Künkhyen Jampal Zangpo - 15th/16th century
Bengar Jampal Zangpo was born to the family of Nyemo Dzongpa, siddhas in Damshang (most likely located in eastern Tibet). He began study and practice at a very young age.
At the age of twenty, he began studying Sutrayana and Vajrayana scriptures with the mahapandita Rongtön.
Later, he received the Kagyüd lineage transmissions and teachings such as the Six Dharmas of Naropa from the Sixth Karmapa, Thongwa Döndän and followed his instructions one-pointedly.
He became a highly realized master of the lineage.
Bengar Jampal Zangpo became the principal teacher of the Seventh Karmapa.
He gave the full transmission and training of the Kagyüd lineage to the young Karmapa, who became learned, disciplined, and noble hearted, just like Bengarwa himself.
Excerpt from the official website of The Tsurphu Labrang