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Kumbum Jampa Ling is a major Geluk monastery in Amdo built on the site of Tsongkhapa's birth. The monastery was built around the tree that marked this site. Construction began in 1560 by a monk named Rinchen Tsondru Gyeltsen around a stupa that Tsongkhapa's mother is said to have built in 1379. In 1583 the Third Dalai Lama, Sonam Gyatso, stayed there and requested the monk to expand it. Over the subsequent centuries, the monastic complex developed and expanded into one of Tibet's great monasteries. The Cheso, Ngago and Taktser incarnation lines all have seats there. Kumbum has four colleges: the Tantric College, which was built by Choje Lekpa Gyatso in 1649; the Debate College, built in 1612 by Duldzin Ozer Gyatso; the Medical College, which opened in 1725; and the Kālacakra College, established in 1820.  The monastery has been sacked and rebuilt several times in its history. 

 

Kumbum Jampa Ling

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Abbots & Officers

Trichen

1. First Trichen 'od zer rgya mtsho [1621 - 1623]
2. Second Trichen chos rgya mtsho [1617 - ]
3. Third Trichen 'od zer rgya mtsho [1621 - 1623]
4. Fourth Trichen shes rab dpal bzang [1623 - 1630]
5. Fifth Trichen rnam rgyal dpal 'byor [1630 - 1638]
6. Sixth Trichen bkra shis don grub [1638 - 1642]
7. Seventh Trichen don grub rgya mtsho [1642 - 1648]
8. Eighth Trichen dpal ldan rgya mtsho [1648 - 1653]
9. Ninth Trichen bsod nams rin chen [1653 - 1658]
10. Tenth Trichen chos bkra shis [1658 - 1663]
11. Eleventh Trichen byams pa dpal bzang [1663 - 1668]
12. Twelfth Trichen 'jam dbyangs dpal 'byor [1668 - 1671]
13. Thirteenth Trichen bstan pa dar rgyas [1671 - 1676]
14. Fourteenth Trichen yon tan blo gros [1676 - 1681]
15. Fifteenth Trichen sangs rgyas lhun grub [1681 - 1686]
16. Sixteenth Trichen shes rab bzang po [1686 - 1691]
17. Seventeenth Trichen Lobzang Dorje [1691 - 1696]
18. Eighteenth Trichen blo bzang bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan [1696 - 1713]
19. Nineteenth Trichen 'jam dbyangs rgyal mtshan [1713 - 1718]
20. Twentieth Trichen blo bzang don grub [1718 - 1724]
21. Twenty-first Trichen tshul khrims rin chen [1724 - 1729]
22. Twenty-second Trichen blo bzang dar rgyas [1729 - 1731]
23. Twenty-third Trichen shes rab chos 'byor [1731 - 1734]
24. Twenty-fourth Trichen dge 'dun don grub [1734 - 1741]
25. Twenty-fifth Trichen ngag dbang bstan pa [1741 - 1746]
26. Twenty-sixth Trichen ngag dbang bstan pa'i rgyal mtshan [1746 - 1749]
27. Twenty-seventh Trichen blo gros dar rgyas [1749 - 1752]
28. Twenty-eighth Trichen ngag dbang thub bstan dbang phyug [1777 - 1780]
29. Twenty-ninth Trichen Yeshe Kelzang [1762 - 1764]
30. Thirtieth Trichen Konchok Jigme Wangpo [1764 - 1768]
31. Thirty-first Trichen grags pa rgyal mtshan [1768 - 1777]
33. Thirty-third Trichen ngag dbang bstan pa [1780 - 1785]
34. Thirty-fourth Trichen ngag dbang tshul khrims dar rgyas [1785 - 1789]
35. Thirty-fifth Trichen Lobzang Chokyi Nyima [1789 - 1793]
36. Thirty-sixth Trichen blo bzang bstan pa'i nyi ma [1793 - 1798]
