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The Je Khenpo is the seniormost religious authority in Bhutan, responsible for the Dratsang Lhentsok, or Commission for the Monastic Affairs. They are appointed to their positions and are responsible for overseeing monastic education, managing religious institutions, acting in an advisory position to the leader of the country, and conducting rituals necessary for the protection and perpetuation of the Bhutanese state. Since the First Je Khenpo, Pekar Jungne, seventy Je Khenpo have served Bhutan. The current Je Khenpo, Jigme Chodra, has held this post since 1996.

Abbots & Officers

Je Khenpo

1. First Je Khenpo pad dkar 'byung gnas [1651 - 1672]
2. Second Je Khenpo Sonam Ozer [1672 - 1689]
3. Third Je Khenpo pad dkar lhun grub [1689 - 1697]
4. Fourth Je Khenpo Damcho Pekar [1697 - 1707]
5. Fifth Je Khenpo bzod pa 'phrin las [1707 - 1724]
7. Seventh Je Khenpo ngag dbang 'phrin las [1730 - 1738]
8. Eighth Je Khenpo bstan 'dzin nor bu [ - ]
9. Ninth Je Khenpo Shakya Rinchen [ - ]
10. Tenth Je Khenpo bstan 'dzin chos rgyal [1755 - 1762]
11. Eleventh Je Khenpo ngag dbang 'phrin las [1762 - 1769]
12. Twelfth Je Khenpo Kunga Gyatso [1769 - 1771]
13. Thirteenth Je Khenpo Yonten Taye [1771 - 1775]
14. Fourteenth Je Khenpo bstan 'dzin rnam rgyal [1775 - 1781]
15. Fifteenth Je Khenpo kun bzang rgyal mtshan [1781 - 1784]
16. Sixteenth Je Khenpo Sherab Sengge [1784 - 1791]
17. Seventeenth Je Khenpo ye shes rdo rje [1791 - 1797]
18. Eighteenth Je Khenpo 'jam dbyangs rgyal mtshan [1797 - 1803]
19. Nineteenth Je Khenpo ngag dbang chos rgyal [1803 - 1807]
20. Twentieth Je Khenpo ye shes rgyal mtshan [1807 - 1811]
21. Twenty-first Je Khenpo 'jam dpal grags pa [1811 - 1816]
22. Twenty-second Je Khenpo 'jigs med rgyal mtshan [1816 - 1826]
23. Twenty-third Je Khenpo 'jam dpal grags pa [1826 - 1831]
24. Twenty-fourth Je Khenpo shAkya rgyal mtshan [1831 - 1836]
25. Twenty-fifth Je Khenpo Sherab Gyeltsen [1836 - 1839]
26. Twenty-sixth Je Khenpo yon tan rgya mtsho [1839 - 1840]
27. Twenty-seventh Je Khenpo pad+ma bzang po [1840 - 1847]
28. Twenty-eighth Je Khenpo rin chen bzang po [1847 - 1848]
29. Twenty-ninth Je Khenpo pad+ma bzang po [1848 - 1850]
30. Thirtieth Je Khenpo 'jam dpal rgya mtsho [1850 - 1851]
31. Thirty-first Je Khenpo yon tan rgyal mtshan [1851 - 1858]
32. Thirty-second Je Khenpo tshul khrims rgyal mtshan [1858 - 1860]
33. Thirty-third Je Khenpo kun dga' dpal 'byor [1860 - 1861]
36. Thirty-sixth Je Khenpo yon tan dpal bzang [1869 - 1873]
39. Thirty-ninth Je Khenpo blo gros rgyal mtshan [1875 - 1878]
40. Fortieth Je Khenpo pad dkar 'od zer [1878 - 1881]
41. Forty-first Je Khenpo ngag dbang don ldan [1881 - 1886]
42. Forty-second Je Khenpo 'phrin las rgyal mtshan [1886 - 1888]
43. Forty-third Je Khenpo bstan 'dzin lhun grub [1888 - 1889]
44. Forty-fourth Je Khenpo 'phrin las rgyal mtshan [1889 - 1891]
45. Forty-fifth Je Khenpo 'phrin las rgya mtsho [1891 - 1894]
46. Forty-sixth Je Khenpo dam chos rgyal mtshan [1894 - 1899]
47. Forty-seventh Je Khenpo shes rab lhun grub [1899 - 1901]
48. Forty-eighth Je Khenpo 'jam dbyangs rin chen [1901 - 1903]
49. Forty-ninth Je Khenpo rig 'dzin snying po [1903 - 1907]
50. Fiftieth Je Khenpo 'jam dpal bshes gnyen [1907 - 1909]
51. Fifty-first Je Khenpo byams pa'i stobs bzang [1909 - 1912]
52. Fifty-second Je Khenpo dpal ldan seng+ge [1912 - 1915]
53. Fifty-third Je Khenpo Yeshe Ngodrub [1915 - 1917]
54. Fifty-fourth Je Khenpo ye shes zla ba [1917 - 1918]
55. Fifty-fifth Je Khenpo dpal ldan seng+ge [1918 - 1919]
56. Fifty-sixth Je Khenpo mi pham dbang po [1919 - 1922]
57. Fifty-seventh Je Khenpo ngag dbang rgyal mtshan [1922 - 1927]
58. Fifty-eighth Je Khenpo srid zhi rnam rgyal [1927 - 1931]
59. Fifty-ninth Je Khenpo chos kyi dbang phyug [1931 - 1940]
60. Sixtieth Je Khenpo ngag dbang 'phrin las [1940 - 1946]
62. Sixty-second Je Khenpo yon tan brtson 'grus [1955 - 1956]
63. Sixty-third Je Khenpo 'phrin las lhun grub [1956 - 1961]
64. Sixty-fourth Je Khenpo bsam gtan dpal bzang [1961 - 1965]
65. Sixty-fifth Je Khenpo ye shes seng+ge [1965 - 1968]
67. Sixty-seventh Je Khenpo yon tan 'phrin las [1986 - ]
68. Sixty-eighth Je Khenpo bstan 'dzin don kun sgrub pa'i sde [1986 - 1990]
69. Sixty-ninth Je Khenpo dge 'dun rin chen [1990 - 1996]
70. Seventieth Je Khenpo 'jigs med chos grags [1996 - ]

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