Dudjom Rimpoche’s Seventeen Incarnations
1. Nuden Dorje:
tutor of 1000 princes who countless ages ago vowed to attain Buddhahood
chief disciple of Sakyamuni known for his intellectual wisdom.
poet and yogin, first of the mahasiddhas.
chief minister of Indrabhuti of Uddiyana
one of the eight Vidhyadharas; holder of Yang dag thugs from Dakini
6. Kheu Chung Lotsawa:
translator and one of Padmasambhava's Twenty-five Tibetan disciples.
one of the Indian Panditas in Tibet.
8. Rongdzom Pandita:
scholar and redactor of the Nyingma Kama.
9. Dampa Deshek:
founder of Kathog Gompa in Kham.
10. Ling Je Repa:
founder of the Drukpa Kagyu school.
11. Chogyel Phakpa:
nephew of Sakya Pandita, ruler of Tibet, priest to Kubilai Khan.
12. Drum khar Nagpopa:
Khampa yogi who meditated in dark retreat for 18 years.
13. Hewa Chojung:
Khampa magician and subjector of enemies of the dharma.
14. Trakthung Dudul Dorje:
the Terton who revived Kathog.
15. Gyeltse Sonam Detsen:
head of Kathog Gompa.
16. Dudul Rolpa Tsal:
yogi, teacher of Jikme Lingpa.
17 Dudjom Lingpa: 1835-1904
born in Chagkong in Kham in Gili family of tantrikas;
Gili Terton; Phurba terton: known for magical powers and wrathful face.
18 Dudjom Jiktrel Yeshe Dorje, 1904-79.