Sanggye Tenpa (sangs rgyas bstan pa) was born around 1638. He was the son of Lupel (klu ‘phel, d.u.),
Jampa Puntsok (byams pa phun tshogs) was the born in the late sixteenth century, in Dege (sde dge), Kham (khams).
Lodro Gyatso (blo gros rgya mtsho) was born in 1722, the water-rabbit year of twelfth sexagenary cycle.
Puntsok Tenpa (phun tshogs bstan pa) was the second son of Tenpa Tsering (bstan pa tshe ring,
Tenpa Tsering (bstan pa tshe ring) was born in 1678, the earth-horse year of eleventh sexagenary cycle, in Dege (sde ge), Kham. His father was Wangchen Gonpo (dbang chen mgon po), the nominal king of the Dege royal family in the thirty-ninth generation.
Yangchen Dolma (dbyangs can sgrol ma) was the daughter of Tenpa Tsering (bstan pa tshe ring, 1678-1738), the twelfth king of Dege Kingdom. She had two brothers who served as abbots and rulers of the kingdom,
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche one of the foremost living Dzogchen masters, was born in Dege, Kham (Eastern Tibet) on 8 December 1938.
Lodoe Phuntsok’s Introduction Luore Phuntsok: professional Tibetan physician, local scholar, successor of traditional Tibetan handicrafts,
Zhenpen Chokyi Nangwa (gzhan phan chos kyi snang ba) was born in 1871, the iron-sheep year of the fifteenth sexagenary cycle, to the Gyakong Pontsang (rgya kong dpon tshang) family
The Fifth Dzogchen Drubwang Tubten Chokyi Dorje (rdzogs chen grub dbang 05 thub bstan chos kyi rdo rje) was born in 1872 near Chamdo (chabs mdo) in Kham.
Dza Patrul Orgyen Jigme Chokyi Wangpo (rdza dpal sprul o rgyan ‘jigs med chos kyi dbang po), commonly known as Patrul, short for “Pelge Tulku” (meaning the Pelge incarnation),
Terton Migyur Dorje (gter ston mi ‘gyur rdo rje) was born in his uncle’s home, near the Nabun Fortress in Ngom (ngom) in the Nangchen region of Kham in late 1645.
Mingyur Namkhai Dorje, the Fourth Dzogchen Drubwang (rdzogs chen grub dbang 04 mi ‘gyur nam mkha’i rdo rje) was the second son of a noble family called Rakho Pontsang (ra kho dpon tshang) that controlled
Jigme Gyelwai Nyugu (‘jigs med rgyal ba’i myu gu) was born into the Getse (dge rtse) clan in the Dzachukha (rdza chu kha) region in Kham.
Katokpa Jangchub Bumpa (kaH thog pa byang chub ‘bum pa) was born in a place called Tramtri (khram khri) in 1284, the wood-monkey year of the fifth sexagenary cycle.