The Demo incarnation was initially associated with Demo Monastery in Kongpo. Tengyeling was founded by the Sixth Demo in the early 1760's became the seat of the lineage; the Demo Labrang, built in the early twentieth century, was the residence. The Demo tulkus were among several other incarnations empowered as regents to rule when a Dalai Lama was not of ruling age. This practice was ended during the reign of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, who had the Ninth Demo, Ngawang Lobzang Trinle Rabgye, arrested for attempting to kill the Dalai Lama using cursed boots. The Eleventh Demo lives in exile and as of 2018 was pursuing graduate studies in North America.