The Treasury of Lives

The Dodrubchen incarnation line originated with Jigme Trinle Ozer, a disciple of Jigme Lingpa and the founder of Dodrubchen Monastery. The Second Dodrubchen moved the monastery to Golok. The line has been key promoters of the Longchen Nyingtik tradition of Dzogchen.



The First Dodrubchen Jigme Trinle Wozer, a principle disciple of Jigme Lingpa and a chaplain to the Derge royal family, was one of the foremost Longchen Nyingtik lineage holders of the nineteenth century.

The Second Dodrubchen, Jigme Puntsok Jungne, was identified as the reincarnation of Jigme Trinle Woser by Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje, who was his chief guru and close companion throughout his short life. In 1862 Jigme Puntsok Jungne established the current seat of the Dodrubchen line of incarnations, Tsangchen Ngodrub Pelbar Ling in the Do region of Golok, a community that was greatly expanded by his successive incarnation under the name Dodrubchen Monastery. Jigme Puntsok Jungne died from smallpox in Dartsedo, a victim of a regional epidemic.

The Third Dodrubchen, Jigme Tenpai Nyima was a prominent lineage holder of the Longchen Nyingtik. He was the eldest son of Dudjom Lingpa. He renovated Dodrubchen Monastery, the seat of his line established by his previous incarnation, spending the last decades of his life in near-seclusion in a hermitage nearby.