Mipam Chodrub Gyatso (1742-1793) was born in Tashi Tse in Tsang region of Central Tibet as a younger brother of 6th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Palden Yeshe of Tashi Lhunpo. He was recognized and enthroned by the 13th Karmapa and the Situ Chokyi Jungne. He studied many years with Situ Chokyi Jungney as well as with Pawo Tsuklak Gawa and Rikdzin Tsewang Norbu and thus developed into a great scholar and meditation master. He went to Nepal in the 1780s, where he continued his bodhisattva activities of restoring the Swayambhu Stupa, a renowned pilgrimage site, and benefited many students in Nepal and Tibet. He passed away in Nepal, near the Boudhanath Stupa.
He gave the full transmission of the full Kagyu lineage to the Ninth Kenting Tai Situpa incarnation, Pema Nyinje Wangpo.