Eight Lesser Kagyu Lineages

From Rangjung Yeshe Wiki - Dharma Dictionnary
Jump to: navigation, search

Eight Lesser Kagyu lineages. The 'bri gung bka' brgyud founded by Drigung Kyobpa Jigten Sumgön (1143-1217), stag lung bka' brgyud founded by Taglung Thangpa Tashi Pal (1142-1210), khro phu bka' brgyud founded by Gyal Tsha Rinchen Gön (1118-1195) and Kunden Repa (1148-1217), 'brug pa bka' brgyud founded by Lingje Repa Pema Dorje (1128-1188) and Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje (1161-1211), smar pa bka' brgyud founded by Marpa Drubthob Sherab Senge (no dates available), yel pa bka' brgyud founded by Drubthob Yeshe Tsegpa (born 1143), g.ya' bzang bka' brgyud founded by Sharawa Kalden Yeshe Senge (died 1207) and shug gseb bka' brgyud founded by Gyergom Chenpo Zhönnu Drakpa (1090-1171)

from Kagyu:
The Dakpo Kagyu developed into the so-called four greater and eight smaller Kagyu schools. The "four greater" lineages were established by direct disciples of Je Gampopa and his nephew and dharma heir Dakpo Gomtsul Tsultrim Nyingpo (dwags po sgom tshul tshul khrims snying po) (1116-1169), while the "eight smaller" ones were founded by students of Phagmo Drupa Dorje Gyalpo (phag mo gru pa rdo rje rgyal po) (1110-1170), one of the four main students of Gampopa.

The Eight Smaller Kagyu lineages (bka' brgyud chung brgyad):
The Drikung Kagyu ('bri gung bka' brgyud) founded by Drikung Kyobpa Jigten Sumgon ('bri gung skyob pa 'jig rten gsum mgon) (1143-1217), Taklung Kagyu (stag lung bka' brgyud) founded by Taklung Thangpa Tashi Pal (stag lung thang pa bkra shis dpal) (1142-1210), Thropu Kagyu (khro phu bka' brgyud) founded by Gyal Tsha Rinchen Gon (rgyal tsha rin chen mgon) (1118-1195) and Kunden Repa (kun ldan ras pa) (1148-1217), Drukpa Kagyu (brug pa bka' brgyud) founded by Lingje Repa Pema Dorje (gling rje ras pa pad ma rdo rje) (1128-1188) and Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje (gtsang pa rgya ras ye shes rdo rje) (1161-1211), Marpa Kagyu (smar pa bka' brgyud) founded by Marpa Drubthob Sherab Senge (smar pa sgrub thob shes rab seng ge) (no dates available), Yelpa Kagyu (yel pa bka' brgyud) founded by Drubthob Yeshe Tsegpa (sgrub thob ye shes brtsegs pa) (born 1143), Yabzang Kagyu (g.ya' bzang bka' brgyud) founded by Sharawa Kalden Yeshe Senge (zha ra rwa lkal ldan ye sjes seng ge) (died 1207) and Shugseb Kagyu (shug gseb bka' brgyud) founded by Gyergom Chenpo Zhonnu Drakpa (gyer sgom chen po gzhon nu grags pa) (1090-1171)





see also Four Great Kagyu Lineages