Jonang Lineage Masters

Jonang Foundation's masters database is an ongoing initiative documenting the prominent figures of the Jonang lineage from its ancient ancestors up to its contemporary exemplars. Text and images for each master are derived from our archives and from primary Tibetan language historical and biographical sources. Each master corresponds directly to Jonang Foundation's database on Jonang sites.

Period: Indian Ancestors (5th AD–11th)
Title Transliteration

Kalachakrapada the Elder

Du zhabs Chen po
Period: Tibetan Forefathers (11th–13th)
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Kunpang Thukje Tsondru

Kun spangs Thugs rje Brtson 'grus
Period: Early Masters (13th–16th)
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Chogle Namgyal

Phyogs las rnam rgyal

Dolpopa Sherab Gyaltsen

Dol po pa Shes rab Rgyal mtshan

Drigung Lotsawa Manikashri Jnana

bri gung lo tsA wa ma Ni ka shrI dznyA na

Gharungwa Lhai Gyaltsen

g+ha rung ba lha'i rgyal mtshan

Jonang Lotsawa Lodro Pal

jo nang lo tsA wa blo gros dpal

Kunga Drolchok

Kun dga' grol mchog

Kunpang Chödrak Palsang

kun spangs chos grags dpal bzang

Menchukhawa Lodrö Gyaltsen

sman chu kha ba blo gros rgyal mtshan

Nyawon Kunga Pal

Nya dbon Kun dga' dpal

Puntsok Pelzang

phun tshogs dpal bzang

Rinchen Tsultrim

rin chen tshul khrims

Sazang Mati Panchen

sa bzang ma ti paN chen blo gros rgyal mtshan

Shangtön Gyawo Sönam Drakpa

zhang ston rgya bo bsod nams grags pa

Sonam Zangpo

mtshal min pa bsod nams bzang po

Tangpo Chungwa Lodro Pel

thang po chung ba blo gros dpal

Tangpoche Kunga Bum

thang po che kun dga' 'bum
Period: Later Masters (16th–18th)
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Buddhagupta

Sangs rgyas Sbas pa'i mgon

Lodro Namgyal

Blo gros Rnam rgyal

Ngawang Trinle

ngag dbang 'phrin las

Taranatha

tA ra nA tha
Period: Modern Masters (18th–20th)
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Bamda Tubten Gelek

Ba' mda' thub bstan dge legs

Khenpo Lodro Drakpa

Mkan po Blo gros Grags pa
Period: Contemporary Masters (20th–Present)
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Yontan Zangpo

Yon tan Bzang po