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Ganden Monastery was founded in 1409 by Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa outside of Lhasa. Its abbot, the Ganden Tripa, is the nominal head of the Geluk tradition. Along with Sera and Drepung, it is one of the three Geluk monastic universities of central Tibet. Its two main colleges, Jangtse and Shartse, were founded by two of Tsongkhapa's disciples, Namkha Pelzangpo and Neten Rongyelwa. The tantric college of Gyudra was established by another student, Sherab Sengge.

Ganden

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Ganden Tripa

1. First Ganden Tripa Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa [ - ]
2. Second Ganden Tripa Gyeltsabje Darma Rinchen [1419 - 1431]
3. Third Ganden Tripa Khedrubje Gelek Pelzang [1431 - 1438]
4. Fourth Ganden Tripa Lekpa Gyeltsen [1438 - 1450]
5. Fifth Ganden Tripa Lodro Chokyong [1450 - 1463]
6. Sixth Ganden Tripa Baso Chokyi Gyeltsen [1463 - 1473]
7. Seventh Ganden Tripa Lodro Tenpa [1473 - 1479]
8. Eighth Ganden Tripa Monlam Pelwa [1480 - 1489]
9. Ninth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Nyima [1490 - 1492]
10. Tenth Ganden Tripa Yeshe Zangpo [1492 - 1498]
11. Eleventh Ganden Tripa Lobzang Drakpa [1499 - 1511]
12. Twelfth Ganden Tripa Sherab Dar Lekpai Lodro [1511 - 1516]
13. Thirteenth Ganden Tripa Chokyi Shenyen [1516 - 1521]
14. Fourteenth Ganden Tripa Rinchen Ozer [1522 - 1528]
15. Fifteenth Ganden Tripa Paṇchen Sonam Drakpa [1529 - 1535]
16. Sixteenth Ganden Tripa Chokyong Gyatso [1534 - 1539]
17. Seventeenth Ganden Tripa Dorje Zangpo [1539 - 1546]
18. Eighteenth Ganden Tripa Gyeltsen Zangpo [1546 - 1548]
19. Nineteenth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Chodrak [1548 - 1552]
20. Twentieth Ganden Tripa Chodrak Zangpo [1552 - 1559]
21. Twenty-first Ganden Tripa Gelek Pelzang [1559 - 1565]
22. Twenty-second Ganden Tripa Gendun Tenpa Dargye [1565 - 1568]
23. Twenty-Third Ganden Tripa Tseten Gyatso [1568 - 1575]
24. Twenty-Fourth Ganden Tripa Jampa Gyatso [1575 - 1582]
25. Twenty-fifth Ganden Tripa Peljor Gyatso [1582 - 1589]
26. Twenty-Sixth Ganden Tripa Damcho Pelbar [1589 - 1596]
27. Twenty-Seventh Ganden Tripa Sanggye Rinchen [1596 - 1603]
28. Twenty-eighth Ganden Tripa Gendun Gyeltsen [1603 - 1607]
29. Twenty-Ninth Ganden Tripa Shenyen Drakpa [1607 - 1614]
30. Thirtieth Ganden Tripa Lodro Gyatso [1615 - 1618]
31. Thirty-first Ganden Tripa Damcho Pelwa [1618 - 1620]
32. Thirty-second Ganden Tripa Tsultrim Chopel [1620 - 1623]
33. Thirty-third Ganden Tripa Drakpa Gyatso [1623 - 1627]
34. Thirty-fourth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Chokyi Gyeltsen [1627 - 1629]
35. Thirty-fifth Ganden Tripa Konchok Chopel [1629 - 1637]
36. Thirty-sixth Ganden Tripa Tendzin Lekshe [1638 - ]
37. Thirty-seventh Ganden Tripa Gendun Rinchen Gyeltsen [1638 - 1642]
38. Thirty-eighth Ganden Tripa Tenpa Gyeltsen [1643 - 1647]
39. Thirty-ninth Ganden Tripa Konchok Chozang [1648 - 1654]
40. Fortieth Ganden Tripa Pelden Gyatso [1655 - 1662]
41. Forty-first Ganden Tripa Lobzang Gyeltsen [1662 - 1668]
42. Forty-second Ganden Tripa Lobzang Donyo [1668 - 1675]
43. Forty-third Ganden Tripa Jampa Tashi [1675 - 1681]
44. Forty-fourth Ganden Tripa Lodro Gyatso [1682 - 1685]
45. Forty-fifth Ganden Tripa Tsultrim Dargye [1695 - 1699]
46. Forty-sixth Ganden Tripa Jinpa Gyatso [1692 - 1695]
47. Forty-seventh Ganden Tripa Lobzang Chopel [1699 - 1701]
48. Forty-eighth Ganden Tripa Dondrub Gyatso [1702 - 1707]
49. Forty-ninth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Dargye [1708 - 1714]
50. Fiftieth Ganden Tripa Gendun Puntsok [1714 - 1721]
51. Fifty-first Ganden Tripa Pelden Drakpa [1721 - 1728]
