The Treasury of Lives

Georges Dreyfus and THL

Gomang, the earliest of Drepung Monastery's colleges, was established in the early fifteenth century by Drakpa Rinchen, a disciple of Drepung founder Jamyang Choje Tashi Pelden. It quickly grew into one of the largest colleges, ultimately absorbing the Vinaya college.

 

 

Drepung Gomang Dratsang

Abbots & Officers

Abbot

1. First Abbot Drakpa Rinchen -
2. Second Abbot Lobpon Galeb -
3. Third Abbot Takleb Jangchub Gyeltsen -
4. Fourth Abbot tshul bzang -
5. Fifth Abbot dpal ldan shes rab -
6. Sixth Abbot slob chung kun rgyal -
7. Seventh Abbot slob chung kun rgyal -
8. Eighth Abbot dpal ldan blo gros -
9. Ninth Abbot shes rab blo gros -
10. Tenth Abbot ye shes grags pa -
11. Eleventh Abbot dpal ldan 'od zer -
12. Twelfth Abbot dkon mchog bzang po -
13. Thirteenth Abbot rin chen byang chub -
14. Fourteenth Abbot ngag dbang 'byung gnas -
15. Fifteenth Abbot blo bzang e wM -
16. Sixteenth Abbot phyogs las rnam rgyal -
17. Seventeenth Abbot chos kyi 'byung gnas -
18. Eighteenth Abbot byams pa lhun grub -
19. Nineteenth Abbot brtson 'grus rgya mtsho -
20. Twentieth Abbot dge legs lhun grub -
21. Twenty-first Abbot chos grags rnam rgyal -
22. Twenty-second Abbot dge legs chos 'byor -
23. Twenty-third Abbot sangs rgyas bkra shis -
24. Twenty-fourth Abbot dge legs dpal 'byor -
25. Twenty-fifth Abbot blo bzang ngag dbang -
26. Twenty-sixth Abbot ngag dbang dpal 'byor -
27. Twenty-seventh Abbot 'phrin las lhun grub 1652 -
28. Twenty-eighth Abbot Lodro Gyatso 1665 -
29. Twenty-ninth Abbot don grub rgya mtsho 1763 -
30. Thirtieth Abbot Dondrub Gyatso 1682 -
31. Thirty-first Abbot kun dga' 'od zer - 1700
32. Thirty-second Abbot Jamyang Zhepai Dorje 1690 -
33. Thirty-third Abbot blo bzang shes rab 1707 -
34. Thirty-fourth Abbot blo bzang phun tshogs -
35. Thirty-fifth Abbot ngag dbang nam mkha' -
36. Thirty-sixth Abbot blo bzang dam chos -
37. Thirty-seventh Abbot blo bzang chos grags -
38. Thirty-eighth Abbot sangs rgyas rdo rje -
39. Thirty-ninth Abbot dge 'dun bde chen -
40. Fortieth Abbot bstan pa yar 'phel -
41. Forty-first Abbot ngag dbang dge legs 1765 -
42. Forty-second Abbot bskal bzang dngos grub -
43. Forty-third Abbot Lobzang Chodar 1786 - 1792
44. Forty-fourth Abbot mthu stobs nyi ma 1792 - 1799
45. Forty-fifth Abbot bstan pa thar pa -
46. Forty-sixth Abbot ngag dbang dar rgyas -
47. Forty-seventh Abbot ngag dbang mkhas mchog -
48. Forty-eighth Abbot ngag dbang tshul khrims -
49. Forty-ninth Abbot blo bzang dge legs -
50. Fiftieth Abbot blo bzang 'jam dpal -
51. Fifty-first Abbot blo bzang bde chen -
52. Fifty-second Abbot blo gros bstan pa -
53. Fifty-third Abbot bstan pa chos bzang -
54. Fifty-fourth Abbot bstan pa bzod pa -
55. Fifty-fifth Abbot rnam rgyal ye shes -
56. Fifty-sixth Abbot blo bzang sbyin pa -
57. Fifty-seventh Abbot blo bzang rnam rgyal -
58. Fifty-eighth Abbot dge 'dun sbyin pa -
59. Fifty-ninth Abbot blo bzang mchog grub -
60. Sixtieth Abbot mkhyen rab bstan pa chos 'phel 1894 -
61. Sixty-first Abbot sbyin pa rgya mtsho 1906 - 1909
62. Sixty-second Abbot blo bzang bstan 'dzin 1909 - 1913
63. Sixty-third Abbot 'jigs med rgya mtsho 1913 - 1919
64. Sixty-fourth Abbot 'od zer rdo rje 1919 - 1928
65. Sixty-fifth Abbot dge 'dun blo bzang 1928 - 1934
66. Sixty-sixth Abbot chos 'phel rgyal po 1934 -
67. Sixty-seventh Abbot bstan pa chos grags 1942 - 1948
68. Sixty-eighth Abbot chos 'phel 'jam dbyangs 1948 - 1955
69. Sixty-ninth Abbot skal bzang legs ldan 1955 -
70. Seventieth Abbot ngag dbang blo bzang 1960 - 1968
71. Seventy-first Abbot bstan pa bstan 'dzin 1968 -
72. Seventy-two Abbot ngag dbang nyi ma 1978 - 1980
73. Seventy-third Abbot skal bzang thabs mkhas 1980 - 1983
74. Seventy-fourth Abbot tshul khrims rgya mtsho 1983 -
75. Seventy-fifth Abbot bstan pa rgyal mtshan 1986 - 1989
76. Seventy-sixth Abbot bstan pa rgyal mtshan 1989 - 1995
77. Seventy-seventh Abbot tshul khrims phun tshogs 1995 - 2003
78. Seventy-eighth Abbot blo bzang bsam gtan 2003 -
Abbot 'od zer rdo rje 1919 -
Abbot blo bzang bstan pa 1989 - 1995

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