The Treasury of Lives

The Taklung Kagyu tradition was established by Taklungtangpa Tashi Pel, a disciple of Pakmodrupa Dorje Gyelpo, who founded Taklung Monastery in 1180. In 1276 Sanggye Won, who was forced from the abbacy of Taklung Monastery, went to Kham and established Riwoche, which became a second seat of the tradition.Beginning in the fifteenth century, Taklung Kagyu began to be strongly influenced by Nyingma teachings.

Incarnation Lines



Taklung Tangpa Tashi Pel with lineage

A portrait of Taklung Tangpa Tashi Pel with the basic Kagyu lineage, dating to the thirteenth century.

Pakmodrupa Dorje Gyelpo

Pakmodrupa Dorje Gyelpo. One of the three principal students of Gampopa and teacher to many patriarchs of Kagyu sub-traditions.


Pakmodrupa Dorje Gyelpo, one of the three principal students of Gampopa.


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