52. Fifty-second Ganden Tripa Ngawang Tsepel [1728 - 1732]
53. Fifty-third Ganden Tripa Gyeltsen Sengge [1732 - 1738]
54. Fifty-fourth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Chokden [1739 - 1746]
55. Fifty-fifth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Namkha Zangpo [1746 - 1750]
56. Fifty-sixth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Drime [1750 - 1757]
57. Fifty-seventh Ganden Tripa Samten Puntsok [1757 - 1764]
58. Fifty-eighth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Chodrak [1764 - 1778]
59. Fifty-ninth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Chodrak [1771 - 1772]
60. Sixtieth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Tenpa [1772 - 1777]
61. Sixty-first Ganden Tripa Ngawang Tsultrim [1778 - 1785]
62. Sixty-second Ganden Tripa Lobzang Monlam [1793 - 1794]
63. Sixty-third Ganden Tripa Lobzang Khechok [1792 - 1793]
64. Sixty-fourth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Tashi [1794 - 1800]
65. Sixty-fifth Ganden Tripa Gendun Tsultrim [1801 - 1807]
66. Sixty-sixth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Nyendrak [1807 - 1813]
67. Sixty-seventh Ganden Tripa Jamyang Monlam [1814 - 1814]
68. Sixty-eighth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Gelek [1815 - 1816]
69. Sixty-ninth Ganden Tripa Jangchub Chopel [1816 - 1822]
70. Seventieth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Chopel [1822 - 1828]
71. Seventy-first Ganden Tripa Yeshe Tardo [1829 - 1830]
72. Seventy-second Ganden Tripa Jampel Tsultrim [1831 - 1837]
73. Seventy-third Ganden Tripa Ngawang Jampel Tsultrim Gyatso [1837 - 1843]
74. Seventy-fourth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Lhundrub [1843 - 1847]
75. Seventy-fifth Ganden Tripa Ngawang Lungtok Yonten Gyatso [1850 - 1853]
76. Seventy-sixth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Khyenrab Wangchuk [1853 - 1859]
77. Seventy-seventh Ganden Tripa Tsultrim Dargye [1859 - 1864]
78. Seventy-eighth Ganden Tripa Jamyang Damcho [1864 - 1869]
79. Seventy-ninth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Jinpa [1869 - 1874]
80. Eightieth Ganden Tripa Drakpa Dondrub [1874 - 1879]
81. Eighty-first Ganden Tripa Ngawang Norbu [1879 - 1884]
82. Eighty-second Ganden Tripa Yeshe Chopel [1884 - 1889]
83. Eighty-third Ganden Tripa Jangchub Namkha [1889 - 1894]
84. Eighty-fourth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Tsultrim [1894 - 1899]
85. Eighty-fifth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Tsultrim Pelden [1896 - 1899]
86. Eighty-sixth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Gyeltsen [1900 - 1907]
87. Eighty-seventh Ganden Tripa Ngawang Lobzang Tenpai Gyeltsen [1907 - 1914]
88. Eighty-eight Ganden Tripa Khyenrab Yonten Gyatso [1914 - 1919]
89. Eighty-ninth Ganden Tripa Lobzang Nyendrak Gyatso [1919 - 1924]
90. Ninetieth Ganden Tripa Jampa Chodrak [1920 - 1926]
91. Ninety-first Ganden Tripa Lobzang Gyeltsen [1927 - 1932]
92. Ninety-second Ganden Tripa Tubten Nyinje [1933 - 1933]
93. Ninety-third Ganden Tripa Yeshe Wangden [1933 - 1939]
94. Ninety-fourth Ganden Tripa Lhundrub Tsondru [1940 - 1946]
95. Ninety-Fifth Ganden Tripa Tashi Tongtun [1947 - 1953]
96. Ninety-sixth Ganden Tripa thub bstan kun dga' [1954 - 1964]
97. Ninety-seventh Ganden Tripa thub bstan lung rtogs bstan 'dzin 'phrin las [1965 - ]
98. Ninety-eighth Ganden Tripa 'jam dpal gzhan phan [1984 - 1989]
99. Ninety-ninth Ganden Tripa ye shes don ldan [1984 - 1989]
100. One hundredth Ganden Tripa blo bzang nyi ma [1995 - 2003]
101. One hundred and first Ganden Tripa lung rig rnam rgyal [2003 - 2009]

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