Dzigar Choktrul Incarnation Line

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Dzigar Choktrul (Tib. འཛི་སྒར་མཆོག་སྤྲུལ་, Wyl. 'dzi sgar mchog sprul) Incarnation Line — the successive incarnations of the great Drukpa Kagyü master Dzigar Choktrül Sönam Gyamtso. The Dzigar Choktruls are closely linked with the Khamtrul Rinpoches.

  1. Sönam Gyamtso (Wyl. bsod nams rgya mtsho) (1608-1669) — one of the main three disciples of the First Khamtrul Rinpoche, Khampa Karma Tenphel, and founder of Dzigar Monastery.
  2. Gelek Chödrup Tendzin (Wyl. dge legs mchog grub bstan 'dzin) (1672-1719)
  3. Mipham Trinlé Paljor (Wyl. mi pham 'phrin las dpal 'byor) (1720-1740)
  4. Dorje Drakpo Tsal (Wyl. rdo rje drag po rtsal) (1740-1798)
  5. Chökyi Nyima (Wyl. chos kyi nyi ma) (b. 1799?)
  6. Ngawang Tenpé Nyima (Wyl. ngag dbang bstan pa'i nyi ma)
  7. Ngawang Tendzin Palzang (Wyl. ngag dbang bstan 'dzin dpal bzang) (d.1937?), older brother of Dzigar Kongtrul Lodrö Rabpel
  8. Lhachok Dorje (Wyl. lha mchog rdo rje) (1938-c.1959)
  9. Karma Tenpa Gyurmé Gocha Trinley Kunchap Palzangpo, the current Zigar Rinpoche was born in Bhutan in 1961.