37. Thirty-seventh Trichen dkon mchog rnam rgyal [1798 - 1802]
38. Thirty-eighth Trichen tshul khrims bstan pa'i nyi ma [1802 - 1804]
39. Thirty-ninth Trichen skal bzang thub bstan rab rgyas rgya mtsho [1804 - 1807]
40. Fortieth Trichen blo bzang 'jam dbyangs rgya mtsho [1807 - 1808]
41. Forty-first Trichen bsod nams bstan 'dzin [1807 - 1810]
42. Forty-second Trichen blo bzang dbang phyug rgya mtsho [1810 - ]
43. Forty-third Trichen chos bstan 'dzin rgya mtsho [1806 - ]
44. Forty-fourth Trichen Shingza Paṇḍita Lobzang Dargye Gyatso [1813 - 1815]
45. Firty-fifth Trichen ngag dbang bshad sgrub bstan pa'i nyi ma [1816 - ]
46. Forty-sixth Trichen Lobzang Khedrub Nyima [1819 - ]
47. Forty-seventh Trichen ye shes thub bstan rgya mtsho [1820 - ]
48. Forty-eighth Trichen blo bzang bstan pa'i nyi ma [1822 - ]
49. Forty-ninth Trichen ngag dbang chos kyi nyi ma [1824 - ]
50. Fiftieth Trichen skal bzang bkra shis rgya mtsho [1828 - ]
51. Fifty-first Trichen ngag dbang 'jam dbyangs dbang rgyal [1830 - ]
52. Fifty-second Trichen blo bzang bkra shis nyi ma [1833 - ]
53. Fifty-third Trichen blo bzang bstan pa'i nyi ma [1845 - ]
54. Fify-fourth Trichen bskal bzang bstan 'dzin rgya mtsho [1846 - ]
55. Fifty-fifth Trichen Tubten Jigme Gyatso [1850 - ]
56. Fifty-sixth Trichen skal bzang bstan 'dzin rgya mtsho [1851 - ]
57. Fifty-seventh Trichen skal bzang dar rgyas rgya mtsho [1855 - ]
58. Fifty-eighth Trichen blo bzang bstan pa'i dbang phyug [1861 - ]
59. Fify-ninth Trichen blo bzang tshul khrims bsam gtan [1864 - ]
60. Sixtieth Trichen dpal ldan bstan pa'i nyi ma [1865 - ]
61. Sixty-first Trichen ye shes mkhas grub nyi ma [1866 - ]
62. Sixty-second Trichen bsod nams bstan pa'i nyi ma [1868 - ]
63. Thirty-third Trichen blo bzang tshul khrims rgya mtsho [1874 - ]
64. Sixty-fourth Trichen ngag dbang 'jam dpal bstan pa'i nyi ma [1874 - ]
65. Sixty-fifth Trichen bstan 'dzin mchog ldan tshul khrims rgya mtsho [1877 - ]
66. Sixty-sixth Trichen blo bzang thub bstan 'jigs med rgya mtsho [1880 - ]
66. Sixty-sixth Trichen Lobzang Tsultrim Jigme Gyatso [1892 - 1894]
67. Sixty-seventh Trichen blo bzang thub bstan rgya mtsho [1882 - ]
68. Sixty-eighth Trichen Kelzang Tubten Wangchuk [1883 - ]
69. Sixty-ninth Trichen skal bzang tshul khrims bstan pa'i nyi ma [1884 - ]
70. Seventieth Trichen dge 'dun bstan pa'i nyi ma [1886 - ]
71. Seventy-first Trichen Lobzang Jangchub Tenpei Dronme [1888 - ]
72. Seventy-second Trichen blo bzang bstan pa yar 'phel [1890 - ]
73. Seventy-third Trichen Lobzang Tsultrim Jigme Gyatso [1892 - 1894]
74. Seventy-fourth Trichen ye shes tshul khrims rgya mtsho [1894 - ]
75. Seventy-fifth Trichen blo bzang tshul khrims rgya mtsho [ - ]
76. Seventy-sixth Trichen blo bzang skal bzang rgya mtsho [ - ]
77. Seventy-seventh Trichen sbyin pa don grub rgya mtsho [1901 - ]
78. Seventy-eighth Trichen dge 'dun dam chos rgyal mtshan [1903 - ]
Trichen Lobzang Jangchub Tendzin Gyatso [1943 - ]
Trichen dge 'dun legs bshad bstan pa rgya mtsho [1946 - ]

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