Jamyang Chodrak, the 3rd Gyalwang Drukpa, was an erudite and accomplished pandit. He was a master and lineage holder of all the Nyingma and Sarma teachings and transmissions. During one three-month meditation period, he received esoteric oral pith-instructions in a visionary manner from Rechungpa, Milarepa's moon-like disciple. The dakini Sukhasiddhi (symbolizing "Great Bliss") offered him a crown woven out of the hair of a hundred thousand dakinis. He founded the Tashi Thongmon Monastery in Jayul.

The 3rd Gyalwang Drukpa was also known to have possessed supernatural powers. He often lifted himself in the air during meditation, and sometimes, during certain practices, his dorje and bell rose and stayed in the air