Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo

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Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo (pha jo 'brug sgom zhig po), (1184-1251)

Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo (1184-1251)

Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo was one the foremost disciples of Dharma Senge Sangye On the nephew and successor of the Drukpa founder Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje. He came from eastern Tibet and, following the advice of his master to go to a place 'south of Tibet', spread the Drukpa Kagyu lineage to Bhutan.

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Main Students

  • dam pa
  • nyi ma
  • gar ston
  • dbang phyug

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Alternate Names

  • pha 'brug sgom zhig po
  • rtogs ldan pha jo
  • pha 'gro mgon
  • 'gro sgom zhig po

Other Reference Sources

  • Dargye, Yonten and Sørensen, P.K.; The Biography of Pha 'Brug-sgom Zhig-po called The Current of Compassion; [ISBN 99936-17-00-8] National Library of Bhutan (NLB), Thimphu, 2001.

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