Several of them have been translated into English by Erik Pema Kunsang.

Works Translated


  • Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, The Heart of the Matter, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1996
  • Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Empowerment and the Path of Liberation, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1993
  • Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Lamp of Mahamudra, Shambhala, 1989
  • Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, Mirror of Mindfulness, Shambhala, 1989
  • Tsele Natsok Rangdrol, The Circle of the Sun, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 1990


  • Tsélé Natsok Rangdreul, Le Miroir de la vigilance qui reflète parfaitement le sens général des bardos, Padmakara 2015
  • Tsélé Natsok Rangdreul, La Lampe immaculée qui éclaire le sens authentique du Grand Sceau, quintessence de tous les enseignements, Padmakara, 2016
  • Tsélé Natsok Rangdröl, Le Miroir de la Vigilance—Vie, mort, bardos et renaissances dans le bouddhisme tibétain, texte traduit du tibétain par Philippe Cornu (Éditions Rangdröl, Mai 2022)

Other Names

  • Kongpo Götsangpa

Further Reading

  • Yeshe Tsogyal, The Lotus Born: The Life Story of Padmasambhava, Rangjung Yeshe Publications, 2004 (includes a partial translation of Tsele Natsok Rangdrol's Replies to Questions Concerning the Biography of Padmasambhava, སློབ་དཔོན་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་པད་མའི་རྣམ་ཐར་ཆེན་མོ་ལས་བརྩམ་ཏེ་དྲི་བའི་ལན་ངེས་དོན་གསལ་བྱེད་, slob dpon rin po che pad ma'i rnam thar chen mo las brtsam te dri ba'i lan nges don gsal byed)

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