Mindroling, one of the six Nyingma "mother" monasteries, was founded in 1676 by Terdak Lingpa Gyurme Dorje and his brother Lochen Dharmaśrī, with the sponsorship of the Fifth Dalai Lama. Located in Drapchi (grwa phyi) in Dranang county, it was destroyed in 1717 during the Dzungar invasion and rebuilt soon after by Terdak Lingpa's daughter Mingyur Peldron with the support of Polhane. It continues to be controlled by the Nyo clan to which Terdak Lingpa belonged. Mindroling is headed by the Minling Trichen and the Minling Khenchen. Traditionally the two are brothers, direct descendents of Terdak Lingpa; the Trichen being a layman and father of the next generation, and the Khenchen being ordained, responsible for maintaining observance of the Vinaya.