Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo Incarnation Line

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Khyentse Incarnation Line--Khyentse is one of the name of Jikme Lingpa and means "the One with Wisdom and Compassion". The Khyentse incarnations are emanations of the great revealer of the Longchen Nyingtik cycle.

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Jikme Lingpa
mind emanation
Do Khyentse Yeshe Dorje (1800—1866)
speech emanation
Patrul Rinpoche (1808—1987)[1]
body emanation[2]
Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
body emanation[3]
Guru Tsewang (1896/7—?)[4]
Dzogchen Monastery (Nyingma)
speech emanation
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First Beru Khyentse Rinpoche (1896—1945)
Palpung Monastery (Kagyü)
mind emanation[5]
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Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910—1991)
Shechen Monastery (Nyingma)

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Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
Kathok Monastery (Nyingma),
then Dzongsar Monastery (Sakya)
qualities emanation[6]
Ngawang Tutop Wangchuk (1900—?)
Phuntsok Podrang (Sakya)
? Second Beru Khyentse Rinpoche
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Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche
Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche
Khyentse Yeshe Rinpoche
(b. 1962)
Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche

Further Reading


  1. Although he was a tulku of Jikme Lingpa, officially he was recognized as the reincarnation of Palge Samten Phuntsok by Dola Jikme Kalzang
  2. See Thondup, T.Master of Meditation and Miracles, Shambala, 2002, p.215
  3. Jamyang Loter Wangpo recognized
    • Jamyang Chökyi Wangpo (1894—1908/9) as the body emanation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo. He was installed at the residence of the first Khyentse at Dzongsar Monastery but was also a close disciple of the Fifth Dzogchen Rinpoche. He died of illness in his sixteenth year. Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö from Kathok then took his seat and became the Second Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö.
    • Jamyang Chökyi Wangchuk (1910—1959?), the yangsi of Jamyang Chökyi Wangpo, was enthroned again at the age of five at Dzongsar Tashi Lhatsé.
  4. This incarnation was recognized by the Fifth Dzogchen Rinpoche.
  5. Pakchok Dorje (1893-1943), the eldest son of Tokden Shakya Shri, was also recognized as a mind emanation of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo.
  6. Many other great masters were recognized as emanations of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, such as:
    • Kunzang Drodul Dorje (1897-1946) of Dza Palmé (Nangchen) aka Palmé Khyentse Kunzang Drodul of the Drikung Kagyü lineage.
    • Öntö Khyenrab Chökyi Özer (b.1889), according to Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche and Khandro Dorje Paldrön.
    • Lobzang Dorje, a Gelugpa lama from Amdo, according to both Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö and Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.