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Drigung Til was founded in 1179 by Jikten Gonpo Rinchen Pel in the area where Lama Menyak Gomring had built a hermitage. Drigung Til is the seat of the Drigung Kagyu tradition. It was controlled the by Kyura clan, to which Jikten Gonpo belonged, until the seventeenth century, when leadership transfered to two incarnation lines: the Drigung Chetsang and the Drigung Chungtsang.

 

 

Incarnation Lines

Abbots & Officers

Drigung Monastic Administrator

1. First Drigung Monastic Administrator Dorje Sengge 1179 -
2. Second Drigung Monastic Administrator Shākya Rinchen -
6. Sixth Drigung Monastic Administrator Gompa Choseng -
 

Throne Holder

1. First Throne Holder Jikten Gonpo Rinchen Pel 1179 - 1217
2. Second Throne Holder Gurawa Tsultrim Dorje 1217 - 1221
3. Third Throne Holder Won Sonam Drakpa 1221 - 1235
4. Fourth Throne Holder Chennga Drakpa Jungne 1235 - 1255
5. Fifth Throne Holder Chung Dorje Drakpa 1255 - 1278
6. Sixth Throne Holder Tokkhawa Rinchen Sengge 1278 - 1284
7. Seventh Throne Holder Tsamchepa Drakpa Sonam 1284 - 1286
8. Eighth Throne Holder Jonub Dorje Yeshe 1286 - 1293
9. Ninth Throne Holder Dorje Rinchen 1293 - 1314
10. Tenth Throne Holder Dorje Gyelpo 1314 - 1350
11. Eleventh Throne Holder Chokyi Gyelpo 1351 - 1395
12. Twelfth Throne Holder Dondrub Gyelpo 1395 - 1427
13. Thirteenth Throne Holder Rinchen Wanggyel 1427 - 1428
14. Fourteenth Throne Holder rin chen dpal bzang po 1435 - 1469
15. Fifteenth Throne Holder rin chen chos kyi rgyal mtshan 1469 - 1484
16. Sixteenth Throne Holder kun dga' rin chen 1484 - 1527
17. Seventeenth Throne Holder rin chen phun tshogs chos kyi rgyal po 1527 - 1534
18. Eighteenth Throne Holder rin chen rnam rgyal chos grags rgyal mtshan 1534 - 1565
19. Nineteenth Throne Holder dpal gyi rgya mtsho 1565 - 1570
20. Twentieth Throne Holder phyogs las rnam rgyal 1570 - 1579
21. Twenty-first Throne Holder chos rgyal phun tshogs bkra shis 1579 - 1602
22. Twenty-second Throne Holder bkra shis phun tshogs 1603 - 1615
23. Twenty-third Throne Holder dkon mchog rin chen 1615 - 1626
24. Twenty-fourth Throne Holder Chokyi Drakpa 1626 - 1659
25. Twenty-fifth Throne Holder Konchok Trinle Zangpo 1661 - 1718
26. Twenty-sixth Throne Holder Dondrub Chogyel 1718 - 1747
27. Twenty-seventh Throne Holder dkon mchog bstan 'dzin 'gro 'dul 1747 - 1766
28. Twenty-eighth Throne Holder chos kyi nyi ma 1766 - 1788
29. Twenty-ninth Throne Holder Tendzin Pemai Gyeltsen 1788 - 1810
30. Thirtieth Throne Holder bstan 'dzin chos kyi rgyal mtshan 1810 - 1826
31. Thirty-first Throne Holder chos nyid nor bu 1832 - 1865
32. Thirty-second Throne Holder thugs rje nyi ma 1865 - 1871
33. Thirty-third Throne Holder chos kyi blo gros 1871 - 1906
34. Thirty-fourth Throne Holder zhi ba'i blo gros 1906 - 1943
35. Thirty-fifth Throne Holder bstan 'dzin chos kyi 'byung gnas 1927 - 1940

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Padmasambhava with Drigung Kagyu Refuge Field

This late eighteenth or early twentieth century Drigung Kagyu painting of Padmasambhava and the Drigung Kagyu refuge field is associated with a terma tradition of Rinchen Puntsok. Drigung Monastery is pictured along the bottom of the painting along with Terdrom on the left edge. A nearby treasure site is shown adjacent to Terdrom.

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