Drikung Kyobpa Jikten Sumgön

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Drikung Kyobpa Jikten Sumgön

Drikung Kyobpa Jikten Sumgön (Tib. འབྲི་གུང་སྐྱོབ་པ་འཇིག་རྟེན་གསུམ་མགོན་, Wyl. ’bri gung skyob pa ’jig rten gsum mgon) aka Ratnashri (Skt. Ratnaśrī) (1143-1217) — one of the eight main disciples of Phagmodrupa Dorje Gyalpo and the founder of the Drikung Kagyü tradition. He also received the transmission of the Kagyé from Nyang Ral Nyima Özer, who gave him the name Ratnashri.[1]

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche writes[2]:

[The Drikung Kagyü school] was founded by Kyobpa Jikten Sumgön, who was called the One Who Perfected Interdependence. He established Drikung Monastery[3], and he is renowned for having 180,000 students. Most famous of these are the three siddhas Nyö[4], Gar[5], and Chö, as well as Drikung Lingpa[6].

Alternative Names

  • Dorje Pal (rdo rje dpal) (source: Dan Martin)
  • Drigung Kyobpa Jigten Gonpo (source: Dan Martin & TBRC)
  • Jigten Gonpo Rinchen Pal (source: Dan Martin)
  • Kyobpa Jigten Gonpo (source: Dan Martin & Cornu)
  • Tsunpa Kyab (btsun pa skyabs) (source: Dan Martin)
  • Walbar Tar (dbal 'bar thar) (source: Dan Martin)

Notes

  1. Source: Cornu
  2. Ringu Tulku, The Ri-me Philosophy of Jamgön Kongtrul the Great (Boston & London: Shambhala Publications, 2006), page 141.
  3. aka Drikung Thil Monastery (Wyl. 'bri gung mthil dgon pa), or Changchub Ling (Wyl. byang chub gling).
  4. aka Nyö Gyalwa Lhanangpa (Wyl. gnyos rgyal ba lha nang pa) (1164-1224)
  5. aka Gar Chödingpa, the First Garchen Rinpoche; see Garchen Tulku Incarnation Line.
  6. aka Sherab Jungné (Wyl. shes rab 'byung gnas) (1187-1241).

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