Drukpa Zhonnu Senge

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Drukpa Zhonnu Senge ('brug pa gzhon nu seng ge) (1200-1266)

Zhonnu Senge (1200-1266)

Second of the 'Incomparable Nine Lions' (mnyam med seng ge dgu) important in the early history of the Drukpa Kagyu school. He was the son of Lhatsen (lha btsan), the elder brother of Dharma Senge Sangye On and received complete instructions from his uncle.

At the age of 33 he became throne holder and abbot of Ralung.

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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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