Drukpa Nyima Senge

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Drukpa Nyima Senge ('brug pa nyi ma seng ge) [1251-1287]

Nyima Senge (1251-1287)

Member of the branch of the Gya (rgya) clan descending from Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje's eldest brother Lhatsen. The son of Drukpa Zhonnu Senge's younger brother Lopon Rinchen Pel. Nyima Senge was the third of the 'Incomparable Nine Lions' (mnyam med seng ge dgu) important in the early history of the 'Brug pa Bka' brgyud pa school. Became the throne holder of Ralung at the age of 16.

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  • Nyima Senge (nyi ma seng ge)
  • Bonpo Nyima Senge (dbon po nyi ma seng ge)

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  • Author: dge 'dun rin chen [1926-1997] ('brug rje mkhan po 69); Title: dpal ldan 'brug pa'i gdul zhing lho phyogs nags mo'i ljongs kyi chos 'byung blo gsar rna ba'i rgyan (lho yi chos 'byung blo gsar rna rgyan).
  • Author: Yonten Dargye; Title: History of the Drukpa Kagyud School in Bhutan (12th to 17th Century A.D.) [ISBN 99936-616-0-0] pg. 44

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