The Kagyu lineage tree not only has the lineage masters down to the 16th Karmapa, but it also contains the important sacred sangha and yidams and protectors of the lineage and other important realized individuals such as Niguma, Khentse Wangpo, Machtig Ladron, Pagmo Drukpa and Dolpopa. This lineage tree is the one visualized in the preliminary refuge (ngondro) practice.
This is one of our most popular photos which was prepared by Thrangu Rinpoche's center in Vancouver. It shows the entire refuge tree and also gives the name of each person on the tree clearly.
If you want to read the names of the Kagyu Lamas and deities and protectors, you should get the large photo which is very clear.
Also if you want to know who all these Karma Kagyu Lamas and deities and protectors are in the lineage tree, please go to free downloads and download "Names on the lineage tree" file.
All of these photos are very high quality (300 dpi) and free of copyright restrictions.
You can download the medium size (4 by 6 inches) or the large size (8 x 10 inches) or both.
You can also order a print of this photo in the Dharma Photos section of this website.
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 25 March, 2020.