Dege Parkhang

Tsewang Lhamo (Garjee)

Tsewang Lhamo (tshe dbang lha mo) was the daughter of the chieftain of Garje (sga rje), an area in far southern Dege that has long been a Nyingma stronghold. Tsewang Lhamo’s birthdate and childhood activities are unknown.


Zhenpen Chokyi Nangwa

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

777 Mingyur Dorje

Terton Migyur Dorje

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

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

Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo (‘jam dbyangs mkhyen brtse’ dbang po) was born in 1820 in the village of Dilgo (dil mgo) in the Terlung (gter klung) valley to the southeast of the Dege capital.

Pelyul Choktrul from WiKG6199

Jampel Gyepai Dorje

Jampel Gyepai Dorje, the Second Pelyul Choktrul, was born in 1894 the wood-horse year in Gyakha Bhoto (rgya kha bho to) in Gyelrong, Amdo. His father, of Han Chinese or mixed ethnicity, was named Loye Tenshiu (lo ye then shi’u) and his Tibetan mother was named Mentar (sman thar).


The Second Shechen Rabjam

The Second Shechen Rabjam, Gyurme Kunzang Namgyel (zhe chen rab ‘byams 02 ‘gyur med kun bzang rnam rgyal), was born in Rudam Yangkhyil (ru dam g.yang ‘khyil) in 1713, the water-snake year of the twelfth sexagenary cycle.