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Dzogchen is one of the six most important Nyingma monasteries of Tibet. It was established in 1685 in Derge area on the orders of the Fifth Dalai Lama who sent the First Dzogchen Drubwang Pema Rigdzin to spread Buddhism in Kham. Sanggye Tenpa, the third abbot of Derge's royal monastery, Lhundrubteng, was a major sponsor. Famous for its Śrī Siṃha College, it was largely destroyed in the twentieth century but has since been rebuilt. It is the seat of the Dzogchen Drubwang, Dzogchen Ponlop, Dzogchen Kongtrul and Dzogchen Khyentse incarnation lines.

Dzogchen Monastery

Incarnation Lines

Abbots & Officers

Throne Holder

1. First Throne Holder Pema Rigdzin [1684 - 1697]
2. Second Throne Holder Namkha Osel [1697 - 1726]
3. Third Throne Holder Gyurme Tekchok Tendzin [1726 - 1757]
4. Fourth Throne Holder Pema Kundrol Namgyel [1758 - 1773]
5. Fifth Throne Holder Ngedon Tendzin Zangpo [1773 - 1792]
6. Sixth Throne Holder Namkha Tsewang Chokdrub [1792 - 1810]
7. Seventh Throne Holder Mingyur Namkhai Dorje [1810 - 1870]
8. Eighth Throne Holder Gyelse Zhenpen Taye Ozer [1848 - ]
9. Ninth Throne Holder Tubten Chokyi Dorje [ - 1935]
10. Tenth Throne Holder Demchok Dorje [1935 - 1940]
11. Eleventh Throne Holder Jikdrel Jangchub Dorje [1940 - 1959]
12. Twelfth Throne Holder pad+ma skal bzang [ - ]

Biographies

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