DRUKPA LINEAGE

Drukpa Lineage

The lineage acquired the name Drukpa in the twelfth century when, assuming the human form, Avalokiteshvara - the Great Lord of Universal Compassion - manifested in Tibet as the outstanding disciple of Mahasiddha Lingchen Repa. This sublime being was called Drogon Tsangpa Gyare, the meaning being: Drogon - the Protector of Beings; Tsang - born in the land of Tsang; G ...

The Founder of the Drukpa Lineage

Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje (1161-1211) was one of the most outstanding disciples of Ling Repa. He was the actual founder of the Drukpa Lineage and the first Gyalwang Drukpa.

Tsangpa Gyare was prophesied in numerous texts and recognized as the indisputable emanation of Naropa. Khenpo Ngawang Choedrak quotes the Buddha's prediction ...