Panchen Lama Incarnation Line

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The line of Panchen Lama incarnations:

Previous Incarnations

  1. Khedrup Gelek Palzang (1385-1438)
  2. Sonam Choklang (1439-1504)
  3. Wensa Lobzang Döndrup (1505-1564)

The Panchen Lamas as Abbots of Tashilhunpo Monastery

  1. Lobzang Chökyi Gyaltsen (1570-1662)
  2. Lobzang Yeshe (1663-1737)
  3. Lobzang Palden Yeshe (1738-1780)
  4. Lobzang Palden Tenpé Nyima (1782-1854)
  5. Tenpé Wangchuk (1855-1882)
  6. Chökyi Nyima (1883-1937)
  7. Chökyi Gyaltsen (1938-1989)
  8. Tenzin Gendün Yeshe Trinle Phuntsok (b. 1990)

Further Reading

  • Lungta number 10, winter 1996. Published by the Amnye Machen Institute. This edition contains an article The lineage of the Panchen Lamas by Doboom Tulku.
  • Tibetan Buddhist Art photographed by Hiroki Fujita. Hakusuisha Publishing co, 1984. ISBN 4-560-02999-7. This books contains photographs of a set of exceptional thangkas of the incarnations of the Panchen Lamas from Subbhuti onwards, with brief descriptions.

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