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THE KHON FAMILY, SAKYA LINEAGE

 

 

The Khon family from which the Sakya Lineage has descended is known by three special names. First, the “Celestial Race” since the family is said to have descended from the Gods of the Clear Realm Light who entered the human realm. Second, the “Family of Conquerors” through subjugating the “rakshas” (or harmful spirits). And third, the "Sakyapa Lineage” since they established the Sakya Order.

The Tibetan term "Sakya Trizin" refers to the throne holder or head of the Sakya Order. In the Sakyapa lineage it is a hereditary role.

 

 
THE SAKYA TRIZINS YEARS
Khon Konchog Gyalpo 1034--1102
Bari Lotsawa 1040--1111
Sachen Kunga Nyingpo 1092--1158
Sonam Tsemo 1142--1182
Dragpa Gyaltsen 1147--1216
Sakya Pandita 1182--1251
Chogyal Phagpa 1235--1280
Chung Rinchen Gyaltsen
1238--1279
Dharmapalarakshita 1268--1287
Sharpa Jamyang Chenpo 1258--1306
Zangpopa 1262--1324
Khetshun Chenpo 1305--1343
H.H. 41st SAKYA TRIZIN Jamyang Donyod Gyaltshen 1310--1344
  Dampa Sonam Gyaltshen 1312--1375
  Lodro Gyaltshen
1332--1364
  Kunga Rinchen
1339--1399
  Lodro Gyaltshen
1366--1420
LINKS Jamyang Namkha Gyaltshan
1398--1472
  Kunga Wangchuk 1418--1462
Biography of His Holiness Dagchen Gyagar Sherab Gyaltshen
1436--1494
History of Sakya Lineage Dagchen Lodro Gyaltshen 1444--1495
History of Sakya Lineage (Sakya Resource) Jampa'i Dorje Kunga Sonam

1485--1533
  Kunga Rinchen 1517--1584
  Jamyang Sonam Sangpo
1559--1621
  Lodro Gyaltshen
1563--1617

 

Ngawang Kunga Wangyal
1592--1620
  Jamgon Lamshab Kunga Sonam
1597--1659
  Jamgon Sonam Wangchuk
1638--1685
  Jamgon Kunga Tashi
1656--1711
  Jamyang Sonam Rinchen 1705--1741
  Sachen Kunga Lodro
1729--1783

INTERVIEW WITH HIS HOLINESS SAKYA TRIZIN

History of Tara Temple (Tibet), Tara and Being Reborn in Sukhavati (Buddha Amitabha's pure realm). Conducted by Inge Riebe, March 2005

Jamgon Wangdue Nyingpo 1763--1809
Padma Dhondup Wangchuk
1792--1853
Jamgon Dorje Rinchen
1819--1867
Thegchen Tashi Rinchen
1824--1865
Ngawang Kunga Sonam 1842--1882
  Kunga Nyingpo Samphel Norbu
1850--1899
English Dagshul Trinley Rinchen (Phuntshok)
1855--1919
French Dagshul Trinley Rinchen (Drolma)
1871--1936

Ngawang Thuptob Wangchuk

1900--1950
  Ngawang Kunga Thegchen Palbar Trinley Samphel Wangi Gyalpo (Drolma) 1945
   
     
     

This Page is dedicated to the unceasing continuation of Sakya Lineage. May the immortal blessings and nectar of wisdom of the Sakya Gurus flow incessantly to satisfy all sentient beings without exception.

SAKYA PODRANGS: DROLMA PODRANG AND PHUNSTOK PODRANG

Tishri Kunga Lodrö Gyaltsen (1299-1327), eldest grandson of Sakya Pandita's brother, established four palaces (podrang): Zhithog, Rinchen Gang, Lhakhang, and Ducho. Only the Ducho Palace remains.

According to Jetsun Chime-la (His Holiness' sister), the Ducho Palace was split into two 'cousin' palaces known as the Drolma Podrang and Phuntsok Podrang. The Drolma Podrang was established by Sakya Trizin Jamgon Wangdue Nyingpo's eldest son, Pema Dhondup Wangchuk, while the Phunstok Podrang was established by his youngest son, Kunga Rinchen. The leadership in the Khon Family has then traditionally alternated between the Drolma and Phuntsok Podrangs. The present Sakya throneholder is H.H. Sakya Trizin from the Drolma Podrang at Rajpur, India. While H.H. Jigdral Dagchen Gongma Rinpoche is the current head of Phunstok Podrang, based in Seattle, Washington.

 
       

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