The Ra clan is divided into two branches, the Rakarpo and the Ranakpo. The clan originated in eastern Tibet, and while several branches later settled in central Tibet, the majority continue to be based in Kham and Amdo. The clan is largely supporters of the Bon tradition. The First Chakri, Nyima Drakpa was born into the Rakarpo clan in the Kham Nangchen region. Prominent members of the include the Bon lamas Dampa Lodro Gyeltsen and Tagu Nyima Gyeltsen, commonly known by the abbreviated name of Tagu Nyigyel.