Chapter IX — Praise (RiBa)

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Gyalwang Drukpa Rinpoche, the head lama of the Drukpa Kagyu tradition. Also known as Gyalwang Drukchen the sucessive Gyalwang Drukpa are considered to be incarnations of Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje(1161-1211) founder of the Drukpa Kagyu school and one of the main disciples of Lingje Repa Pema Dorje. <

There were the two incarnations of the [[Kunkhyen Pema Karpo| 4th Gyalwang Drukpa], Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (1594-1651) and Pagsam Wangpo, (1593-1653). Pagsam Wangpo was favoured by the powerful Tsang ruler Phuntsog Namgyal (1597-1621?) and eventually recognised as official incarnation in Tibet. Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal went to Bhutan and established his lineage there.

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The Gyalwang Drukpa's Website