The Drikung Kagyu Lineage

Lord Kyopa Jigten Sumgon, (1143-1217), the foremost disciple of Lord Phagmo Drupa, founded the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Lord Jigten Sumgon has been prophesied by the Buddha himself in many sutras and tantras to be the reincarnation of Acharya Nagarjuna, the trail-blazer of the Prasangikamadyamika, the “middle way philosophy.”

Since the establishment of the Drikung Thil Monastery by Lord Kyopa Jigten Sumgon in 1179, his precious teachings of Dharma have been passed through an unbroken lineage of thirty-seven fully accomplished masters.

The present co-heads of the Drikung Kagyu lineage are His Holiness the 36th Drikung Kyabgon Chungtsang, who resides in Tibet and His Holiness the 37th Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang.

Chetsang

In 1985, His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Konchok Tenzin Kunzang Thinley Lhundrup established Jangchubling, the Drikung Kagyu Institute in Dehra Dun, India

His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang is based in India and gives extensive Dharma teachings throughout the world, thus maintaining the unsurpassable activities of the previous great masters.

More information about the Drikung Kagyu Lineage can be found at:

Drikung Kagyu Lineage from the
Official Drikung Kagyu site

About Drikung Kagyu from TMC Frederick, Maryland

Drikung Kagyu Resource Website:
Origin of the Driung Kagyu Lineage

History of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage

Drikung.org : Drikung lineage

 



LINEAGE TREE OF
DRIKUNG KAGYU ORDER

from the Drikung Kagyu Institute

VAJRA DHARA
TILOPA (INDIAN SIDHA)
NAROPA (INDIAN SIDHA)

MARPA
MILAREPA
GAMPOPA
PHAKMO DRUKPA
1012-1097
1040-1123
1079-1153
1110-1170

1 KYOBPA JIGTEN GONPO 1143-1217
2 KHENCHEN TSULTRM DORJE 1154-1220
3 ON SONAM DAKPA 1187-1235
4 CHEN – NGA DAKPA JUNGNEY 1175-1255
5 CHUNG DORJE DAKPA 1210-1278
6 THOKHA – WA RINCHEN SINGHE 1212-1284
7 TSAMCHEDPA DAKPA SONAM 1238-1286
8 JONUB DORJE YESHE 1223-1293
9 CHUNG – NEYPA DORJE RINCHEN 1278-1314
10 NYERGYEDPA DORJE GYALPO 1284-1350
11 CHEN – NGA CHOKI GYALPO 1335-1407
12 GOSHRI DHUNDUB GYALPO 1369-1427
13 RINCHEN WANGYAL 1395 -
14 CHOKYAL RINCHEN PALSANG 1421-1469
15 RINCHEN CHOKYI GYALTSEN 1449-1484
16 GYALWANG KUNGA RINCHEN 1475-1527
17 GYALWANG RINCHEN PHUNTSOK 1509-1557
18 RINCHEN NAMAYAL 1519-1576
19 PENCHEN SONAM GYATSO 1527-1570
20 CHOKLEY NAMGYAL 1557-1579
21 CHOGYAL PHUNTSOK 1547-1602
22 NARO TASHI PHUNTSOK 1574-1628
23 GYALWANG KONCHOK RINCHEN 1590-1654
24 KUNKYEN RINCHEN CHODAK 1595-1659
25 KONCHOK THINLEY SANGPO 1656-1718
26 DHUNDUP CHOGYAL 1704-1754
27 KONCHOK TENZIN DODUL 1724-1766
28 TENZIN CHOKYI NYIMA 1755-1792
29 TENZIN PEMA GYALTSEN 1770-1826
30 TENZIN CHOKYI GYALTSEN 1793-1826
31 KONCHOK CHOKYI NORBU 1827-1865
32 KONCHOK THUKJEY NYIMA 1828-1873
33 TENZIN CHOKYI LODRO 1868-1906
34 TENZIN SHIWAI LODRO 1874-1943
35 TENZIN CHOKYI JUNGNEY 1909-1940
36 KONCHOK TENZIN CHOKYI NANGWA 1942 -
37 KONCHOK TENZIN KUNGZANG TRINLEY LHUNDUP 1946 -

Photo ALBUMS of Drikung Gatherings
by Ani Chime (Angela Harkavy )

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